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After alot of thinking,I have decided on a 383 stroker,525 hp.I want to do away with all unneeded electronics.Like electric windows,map sensors and all other junk no needed.I will be ordering the engine from whites raceing .Has anyone else done away with all the unneeded electronics.
 

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Is there something wrong with your truck currently that is prompting you to do this? (blown motor/electric gremlins)

Seems rather bass-ackwards if you ask me...
 

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electric gremlins,passlock keeps going off.It has done it three times last week,and keeps throwing a engine light when the truck comes to stop lights.Have been in the dealership several times.Just sick and tired of it.They showed me a new colorado last week,I think they didn't like my response. lol.To me they are ugly,sorry guys for those who like them.All I want is the basic necessities,like fuel gauge,oil pressure tech,water temp and speedometer.
 

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Passlock is an easy fix via tune. What codes is the truck throwing?
 

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I can't remember off hand.But the idle would drop down to 300 rpm,almost shutoff,throwing the engine light.Have replaced coil packs ,sparkplugs and idle sensor switch.The motor just hit 100,000 last month.I want something that I can work on,and not have to depend on someone else to fix.The motor I am looking at is carburated so no electronic fuel injection.
 

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I can't remember off hand.But the idle would drop down to 300 rpm,almost shutoff,throwing the engine light.Have replaced coil packs ,sparkplugs and idle sensor switch.The motor just hit 100,000 last month.I want something that I can work on,and not have to depend on someone else to fix.The motor I am looking at is carburated so no electronic fuel injection.
Ive had the same thought, id rather work on a truck with a wrench, not a keyboard
 

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Yep my thoughts exactly.Besides who don't want more hp.Just wondering if I can still use my bcm to run lights and radio,might keep electric windows and locks.
 

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Pretty sure you can, i know i read on here about another member swapping a 350 sbc, and didnt have to change much of anything
 

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If you're thinking that a home made spliced together wiring harness will have fewer gremlins, you might be unpleasantly surprised.
 

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Strip it to a shell and rebuild!

Just as note.....most states will require a special registration for a "highly" modified vehicle. I say this since you will be removing most of the DOT required safety and emissions systems that the truck had from the factory.

Removing all of the electrical "junk" should be a nice weight reduction too. Plus you can make some nice cash on the airbags, sensors, PCM, BCM, power window and door lock parts, ABS module and so on.

Your defiantly going to need the Painless wiring harness to run all of you power needs after the deletion of the OEM system; ie for lights, signals brake lights, radio, gauges and so on. This should be a need project though.

****If you need all of the manual window stuff for the front doors let me know, I can acquire this stuff locally
 

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1badI5 Thanks.That was a concern I had about manual window and door cranks.I didn't think about selling airbags and other stuff.LLV.MA5, I think I wont have any lights or codes to worry about.This is the main reason I am doing this,I really like this body style colorado and not planning on getting rid of it anytime soon.Plus this engine swap may be alittle faster than doing a ls1 swap.This will start in early spring.I could go ahead and pull the electric windows and electric locks before doing this.
 

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1badI5 Thanks.That was a concern I had about manual window and door cranks.I didn't think about selling airbags and other stuff.LLV.MA5, I think I wont have any lights or codes to worry about.This is the main reason I am doing this,I really like this body style colorado and not planning on getting rid of it anytime soon.Plus this engine swap may be alittle faster than doing a ls1 swap.This will start in early spring.I could go ahead and pull the electric windows and electric locks before doing this.
1. Once you pull the airbags you will get warning lights for those, same for the ABS.

This will get sticky if you only eliminate some system and not all of them....since the BCM and PCM do communicate with one another.

2. Power locks are easy to delete and work around......you still have a key and lock thingy over the door handle

3. power window delete in the front doors is easy......the backs are easy too......but the parts are not as common.

The other systems that are effected........well the gas pedal wont work, cruise control, windshield wipers are BCM driven, new gauges(BCM runs the current one). You will need to rewire every system to have a useable street legal truck.

You might want to sit down and plan out more then just a simple 383 swap..........to many other system involved with the swap.

Strip and rebuild if you merely want a new truck look, but old school tech
 

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When I start this,I will drive another truck until done.I will pull all electronics I don't need.The gas pedal will have to be swapped out.Will pull dash and all door panels out and remove any and all wires I don't need.Been looking for a painless wire harness for this swap.Do they make a manual rear windows for colorados
 

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When I start this,I will drive another truck until done.I will pull all electronics I don't need.The gas pedal will have to be swapped out.Will pull dash and all door panels out and remove any and all wires I don't need.Been looking for a painless wire harness for this swap.Do they make a manual rear windows for colorados
I have been here before and I wish you all the luck in the world and hope everything turns out well.Having said that I also hope this other truck is nice and dependable.
 

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WDEagle,I can't remeber the code.When I try to start truck it will start just for a couple seconds then shut off and it will try to start again by itself.If it doesn't start it throws the pass lock on.It has been doing it more often now.Three times last week.
 

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If what it does is start, runs for a second, then shuts off. that is exactly what PassLock does. have you tryed to get that fixed? some one can turn VATS off with a tune via HPTuners.
 

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It starts,run for a second then shuts off,but it will try to start again on its own.Why is it trying to start again.I have no one around here to get a tune
 
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