We are dedicated to tuning your vehicle's engine computer to attain maximum performance and the best drivability possible while keeping the powertrain reliable. We don't only focus on Wide-Open-Throttle performance, we also focus on all aspects of vehicle operation aimed at making your total driving experience more rewarding. After all, a properly tuned engine is a clean running engine!
While we specialize in vehicles that have engine swaps done to them, we also have a lot to offer those vehicles with bone stock engines or those with highly custom builds. Mild to wild, practical to radical, we will do our best to get your vehicle running as it should.
If you do not see your GM car listed above, please contact us to see if it is supported more support is being added every day so it is difficult to keep this list up to date. If you do not see your GM truck listed above, please contact us to see if it is supported more support is being added every day so it is difficult to keep this list up to date.
MEFI-3 Controller part numbers:, Perform certain re-learn procedures that require the GM Tech 2 scan tool local service only. Reprogram replacement modules with factory programming some restrictions apply. Basic One-Time Mail-order tuning service click here for details. Shipping Methods please note we've recently switched to UPS as our primary shipping provider, and we no longer ship outside of the USA. OBD-1 Multiple-program, user-selectable "thumbwheel" chips price depends on application and setup.
It has recently come to our attention that some late 80's to mid 90's factory GM PROM chips installed on factory mem-cals are failing when we try to erase and reprogram them. Anyone with a PCM exc Regal must use a mem-cal adapter, no exceptions. Will not work with Cadillac 4.
For our ON-GOING custom tuning service customers: this mem-cal adapter accepts individual EPROM chips we can ship you which can be installed by you, the customer, without requiring you to ship us a mem-cal to be reprogrammed. Use of this device can save money and downtime when extensive tuning work is required. Other restrictions may apply to your specific application, ask for details. This exchange program is helpful if you can't afford any vehicle down-time. A core charge or other costs may apply.
Limited availability. If you would like to learn how to do your own custom programming, click here.This guide will assist you in making a seamless LS engine swap. Since every LS engine swap is a little different and there are lot of choices to be made, you can use this guide as a reference for ideas and part numbers as you move through the process.
You will find options and recommendations for motors and motor mounts, transmissions and flex plates, accessory drives, wiring and computer systems, oil pans, steam tubes, gauges, fuel systems, exhaust systems and carb conversions. We hope that this guide will make your LS swap as simple as possible. Disclaimer: This guide is intended for informational purposes only. You will need to verify everything for your own specific needs and the vehicle being worked on.
The information here is for general application. The specific LS engine you choose to start with will depend mostly on the budget you have to work with. Choosing an engine all comes down to what your particular goals are in making an LS swap and how much you want to spend. For most, a junk yard 5. They are cheap, readily available in any junk yard, and you can make decent power with just a cam swap. The next step up in price is the all aluminum LS1 engine.
This LS engine was first released in the Corvette, and is still a popular option because of the design which makes it small, durable and light.
The LS3 was first released in the Corvette and was the most powerful Corvette engine to date. The motor mount adapter plates are the foundation to a successful LS swap. Adapter plates bolt onto the LS engine block, allowing you to bolt the engine securely to the crossmember. There are adjustable and stock location adapter plates available also known as 1-inch setback plates.
Stock location refers to the point where the transmission meets the engine. When mounting the engine, keep in mind that the mating point for an LS engine has a different distance from the transmission than the mating point for a SBC engine. Most car applications require the LS engine to be moved forward due to firewall clearance issues with the passenger side cylinder head.
We offer adapter plates for both of these applications. The answer: Yes. You can keep your factory low mount AC compressor. However, no adapter plates on the market will fit properly. To use the factory low-mount AC compressor you will have to notch the crossmember frame to make it fit.
This is because the LS AC compressor and bracket hang directly in the way of your factory crossmember. This is the case on all GM car applications. After choosing which LS engine you will be using for the LS engine swap, you need to pick which transmission you want to run behind it. These are economically adequate choices.Power Rankings are a rating used to rank race teams against each other and are updated on a race-by-race basis.
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Are you starting with a 4.
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I know that makes for a much easier swap since the 4. Do you have emissions testing in your area? That can make it much more difficult if you want to actually drive it. I have only done a stroked 5. Truck was free father blew the engine. Sold it for a huge loss.
Kinda killed my interest in project cars. I say that as there is a '62 F in the back yard with 2 bad engines in it one under the hood, another in the bed. Been thinking of doing a cheap engine swap to try and make things fun again.
JarlaxleDec 21, Very easy and pretty common swapI program all swap PCMs to remove anti-theft system that will cause a "start and die" condition. Sometimes this is referred to as VATS.
I enable cooling fans for all swap applications, and change fan on and off temperatures. I can adjust for different injector size depending on if I have the data for them. You can select the payment option for your application below, but please be sure to view additional info for your application on the right, and read on below the services for details I need for programming for swaps.
Write down info include with PCM, or email it to me please. See Details Here. I have had a HUGH increase in the amount of programming these past three weeks. Expect some delays on turn around time up to a week possibly more as I work though this sudden increase in work.
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I have gotten a lot of questions if I was still doing programming, answer is YES, I have not stopped doing programming, nor do I plan to at all. This is my full time job. COM was created in Shipping address at bottom of this page. LT1 Wiring Details. GM recently changed policy and now requires a per VIN charge. Early production was a Gen3 engine in the "classic body style truck" Canada or International please see buy now button at bottom of this page.
GM used different injector sizes, fuel rail types etc across engine's and years.
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It's important for best performance to know exactly what the engine is. Also, if you plan to swap intakes from another engine LS1 intake on a 5. Supplying an 8 digit injector number found on side of each injector will always help insure correct flow rate is programmed into the PCM. For 4. What is the injector part for 4.
I can also do segment swaps if your setup is a combination never offered from GM, some additional local tuning maybe required to get everything "just right" for idle behavior with manual trans.
Most of the aftermarket speedometers are programmable, and the output from the PCM does not need to be exact. Remove Emissions? Let me know and I can keep what you want. Typically If you say remove emissions, I remove them all. Keep in mind, I only disable the diagnostic test the PCM performs on these components. If you keep them hooked up, they will still function, with exception to EGR.
EGR operation changes ignition timing, so If I disable it, it will not function at all. If PCM is staying in original vehicle, its important I know this. The Caprice and Camaro units are different size. Truck 4.
Yet there is also a difference between Truck and VAN 4. It will not hurt a thing to have the control there, but not used. If you use a lower then stock thermostat, let me know and I will adjust the temperatures accordingly. The PCM needs to know if vehicle is moving.Click Here to View. It was done in four months, after two years of planning. On top of the Turnkey Engine Package, SPS also supplied the suspension, steering, brakes, cooling, fuel system and dash gauges.
The car is amazing and drives like a modern sports car with a real muscle ingredients. Southern Performance Systems was founded in In addition to engine packages to make a LS conversion complete we offer upgrades for brakes, suspensions, rear ends, air conditioning, electronic gauges, radiators and headers.
Years of being an install center, doing design work and testing have made us a leader in the LS conversion market. Check out the article here to find out more about us and what we do.
GM has changed their ECM programming polices. ECMs that are and Later may have to be replaced with new units in order to program them. This is based on your engine and transmission combination. So much can be done that you are only limited by your budget. When done right, swapping an old small block for a LS or LT engine will improve your performance, drive ability, mileage and most importantly Reliability. SPS can supply you with naturally aspired engines from HP to ground pounding Supercharged engines pushing 1, HP that can still be driven on the street everyday.
Throw in a few brake and suspension upgrades and you got a classic that is reliable and dependable that you can drive anywhere. Horse power options for the factory and performance LS engines range from to SPS offers custom builds using aluminum block and the more serious LSx block.
For the budget-minded, there are some good used take-out engine available at great prices.
Each harness comes with Check Engine Light and Factory Diagnostic Plug which can be scanned by any shop with the right equipment. LS and LT engines swaps require Fuel System upgrades with higher performance internal or external fuel pumps.
SPS offers direct-fit fuel tank upgrades for many of the classic cars out there. While the LS engines require 58psi, it is important to remember that the LT engines need 72psi. Designed to work with 4 bolt LS engine throttle body, these new billet air cleaners bolt directly to the throttle body and are sealed with special o-rings. Good for up to HP. Larger Filters Available.Classic Trucks!
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