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2001 cavalier 2.2 - 3800 motorswap
Thursday, February 09, 2012 10:40 PM
Im looking to get a 3800 gtp or park avenue etc, supercharged motor swapped by a local shop in my 2001 cavalier, maybe keeping the stock 2.2 tranny (apparently my friend said it could hold w a machined flywheel). What would be required of the motor swap and what could the costs run for the swap? (for the labor and parts aside; from the actual motor/sc, and possibly 45e-hd trans). I appreciate any help
If you have any information on the 3400 motor conversion as well it would be extremely appreciated. I figure even a lower end V6 motor swap would still be a significant improvement to performance and from what i have seen and researched, it seems recurrent that the 3400 sixty degree motor would be an easier and cheaper fit, and still boost performance significantly from the 2200 motor.

Re: 2001 cavalier 2.2 - 3800 motorswap
Friday, February 10, 2012 5:35 AM
Do a 3500. U can get a lot of power out of those. Guys with their Beretta are doing high 11seconds 1/4mile with it boosted.


Re: 2001 cavalier 2.2 - 3800 motorswap
Friday, February 10, 2012 12:11 PM
shanez24 wrote:

Do a 3500. U can get a lot of power out of those. Guys with their Beretta are doing high 11seconds 1/4mile with it boosted.


And Raven was doing mid 10s with a turbocharged 3800...


Hunt around the 3rd gen forum, all the info you need is in there.


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Re: 2001 cavalier 2.2 - 3800 motorswap
Friday, February 10, 2012 1:30 PM
Yea but wouldn't the 3500 be a lot easier to mount? I mean it is a smaller engine


Re: 2001 cavalier 2.2 - 3800 motorswap
Friday, February 10, 2012 1:38 PM
Here you go...

This should help with any questions you have about swapping a v6 into a 3rd gen.



Re: 2001 cavalier 2.2 - 3800 motorswap
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 12:18 PM
shanez24 wrote:

Yea but wouldn't the 3500 be a lot easier to mount? I mean it is a smaller engine




easier is relative... you're still swapping in an engine that is much larger than the factory intended, custom fab will be needed, and i'd be more concerned about the wiring differences with the 3500 vs the 3800.



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Re: 2001 cavalier 2.2 - 3800 motorswap
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 8:33 PM
Rich, Custom fabrication for the 3500 is only as much as new engine side mounts. There's a gp feeler in the third generation forum for those, making it easier.

It's the wiring that is a pita.









Re: 2001 cavalier 2.2 - 3800 motorswap
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:22 PM
3500 would be your best bet. I am running a 3400/3500 hybrid. Stock 3400 can handle 20psi with a good tune as a daily driver.



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Re: 2001 cavalier 2.2 - 3800 motorswap
Monday, March 12, 2012 9:10 PM
before bstuff.com went down, there was a guy in Illinois who had a supercharged 3800 beretta. it had been that way for some time, he may be on beretta.net there was also a guy who put in a northstar v8. mounted sideways, he had to redo the firewall and other things, and then was attempting to build a 8 port exhaust. i think he quit on the exhaust though. he may be on bnet too. try rettax3.
Re: 2001 cavalier 2.2 - 3800 motorswap
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 6:15 PM
3800=king
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