i have a 96 Grand Prix with a 3.1 and want to know if i can swap it out with a 3800 with a stock supercharger

Asked by Dec 22, 2013 at 10:26 AM about the 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr SE Coupe

Question type: Car Customization

can it be done and if so is there a lot involved

2 Answers

58,865

You'd want to change the transmission too. The supercharged 3.8s came with the heavy duty transmission. Then there's the electronics. The supercharger's boost is computer controlled. The PCM, engine compartment wiring and the driver's information center on the dash would most likely have to be changed as well. Honestly, if it were me, I'd buy one that came from the factory supercharged. It'd probably cost about the same. HTH. -Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
3,595

Agree. It's not worth doing the conversion. You are basically rebuilding the car from the ground up. As well as everything mentioned above you also need to change the fuel pump to the two stage one used in the supercharged cars. GTPs are not hard to come by. Sell what you have, but a nice GTP and spend the time and money you would spend on the conversion project on customizing it to your taste. You will have an awesome car at a fraction of the price. Plus you'll have it now instead of 3 years from now if and when you finally manage to finish the project.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 3,870
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,570
#3 munron
munron
Reputation 2,060
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
935 Great Deals out of 35,463 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Bonneville
8 Great Deals out of 669 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
13 Great Deals out of 1,701 listings starting at $2,000
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,699 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,123 Great Deals out of 82,793 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Camaro
475 Great Deals out of 39,921 listings starting at $3,499
Used Ford Mustang
583 Great Deals out of 41,215 listings starting at $1,699
Used Buick Regal
161 Great Deals out of 11,416 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Maxima
414 Great Deals out of 24,330 listings starting at $1,895
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,001 Great Deals out of 65,972 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,068 Great Deals out of 82,298 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 472 listings starting at $900
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
519 listings starting at $1,997
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 638 listings starting at $1,550
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
458 listings starting at $5,900