View Full Version : Putting a v8 into Xb2--Xtreme!!!


borninussr
02-24-2008, 06:59 AM
Hey do guys think its possible to put an engine like this small block into an XB2?

http://www.racingjunk.com/post/948856/383-SMALL-BLOCK-CHEVY.html


If so would installation be very expensive? :eyebrow: What else do you need to modify if this engine would be put in?

This would be a dream car plus the ultimate sleeper! :love:

miketf1
02-24-2008, 08:36 AM
no hate but what response would you expect?

i participated in a LS1 transplant into a 300ZX and it was ridiculously difficult. my friend was an idiot and tried to copy one of the entrants in the ultimate street car challenge of sport compact car.

here is a short list of things that you need:
new custom engine mounts
some custom front wheel drive transaxle that will mate a small block
custom drive shafts
or you go rear wheel drive and you need to cut a tunnel to fit the trans, then redesign the rear suspension to accept a rear axle
even if you get that far, 6.2L of chevy torque will tear the chassis apart. and with an engine that huge the v8 roar will kinda not make it that sleeper.

boostedbox06
02-24-2008, 08:43 AM
i could have sworn someone already did this...maybe I am wrong?

x_rayted711
02-24-2008, 09:10 AM
If you're going to go through all that trouble, why stop there? Why not go with a BB Chevy?

M2-Motoring
02-24-2008, 09:34 AM
1st gen a guy put a small block in already

2nd gen my company assisted one of our friends companies. we have a twin turbo tundra v8 in a 2nd gen. it's mobil1's campaign car currently

boostedbox06
02-24-2008, 08:06 PM
1st gen a guy put a small block in already

2nd gen my company assisted one of our friends companies. we have a twin turbo tundra v8 in a 2nd gen. it's mobil1's campaign car currently

Ya I knew about the first one, and now I remember the one in the 2nd gen thanks for the reminder, i remember lookin at that and I was like wtf?

himynameischris
02-24-2008, 08:10 PM
why

M2-Motoring
02-24-2008, 08:11 PM
haha ya the cars a trip next time im at the shop ill snap a couple pics for you guys upclose

chrisdiablo
02-25-2008, 03:18 AM
Pointless.

boostedbox06
02-25-2008, 05:06 AM
Pointless.

do you ever say anything positive? Seriously grow up man

CIONIDE
02-25-2008, 05:12 AM
boostedbox06, don't feed the animals, it just makes them come back for more.

boostedbox06
02-25-2008, 08:17 AM
haha, I get irritated easily can you tell? I only say this because he has made ignorant remarks as this on more than one occasion...but you are right...

xseveredveganx
02-26-2008, 01:00 AM
I wouldn't make it FWD... If anything IF you wanted to do it, convert it to RWD...

With that being said, depending on your shop's labor rate and all that they do to it... My estimate, labor alone, would be probably right around $15000... I know custom shop labor rates here are $65/hr or so. It's a big conversion with a BIG price tag.

nominal_asu
02-28-2008, 08:40 PM
It would be amazing, but would cost a fortune, $xB+$block+$Install=$corvette

HypnoticTealMica
03-24-2008, 11:37 PM
Can't be any harder than a Chevy 327 sideways in the back seat of a 1960 Mini. Saw one in Milwaukee years ago.
This might be easier;
Find a Corvette that has been rolled.
Make a couple fiberglass molds of the xB ala funny car.
Fit the modified shell to the Corvette chassis.
Now you have something that will go & stop and sort of looks like an xB. :relief: