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I asked Mallet about the cost of his standard V8 conversion, and also if the stock tranny, clutch and rear could withstand the torque of the LS2.

Here is what Mallet said:


Hello ****,

The standard Mallett V8 conversation cost $18,000.00 end user.
The stock tranny will work just fine.
The Clutch is a luk gold series that works with my 500RWHP
4000 lbs CTS-V and Corvettes with 600 RWHP that is not an issue.
The Differential is the same one in the CTS-V and it is plenty strong.

For lowering the cost NOT ! on the first year.
Maybe a used one after the first year !
I have many customers that buy the latest greatest new every year !

Thanks,

Chuck Mallett
 

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Delnari said:
$18K is a good chuck of change! Plus you need to pony up just $10k to get on the wait list for the conversion.
Take a look at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering--they do so much more (internal engine work) for alot less. I wish they would get into the mix.
 

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Lingenfelter is very pricey too.. either way you slice it you're gonna pay big bucks farming this kind of work out... those who have a little mechanical knowledge could buy the parts and do it themselves for under $10k. So you can have a $35k car ($25k and add $10k in upgrades) that will blow the doors off 95% of the cars on the road... now that's serious!
 

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geerhed said:
Lingenfelter is very pricey too.. either way you slice it you're gonna pay big bucks farming this kind of work out... those who have a little mechanical knowledge could buy the parts and do it themselves for under $10k. So you can have a $35k car ($25k and add $10k in upgrades) that will blow the doors off 95% of the cars on the road... now that's serious!
I'm definately not knowledgeable enough for such an undertaking. I would not even attempt it--it's better left to the professionals. I'm sure you can get it done right for less than 18k though (IMHO).
 

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i hope i make it rich, still working on my project (some may remember from over a year ago, before SKY was even announced to be produced), but i've wanted to get in on a v8 conversion from the get go. 40-50k wouldn't be bad considering the cost of a vette anyways, not to mention every vette on the road would have less power than mine after all is said and done (not many modded vettes around here). ahhh, back to daydreaming (working on project like madman once home)....
 
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