yes yes motor swap question

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  1. paintballpyro1

    paintballpyro1 Active Member

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    I searched and skimmed over a few things but still wanted to ask. I have a 96 gt and had found a 99 gt motor with 34k for $800. I know there are certain bits and pieces that need to be swapped between motors but with the 96-98 4r70w it bolt right up to the 99 gt motor right? just wasnt sure if the 99+ autos were different. Also with the swap will the computer need to be changed? I have sniper tuning software(special force) but not sure if it allows the motor change.
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    Direct swap and go, use 96 gt wiring harness and computer. Plus you be PI then.
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    SaleenGT2001 Well-Known Member

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    very easy almost direct swap. there will be a few sensors that may need to be changed but just VERY minor things
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    paintballpyro1 Active Member

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    yea knew about the sensors and all that but just wasnt sure about the trans and computer. Since im just buying it and storing it over winter pretty much i will be saving for a set of cams(looking at cushmans stg 1) that way i have something to look forward to for summer.
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    While I was at it get a set of L/T's to go with those camshafts that would be a nice very nice setup.
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    paintballpyro1 Active Member

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    got longtubes already and gears also :D
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    Well man cant beat that. Sounds like you got it figured out.
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    flstang65 Well-Known Member

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    +1 on getting long tubes to go with the cams. gears would be a nice touch too.
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    Ok, I'm getting ready to do this very swap but with a 5 speed (98 GT). If I buy a 99-early 01 I know I can directly bolt up to the motor. But my question is, if I happen to find a newer donor car, say the late 01-04's, what kind of problems am I going to run into as far as flywheel and clutch issues/swap will I run into? I am not sure how old the clutch I have now is, but it feels great and doesn't slip during powershifts what so ever. Just trying to do this w/o having to buy alot of extra junk (like a clutch or something).

    Sorry, I'm a pushrod guy at heart here.

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