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GMC Canyon engine upgrade.

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by tiltonb, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. tiltonb

    tiltonb New Member

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    Is it difficult to drop a 5 cylinder motor into a Canyon which has a 4 cylinder?
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  2. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

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    I would just do a V6 or V8... If I remember right there is only a 20 HP difference in the 4-5..
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  3. TRPLXL2

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    I just did a v8 swap in my 04 Colorado, 5.7 ls1 out of a camaro. Save your pennies and dimes, I have over $10,000 in the swap and it's still not done. We did all the work ourselves, except for some welding which was sent out.
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    TRPLX2---will you be able to keep the rubber on the rims with a 5.7....
    Boy and I'll bet she goes when completed Brian
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  5. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

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    PICS NOW!!!!

    i briefly toyed with getting a new 2012 colrado with a 5.3. id love to see a ls1 crammed in that engine bay....

    Alex
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  6. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member

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    Here's a teaser for ya, when I get home I will make a build thread so you can see all the photos.

    Attached Files:

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  7. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

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    drool...............

    that looks awsome!

    video maybe?

    Alex
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  8. stchman

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    You can get a Colorado with a 5.3L and they have 300HP. That's more powerful than the 5.7L engines.

    From what I understand, the stock Colorado with a 5.3L does 14.50 in the 1/4 mile. That's way quicker than a Silverado.
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    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

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    the ls1 in the old cameros was no 5.7 truck engine.

    Alex
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  10. a.graham52

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    the new 5.3 cans have 300hp, 320 ftlbs while the silverado 5.3 has 315hp, 335ftlbs. id either try and put a 5.3 in it and get it tuned better OR trade your truck in towards a factory 5.3 can.
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  11. TRPLXL2

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    Not be a let downer, but the stock 5.3 in the colorado dyno's at 240hp at the wheels. 300 hp is at the crank. Mine isn't stock either, I'll post a video here in a minute.

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    Here's a video for you, cammed, stalled, TBSS rear axle swap, still in the process of being finished. This took over a year to complete, I'm pretty sure we can take down a 5.3.
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  12. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

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    Now that is SWEET!!! I want to see it at Carlisle Truck'in Natl's this year....
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  13. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

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    dear god that things sounds awsome!

    note to self, if i see a colorado with the pbrtime plates, dont try and race it.... :lol:

    Alex
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  14. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member

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    We are going to the Carlisle truck nationals this year for sure, last year we were going to go but an electrical gremlin reared it's head the weekend before the show....
    [MENTION=35420]Alex[/MENTION] ha ha!! Well If an old man is driving it, don't worry he's harmless but If you see a young girl driving it then BEWARE!!! I love a good street race, and the truck sound wicked at WOT!! Once we get the truck all finished, I will upload a video of us trying out the line lock!!
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  15. Enkeiavalanche

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    See you there I hope.. Waiting for that video..... carshows 272.jpg I want to see it doing this.. carshows 201.jpg And showing like this....:great:
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  16. stchman

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    I don't believe the Colorado loses 20% of the 5.3L horsepower through the drive train.

    The Silverado has 315HP at the crank and 275 at the rear wheels with a 5.3L. That's a 13% loss in the drive train.
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    This makes me hate California smog laws even more!! Nice Colorado man
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