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I guess it’s all perspective, I my mind NJ is local to Long Island.

I have a friend in Delaware that’s getting ready to take his caddy down to Georgia to have the shop finish his swap and do some body work. If something is worth doing it’s worth doing right and getting the right people involved.

You might want to consider something other than a 3.6 swap.
 

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I guess it’s all perspective, I my mind NJ is local to Long Island.

I have a friend in Delaware that’s getting ready to take his caddy down to Georgia to have the shop finish his swap and do some body work. If something is worth doing it’s worth doing right and getting the right people involved.

You might want to consider something other than a 3.6 swap.
Yeah New Jersey is a good 3 hours away from me, typically whenever I go to a shop I like to keep it within 15 minutes to a half hour tops.
On a special occasion if the shop specializes and does excellent work the furthest Ill go is an hour. One of the main reasons I prefer this is it's easier to stop by and see how the progress is going,
so if they're out of state or something like that it would be hard to see how progress is going especially with work schedules and such.
Yeah I realize there are people that will go across the country pretty much to get the job done right but I've realized if you look around enough you could usually find a good shop within your local community.
I hope he enjoys that motor swap in the caddy!
The 3.6 VR6 is my favorite engine that's the one I'm eventually going to go with 💪
Thanks for your help man!
 

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I rather stay local it works out better for me that way, but thanks anyway. I would never take my car to a shop for somebody that would ask for my pin personally that's a little sketchy. Are you a professional certified mechanic?
My personal credentials are more than adequate. My pin comment was tongue in cheek, but I would not be dicking around with most of the payment up front. That being said, I wouldn't trust one of these swaps to a "professional certified mechanic" as they would probably f it up worse than the diy.

I don't even have a ****ty customer within 30min and the good ones are further. Same goes for shops there is no one in NYC that I could recommend.
 

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My personal credentials are more than adequate. My pin comment was tongue in cheek, but I would not be dicking around with most of the payment up front. That being said, I wouldn't trust one of these swaps to a "professional certified mechanic" as they would probably f it up worse than the diy.

I don't even have a ****ty customer within 30min and the good ones are further. Same goes for shops there is no one in NYC that I could recommend.
Unfortunately since the pandemic hit it's affected so many businesses especially specialist mechanic shops and so many people either go out of business or move somewhere else which makes these kind of swaps almost impossible to do with out the right specialty shop.
 

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This isn’t a pandemic thing, even before the pandemic the list was ultra short of shops/mechanics/shadetree places capable or willing to do this swap.
Your idea of 15-30 is unreasonable for this swap.
It all comes down to supply and demand I guess.
That's at a minimal, the furthest I'd prefer to go is an hour as mentioned above.
 

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whats the difficult part of a 3.6l swap? just do it yourself in your parents garage. =-)

Buy the wiring harness and tune for the ecu

Install the engine
install the harness
install all the little bits

BAM instant 300hp at your foot.
 

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Even now as I am in the middle.....it's a time sucker and all the little bits needed.....still will be over $5k(CAD) in when it is done but man will it be mediocre compared to a Turbo 12V....lol

To be different, is to be unique!
You will find out it’s wide powerband that makes it.
 

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You will find out it’s wide powerband that makes it.
am very much looking forward to having it in and running....then finished and driving. I will probably be "slow" compared to a turbo 12v but I really wanted to do something without boost and have some fun.
This was my solution after cancelling a full 12v rebuild. haha
 

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am very much looking forward to having it in and running....then finished and driving. I will probably be "slow" compared to a turbo 12v but I really wanted to do something without boost and have some fun.
This was my solution after cancelling a full 12v rebuild. haha

When I lined up with this well put together VR6 turbo back when I had revhang issues I took him off the line and when I went to shift he would lurch ahead as I tried to find 2nd gear. Then I pulled ahead again and then had to shift and he lurched forward again as I found 3rd. Then I pulled back and being in 4th we were already in Mexico. I think with no rev-hang I would have had no issues. He and I look forward to playing again.

http://instagr.am/p/B3H0IicHsGS/
 

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Is it time for better weather yet? I really want to drive my damn Corrado. I'd also like to sneak another small muffler in my setup. As much as I love the sound, I'm also old and grumpy.

It doesn't need much a reduction, but the step from 2.5" to 3" components take away a fair amount of sound absorption material in the already small resonator/muffler
 

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Is it time for better weather yet? I really want to drive my damn Corrado. I'd also like to sneak another small muffler in my setup. As much as I love the sound, I'm also old and grumpy.

It doesn't need much a reduction, but the step from 2.5" to 3" components take away a fair amount of sound absorption material in the already small resonator/muffler
Agreed, this why I have a resonated cat midpipe and a loud version. I’ve thought about one short resonator between the two 45* bends on the over the axle pipe but that seamed like and work and the selection for that length was not good.

Imagine 10+ hours for car events in that. Just even when worn out it sounds soo good.
 

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so Question for this swap, did you or do you need to run a new fuel line from tank to fuel rail? Just ordered a new fuel pump so thought I'd ask here.
So much left to do, still need to tear apart the cam phasers to clean them and pray they will work alright when installed. all teh wiring, all the install, all the cutting and fabing......YEAH ME

Am I nuts? hell yeah this is the first swap I've every even tried to complete......
 
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