View Full Version : Picked Up Something For My 04 Colorado


Code Red
04-06-2011, 10:17 PM
Truck as it sits

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/coderedzq8/L33/IMG_7606.jpg
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hmmm what Did I pick up??

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206759_10150212176755783_601365782_8792308_44487_n .jpg

L33 5.3 V8 Out of a 06 Silverado. Has 22k miles on it. All aluminum block and heads

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the bad parts

need a new pulley no biggie

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/coderedzq8/L33/IMG_7594.jpg

smashed oil filter umm ok

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/coderedzq8/L33/IMG_7595.jpg

oh the damn cracked oil pan (they only took 50 bucks off for that grrr

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/coderedzq8/L33/IMG_7596.jpg
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mattyj385
04-06-2011, 10:19 PM
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!

TX RED
04-06-2011, 11:21 PM
nice you should check my buddy joe's colorado
http://youtu.be/hvxoaNnSUas?hd=1
http://youtu.be/e5ne7g4Vdlo

01ssreda4
04-07-2011, 01:06 AM
Thats gonna be fun :thumb:

Code Red
04-07-2011, 06:24 AM
nice you should check my buddy joe's colorado
http://youtu.be/hvxoaNnSUas?hd=1
http://youtu.be/e5ne7g4Vdlo

Yeah he is on the colorado site I'm on.

Code Red
04-23-2011, 01:10 PM
Went to go check on the motor I should get it back monday

So far they said the motor is in very good condition

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/coderedzq8/L33/IMG_7608.jpg
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SRfastZ
04-23-2011, 10:24 PM
NIce
post more pics of your truck

1998MysticZ28
04-24-2011, 01:06 AM
yeah geeds has one of the nicest trucks over there on the nation. Never knew you were on here man

MonmouthCtyLS7
04-25-2011, 07:45 PM
Yea definitely keep us updated

Code Red
04-25-2011, 07:57 PM
NIce
post more pics of your truck

here you go from before I changed to the canyon grill

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Code Red
08-31-2011, 07:09 PM
hmm whats this?

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/coderedzq8/75a45ff7.jpg
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Camaroking1996
08-31-2011, 07:15 PM
Thats gunna be one bad sleeper

07 z71 silverado
08-31-2011, 07:18 PM
hmm whats this?

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/coderedzq8/75a45ff7.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/coderedzq8/814e6c46.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/coderedzq8/3e86dcb6.jpg

Something thats not going to fit under the hood?

Code Red
08-31-2011, 07:19 PM
Something thats not going to fit under the hood?

well I have a cowl hood and the guy i bought it from had it on his colorado which was one of the newer ones with the 5.3 v8 and it fit fine.

demonspeed
08-31-2011, 07:42 PM
Colorado's and Canyon's are some of the most unloved trucks there are, it seems, anyway. I always thought they were great for what they were, especially considering no one makes an updated midsizer. Should be a nice project!

loloone
08-31-2011, 07:45 PM
NICE! I've been looking for a low-mileage L33, they seem to be hard to find. Would you mind telling me how much you scooped it for?

Code Red
08-31-2011, 07:46 PM
NICE! I've been looking for a low-mileage L33, they seem to be hard to find. Would you mind telling me how much you scooped it for?

900 some said i paid too much but around here that was the best deal and only 24k miles

SRZ
08-31-2011, 08:11 PM
I shouldn't have looked but that's exactly what I want to do to mine when it dies a natural death OR I find one w/ everything included 1500 bucks. LOL Nice find man and the truck looks sweet! Can't mod mine as I swore I'd leave it stock. 6 yrs owning it and so far so good.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m297/02ws6ta/01%20GTP/IMG_4540.jpg

Code Red
08-31-2011, 08:41 PM
I shouldn't have looked but that's exactly what I want to do to mine when it dies a natural death OR I find one w/ everything included 1500 bucks. LOL Nice find man and the truck looks sweet! Can't mod mine as I swore I'd leave it stock. 6 yrs owning it and so far so good.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m297/02ws6ta/01%20GTP/IMG_4540.jpg

very nice are you over on 355nation.net? if not go join.

SRZ
08-31-2011, 09:18 PM
very nice are you over on 355nation.net? if not go join.

Nope as I'm trying to stay away from the mod bug. LOL! I'm on coloradofans.com but rarely post or go there for that matter. I'll check it out though. Thanks!

Code Red
08-31-2011, 09:21 PM
Nope as I'm trying to stay away from the mod bug. LOL! I'm on coloradofans.com but rarely post or go there for that matter. I'll check it out though. Thanks!

Lol well trust me 355nation is WAY better than coloradofans

04BlackGmc
09-02-2011, 09:00 AM
very nice!

ls1jorge
09-02-2011, 02:37 PM
Good lookin truck & definitely a Sleeper! Is everything plug n play for the swap engine to trans, harness?? Any custom modification? What size is your trans & what oil pan you'll be using? & will it be possible to drop in a Ls1 or Lq4/9 to fit??

Code Red
09-02-2011, 10:39 PM
Good lookin truck & definitely a Sleeper! Is everything plug n play for the swap engine to trans, harness?? Any custom modification? What size is your trans & what oil pan you'll be using? & will it be possible to drop in a Ls1 or Lq4/9 to fit??
Pretty much all ls based motors will fit in. Most of it is straight forward. Plus they have a 5.3 available in the 09 and up

Code Red
09-02-2011, 10:40 PM
Started stripping the motor down

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Code Red
09-03-2011, 09:00 PM
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1badWS6
09-03-2011, 09:38 PM
Bad ass! I want one of those quad cab colorados!

Camaroking1996
09-03-2011, 10:07 PM
Sir u do have one good lookin truck and an ultimate sleeper. You doing any other work besides the intake on the motor? Heads and cam?

metalmilitia606
09-03-2011, 10:13 PM
Stopping in to say hey to a fellow 937'er. I'll probably see you around. Nice truck.

Code Red
09-03-2011, 10:18 PM
Bad ass! I want one of those quad cab colorados!

lol thanks

Sir u do have one good lookin truck and an ultimate sleeper. You doing any other work besides the intake on the motor? Heads and cam?

I have a cam coming 225/229 getting it off a buddy who bought it for his, i'm sticking for the factory 799 heads for now since I'm told they are basiclly LS6 heads

Stopping in to say hey to a fellow 937'er. I'll probably see you around. Nice truck.

thanks man, I'm actually over in the huber Heights area

metalmilitia606
09-03-2011, 10:37 PM
I actually live in Englewood/Union so you're just down the road from me.

Code Red
09-03-2011, 10:40 PM
I actually live in Englewood/Union so you're just down the road from me.

yup so if you want to lend a helping wrench lol

egott_91
09-03-2011, 10:43 PM
You can bring the motor on over to Indiana and we can put it in my '05 Coly instead, sound good? Lol. 3.5L isn't enough power for me...

Code Red
09-03-2011, 10:45 PM
You can bring the motor on over to Indiana and we can put it in my '05 Coly instead, sound good? Lol. 3.5L isn't enough power for me...

a buddy of mine in South Bend turboed his 3.5 in his colorado

egott_91
09-03-2011, 10:48 PM
a buddy of mine in South Bend turboed his 3.5 in his colorado

Yeah. I've seen the truck. Sweet Coly. Way more money put into his truck than I could ever justify putting into mine. Lol. I thought about picking up a 5.3 for mine, but it sucks already in northern Indiana winters and that's only with the 3.5, couldn't imagine how bad it would be with a 5.3. Ha.

Code Red
09-03-2011, 10:49 PM
Yeah. I've seen the truck. Sweet Coly. Way more money put into his truck than I could ever justify putting into mine. Lol. I thought about picking up a 5.3 for mine, but it sucks already in northern Indiana winters and that's only with the 3.5, couldn't imagine how bad it would be with a 5.3. Ha.

lol though honestly the 3.5 in mine with intake, exhaust, and a mild tune still isn't too bad for what it is.

Code Red
09-04-2011, 04:59 PM
Still need to paint the heads, valve covers, brackets, water pump, pulleys, etc....

Not sure how I'll do the fast intake

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/coderedzq8/b0ae8668.jpg

Camaroking1996
09-04-2011, 05:51 PM
Are you doing everything red?

Code Red
09-04-2011, 06:49 PM
Are you doing everything red?

nah, the valve covers will get a shot of red, I have a new oil pan that will be left in the natural aluminum, the heads, brackets, and water pump will be painted in a aluminum paint, pulleys will be black

Code Red
09-04-2011, 08:13 PM
Swapped out the oil pickup since I have to use a LH8 oil pan (colorado/canyon/h3) since the silverado one won't work, and the oil pickup was too long so I had to use a LH8 one. However I did get a new windage tray but I saw no need to swap it out.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/coderedzq8/a712c73c.jpg

LH8 pan, it will be staying the cast aluminum color

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/coderedzq8/7deb1942.jpg
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and another reason why I can't use the pan

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/coderedzq8/43bfb92e.jpg

Camaroking1996
09-04-2011, 08:40 PM
Is that the stock height or did you lower it?

Code Red
09-04-2011, 08:44 PM
Is that the stock height or did you lower it?

its dropped, 3 inch drop control arms, coil overs, 3 inch drop leafs, and a 1 inch block

Camaroking1996
09-04-2011, 09:31 PM
Hows the ride?

Code Red
09-04-2011, 09:32 PM
Hows the ride?

pretty good for me ;-) a little stiff for some lol

Code Red
09-08-2011, 07:13 PM
Couple new items that came today

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/coderedzq8/14c6746f.jpg
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ls1jorge
09-08-2011, 08:08 PM
So far so good man, keep up the update. by when you think ull have the swap done?

95cam86roc
09-08-2011, 08:24 PM
That's going to be a sweet swap! If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay for your the 5.3L? Reason I ask is, I am looking to do a swap and I think the local yards are ridiculously high on their prices. You can pm if you don't want to put it out there.

Code Red
09-08-2011, 09:00 PM
So far so good man, keep up the update. by when you think ull have the swap done?

Hoping it'll be in the truck and running this winter I still have alot of parts to get

That's going to be a sweet swap! If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay for your the 5.3L? Reason I ask is, I am looking to do a swap and I think the local yards are ridiculously high on their prices. You can pm if you don't want to put it out there.

$950 with 24k miles some said it was a high price but it was a good price for the miles and for what is around here

OldBBody
12-13-2011, 10:26 AM
It looks like a really good project man! Can't wait to see the videos of it tearing down the street when its done! Keep up the good work!

BOBS99SS
12-13-2011, 10:41 AM
op thats the best looking one ive seen, props on a nice build

bww3588
12-16-2011, 12:15 PM
Walts auto huh...

decent place.

did you get a warranty with that engine? if not it looks like a reman engine because of the tattle tale on the core plug on the head.

however, great looking truck.

Thats the first LSXRT intake i have seen on an engine, and i will say, its HIDEOUS looking.

Code Red
12-16-2011, 12:34 PM
Walts auto huh...

decent place.

did you get a warranty with that engine? if not it looks like a reman engine because of the tattle tale on the core plug on the head.

however, great looking truck.

Thats the first LSXRT intake i have seen on an engine, and i will say, its HIDEOUS looking.

warranty is long gone. I got it in April and it came with a 90 day warranty lol

yeah the intake isn't that great looking but for a price of 650 I couldn't complaint too much and it looks much better and will perform much before than the factory truck intake

Joe69z28
01-03-2012, 09:32 AM
How is the project coming, any updates ?

Code Red
01-03-2012, 09:45 AM
How is the project coming, any updates ?

no updates unfortunately, been focusing on insulating my garage and getting things done in there, and then had to get my Jimmy ready for winter driving, and now having to work on my roommates braking system so I don't have to take her to work every morning.

omc8
03-14-2012, 11:39 AM
no updates unfortunately, been focusing on insulating my garage and getting things done in there, and then had to get my Jimmy ready for winter driving, and now having to work on my roommates braking system so I don't have to take her to work every morning.

How is your build coming along ,any progress ?

Code Red
03-14-2012, 12:06 PM
How is your build coming along ,any progress ?

not as of yet, should start some here soon with the weather improving though