Not meaning to sound like a prick, but try doing a search for it. What exactly is required has been stated many times so it's kinda redundant for someone to write it all out again.Originally posted by minutiesabotage@Mar 29 2004, 07:18 PM
Without telling me it cant be done (I already know, "its not worth it, blah blah blah"), what exactly would have to be done to swap a SHO motor and transmission into a SLO. Besides the motor mounts, what would stop it from being done?
I'm not writing that one upOriginally posted by 91tsiawd5spd@Mar 30 2004, 04:06 PM
i agree, my insurance company would not raise my rates from a normal taurus to a sho. also agree with the statement that it would be cheaper and easier to just buy a real sho, mayb another sticky is needed haahhahahhahaa
NO WAY MAN! My insurance company would have raped me if I bought a sho. I am friendly with the rep that handles my claims and such, so I called to ask her how much it would be. Take into account I have full coverage, am male, and are between 18-25, I would pay about 2500 a year on my own. I pay 2000 a year now for my Gen 4, and I am under my moms insurance, and im a step 9 driver.Originally posted by 93taurusSX@Mar 30 2004, 01:31 PM
Some insurance companies don't really care what trim level a Taurus is...and that's how they classify the SHO (I mean honestly, it IS still a taurus you know?). Therefore, they'll just give you the same rate at a SLO.
What I'm trying to say is that unless you have more reasons that just cheaper insurance, getting an actual SHO might end up costing less in the long run.
Oh yeah, don't forget to get a center console and buckets if you're starting out with a column shift car. It's another can of worms trying to fit a center console into a car that was originally column shift (it's been done, but its not easy).
I don't think Mikey ever got around to swapping the SHO motor unless it was on someone else's car. He thought about doing it a couple times but things always came up. Now his little brother wrecked his SLO so he's been parting it out. AFAIK, besides his online store for SHO parts, he's out of the Taurus game.Originally posted by beefstu01@Mar 30 2004, 03:30 PM
I do know that Mikey's_Taurus, an old timer who I don't know if he's around anymore, did swap a 3.2L SHO setup into a GL.
You are with the wrong insurance company then. There are MANY insurance companies that will charge the same rate or LESS if you upgrade to a SHO. When I got my SHO and it replaced my 95 GL, Allstate kept my rate the same, even after I explicitly told them it was a SHO. State Farm told me it would be $6 a month cheaper (I'm guessing b/c of the ABS?) There was another agency that I can't remember (Geico or Progressive, I think) that agreed the SHO vs. SLO thing had no bearing on rates.Originally posted by duratecchie@Mar 30 2004, 04:54 PM
NO WAY MAN! My insurance company would have raped me if I bought a sho. I am friendly with the rep that handles my claims and such, so I called to ask her how much it would be. Take into account I have full coverage, am male, and are between 18-25, I would pay about 2500 a year on my own. I pay 2000 a year now for my Gen 4, and I am under my moms insurance, and im a step 9 driver.
To answer your question, just pull the entire subframe. It really is the easiest way to do it.Originally posted by minutiesabotage@Mar 30 2004, 11:34 PM
The only reason I even reconsidered this is because I recently got to know someone with the tools and experience to make custom motor mounts, and he said he would help me out. There is also a SHO in a junkyard near here which has a complete front end, from what the guy there says anyway..... As far as I know, if i take the whole SHO front end (radiator, battery tray, etc) the mounts would be the only really hard part, correct?
There are several people who have put SHO motors in SLOs. HERE is some REALLY old news about a guy who made a SHO wagon. There are many other examples of SHO/SLO conversions (or is it SLO/SHO?) but I don't care enough to dig up the info on them. Happy Googling.Originally posted by EagleFish@Mar 31 2004, 12:09 AM
Transplanting an SHO engine/transaxle into a regular Taurus is a bolt in. You just need the parts specific to the SHO drive train, including wiring harness and exhaust and EECU. It is work, but it has been done. If I can find the one guy's site who did this swap, I'll post it.