Everybody's Favorite Part Last Update: May 4, 2009 11:01 PM

My true cost for the LS1 swap:

This is how much it cost for me to do the swap on top of any other investments in the car. I have both the swap cost and the net cost for the swap due to the profit from selling my old drivetrain. Some items are in a grey area so I will only include cost associated with getting the car driving. For example brake upgrades will not be included as they are not required for the swap. However, I am including all drivetrain related items in the Parts Sold list even though many will not have a turbo kit or oil cooler or such. I also sold things like my stock seats, rear spoiler, etc but those are not listed.

Do note that each swap is going to be different so always plan on spending more. For example I do not have to abide by any emission regulations or inspections so those items are deleted. Also, I do not have power steering or AC. I plan on installing AC eventually though and will update the site when/if I do.

Please see the specific pages on my site for details on any of these parts and links to where to find them.

 
LS1 Conversion
 
 
Racing Concepts Kit
3500
Parts Sold
 
Complete Drivetrain
4328
 
1.8l Engine
600
 
Walbro Fuel Pump
120
 
Transmission
220
 
SS Fuel Lines
70
 
Torsen Diff
700
 
AN Fittings
120
 
Axles and Driveshaft
150
 
Custom Radiator
250
 
ECU w/ tune
800
 
Cooling Fan
60
 
Exhaust
220
 
Inline Coolant Filler
30
 
Turbo Kit
1950
 
Cooling Hoses
20
 
Oil Cooler
150
 
Digital Speedometer
130
 
Total
4790
 
Custom Exhaust
800
 
 
Fluids (they add up)
135
 
 
52.75 Inch Drive belt
20
 
 
IAT Sensor*
20
          Intake Hoses 85
          K&N Filter 60
 
Net Conversion:
5103
 
O2 Sensor* (NGK-21528)
50
 
 
MISC (wiring, etc)
100
 
 
Total LS1 Swap
9893

*For the IAT and Passenger O2 sensor, my engine did not come with them as they are not standard items on "complete drop-in" engines (atleast from Cleveland PAP). This means that if you buy a "drop-in" engine you will most likely have to buy these items. The driver side O2 is in the header so it is normally included (as it was for me) but the passenger side one is not.

 
 
 
   
       
     
           
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