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ok i want to know whats the difference between the 3L straight and the 3L hybrid


im sure this has been asked many times before but i cant seem to fined it in the search or knowledge base


thanks for the help!
 

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I'll make this short and simple.

Straight 3L: Take a 3L engine, bolt yer tranny on it, make a few small changes here and there, drop it in

Hybrid 3L: Take the 3L bottom end, bolt yer 2.5 upper end and tranny to it, drop it in

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By upper he is refering to the heads - not the intake manifolds.

It doesn't matter really what manifold you go with (Non/SVT/3.0L). Straight/Hybrid references are all about which cylinder heads and cams you go with since the compression ratio is affected significantly by what combination you choose.
 

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Normal 3.0 swap is with the 3.0 short block, and normal 2.5 pieces attached
Hybrid is 3.0L short block with 2.5 SVT pieces attached

Thats how it was explained to me at one point.
 

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Originally posted by: EricF
Normal 3.0 swap is with the 3.0 short block, and normal 2.5 pieces attached
Hybrid is 3.0L short block with 2.5 SVT pieces attached

Thats how it was explained to me at one point.
Incorrect.

Straight 3L is just that. 3L block, with 3L heads.

Hybrid 3L is a combination of the 2.5L and 3L. 3L block with 2.5L heads.

Both will use the 2.5L oil pan, oil pickup, front cover.
You may use 3L intakes or 2.5L intakes.

2.5L heads require 2.5L valve covers.
3l heads require 3L valve covers.

Matt to the rescue once more :-/
 

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The term Hybrid means a combination of 2 different things...in this case that just happen to fit together.

Remember back to high school biology...Pink roses do not exist alone...But red and White ones do. So when you mate together a Red and a White Rose, your Hybrid rose is now pink.

Same with the engines...When you mate together the 3L bottom end (Block and all the internal components), and a 2.5L Top end (heads, valvetrain, cams, intake, etc), you get a hybrid engine. Whether it is an SVT or not, does not matter.
 
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