View Full Version : LS2 colorado ?


tmajik86
02-10-2005, 11:20 PM
Is this just a myth or does anyody actually know if its being considered ?

BurnOut
02-10-2005, 11:23 PM
Supposedly it's a concept, but I really doubt it'll make production.

Hell, I'd be happy just with a 5.3L option like the TrailBlazer EXT (or whatever) has.

tmajik86
02-10-2005, 11:26 PM
Yeah, i agree.....those trucks would be pretty peppy with a v8 inside

Wnts2Go10O
02-11-2005, 12:15 AM
Is this just a myth or does anyody actually know if its being considered ?
it would be nice to have an afordable lightning killer and somethin to replace the sy/ty but theyre not that smart.

Richiec77
02-11-2005, 02:29 AM
Dodge Dakota R/T killer!!!!!!!!!!! and the Crappy lightning.

ZR2877
02-11-2005, 02:43 AM
A V8 in one of those would be sweet. My nephew is thinking about a Colorodo. If there is a chance a V8 could come in one I'm gonna tell him to hold off on getting one. I hope it's more than a concept.

99Z28vert
02-11-2005, 07:22 AM
Supposedly it's a concept, but I really doubt it'll make production.

Hell, I'd be happy just with a 5.3L option like the TrailBlazer EXT (or whatever) has.

I believe the new trailblazers will have the option of the ls2, at least the new SS one will. Also, I dunno about an ls2, but I did see someone who put an ls1 into a colorado at the Berger show this past fall. Pretty cool idea for sure.

tmajik86
02-11-2005, 08:51 PM
Well, does anyone know of any current mods that are avialable for the colorado, such as forced ind., spray, stall or anything ?

jpwcbr
02-16-2005, 03:13 PM
id like to see some sort of v8 in the colorado, 4.8,5.3. Ls2 would ba killer but over kill

mykdiver
02-17-2005, 03:09 PM
From what I have heard this is going to happen. All we can do is hope:)

Bullhead00
02-27-2005, 01:01 AM
Has anyone heard anything else about it? It would definitely be my next vehicle if they made it!

ZR2877
02-27-2005, 02:48 AM
I was hoping my nephew could hold out till I got some good news about one of these coming out but his old truck finally quit so we will be going to look around tomorrow to buy one.

1FST99Z
02-27-2005, 05:22 AM
from what I have heard it cant happen at least to be cost effective and mass produced. it is pretty hard to get everything under the hood.

Silver02TA
02-27-2005, 10:50 AM
Dodge Dakota R/T killer!!!!!!!!!!! and the Crappy lightning.

it's not like the Dakota R/T is fast... and please explain why the Lightning is crappy?

Nittany_marine
02-28-2005, 07:04 PM
I for one would like to see it happen, but I dont think it would happen. It would be an awesome vehicle, but it probably wouldnt justify the production costs. Oh well....... :(

DrEvyl
02-28-2005, 07:06 PM
Give me a couple years ;)

KJ
02-28-2005, 07:11 PM
Hey, I have good customer of mine that is a manufacture of headers & motor mounts for alot of different things. He has been talking about putting together an LS1 swap kit for the Colorado. Think it would fly? If he does it I can assure you it will have everything you could possably need, & be for a fair price. Let know your thoughts everyone!! :)

Another_User
02-28-2005, 09:07 PM
I bet they put in the 4.8. If GM can half-ass anything they do. Look what they did to that poor bloated SSR. That came out with a 5.3...they just corrected that I think.

DrEvyl
03-01-2005, 07:19 AM
I bet they put in the 4.8. If GM can half-ass anything they do. Look what they did to that poor bloated SSR. That came out with a 5.3...they just corrected that I think.

Yes, the 2005 model has a LS2 in it... but with the truck weighing in at 4780 lbs, it's not like it did a whole ton of good.

DrEvyl
03-01-2005, 07:20 AM
Hey, I have good customer of mine that is a manufacture of headers & motor mounts for alot of different things. He has been talking about putting together an LS1 swap kit for the Colorado. Think it would fly? If he does it I can assure you it will have everything you could possably need, & be for a fair price. Let know your thoughts everyone!! :)

I think there are some people out there interested in something like this.... me being one of them... a great place to push it might be http://www.coloradofans.com - that's a Colorado / Canyon owner's site.

tye698
03-01-2005, 07:30 AM
No Matter What You Do To It ...its Still An Ugly Truck...with The Parking Lights In The Wrong Spot.....lol

blaSSt
03-01-2005, 08:24 AM
from what I have heard it cant happen at least to be cost effective and mass produced. it is pretty hard to get everything under the hood. Maybe not if you believe some of the quotes from GM:

A recent quote from Mark Reuss, Head of GM Performance Division.

On the Colorado...
The Colorado. The Colorado we did this last year [for the dream cruise] was, again, a hot version of this that would be absolutely produceable. And in fact, the reason why we did this was we did not know how to package a V8 in a 355 architechure. We only had the I-5. And so this whole exersize was to determine whether we could actually put a V-8 into this architechure, load it and produce it, and in fact we can. The truck he is referring to is the blue one from Woodward with the 420HP 6.2L L92 V8.

The SS concept from SEMA was was developed with production parts to see how viable it could be on an assembly line. All that it need for brand new non-off-the-shelf parts was engine mounts. http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/autoshows/sema2004/chevrolet/coloradoss/page1.html

KJ
03-01-2005, 02:44 PM
I think there are some people out there interested in something like this.... me being one of them... a great place to push it might be http://www.coloradofans.com - that's a Colorado / Canyon owner's site.
Thanks I will look into it. :)

BADDLS1SS
03-01-2005, 03:08 PM
Ive gotta Colorado Z71 4x4 that i had Yank build me a 3500 2.8 STR stall for. Other than that i just have a K&N intake and gibson exhaust on it. The thing runs pretty damn good with that loose stall converter, deffinatley a "jenna jamieson" model converter they got me. But 4x4 launches flashed to about 2500 let me hold off modded WRX's accross intersections.... The thing prolly runs low 15s maybe a high 14 cuz it 60 foots so decent from what i can guage from what i ran so far.

http://www.converter.cc/customers/ccars.htm

LoPeY
03-01-2005, 03:43 PM
A Colorado with an LS2 would be awesome and probably would sell pretty well. Based on those two factors, GM definitely won't produce it IMO.

GREGGO
03-01-2005, 03:55 PM
It's going to happen. Yes it can be done easily. The Trailblazer EXT has had a 5.3 in it for 2 years. The engine bay is the same. Also since the SSR sits on the Trailblazer frame, they knew the 5.3 would fit. Now for 05, the SSR got the LS2 6.0 pretty nice, but still under powered for the type of truck it is. I think the V8 in the Colorado/Trailblazer will be a niche thing, like the Syclones and Typhoons.

XLR8NSS
03-01-2005, 05:26 PM
It's going to happen.

And you know this how? :judge: :secret:

Camaro01SS4life
03-01-2005, 05:37 PM
Hey, I have good customer of mine that is a manufacture of headers & motor mounts for alot of different things. He has been talking about putting together an LS1 swap kit for the Colorado. Think it would fly? If he does it I can assure you it will have everything you could possably need, & be for a fair price. Let know your thoughts everyone!! :)

I would definetely be interested in swapping in an LSx motor...There are companies that are currently fabin up a turbo and supercharger for these trucks...They are in the early phases, but power after FI looks like it will be baseline numbers for an LS1 motor...Throw some heads on there and a cam and u will be flyin...Also the truck weighs 3,520 with me in it...

Kevin

Oscar Will
03-01-2005, 06:07 PM
I've heard some rumblings from some GM people about a Hummer H-3 that we know is based on the Colorado platform and apparently some mention was made of a turbocharged 3.5 5 cylinder putting out 300 hp. That sounds interesting......maybe the Spearco guys might know about this????

98C5TT
03-01-2005, 06:19 PM
id like to see some sort of v8 in the colorado, 4.8,5.3. Ls2 would ba killer but over kill

I agree :judge:

SSAshby
03-04-2005, 12:25 AM
My dad works at the Shreveport, La GM plant where they build the colorodo and they are saying it will be a 4.8 or a turbo charged I-5. They are building the hummer3 there also and the I-5 is not enough power. They are going to do this.

XLR8NSS
03-04-2005, 04:26 PM
My dad works at the Shreveport, La GM plant where they build the colorodo and they are saying it will be a 4.8 or a turbo charged I-5. They are building the hummer3 there also and the I-5 is not enough power. They are going to do this.

4.8L.....Nice. That'll make a bigger engine swap REAL easy. :D

Good info, thanks. :)

efizjb
03-04-2005, 06:35 PM
That would be cool, but just watch GM screw this one up to. Believe me, I am a GM fan, but, who asked for an extended cab full size SS? Is the Lightning extended cab? NO. Why didn't they just put a potent 6.0 in a regular cab 1500 and make that an SS. No they gave us the SSR, yeah that is selling great. Who asked for the Aztec? GM definitely fails at one thing, giving what the public asks for. Unfortunately Ford is the only one who listens to the public and builds what they ask for. GM, uhh here's your SSR, and for you Camaro Firebird guys, here's our Cobalt.... :bang: :bang: :bang: Guess GM is now only trying to offer horsepower in their Cadillacs.

Ptvolly
03-04-2005, 06:42 PM
A LS1 swap has been done already by somebody on here so there's certainly potential. scroll down the link for some pic's.

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191253&highlight=ls1+colorado

1BADAIR
03-04-2005, 06:53 PM
I wish this would happen. I was going to buy one to replace my 94 S10 but then I found out what they would tow.At only 3500# a Liberty has a higher tow rating.

Ptvolly
03-04-2005, 06:57 PM
At only 3500# a Liberty has a higher tow rating.

??all the info on my crew cab Z71 4x4 says 4400#'s??

1BADAIR
03-04-2005, 07:03 PM
I guess I will have to check again then. The catalog I have says 3500 tow.

Wnts2Go10O
03-06-2005, 02:00 AM
id like to see some sort of v8 in the colorado, 4.8,5.3. Ls2 would ba killer but over kill
how dare you say sucha thing, in this hobby, the only thing thats overkill is a street car that can beat a top fuel froma dig... in other words...no such thing:D












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