914 All Aluminum LS Series V-8 Conversion
Basic kits from 3,695.00! Scroll down for details!

Renegade Hybrids has been in the German car engine conversion industry since 1983. Many companies have come and gone with some good ideas and some novel attempts, but we remain the leader in our field with superior engineering and execution. Our 914 LS Series V8 engine coupled with the Six Speed Boxster S transaxle is no exception!

From the outside, an LS Series powered 914 will look perfectly stock. Even the cooling system opening on the front of the car can be fashioned like the front of a 914-6 with an oil cooler. The stock deck lid will clear wonderfully, and the exhaust system will hide under the rear of the car with a single stock tip tucked nicely into the factory location if you prefer.

From the inside, stock gauges will monitor the LS Series without fail, and the feeling of the pedal operation will be unchanged. Even the original key switch will function as intended.

Under the hood, however, is a different story. At first glance, many find the LS Series to be rather intimidating in the middle of a 914, but some realizations quickly become the topic of affection.

First and foremost, the engine bay is immaculately clean and uncluttered. Since the original relay box and computer are removed, all that remains is the motor.

Secondly, the LS Series is a remarkably simple motor in appearance. Since the very sophisticated GM computer monitors all systems hundreds of times a second, the need for multiple redundant electrical or mechanical systems is unnecessary..

Finally, the amount of accessibility to all the necessary systems is amazing. If you have ever tried to perform the maintenance work on a stock 914 or 914-6, you know how hard it can be. After the LS Series conversion, the reality of a rare visit to the engine bay will not press your patience or bloody your knuckles.

A pleasant surprise awaits you when you turn the key to bring all 350 horses (or more) to life. Unlike a typical 914 motor that drowns out the exhaust note with a mechanical clatter, the LS Series has a pleasant and quite subtle sound at idle and is quite comfortable while cruising.

The most amazing reaction comes from the moment you crack the throttle body wide open, and your 914 hooks up hard. No sloppy throttle engagement; no hesitation, no disappointment; nothing but seamless power. This makes the very light 914 ultra-impressive; almost like a full-sized go-cart on steroids.

Reduced weight of the LS Series is also a HUGE advantage over the "big" 911 engines for those of you considering a "six" conversion. Weighing less than a completely dressed 3.0L NA motor, the LS Series has turbo performance with much less than turbo six weight. With less overall weight, and more power under your right foot, you can see why a converted 914 is so much fun to drive.

On the subject of engines, any new or used LS series GM V-8 will do wonderfully. Some minor modifications may be necessary, but you are welcome to call us for more specifics. If you are looking for our highest recommendation for a donor engine, we use new GM Performance Crate Engines. It’s very hard to beat their reliability, solid warranty, variety, and especially the price! We can help source one of these engines for you when purchasing our Renegade Hybrids 914 conversion kit.

Maybe you like the simplicity of a carburetor but seek the weight savings of the all-aluminum LS Series? Thanks to a hand-full of manufacturers including Edelbrock, Holley, MSD, and even GM, they have developed intakes that will replace the LS Series stock intake and allow for the installation of a four-barrel carburetor. Furthermore, MSD Corp. and others have used their expertise to manufacture an ignition control system that uses the stock individual coil packs on the factory LS Series and the factory cam trigger ring hidden inside the engine. Together, these clever creations eliminate the need for the GM computer or custom harness, and makes the Renegade LS Series 914 engine conversion even easier.

Finally, Renegade has made a big leap to advance the entire drive train into the 21st Century with the addition of the 6 speed Boxster S transaxle coupled to the reliable power of the LS V8. This is the ultimate upgrade to your 914 without any modifications to your chassis or trunk floor. Please give us a call for more details!


914 LS V-8 Basic Conversion Kit

Part Qty Cost
Custom Motor Mount Crossmember & Plates, Motor Mount Kit and hardware 1  
Custom Transaxle Set Back Blocks and hardware 2  
Adapter Kit (Adapter plate, flywheel, ring gear, pilot bearing, pilot bearing retainer, throw out bearing and hardware) 1  
9” Organic Clutch Disc 1  
Pressure Plate and hardware 1  
Billet-machined Water Mono-block with fittings, plugs, gaskets and hardware 1  
Electric Water Pump, fittings and hardware 1  
Custom Alternator Bracket with hardware and belt 1  
Custom Aluminum Filler Neck with hardware (cap supplied) 1  
8’ Gates Hose of 1.25” 1  
5’ Gates Hose of 1” 1  
     
Total   $3,695.00

Optional Parts

RENEGADE 914 COMPLETE COOLING SYSTEM With custom all aluminum radiator, dual high performance Spal fans, dual relays, thermostatic control switch, harness and all necessary sheet metal. $1,595
LS-SERIES CUSTOM FUEL REGULATOR / FILTER / RETURN Complete kit with correct fittings for your Porsche stock fuel lines. (NOTE: Not needed if you are using a carbureted LS-series engine.) $245
COOLANT TEMP SENDING UNIT With correct VDO output. Please specify your gauge value when ordering. $30
OIL PRESSURE SENDING UNIT With correct VDO output. Please specify your gauge value when ordering. $70
CUSTOM OIL PRESSURE SENDING UNIT ADAPTER $30
914 "SPORT" TRANSAXLE MOUNTS High performance mounts to replace worn out stock 914 rubber transaxle mounts. $180
RADIATOR HOSE KIT Gates Green Stripe Hose. Routed from the engine to the radiator and from the radiator back to the engine compartment in the recess beneath the floor of the car. 1.25” from engine to upper radiator and 1.25” from lower radiator back to engine. $160
BILLET BATTERY TRAY For Optima batteries (for battery relocation.) $135
5 BOLT REAR HUB SERVICE An economical way of converting to the five-lug wheel pattern on the rear of the car. Send us your brake rotors (in good condition) along with your rear hubs, and we will machine them for the 911 5-lug hub pattern and install 911 wheel studs. (Also available, hubs alone for use with SC or Carerra rear rotors - $195.00) $295
REAR COIL-OVER SHOCK PACKAGE Allows precise adjustment of rear ride height and the ability to fine tune spring rates. Includes new bilstein shocks, coil-over kit and springs. Many spring choices available. From 180 to 225 lbs are most common, depending on application and usage. $795
BILSTEIN REAR 914 SPORT SHOCKS Bilstein will provide the best handling characteristics and ride quality, and offer the greatest features for your 914 V8 application. These shocks are self-adjusting for varying road surfaces. PLUS, ride height is fully user adjustable as well! $369
HIGH PERFORMANCE AXLE KIT Replaces stock 914 axles that fail with less than 200HP. Good up to 500 hp! Sold per pair. $699
CUSTOM FRONT VALANCE (picture) Custom fiberglass front valance. Assists with proper air intake into the radiator. While this piece is not mandatory, as you can modify the existing front bumper, it will aid in cooling due to its ideal design. Adapts to all model years. $195
CUSTOM 914 TO LS-SERIES THROTTLE CABLE KIT For fuel injection throttle body connection using stock or similar intake. $169
HI-TORQUE STAGE II STARTER This gear reduction style starter has approximately 60% more power than the 914 starter with about 1/2 the weight, under 9 lbs. $209
ULTRA HIGH-TORQUE STAGE III STARTER Designed for ultra high performance engines exceeding 10.5 to 1 compression. If you have any doubt, this starter will do the job. With 80% more torque than the best Porsche starters, this monster will turn engines up to 13 to 1 compression. $245
HEAT / AC UNDER-DASH UNIT This three vent under dash unit can be used as a heater only or for heat and AC. It comes with a three-speed fan switch, powerful blower motor, blend control, three directional vents, AC evaporator and heater core, all enclosed in a trim-line under dash case. $435
AC CONDENSER To be mounted in front of Renegade cooling system. $185
RECEIVER DRYER Essential part of AC system. $85
POLYGRAPHITE CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS Replace your stock, worn rubber bushings with stronger polygraphite bushings. More resistant to deflection than rubber. Keeps the control arm in its intended position to help maintain correct alignment settings. $60 set
914 DIY SPORT SEAT (pictures) For 20 years, Renegade has built custom high-bolstered seats that 914 owners have loved. Due to the variety of custom interior colors and patterns, multiple choices of fabrics, and even the desire of an occasional seat heater, Renegade now offers a kit for you and your upholsterer to build our Renegade seats. With high bolsters that support your core in corners, the ability to fit in the factory 914 back pad, and full stock adjustability, these wonderful seats check all the boxes. Included in the kit is a full set of laser-cut aluminum bolster sides to match your stock cores, a full set of rivets, and video instructions. $90 ea / $149 pair
914 TO 996 BIG BRAKE KIT (ALL 4 CORNERS) Includes: Custom adapter blocks to mate 996 front and rear calipers to stock 914 suspension, custom stainless steel brake lines, five lug studded hubs and bearings front and rear, 996 rotors front and rear, and complete hardware. (Designed to be used with 1999-2004 year 996 Front and Rear Calipers. May require larger diameter rims. Ask Renegade for more details). $2,095
914 CUSTOM VDO GAUGES Made to order. (Inquire)

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