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  1. LSx Discussion
    Ok what will I need to get ? And what will I have to do to swap in a 6.0 LS and keep the 4x4 ? I know I need harness , computer LS engine with front accessories , motor mounts and AC brackets , and oil pan my ? Is do I have to modify the frame or anything and also do I have to change fuel pump ...
  2. LSx Discussion
    Hello! After all this time of bugging you guys on here I'm very slowly starting to acquire some parts for an 4.8/5.3 swap on my s10, I have a couple questions though about the wiring aspect. Possible too keep the stock gauges? and how the heck does one mangle the wiring harness too get...
  3. LSx Discussion
    I have a 6.0 Vortec out of a 2500hd with a hydro boost attachment coming off the power steering pump. Can I just cap that off with a nipple and a hose clamp as I have a vacuum brake booster? The reason I am asking is because I tried doing this and my power steering lines keep blowing off when I...
  4. S10 / S15
    I've been searching for an answer for a bit and can't seem to find one. I have a clean 2.5 Sonoma with an Iron Duke and trans that are both on the way out, and have my 5.3 ready to go ahead and drop in with an NV3500 and 4.10 8.8 LSD. Summit Racing, and a lot of other part suppliers don't show...
  5. LSx Discussion
    Hello, I'm back to pester you guys after a 2 year hiatus and I finally have around 2 grand to spend on an ls swap, from what I understand an ls swap is different in the 94-97 years compared too 98+, specifically inquiring on a 96 is what I'm after. what all has to be done to have working AC and...
  6. LSx Discussion
    Hi everyone I'm new here and really struggling to find a straight answer on what manifolds will fit my s10. I have a 1988 s10 4x4 that had a 4.3 that I'm swapping an lq4, 4l80e and np261 transfer case into. I've tried the stock suburban ls manifolds and a cheap stainless set from ebay. Both of...
  7. LSx Discussion
    Good afternoon, I'm beginning my LS swap on a 92 I just picked up, and I'm looking for advice on which engine and manual transmission to purchase. I have searched the inter-webs and this forum multiple times and haven't really seen the answers I'm looking for. Currently, the truck has a 2.8...
  8. LSx Discussion
    Hey guys I have a 88' S10 Extended Cab Long Bed that I'm looking to do a LS swap on. Now before I get started I'm planning on rebuilding this truck from the inside out. I'm restoring the whole frame, stripping and rust treating the interior and refinishing pretty much everything. What I'm trying...
  9. Transmission & Rearend
    Ok I’m trying to figure out how to mount my rear end on my 5.3 s10 it’s a 2006 mustang rear end and it's near able to mount on the old mounts but if I flip them to the other side of the frame to where my shocks mount up i might compromise some of the frames strength any ideas ???
  10. LSx Discussion
    I recently picked up an 02 S10 that I'm planning on doing an LS swap in. I'm hoping to save as much as possible in the short term and I was wondering if anyone has done a swap and kept the stock NV3500 trans and if so what motor mounts work best for it? I am planning on putting a T-56 in at a...
  11. Transmission & Rearend
    I have a bone stock LS1 in my S10, and I don't plan on adding any power to it. I'd like to add posi gears too, and strengthen that 7.5" a little. I only use this truck on the street and I don't plan on doing hard launches during my occasional track days. Does anyone have any experience with how...
  12. Electrical / Lighting
    I’m about to install the factory dash in my 93 s10 blazer 2wd 2 door. When I got the project it was already out and totally disconnected. It’s getting an ls swap and for right now the radio won’t be hooked up or installed. Ignition will be on a panel so no ignition cylinder / stock column at...
  13. LSx Discussion
    About to dive off the deepend on this one! :LOL: Engine & trans set up: Early LM7 5.3 DBC out of a suburban & a th350. (Hoping to use stock pcm with hptuners MY QUESTIONS ARE: what standalone harness do you recommend ? Not afraid of pinning one myself but if I can get one under 400$ I will...
  14. LSx Discussion
    Hi all, I have a 1986 s10 Blazer that I am swapping a 4.8 and a 4l60e into from a 2000 chev 1500. I ordered holley white box motor mounts for this as the blazer had already been swapped with a 305 when I got it and had the correct mounts on the frame to match the holley ones. what I am finding...
  15. Member Projects
    Hello! I have gifted myself a 2001 xtreme for xmas for my v8 swap project. This little box def needs some work. I am not very familiar with the truck and known issues, so feel free to point me to threads covering known issues that could help resolve some of the issues I've already identified...
  16. S10 / Sonoma
    so I have my awd turbo 5.3 (4l80e bw4472 t-case) and have recently installed a center console from a blazer. Im trying to get the "throw" correct so I dont have to go aftermarket. I want to keep the clean oem look if possible, ive seen threads asking the same but like usual nobody posted the...
  17. LSx Discussion
    I doing my first LS swap in to an 88 S15. I picked up a set a set of Trans Dapt motor mounts /w pads. Realized that I needed the engine to sit lower in bay so I followed the instructions to cut off part of the mount. Now my mounts no longer actually fit with out lowering the mount pads lower in...
  18. LSx Discussion
    Ok I got the motor mounts and headers recommended thru summit and muscle rods and first the header on passengerside doesn’t sit right. They said I needed the mounts they sell $504.12 mounts and trans mount. I got the Headman 45-240 headers. It’s a 5.3 liter and it had a 383 stroker in it and we...
  19. V8 Discussion
    Howdy, Ive finally decided what I want to do with my s10 and I want to lower and slap a 5.3 into it, I was hoping to build the stock transmission instead of pulling one out of a doner because this is my project truck and I am going to be adding more and more performance mods down the road. what...
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