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Old 07-10-2015, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default 05 colorado SBE 6.0/C480/4l80e [email protected] foot brake 3850lbs

picked up this awesome 2005 retired work truck with 200 k on it




very clean and well maintained


strapped it down, and this thing makes 108hp!


stopped by collis truck parts, local salvage yard for this 06 6.0 and loaded it up, with some new front seats, passenger door handle and disk brake pieces for a ford explorer rear that i have that is bare


donor van


only high speed fan worked with the Hvac system so i replaced the wiring and resistor pack, viola! all the van speeds are back


here is the 80e and explorer rear i have for this guy already.


video at the dyno

plan is to do a complete swap, engine, trans, rear, and retain AC, should be lots of fun, going to install a 7875 on3 turbo right away also, of course.
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This is better than the 3/4 ton truck idea!
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I have an envoy and was planning the same thing. Awesome.
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Yes! This should be interesting.
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This is better than the 3/4 ton truck idea!
considering it will have the same drivetrain and be 2200+lbs lighter to start lol
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nice man, was waiting for this thread after I saw the video a few days ago
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So basically you don't like rear tires.
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Swapping in the 8.8 and leaving it a leaf spring rear?
Planning on doing caltracs or something similar?
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What ratio rear gear are you planning on running?
I'd like to see you tuck at least a 275 tire under it.
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This will be one fast fun little truck
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They really should have offered those in a v8. Always liked the size and look.
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OMG OMG OMG, this is going to be awesome! From someone who has a LS powered S10, I can really appreciate this. I will be particularly curious to see the "sloppy" side of this, knowing how difficult some of these can be. The nice part is, GM started making LS (5.3 only I believe) powered Colorados the last 2 or 3 years of that body style, so you could actually buy parts if you had to.
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They made one with a 5.3 factory? Did not know. Prob a last ditch effort for sales a tad too late.
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So basically you don't like rear tires.


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Swapping in the 8.8 and leaving it a leaf spring rear?
Planning on doing caltracs or something similar?
leaving it leaf spring, foot brake, we will see how it goes, i understand people sell caltrac, 4 link, ladder bar etc setups for them

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What ratio rear gear are you planning on running?
I'd like to see you tuck at least a 275 tire under it.
ill check whats in the truck rear now, i think 3.55 would be nice. but if it has 3.73 or 4.10 i might just leave it in and see how it goes and get a taller tire

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They really should have offered those in a v8. Always liked the size and look.
they did actually, only in extended cab and only 09+
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i already bought a 7875 not sure if i said that, i would love to have 500-700 tire adjustable with a tru boost in the car.

so i can race without getting kicked out then crank it.

also relatively punchy
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Calvert makes them for colorados
I'm sure another company makes something similar, or you could make them yourself

Gonna have a hard time making it stick without something helping back there...lol

I'm using a gforce 2 boost controller
It does everything a truboost does, has a nicer user interface, has more presets, and is a little cheaper. Might check it out if you're buying a new controller and don't want something as fancy as a leash
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Calvert makes them for colorados
I'm sure another company makes something similar, or you could make them yourself

Gonna have a hard time making it stick without something helping back there...lol

I'm using a gforce 2 boost controller
It does everything a truboost does, has a nicer user interface, has more presets, and is a little cheaper. Might check it out if you're buying a new controller and don't want something as fancy as a leash
ive used the AEM truboost many times and i really like it, 275 price point is awesome also

on my friends 2010 silverado we just clamped the front helper spring and foot braked a 1.61 60ft and went high 10s with 600whp 4.8 4700lb truck
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i am looking at it though thank you for suggesting, its like 10 dollars cheaper

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I would highly suggest Caltracs or some sort of bar. My old 5 cylinder Colorado would wheelhop BAD even with just a cold air intake. Clamping the springs works well on full size trucks but I don't think they work as well on the 355 twins (Colorado/Cayon)
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I would highly suggest Caltracs or some sort of bar. My old 5 cylinder Colorado would wheelhop BAD even with just a cold air intake. Clamping the springs works well on full size trucks but I don't think they work as well on the 355 twins (Colorado/Cayon)
Caltracs do work awesome. They really don't affect the ride much either. I've had them on two leaf spring cars, one lost 2 tenths on the sixty, the other dropped 4 on the sixty. Well worth the 400 bucks. Plus calverts customer service is outstanding.
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