The ME Four-Twelve
The ME Four-Twelve
The BRZ is a lot more fun when you push it, but the FiST is more fun around town. I owned a FiST, I got tired of it pretty quickly. I very much regret not going RWD from the get-go.
The first owner daily’d mine in NYC for the first 15 years of it’s life, giving it several character marks. The second owner that doesn’t exist according to Carfax went crazy on preventative maintenance. It was kind of the perfect storm for me to have a car that I trust and not really worry about. After trying to keep… Read more
I had a lemon law’d GTI before it, but that made me realize I didn’t actually need a practical daily. 1 year and 15k miles later(91k total so far), this has been the most reliable car I’ve had.
I too have a lifted 4Runner, but older. It goes along with my daily driven 2003 Corvette Z06. The reason the Corvette is the daily is because it’s the reliable and efficient one.
Power/torque wise, it’s much closer to the Ecodiesel. It gets the 2.7, and I believe the 2.3 Ecoboost as base.
If low rpm cruising is your thing, you really don’t want a Coyote either. A Challenger or Camaro is a better lugger.
But is it quicker than the definitely not a Fisker Karma bodied Drako GTE with it’s no differentials 1200 no differentials horsepower?
Because I live a 1/4 mile down an unpaved driveway that goes into the woods. Unless you knew there were houses back there, you would think it just led to a shop in front. It’s also in the rural south.
At least stock, the LS6 only revs to 6500. It’s a nice song to listen to every day, but it’s the LS7 that goes to 7000.
The S65 is dry sump.
The LS3 did not have cylinder deactivation.
From what I could find, without a turbo it’s about the same as an LS.
It’s longer than a mod motor, and taller.
Barra in a Z
That’s the biggest detail people miss when complaining about LS swaps, part of the whole reason is that the LS will fit pretty much anywhere a 4-cylinder will. It’s why the sbf was a common swap in Miatas before the LS, because it too was dimensionally small.
The LS will also fit pretty much anywhere a 4-cylinder will go, because it’s small. The Barra will fit everywhere a long straight six went before, and still will likely require cutting.
So is the Barra, so...
This is the problem with the Barra: