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i have a 96 camaro in good shape. but it has a 3.4l auto. im thinking of getting a 3.8 at the moment untill i can afford an ls1. what can i sell a 3.4l for and how much coul di buy a 3.8l for? and does a 3.8l fit with 3.4l trannys.


how much is a camaro 96 wit 3.4l cost? compare to 3.8l also. or would i tbe a big difference in selling the 3.4; or 3.8l camaro for a z28?
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not sure how much the v6 sell for or cost to buy, and the car eithe has the 700r4, 4l60, or 4l60e and they should all bolt up to v6 and v8, and http://www.hawksthirdgenparts.com/ sells LT1's with ecu for 1500.00 and ls1's with ecu for 4500.00 with trany and 3000.00 with out trany
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Re: 96 camaro question on engines

lt1 is only 1500? will lt1 hook up to 3.4 trans?
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Re: 96 camaro question on engines

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lt1 is only 1500? will lt1 hook up to 3.4 trans?
No it wont,different input shaft.

If your car is a 1996 it should already have a 3.8L.

The 3.4L to 3.8L switch over happened 1/2 way through the 95 model year.
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Re: 96 camaro question on engines

Originally Posted by Brandonxbran View Post
i have a 96 camaro in good shape. but it has a 3.4l auto. im thinking of getting a 3.8 at the moment untill i can afford an ls1. what can i sell a 3.4l for and how much coul di buy a 3.8l for? and does a 3.8l fit with 3.4l trannys.

how much is a camaro 96 wit 3.4l cost? compare to 3.8l also. or would i tbe a big difference in selling the 3.4; or 3.8l camaro for a z28?
appreicate the help.
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Why does your car have the 3.4L V6? I thought they made the 3.8L optional in 95, and standard in 96.


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lt1 is only 1500? will lt1 hook up to 3.4 trans?
To put the LT1 engine in your V6, you would need a complete K-member (engine/suspension support) from a V8 car, heavier front springs, a new trans, a new 1-piece driveshaft. If you don't have a limited slip differential, you will end up doing one-wheel burnouts rather than accelerating, so you need a rear axle assembly with a posi (standard equipment in all V8 4th Gens), plus the dic brakes would be a good idea. In addition to the engine, you need a matching PCM and wiring harness.

There is a "sticky" post on engine swaps.
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Re: 96 camaro question on engines

i guess the owner before me put a 3.4l. so im having to put a 3.8l in it. any prices on a 3.8l motor or where to get one?
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i guess the owner before me put a 3.4l. so im having to put a 3.8l in it. any prices on a 3.8l motor or where to get one?
well im planning on swapin my 3.8 engine for a lt1 so when thats done and if you still need it by then im sure we could work out a deal

and the auto trans for gen 4 worked with both v6 and v8 the just used different torque converters one desighed for v6 and v8. at any who hawks third gen has all parts to make the conversion any were from lt1 to Gen IV ls and lsx engines. even rearends the only thing they dont have is irs conversions

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i guess the owner before me put a 3.4l. so im having to put a 3.8l in it. any prices on a 3.8l motor or where to get one?

What is your 8th VIN digit? This will tell what it originally had. S=3.4, K=3.8, and of course P=5.7. For 1996, all V6s were 3.8. 1995 had the 3.4 and 3.8L available.
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Post a picture of the engine - pretty easier to tell a 3.4L from a 3.8L.
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if it says 3800 series on the intake manafold its most likely 3.8l if im not mistakein
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Re: 96 camaro question on engines

i will get vin. but the engine it self says 3.4l

8th vin digit is "s" and im 100% its 96 bc i also checked the year and it says 96

and evo what condition is your 3.8 and what price are you looking for?
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