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V8 Colorado Swap Guide, Links and Video's


These are facts learned from swaps already preformed.

  • GTO motor mounts can be used with custom fabrication.
  • GTO transmissions can be used and Stock transmissions can also be used by swapping the input shaft and bellhousing.
  • The Stock Rear End seem to be able to hold the power of the V8 pretty well.
  • The Stock Colorado radiator seems to work fine with the use of aftermarket fans.
  • If you intend to keep the factory A/C. Custom A/C lines will need to be made.
  • The Colorado Accelerator pedal has to be changed when using any of the LS2computers.
  • ABS is not a problem at all and works perfectly.
  • A starter switch or starter button may be needed to start the motor or you can change out the entire steering column. Because GM designed the Colorado to supply a start signal to the engine controller via the Body control module. It doesn't have any direct signal from the key to the starter, starter relay, or even the engine computer which controls the starter relay, and there isn't a very realistic way to make one. **Note: Current Performance is currently working on this and I believe they figured out how to wire everything so you can use the stock key ignition.
  • The cruise control can be made to work but depends on the engine and tranny combo.
  • If you choose to use a 2006 or 2007 Corvette motor with the LS2 or LS7 they use a 58x Reluctor wheel. This requires the use of an E38 control unit. This unit is not compatible with the Colorado at all and Current Performance is working on what needs to be done to make it all work.
  • Another issue with the 2006 and 2007 Corvette setup is the Transmission Controller. The controller is made to control the 6 speed auto and Current Performance hasn’t even gotten to the point of figuring out what to do there, but it’s possible an aftermarket Trans Controller will be needed, or maybe the older 2005 TCM will work.**Note: They are currently working on this.
  • You can use the stock I5 trans with a LS2 if you change out the input shaft and bellhousing.


Links

-Current Performance Click For Web Site

  • BOLT IN MOTOR Mounts $150.00
  • Ignition Switch $199.00
  • Radiator Shroud and Dual Fans COMING SOON.
  • Current Performance has the ability to do V8 Swap at there shop in Tampa FL if you feel the job is too big for you to do yourself.
  • Current Performance has harnesses available right now for the Gen 3 swaps, any LS1, 4.8, 5.3, 6.0, 24x LS2. The 2006 Corvette engine (58x) is kind of tricky to do via mail order right now but Current Performance is trying to work out how to supply the wiring via mail-order for the 58x Corvette Swap.
  • A V8 Colorado swap varies in price depending on what motor you go with but Current Performance can do the swap for about $8- $10,000.00 and that include the $3000.00 in labor to do the swap it self and you have to supply the motor and tranny of your choice so keep that in mind.

-Screamin Seeman Off-Road Click For Web Site
  • Screamin Seeman has installed a 2006 LS2 engine into a Colorado and is currently trying to make parts to sale. Pictures of his swap can be found here at LS1 Tech's Web Site and video of his truck running can be seen here at Current Performance's Web Site.

-LS1 Performance Parts ls1performanceparts.com

-LS1 Tech Forum www.ls1tech.com Great Forum For LS1 Support and Resources

V8 Colorado Video's

LS1 Colorado vs Hemi Dodge

V8 Colorado. Engine start up with the gauges working and no check engine lights.

Idle....Rev....Burnout Oh yea

I will try to update this post as new info is availble.:355:


Another Great Thread Brought To You By Brewer15650
I have a 2009 chevrolet colorado 3.7 with 4l60e transmission and I will swap with a 6.2 vortex motor with with l92 823 heads and I want to know which camshafts and a torque converter options do I have? or which do you recommend?
My plan is to have my truck street able and highway friendly, but weekend racer. Not nitrous neither boost. Also, I don't want to put a supercharger and turbo just the motor. I want a stall between 2500 - 3000 and a mild cam. Give me options please.. thanks!
 

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So, let me get this so I understand what has been written. Depending on which engine you select, the cost is $8,000 to $10,000. That includes the $3,000 for the swap. However, you must supply the engine and tranny. Where is the saving? I am just saying.
 

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V8 Colorado Swap Guide, Links and Video's


These are facts learned from swaps already preformed.


  • GTO motor mounts can be used with custom fabrication.
  • GTO transmissions can be used and Stock transmissions can also be used by swapping the input shaft and bellhousing.
  • The Stock Rear End seem to be able to hold the power of the V8 pretty well.
  • The Stock Colorado radiator seems to work fine with the use of aftermarket fans.
  • If you intend to keep the factory A/C. Custom A/C lines will need to be made.
  • The Colorado Accelerator pedal has to be changed when using any of the LS2computers.
  • ABS is not a problem at all and works perfectly.
  • A starter switch or starter button may be needed to start the motor or you can change out the entire steering column. Because GM designed the Colorado to supply a start signal to the engine controller via the Body control module. It doesn't have any direct signal from the key to the starter, starter relay, or even the engine computer which controls the starter relay, and there isn't a very realistic way to make one. **Note: Current Performance is currently working on this and I believe they figured out how to wire everything so you can use the stock key ignition.
  • The cruise control can be made to work but depends on the engine and tranny combo.
  • If you choose to use a 2006 or 2007 Corvette motor with the LS2 or LS7 they use a 58x Reluctor wheel. This requires the use of an E38 control unit. This unit is not compatible with the Colorado at all and Current Performance is working on what needs to be done to make it all work.
  • Another issue with the 2006 and 2007 Corvette setup is the Transmission Controller. The controller is made to control the 6 speed auto and Current Performance hasn’t even gotten to the point of figuring out what to do there, but it’s possible an aftermarket Trans Controller will be needed, or maybe the older 2005 TCM will work.**Note: They are currently working on this.
  • You can use the stock I5 trans with a LS2 if you change out the input shaft and bellhousing.

Links

-Current Performance
Click For Web Site

  • BOLT IN MOTOR Mounts $150.00
  • Ignition Switch $199.00
  • Radiator Shroud and Dual Fans COMING SOON.
  • Current Performance has the ability to do V8 Swap at there shop in Tampa FL if you feel the job is too big for you to do yourself.
  • Current Performance has harnesses available right now for the Gen 3 swaps, any LS1, 4.8, 5.3, 6.0, 24x LS2. The 2006 Corvette engine (58x) is kind of tricky to do via mail order right now but Current Performance is trying to work out how to supply the wiring via mail-order for the 58x Corvette Swap.
  • A V8 Colorado swap varies in price depending on what motor you go with but Current Performance can do the swap for about $8- $10,000.00 and that include the $3000.00 in labor to do the swap it self and you have to supply the motor and tranny of your choice so keep that in mind.
-Screamin Seeman Off-Road Click For Web Site
  • Screamin Seeman has installed a 2006 LS2 engine into a Colorado and is currently trying to make parts to sale. Pictures of his swap can be found here at LS1 Tech's Web Site and video of his truck running can be seen here at Current Performance's Web Site.
-LS1 Performance Parts www.ls1performanceparts.com

-LS1 Tech Forum www.ls1tech.com Great Forum For LS1 Support and Resources

V8 Colorado Video's

LS1 Colorado vs Hemi Dodge

V8 Colorado. Engine start up with the gauges working and no check engine lights.

Idle....Rev....Burnout Oh yea

I will try to update this post as new info is availble.:355:


Another Great Thread Brought To You By Brewer15650
What's the best headers/manifolds to use for the 5.3 ls swap on 08 canyon? Factory manifolds puts flange right at the frame.
 
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