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  1. Transmission & Rearend
    I’m trying to figure out if it’s possible to mate a 5.3 to a stock 2.5l 8th vin A 5speed manual, or is their a better manual transmission to go on it?
  2. Xtreme / ZQ8
    I have a 99 GMC Sonoma and I am installing a 5.3 from a 04 Silverado. My question is on the Sonoma EVAC was taken from the engine, and on the Silverado it was taken from the gas filler area. For you that have done similar swaps what did you do with the EVAC? My other question is has anyone used...
  3. LSx Discussion
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone who has done a 4x4 swap knows which exhaust manifolds or headers will work. I ordered the s10 blackheart manifolds that should work, however they are now giving me an estimated ship date of 11/15. (10/3) was the date when I ordered them. If I can't find another bolt...
  4. Electrical / Lighting
    Hello everyone. I’m new to the forums and new to s10s and ls engines, coming from a diesel world and wanted to try something new. I have a 1999 2wd s10 it’s a base model crank windows and the truck does not have hvac (my choice). Engine is a 2000 lm7 engine with minor upgrades.Anyway very close...
  5. S10 / S15
    Hey guys can anyone please help me? I'm almost done with my LS swap but am stuck atm trying to figure out how to wire the alternator. The 5.3 alt that I have has 3 wires in the plug. One is pink w/ blk tracer, the next is a light brown or tan, and the third is black w/ white tracer. The pink/blk...
  6. LSx Discussion
    I could really use some advice from someone who has gone through this or knows what's involved. (PLEASE ONLY POST REGARDING ADVICE OR HELP!!) I got a customer with a 02 blazer ZR2 4.3L 4WD wanting to do a LS swap. Im doing this swap on clock so I want to make it as efficient as possible and...
  7. LSx Discussion
    By the title you see I’m starting my first ls build which is an iron block 5.3 with 90,000 miles on it and it’s going in my 88 s10 Truck was a pretty nice steal it has a 2.8l with 100,000mi with a 700r4 tranny, no rust anywhere on the truck, no dents or scratches except one small dent on...
  8. LSx Discussion
    My build has been a $300 truck to daily drive turned crazy. Watch my video of the build so far, but I am pulling the motor soon and building a forged striker for it. Also should I keep her ugly?
  9. V8 Discussion
    I bought a 2000 zr2 awhile back and I want to v8 swap it I want to do either a 5.7 vortec or a 5.3 ls i know I need engine mounts headers and oil pan but what else do I need? Where do I find everything to do the swap? and how much will it cost?
  10. LSx Discussion
    I have recently bought a 97 rcsb s10 that has a 5.3 lm7 and a nv3500 installed. The person who done the swap done a bad job to say the least. When they done the swap they deleted all four of the o2 sensors and the knock sensors. I have not been able to hook up to the OBD2 port yet cause they...
  11. S10 / S15
    So I am currently ls swapinh my s10 and need a new rear end has anyone or has someone ever swapped in a narrowed ford 8.8 rear end before? Is it a good idea? And can it handle power?
  12. LSx Discussion
    I have a 1989 S-10 blazer I’m putting a lm7 5.3 in it with a 4l80e transmission just wondering if I would have to change the cross member or anything or what would I have to notch also also what motor mounts are y’all running? Can y’all give me some links for parts, interior, engine, visual, etc
  13. S10 / S15
    I am currently swaping a 5.3 ls into my 1998 chevy s10 and I am gonna be running wither a 10 bolt or ford 9in rear end and I at the moment I have a c6 t56 transmission and im struggling on how to convert the transmission to be able to run and drive shaft i want and where to find parts like bell...
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