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cor383

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Can a base model XLR be upgraded to a V using the same motor?
 

cubby558

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'16 Z06, "06 XLR-V Infra Red-Sold, RII, RIII & RIV survivor, Mdwst Maurader
Short answer--No. The engines are different; the base model is a 4.6L Northstar engine. The V is 4.4L Northstar. The base models also use a 5-speed transmission and the V's are 6-speed. There also other upgrades that would also need to be done. Brakes, wheels are all different.


Can a base model XLR be upgraded to a V using the same motor?
 

richardyoo

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Houston, TX
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2006 Silver XLR-V
you'd also need to do a hood swap to make room for the blower.

It would be easier and cheaper to trade in the XLR for an XLR-V.
 

rleonard

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06 Infra Red XLR-V Midwest Marauder; Chief Machinist
Interior and suspension all different too. Much easier to swap cars

Bob
 

JT112673

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Arvada, CO
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2006 Silver XLR-V (SOLD FEB 2012)
Definitely recommend a car upgrade rather than a re-model. Given the will you can find a V at a non-V price. I just picked up my 2006 <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comhttps://www.xlr-net.com/forums/ /><st1:stockticker><FONT face=CPO</st1:stockticker> V for $42K a solid $10K less than the going rate in my area… the deals are out there if you look hard enough... Good Luck... One thing to note is why you would want the upgrade... performance is not noticable unless you're a real car guy and only an XLR owner would know if it's a real V... buy the badging and don't tell anyone... LOL
 
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cor383

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V-upgrade

Thanks all, Not really intrested in the upgrade but my son ask the question he is a real car guy! always looking for more HP in every thing we own.
 

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