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2005 Colorado LSA supercharged 6.0 & 6L80e Build thread

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Hey guys, this will hopefully be the start to my build thread in an attempt to keep me motivated. I just bought a 2005 Crewcab 4x4 Colorado a couple months ago. I have big plans for it already.

I picked it up for 4K and then gave it a good cleaning. The day after I bought it, I found a 4" lift for $250 at the salvage yard so I put that on along with some cheap 35" tires and did a spring over conversion on the rear. I Also got a good deal on a toolbox from Autozone so I installed that as well. That brings us up to speed for the current mods from the last couple months.

In the mean time, I have been collecting parts for a v8 swap. So far I have bought a

-6.0 that will be pulled from my 4runner with the LSA supercharger
-6L80e out of a 2010 Tahoe
-Northwest fab Billet dual transfercase box
-Chevy NP205 transfercase
-Ford 9" rear axle
-Ford Superduty 1350 CV driveshafts
-Colorado V8 Manifolds
-ZL1 Camaro Wiring Harness
-2012 Malibu Foor shifter
-I machined an adapter for the 8 bolt NP205 to the 6 bolt pattern
-E67 ECM

Cleaned up and lift installed:

Body mount cut to clear 35's:

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How did you tune you computer to work with the 6l80e and 6.0? is it a 6.0? I have a 09 6l80e with a 24x 6.0 ls from a 03 sierra. I'm doing my research of how to tune this configuration. What did you need to do to the wiring harness to splice them? Are you using the factory Colorado gauges?
Where did you get the Solid works drawings for your Colorado frame? did you make them? I'm just up from you in Montana. Embarking on an LS swap with the same trans and t-case set up. Why did you decide to stay with IFS. Was it the challenge? or do you like it better than say a 4 link with coils? I'm looking at going 35 or 37s. If you need parts hit us up at. Lazarus Performance We do CNC machining with a VF2 haas and a laser work as well.
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