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Old 08-22-2018, 05:09 AM
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Hello, I know engine swapping would be a shame for the rx8 cause my friends tell me ďrotary stays rotaryĒ but Iím getting into cars and I really like the style of the rx8 but I was wondering if I could swap the engine for something better. I seen Ls swaps on YouTube but is it possible to just use any v8 to swap the engine with? Or does it have to be a specific engine?
 
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Iím.notkyle View Post
Hello, I know engine swapping would be a shame for the rx8 cause my friends tell me ďrotary stays rotaryĒ but Iím getting into cars and I really like the style of the rx8 but I was wondering if I could swap the engine for something better. I seen Ls swaps on YouTube but is it possible to just use any v8 to swap the engine with? Or does it have to be a specific engine?
Given enough money most things are possible. Even with a full kit, putting an LS in an RX-8 will cost a considerable sum of money.
 
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:56 PM
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Given enough money most things are possible. Even with a full kit, putting an LS in an RX-8 will cost a considerable sum of money.
my only question to you would be, would any engine fit into it? Or is there a way I could find out if a certain engine is compatible with the car? Like I donít want to sound stupid lol but can I put a Toyota v8 engine into there? 😂
 
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Shipo gave you the right answer. It can be done. I just requires skill and cash.
 
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