96 Yukon GT 4x4 5.3 or LS swap

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  1. WestPalm83

    WestPalm83 TYF Newbie

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    My truck has 104k miles and just threw a rod bearing this morning. This is my daily driver and needs to get up and running fast! I am looking at the L32R crate motor from GM and just replacing like for like. The only thing is I had hoped to keep driving the truck for a while and build a motor before it needed one and put something with more performance in it.

    Would a 5.3 or LS swap be too much work in a short period of time? what is required? I have not done this type of work before.

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    I almost did an LS1 swap in my 90 GMC, but that was TBI. From what I've read in the past, it's not a hard swap, just need to make sure you repin for an 0411 PCM and have it tuned correctly, and all wiring harnesses match up, in general. There are more details, I am sure, but that's the jist. There is a lot of info from googling "96 Tahoe LS swap" that might help you. Are you located in West Palm Beach, FL?

    This might help, as well: http://www.ls1truck.com/forums/lsx-...hoe-4wd-385-stroker-lq4-cam-headers-pics.html
     
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    I needed to get on the road quick so I ended up getting a crate motor from GM. I will still do the swap at some point but its not as pressing now. Yea I am located in West Palm
     
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    That's a bitchin looking 2-door!! I like it alot!
     
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    Anthony, what a nice ride, very slick/original BEAST. Let him live with the crate 5.7, their hard to match without a lot of work. The 5.3 is no match, and a day will come when you move it on to someone else that want's it in it's ORIGINAL birth. JMHO and good luck.
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    I live in West Palm Beach, too. I'm not very knowledgeable on replacing a motor, but if you need any help just let me know!
     

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