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Old 03-30-2009, 11:54 PM   #1
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v8 swap in a 2008/2009... possible?

I'm just curious- my new 09 coupe isn't even built yet. But if I was loaded-rich, is it even possible to do the v8 swap like in the hatchbacks?


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honestly, anything's possible with enough money.

yeah it probably would be just as possible, however it may be harder because of the different electronics, though that's just a complete shot in the dark as far as electronics go. I don't know about that part.

oh just thought of something else..... I don't know how the new suspension/chassis is, so I don't know if it would even be possible to put a mustang rear end on there. sure would be interesting though.
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why wouldn't it be?? You just have to be creative. A guy i know put a 350 small block into a pinto. ..
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but just for the record, I guess there's supposed to be a V8 wagon in the works (dunno if it was abandoned though)
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why wouldn't it be?? You just have to be creative. A guy i know put a 350 small block into a pinto. ..
yeah.......wasn't there like a v12 Metro or something?? LOL.
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very possible..... but like they said..... enough money. could always crank up the suspension to handle it... electronics may be the hardest thing to do though....
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any thing is possible. i am working on a v8 swap in a hatch right now and my goal is to do it with the same amount of money it cost me to build and turbo the 4 cyl.
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I think in a few years once the engine has a good amount of mileage and I get enough cash to play with, this idea will become my project.

Just because a v8 focus is about the coolest thing ever.
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I read the title, and was like omg, someones got money. Then I was like oh, just a thought. It would be very cool tho.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:20 PM   #10
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Looks like you weren't the only one to think of it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzpc_Km41PE

I'm voting for a GT with the new 3.0 V6 240HP....I think they could pull that off...it would kick A$$!!!
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