944/968 All Aluminum LS Series V-8 Conversion
Basic kits from 2,895.00! Scroll down for details!

Almost all 944 owners agree that this platform is one of the most fantastic handling cars ever built! BUT, the lack of power, reliability and frequent bloodied knuckles have always been their downfall.

Renegade Hybrids has a solution using the General Motors LS Series all aluminum fuel injected V-8. Starting at over 335 HP stock, this abundant late-model engine series has become our best pick for more horsepower in the 944 conversions. Plus, the all-aluminum LS series power-plants are slightly lighter than a turbo 944 engines. This means you get greater power and reliability at less weight and cost. This is precisely why the 944 is now one of the most popular German cars to convert to a V-8.

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 944 conversion kit.

( NOTE: The SBC and LT conversion kits have been discontinued in favor of the LS series kits. Some support parts are still available so please inquire. For 924 owners (excluding '87-'88 924S) looking to do a conversion, we do not have a conversion kit, nor do we recommend converting the 924 platform.)

Have we piqued your interest? Do you want to see more? How about a video clip of the 944 LS Series in action: (video)


944 LS V-8 Basic Conversion Kit

Part Qty Cost
C5 1 Piece modified bellhousing, new long dowel pins, and ¼ bellhousing spacer 1  
Adapter Plate pre-assembled with hydraulic throw out bearing, custom hydraulic line and fittings, and hardware 2  
Organic Clutch Disc with Porsche center spline 1  
Motor Mount kit complete with engine mount uprights, block plates, rubber isolators, and hardware 1  
Custom road-race oil pan with 10AN In & Out, spring loaded trap doors, oil pump pick-up tube and hardware 1  
Oil Pan Gasket 1  
Remote Oil Filter Mount and hardware 1  
Front cross member, Control Arm, and sway bar drop kit with hardware 1  
Pilot bearing and pilot bearing bushing 1  
Brake Master Cylinder Mount and Pushrod with hardware 1  
Custom Ignition Coil Mount Bracket with hardware (Fits all LS Engine Coil Options) 1  
Custom extended SS clutch line with bleeder valve for remote bleeding 1  
     
Total   $2,895.00

Optional Parts

RENEGADE 944 TO LS SERIES COMPLETE COOLING SYSTEM Including high efficiency custom radiator, HP puller fan and mounts, thermostatic control switch, 30 amp relay, and pre-wired harness, assembled and ready for installation in the stock 944 radiator location. $1,295
CUSTOM BUILT LS STEEL SHORTY HIGH FLOW HEADERS With 1¾-inch primaries and 3-inch collectors. $849
CUSTOM BUILT LS STAINLESS STEEL LONG TUBE HEADERS (pictures) 1⅞" primaries for a perfect fit long tube header in a Porsche 944/951/968. They are 304 stainless with a thick head flange and 3-inch collectors $2,495
CERAMIC COATING FOR SHORTY HEADERS (pictures) High temperature black ceramic coating. $225
CERAMIC COATING FOR LONG TUBE HEADERS (pictures) High temperature black ceramic coating. $375
CUSTOM REMOTE FILTER OIL LINES One pair with all needed fittings. $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
LS FLYWHEEL $155
SPEC STEEL FLYWHEEL (picture) $335
SPEC ALUMINUM FLYWHEEL (picture)   $425
SPEC STAGE 1 CLUTCH DISC & PRESSURE PLATE (picture) *Features an integrally molded carbon-based, high performance organic lining that offers smooth engagement and excellent life. This lining has an integrally molded steel backing for strength under high clamp loads and temperatures. The hub is double sprung with spring cover relieves for flexibility and heat treated components for strength and durability. best for street and limited track/off-road usage. (599 ft lbs torque capacity) $379
SPEC STAGE 2 CLUTCH DISC & PRESSURE PLATE (picture) *Features pure segmented or full faced kevlar disc with steel backing. This lining features excellent drivability like the stage 1, but offers slightly longer life and higher torque capacity. The hub is double sprung with spring cover relieves for flexibility and heat treated components for strength and durability. Best for street, drag, pulling and autocross. (690 ft lbs torque capacity) $519
SPEC STAGE 2+ CLUTCH DISC & PRESSURE PLATE (picture) *Features a multi-friction disc in a full faced configuration with carbon semi-metallic on one side and kevlar on the other. Bridging the gap between stage 2 and stage 3, the 2+ offers drivability and engagement quality characteristic of the stage 2, but with a 15-20% higher torque capacity. The hub is double sprung with spring cover relieves for flexibility and heat treated components for strength and durability. Great for street, drag, autocross, road racing, pulling, rally and drift. (782 ft lbs torque capacity) $529
SPEC STAGE 3 CLUTCH DISC & PRESSURE PLATE (picture) *Features a carbon semi-metallic 6 puck sprung hub disc that has been the leading puck clutch in drivability, life and torque capacity. This unit is designed for street and race cars that require an aggressive but streetable engagement and high torque capacity. The hub is double sprung with spring cover relieves for flexibility and heat treated components for strength and durability. Great for street, drag, road racing, pulling, rally and drift. (832 ft lbs torque capacity) $479
SPEC STAGE 3+ CLUTCH DISC & PRESSURE PLATE (picture) *The flagship stage for a high powered street or race car that requires a manageable and friendly engagement, the stage 3+ features a carbon semi-metallic full faced material that offers unparalleled life, friction coefficient and drivability characteristics in one single package. The hub is double sprung with spring cover relieves for flexibility and heat treated components for strength and durability. Great for street, drag, autocross, road racing, pulling, rally and drift. (967 ft lbs torque capacity) $659
SPEC STAGE 4 CLUTCH DISC & PRESSURE PLATE (picture) *This unit is a solid hub version of the stage 3. The hub is solid 8- rivet and the assembly is heat treated for strength and durability. It’s available in a 3, 4, or 6 puck configuration. Use the 3 puck for the lightest option or the 6 puck for the smoothest engagement. The 4 puck is a good compromise for both. Street drivable in 6 puck configuration, but not street friendly due to the rigid hub. Best for drag, road racing, pulling, rally and drift. (832 ft lbs torque capacity) $479
SPEC STAGE 5 CLUTCH DISC & PRESSURE PLATE (picture) *Features a full-metallic disc with the highest possible friction coefficient. Street drivable but not street-friendly. The hub is a solid 12-rivet and the assembly is heat treated for strength and durability. Best for extreme street and drag racing. (1060 ft lbs torque capacity) $619
LS Series CUSTOM FUEL REGULATOR / FILTER / RETURN COMPLETE KIT With correct fittings for your Porsche stock fuel lines. $245
ENERGY SUSPENSION MOTOR MOUNT UPGRADE Plus mount modification. $90 added to upgrade stock mounts included with basic conversion kit. $140 / pr.
CUSTOM BUILT POWER STEERING LINES Cores required. (need both pressure and return off of the rack(Porsche) and power steering pump pressure side fitting(GM)) $250 / pr.
LS1 STARTER New $175
LS3 STARTER New $250
LS Series/LT-1 CUSTOM CV/TRANSAXLE MOUNTED SPEED SENSOR KIT (picture) With reluctor, speed sensor and bracket. $130
MODIFIED INTAKE KIT (picture) This kit requires modification of the hood latch assembly, clearancing of the hood and the need for hood pins. $595
LS Series TO 944 CUSTOM THROTTLE CABLE $75
HEATER CONTROL H VALVE The LS Series heater return loop must remain intact for the required bypass system designed into the motor. If you plan to run a heater, this type of H valve is required. $29
944 "993 BIG RED" BRAKE UPGRADE KIT Complete with brand new 993TT Calipers and hardware, 993TT cross drilled rotors, Caliper Adapters, Rotor Hats, Brake Pads, 928 Proportioning Valve, and Custom Brake Lines. (Requires late model turbo struts and hubs) $4,595

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