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    I'm only at 78000 miles on my 2004 s10 but when the time comes I want to put a V8 in it. The question is can i put a V8 engine in a V6 truck, or should i just look for a V6?
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    You can put a V8 in it. People do it all the time. But it isnt as simple as just swapping in a new motor. And since you asked that question i am pretty sure you wouldnt be doing it yourself. It would cost a pretty penny to have it done at a shop.
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    My bother would be the one doing it he has all the right tools. I just need to now if a V8 would work. That brings me to my next question. What would be a good V8 engine to get? I don't now a whole lot about engines so any help is welcome.
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    i would get a 350 for a couple reason there a dime a dozen you can mod them however you want and there is plenty of parts available its a very very common engine and very dependable

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    Not only is the 350 a common engine but it is the most used in a v8 swap for an S10. You can even find kits that give you all the necessary things to complete the swap i.e. radiator, slim fans. motor mounts etc. Go with a card and you wont even have to worry about a new ECU.
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    Google JTR.com [Jags that run] they sell a manual about installing a 350 into S-10's and S10extreamist.com is a site w/ a bunch of guys who did so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit View Post
    Go with a card and you wont even have to worry about a new ECU.
    A card????

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    Yeah that was suppose to say carb. oops.
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    Ooooh okay...

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    I know totally different truck, I put a 350 in my 88 toyota pick up 4wd and 2wd, (suckers fly now man lol). But anyways they sell kits for these swaps that include everything they're about $1,200-$2,000 depending what you get, it gives you the bolt on moded motor mounts they throw in a adapter bell housing and and if manual a clutch kit i did the lt1 engine in my 2wd and a regualar carb 350 in my 4wd. i took a while but they hauled ass when it was done.
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