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Old 07-09-2005, 07:05 PM   #1
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Anybody looking to do a 3.6L swap?

Here is your chance. I wish I had the fundage right now. 320 hp boxster would be mucho fun

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Old 07-10-2005, 05:36 AM   #2
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The motor is just the beginning. Then you need a 6 speed tranny, complete exhuast, new intake, ECU, wiring harness, and a bunch of other stuff including custom made pieces. Got $30k?

You're right though... a 3.4 or a 3.6 conversion is something I dream about all the time.
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Old 07-16-2005, 07:43 AM   #3
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will the 996 3.6l engine direct fit in the boxster no problem
cause one is Rear engine and one is mid engine
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Old 07-16-2005, 11:22 AM   #4
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I believe it will fit, but because of the $$$$ factor, most put in 3.4's. Both engines go in "backwards" in a boxster.
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:32 PM   #5
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986 and 996 engines spin the same direction, the transmissions are different in order to direct the power in different directions.
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Old 07-25-2005, 05:18 AM   #6
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According to my tech, the engine will fit just fine. However, as the first response pointed out .........
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Old 07-25-2005, 05:33 AM   #7
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986 and 996 engines spin the same direction, the transmissions are different in order to direct the power in different directions.
Oops! I knew one of them was different... just thought it was the engine. I guess this answers the question, "Can I re-use my existing tranny?" NO!
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Old 07-25-2005, 08:26 AM   #8
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Wrong

Q: Can I use existing tranny / gearbox
A: No

Is wrong !!!


You have to use the existing tranny / gearbox. Engines of 996/986 spin the same side. The difference is in the gearbox. A boxster gearbox has an extra set of wheels to reverse the direction. So the correct answer is : YES YOU HAVE TO USE a Boxster tranny, a 996 tranny won't work (unless you like 1 forward gear and 6 reverse gears ;-)

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