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Old 03-12-2018, 04:04 AM
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Default 6.5 engine swap

I have a 1996 suburban with a side turbo and have the opportunity to buy a center tirbo 6.5 will this swap work?
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:19 AM
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It's not very practical, but you could make it work. You need to block the extra valley holes to make the block work and swap heads to get the intake manifold to fit so it tends to become impractical.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:05 AM
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Default 6.5

Well not the answer I wanted but I appreciate the reply and the fact that you saved me from a costly mistake!!
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:52 PM
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If you are looking for a replacement motor, Kennedy sells them me thinks..., the one that answered your post...
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