Engine Swapping the v6 in a 2018 Camaro LT

Asked by JonnyTsunami123 Oct 26, 2020 at 11:20 PM about the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT Coupe RWD

Question type: Car Customization

I recently got a 2018 Camaro LT for 13k from an auction and was able to get
repairs done for around 2k. I want to get a v8 for the loudness and
performance and I was wondering if it would be possible to swap out the v6
with a v8. If so, what would else would be needed?
(https://enginespro.com/store/chevrolet/camaro/2018/used_engines/?
option=u61c34cab8c34faa9d8222e1d5a058f62&prod=EC260317417LP)
(https://www.gmperformancemotor.com/parts/19418843.html), and
(https://www.texas-speed.com/p-8241-gm-chevrolet-performance-ls376480-
495hp-hot-cammed-ls3-chevrolet-performance-ls376480-495hp-hot-
cammed-ls3.aspx) were suggested. Most 6th gen Camaro ss go for around
36k in my area.

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You can buy the engine, trans, exhaust, ECM and other parts separately, but it would it would far cheaper to buy the whole drivetrain from a V8 parts car. Cheaper still, sell your V6 Camaro and buy a V8.

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Best to install an Edelbrock (Torrance, CA) already tuned Supercharger while using 93 or 91 octane fuel. You will get 465-500hp while your vehicle will be lighter Ruth an a V8 465 hp vehicle thus your car will be faster than the stock V8. Only $7,500 installed. $4,200 for supercharger tuned. $4,700 with taxes. And you will still save tons on gas compared to V8.

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