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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone lsa blower swapped their ssr?

Wondering if this is doable? Looking to under take the swap! I currently have a heavily modded ctsv v2. So have stock parts laying around.
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Somewhere down the road get ahold of Mike at simple engineering. Maybe wait awhile because he has a death in the family right now. He and Left Cost 32 are the blower guru's. There is also a guy named jerry that drags a twin turbo SSR and he is also a very good resource. They are all on this site. Just reach out to them how to get a hold of you.

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Wondering if this is doable? Looking to under take the swap! I currently have a heavily modded ctsv v2. So have stock parts laying around.
You don't specify whether you are wanting to do a complete engine swap, or just install the LSA blower on the stock LS2.

If you're considering just swapping the LSA blower, it won't work unless you also swap the heads. The LSA blower will be set up for a rectangular intake port. The SSR is running cathedral port heads.


If you want to transplant the complete engine, your biggest challenge will be getting things like crank and cam sensors to talk to the SSR's ECM. Alternative would be to transplant the LSA with its electronics, and somehow get the LSA's ECM to talk to all the other SSR electronics. The newer engines including the LSA use a 58x reluctor, the SSR has a 24x reluctor. Cam sensor on the newer engines is a 4x, SSR runs a 1x sensor. Replacing the cam and crank would be an expensive proposition, but the SSR ECM doesn't communicate with the newer components.

I think your first step would be to contact someone familiar with the various ECMs, and find out what is doable.

If you do make the swap, someone like Joe at Left Coast 32 would need to update the ECM.


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You don't specify whether you are wanting to do a complete engine swap, or just install the LSA blower on the stock LS2.

If you're considering just swapping the LSA blower, it won't work unless you also swap the heads. The LSA blower will be set up for a rectangular intake port. The SSR is running cathedral port heads.


If you want to transplant the complete engine, your biggest challenge will be getting things like crank and cam sensors to talk to the SSR's ECM. Alternative would be to transplant the LSA with its electronics, and somehow get the LSA's ECM to talk to all the other SSR electronics. The newer engines including the LSA use a 58x reluctor, the SSR has a 24x reluctor. Cam sensor on the newer engines is a 4x, SSR runs a 1x sensor. Replacing the cam and crank would be an expensive proposition, but the SSR ECM doesn't communicate with the newer components.

I think your first step would be to contact someone familiar with the various ECMs, and find out what is doable.

If you do make the swap, someone like Joe at Left Coast 32 would need to update the ECM.
It's still a pain since you would need to remove the crank, but the reluctor wheel on the crankshaft can be changed from the 58 to 24 tooth or vice versa. Same goes for the cam, just need to change to the correct gear. So there is no need to change out the entire crank and cam.
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Wondering if this is doable? Looking to under take the swap! I currently have a heavily modded ctsv v2. So have stock parts laying around.
Sure, it's doable, just a little more work than the Magnuson kits designed for the application. Bear in mind that the SSR uses the truck FEAD and water pump, so there will probably be some issues with t. body clearance. Might need to relocate the belt and change to the car waterpump.

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It's still a pain since you would need to remove the crank, but the reluctor wheel on the crankshaft can be changed from the 58 to 24 tooth or vice versa. Same goes for the cam, just need to change to the correct gear. So there is no need to change out the entire crank and cam.
Lingenfelter offers an adapter module, their part# TRG-002, that is plug and play and handles the conversion from 58x/4x to 24x/1x - no need to go into the engine at all. From comments that I've seen it does do as advertised.

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Lingenfelter offers an adapter module, their part# TRG-002, that is plug and play and handles the conversion from 58x/4x to 24x/1x - no need to go into the engine at all. From comments that I've seen it does do as advertised.
That would be another option for going from 58 to 24. Not viable if going from 24 to 58 though.
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It's still a pain since you would need to remove the crank, but the reluctor wheel on the crankshaft can be changed from the 58 to 24 tooth or vice versa. Same goes for the cam, just need to change to the correct gear. So there is no need to change out the entire crank and cam.
I knew the reluctor could be swapped out, but the articles I was reading made it sound like a fairly technical process.

The cam swap worked out OK with my engine. Lucky that the LS9 cam has the same 3 bolt setup as the LS2 so I was able to swap out the cam gear.

None of the articles I read regarding parts swapping covered the LSA, so assuming it is running a 3 bolt cam?


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I knew the reluctor could be swapped out, but the articles I was reading made it sound like a fairly technical process.

The cam swap worked out OK with my engine. Lucky that the LS9 cam has the same 3 bolt setup as the LS2 so I was able to swap out the cam gear.

None of the articles I read regarding parts swapping covered the LSA, so assuming it is running a 3 bolt cam?
Based on what I see for replacement parts, it's a 3 bolt.

Reluctor is just an interference fit. A little heat to get it off and heat to get the replacement on. The trick is you must have a special tool to get the reluctor clocked/positioned correctly on the crank.
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Magnuson kits designed for the application?


Was planning on using the adapter plate to convert the runners on the intake.

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