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Old 02-19-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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2014 - How much did you spend for your engine swap?

Either by voluntary upgrade choice or due to implosion, if you paid out of pocket to replace your engine or rebuild it, please let us know what was performed (straight swap, rebuild with upgrades, etc.).
And most importantly the price you were quoted (you can keep the price you actually paid to yourself if you wish). You also do not have to disclose which shop did the work if they don't care to see their shop's pricing showing up in a forum thread.

Over the years we've seen a lot of numbers thrown about when discussing this topic but I'd be curious to hear about real world experiences.

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I might have gotten the best deal ever: 3.4L variocam plus engine out of a 06 Cayman S with 25K on the engine. Deep sump mods, engine passed every dealer test and came with all accessories. $4K from a dealership. The Cayman owner was having the dealership swap in a 3.8L so the dealership just wanted to make some money back on the 3.4.

One has to have cash on hand to get a good deal though. I left work early the day I found it, inspected it, and gave them 10% on the spot. I arranged pickup and paid in full a few days later.

I bought other mods and put them on before the engine went it also. Since I put a 7.8 DME into a 7.2 car, I had to have the dealership make everything happy immobilizer wise. I also had Softronic make me a custom ROM. So I spent a lot on minor items, not all of them needed; but I wanted to do everything on the garage floor instead of being a contortionist with our lack of a normal opening. I even fiberglasses a custom airbox. It was fun and in the end well worth it. The car is so much quicker than it was stock.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:52 AM   #3
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does that mean you went from a serviceable IMS to the fixed-in kind?
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Cheetah, that truly is a rare find, with price/condition/dealer install. Good for you!

I am definitely going to subscribe to this thread.

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