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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

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

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

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

    TRPLXL2 New Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    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.
  4. silverhobey

    silverhobey Member

    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
  5. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Active Member 1000 Posts

    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....

  6. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    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:

  7. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Active Member 1000 Posts


    that looks awsome!

    video maybe?

  8. stchman

    stchman New Member 1000 Posts

    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.
  9. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Active Member 1000 Posts

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

  10. a.graham52

    a.graham52 New Member

    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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