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Not sure if this is the place for this or not. But I will be documenting the ls swap journey of my dream truck. I found me a fairly clean rust free 1992 gmc 1500 2wd. Sourced a junkyard 5.3, and a 4l80e trans. I am using a bp automotive harness, hp tuners and a lot of luck. This is my first ls swap so critics please tell me what I am doing wrong.
I'm looking to see if anyone knows of anyone who has swapped a LS engine into a GM 2014-2018 1500 series truck. Most likely with the 6L80. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Looking to do this with a LS3, more specifically one from TSP. Been coming up with a new daily driver truck build for myself in the next 1-2 years. Little info for anyone who is interested/wants to suggest anything. Engine/Trans: LS3 from TSP w/ 550-600 HP @ Crank 102mm throttle body ARH LT Headers Electric cutout for exhaust dump CAI Intake TSP, Borla, or Corsa Catback exhaust Custom Driveshaft? Circle D Torque converter 6L80 with 4.10/4.56 Yukon Gears Build truck: 2016 GMC Sierra SLT/Denali 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 or 2WD BDS 4" Suspension lift King 2.5 Suspension Front & Back w/ reservoirs Cognito/Camberg UCAs Metal Front & Rear Bumper Intellihaul Tow Mirrors McGaughy's Traction Bars 20" Method Wheels wrapped in 35x11.5x20 Nittos
just joined the forum so i guess im the new guy with an old truck... tis the season to be wasting money... 72 c10 l33/4l60e plan is to ditch the 18's and go with some 17" torque thrusts with tall tires out back and then maybe re-address the ride height. currently 5" in the rear and 4.5" up front. it had slightly sloppy steering so I changed out the steering intermediate shaft for a nice u-joint version. the doofus before me "changed the rear brakes" but never adjusted the shoes properly so the wheel cylinders started to seep and ruined the shoes on one side so im going to replace both wheel cylinders and shoes. so once I cracked open the rear end I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the open diff was completely smoked. I don't even know how it held together on my trip home. kinda scary. sucks that I had to shell out cash I wasn't expecting to but at least its only the diff and not the entire housing etc etc. I decided to go with an Eaton limited slip that is currently in route. im going to do the diff swap, diff seals, axle seals, wheel cylinders and brake shoes all at once. hope to have it buttoned up by the weekend. I also decided to pep up the gear ratio from 3.08 to 3.42. it will hurt fuel mileage slightly but once I ditch the 18" wheels (current tire diameter is 28.5") and go to a 17" setup (which will have a tire diameter of 30") it shouldn't be too bad. so while im waiting for the rear end parts to arrive im going to continue to pick away at the list of little stuff I want to do. *continuing with the long winded post* I took off the old 13" billet steering wheel it came with and bought another 15" comfort grip steering wheel I noticed that the previous owner for some reason ditched the column spring and signal cancel cam/horn conductor. so I sourced both of these little jerks in addition to that he wired the horn to a separate switch under the dash...!??!?!?! so ill wire it back up the column. I also ordered a few firewall boots that were missing and letting TONS of cold air into the cab one for the brake rod and one for the steering column there is also a hole in the dash where the cigarette lighter went and it bothered me so I ordered one of those too... ill *hopefully* get around to changing out the passenger window regulator that gets really difficult halfway down. I already bought the part just need to find the time. I keep putting it off since its not that important... these CPP sway bars came in from summit over the weekend so ill try and get those on too. Ill prob be "sick" on Friday and just take the day to button it up. I may even cruise over to the truck shop and pick up some new cab cushions (the current ones look like they needed replacing in 1993) along with a repop correct style 10" rear view mirror and wiper washer motor. once I get all this stuff sorted out ill start to plan out the next phase... the big question...n/a or boost