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    Default Lincoln LS turbo

    If the 2000-2002 lincoln ls came in a 3.0L duratec v6 with a 5 speed and are rear wheel drive, why hasnt one been turboed like the svts have been. Wouldnt that be a more logical way to apply the power these motors can create when turbocharged? I did a quick forum search and found no topics about this. I can't be the first person to have thought of this.

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    Probably because the LS was a failure car and that's why Lincoln quit making it? People thinking the LS was such a great car makes me want to vomit. I know a guy who went through two of them before he finally got smart and bought something else...

    Edit: It could also be because buying the V6 would have been a waste of money when you could mod the V8 and get more power even from stock.
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    You mean like this?

    http://www.mackenziemustang.com/mack...41_0_index.php

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    I've often wondered why someone hasn't tried to drop a Mustang (2005-2009 or so) drivetrain into one. Same platform, albeit with a lot of changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnewton44 View Post
    Probably because the LS was a failure car and that's why Lincoln quit making it? People thinking the LS was such a great car makes me want to vomit. I know a guy who went through two of them before he finally got smart and bought something else...

    Edit: It could also be because buying the V6 would have been a waste of money when you could mod the V8 and get more power even from stock.
    I like the look of the Lincoln LS. Never seemed like it was really on par with what a Lincoln should be in a way, but they have their good points. Though, a V6 LS is kinda a waste of time when you could just go with the baby V8, get a lot more power and a better starting point.

    I am still considering getting one some time.
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    I can't comment on the feasibility, but there are 2 other things I'd point out.
    1. They didn't build that many of the 5-speed v6's. I searched all of craigslist for the US and found only a few.
    2. Lincoln LS(s) in my experience, are unreliable money pits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete D View Post
    2. Lincoln LS(s) in my experience, are unreliable money pits.
    Sad but true. A neighbor was selling a very clean LS a couple years ago and when I went to ask how much they kindly told me that it had problems and they wouldn't feel right selling it to a neighbor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Rohtla View Post
    Same platform, albeit with a lot of changes.
    So not really the same platform?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete D View Post
    2. Lincoln LS(s) in my experience, are unreliable money pits.
    for some reason, i have a hard time believing this^^^. unless u're telling me that the LS cars are more unreliable than our contours. its a 3l duratec v6. how much worse than what we duratec owners are already experiencing could it be?
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    Read some of the reviews on Edmunds and Carpoint to give yourself an idea. For whatever reason the LS series had a gremlin like the Jag X-Type seems to.
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    I was once interested in the Lincolns but as most have noted here they're unreliable machines. Couple that with the Mercury Marauder and a Saleen-Bonspeed Thunderbird and I completely lost interest. Now where did I put my funds?? Oh yeah, that's right... friggin' Contour lol I'm sure there are more than a handful of 'charged LS's since you see Chevettes, Gremlins and Pintos with massive stroked V8s. There's always a few nuts out there with some good ideas.

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