Been there Done it
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: SW Wisconsin
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Re: 92 GMC Sonoma complete emissions removal
So go buy a 5.3, they're cheap. Besides the engine is usually only 10% of the cost of a LS swap. Personally I'd go for an LQ9 or L96. They used to say "there is no substitute for cubic inches". Now the saying is "there is no substitute for cubic inches or technology". But if you have both, even better.
As far as removing the emission parts, you won't gain almost anything by doing it. And if you ever try tell to sell it, having that stuff removed will actually lower the resale value. Anyone looking for a nice older truck doesn't want one that's hacked up.
Clean it up good, maintain it well and be proud of your collector truck.