Engine swap for LS4 (ss impala), can it be done?
So I know that the 9th gen SS impala is front wheel drive and has a subframe, which a 2005 malibu has. not exactly the same subframe but a subframe indeed. I was wanting to know if it would be possible to do an engine swap for an LS4. Im sure it can be done, but im not sure if it would entirely fit into the engine bay. and since I would be upgrading to a bigger engine what problems would I have then with more power? would I need to get bigger pads and rotors or could I slot and drill the existing ones. and how would the body react to more push and pull?
I like that the LS4 motors can go from running on 6 cylinders for normal driving and 8 cylinders for power. But most of the SS Impalas that come into my work for a new trans are because most of those people drive too fast all the time and brake the 6 cylinder trans. I would also like to know if it is possible to make the motor run just on 4 cylinders and when the power is necessary than the motor would kick in to know how much power it should produce.
Kind of like how a suburban can go to 4 cylinders for highway driving.