Discover the Power: Porsche 944 LS Swap Kit
Taking Your Porsche 944 to the Next Level
Are you a Porsche 944 enthusiast looking to take your ride to the next level? Do you crave more power and reliability without breaking the bank? Well, look no further than the Porsche 944 LS Swap Kit! In this blog, we'll dive into the exciting world of LS engine swaps and explore why this conversion has become a game-changer for Porsche 944 owners.
The LS Engine: A Powerhouse of Performance
Let's start with the heart of the matter—the LS engine. The LS engine's outstanding performance and reliability has earned it a place in the "Automotive Hall of Fame." Initially found in GM vehicles, this engine is a favorite among car enthusiasts worldwide. Its widespread availability and affordability make it a top choice for engine swaps.
Why Swap in an LS Engine?
Before the LS engine, car enthusiasts were swapping in first and second-generation Small Block Chevy (SBC) engines. These engines were a staple in GM vehicles, but the LS engine changed the game entirely. Its superior cost-to-horsepower ratio and robust performance capabilities quickly made it popular for engine swaps.
LS engines are not only powerful but also highly adaptable. Their parts are interchangeable across various LS-style GM engines in trucks, vans, and cars. This compatibility has further fueled the LS engine's popularity.
The Porsche 944: A Unique Sports Car
The Porsche 944, introduced in 1982 in Germany, brought a unique twist to the sports car world. Its balanced drivetrain, with the engine in the front and the transaxle in the rear, created exceptional handling and balanced power distribution. Autocross and track enthusiasts loved it.
However, the 944 had a drawback—lackluster power. Its small four-cylinder engine struggled to deliver the performance expected from a sports car. To make matters worse, the belt-driven timing setup was unreliable and prone to catastrophic failures if not properly maintained.
The LS Swap Solution
Enter the LS engine, the savior of the Porsche 944. In 1997, the Chevrolet Corvette was equipped with the legendary LS1 engine, an all-aluminum, pushrod-style V8. This engine quickly became the favorite for swaps into various vehicles due to its reliability and interchangeable components.
Inspired by the Corvette's success, someone had a brilliant idea—to transplant the LS V8 engine into the Porsche 944, essentially creating a mini-Corvette. And thus, the Porsche 944 LS Swap was born.
The G Force Porsche 944 LS Swap Kit
G Force Performance Products introduced the Porsche 944 LS Swap Kit to simplify this exciting conversion. This kit includes all the specialized components required for a successful engine conversion. Here's what you'll find in the 944 Swap Kit—
- Bellhousing Adapter Plate and Hardware
- GM Throwout Bearing/Slave Cylinder
- Remote Clutch Bleeder
- Custom Oil Pan/Pickup (remote oil filter required, not included)
- Correct Spline Clutch Disc
- Motor Mounts and Hardware
- VSS Sensor Adapter
- Front Crossmember/Subframe Spacers and bolts
- 944 Power Steering Pump Bracket
- Tee fitting for 944 Oil Pressure Sensor
- Custom-engineered 321 Stainless Steel Long Tube 1-7/8" Headers
- Full stainless exhaust system with Magnaflow Muffler and Tips
Please note that the kit requires a Corvette C5 Bellhousing and LS Style Flywheel and Pressure Plate, which are not included. However, G Force offers an SFI SFI-certified flywheel to complete your project.
Affordable Power: The Porsche 944 LS Swap
One of the most appealing aspects of the Porsche 944 LS Swap is its affordability. Depending on its condition, you can find a Porsche 944 for sale for less than $5,000. When combined with the G Force Porsche 944 LS Swap Kit, you can transform this affordable sports car into a high-performance, reliable machine that rivals the Chevy Corvette.
Why Choose the G Force Kit?
You might wonder why you should opt for the G Force Porsche 944 LS Swap Kit. The answer is simple—we've done the hard work for you. Our kit includes meticulously engineered and manufactured components, such as the bellhousing adapter, motor mounts, oil pan, and headers. These are typically the most challenging parts to source or fabricate, but we've bundled them together for your convenience.
Though snug, installation is straightforward and relatively easy with our 1982-1991 Porsche 944 LS Swap Kit. We've thought of everything you'll need to make this swap a breeze, ensuring a seamless transition to LS power.
Upgrade Your Porsche 944 Today
Ready to unleash the power of an LS engine in your Porsche 944? Whether you're a seasoned gearhead or a DIY enthusiast, the Porsche 944 LS Swap Kit from G Force Performance Products is your ticket to a thrilling transformation. With a reliable engine, improved power, and a cost-effective solution, this kit is a game-changer for Porsche 944 owners.
Don't let your 944's lackluster performance hold you back. Upgrade to LS power and experience a whole new level of driving excitement. Check out our Porsche 944 LS Swap kits line and get started on your journey to automotive excellence today!