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     Most of our engines and transmissions we find from a couple trusted local salvage yards. When asking around for these parts make sure to ask for a complete pull out. This should help make sure the engine includes; A/C compressor, alternator, power steering pump, computer, fan, accelerator pedal, throttle control module, MAF sensor and that fancy little Vortec intake cover.  If you can its nice to get an engine and trans combo together, usually cheaper too. 

 

- Engine 

  • Depending on what vehicle your engine came out of, the power steering, alternator and general pulley setup may differ. 
  • If the engine has over 100k we often do an engine refresh kit after a thorough cleaning. This includes; water pump and thermostat, intake gaskets, valve cover gaskets, oil pan gaskets, new belts and spark plugs. Not all of this is necessary, but the history of the motor is not always known so this adds some peace of mind. This is also much easier while its not in the truck. 
  • Replacing the A/C compressor is also an item that is becoming more common to go ahead and change every time. We have had a small number, but still a few, of these swaps that we left the original compressor in and then a few months down the road they frag out on the customer. At that point a shop has to clean the system and replace most of the A/C components. So if your looking for preventative maintenance, this may be one to do. 

 

 

  • 3rd gen (2003-2006 trucks and SUVs)

  • base starts around 295 hp
  • simple wiring setup 
  • engine ECM needs to be reprogrammed
  • drive by wire or drive by cable (we prefer drive by wire, this does add cost for throttle control module)
  • getting harder to find with low miles (sub 100k), but have been known to hit 300k
  • Iron or aluminum block
  • various injector styles across engines

     

    • 4th Gen (2007-2014 trucks and SUVs) 

    • base starts around 310 hp
    • active fuel management for increased fuel economy
    • engine and transmission ECM need to be reprogrammed
    • drive by wire or drive by cable (we prefer drive by wire, this does add cost for throttle control module)

     

    - Transmission

    • 4L60/e - 4 speed
    • 4L80 - 4 speed (heavy duty)
    • 6L80 - 6 speed 

    It is possible to start with a 2 wheel drive transmission and swap it to a 4 wheel drive configuration, but we do not recommend this due to the time and cost involved. You would be better off starting with a 4 wheel drive transmission.