Can I replace my v6 engine with a v8 and use the same transmission

Corelle Wright

Asked by Dec 15, 2015 at 02:37 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet Camaro Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I believed they used different transmissions.

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Corelle Wright

Can I ask ur advise


The internal gear ratio is different between the two.


Put the V6 back, in the long run it will be more cost effective...

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Corelle Wright

I want to replace the motor with a 5.3 Chevy would it bolt up properly or do I need to make a lot of changes

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Corelle Wright

Ok thanks u guys ......u right never thought about it like that

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I would sell the V6 car and buy a V8 car. It will cost less and you won't have all the trouble that goes with an engine swap.


Plenty of 90's Camaros out there, and they are cheap. I agree with the above poster, just get a V8 Camaro. has a guide on this type of swap, IMO it's way more work than its worth considering how plentiful 4th gen ones are.

Kelly Mayo

yes you can..

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