I bought a 2006 chevy colorado 4 door sb with the 4 cylinder 2.8 motor... my question is.. " is it possible to put a chevy V6 in it ? I enjoy the truck a lot.. it has 142,000 miles on it...very clean

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Asked by Mar 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM about the Chevrolet Colorado

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want to put a V6 into my 2006 chevy colorado.. 4door SB... it has the 2.8 4 cylinder in it..motor strong.. passes smog... I just want a V6.. I love the room and how it handles..just wished it came with a V6

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You could drop in a inline five cylinder truck engine. The L52 (also called Vortec 3500), is a straight-5 truck engine. It displaces 3.5 liter. It was the other, larger engine offered.

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I know about the inline 5 motor..just want to know if a V6 can be installed..ty

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anything is possible given enough time and money.

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I would think that a V6 would be shorter than a in line five.

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It is probably do-able, there is already a factory 5.3 V8, and V8 swaps have been done before the factory version - check out 355nation dot com, various threads - V6 is smaller/shorter block then v8 so mounts and cooling would be differnt and the pcm and wiring would need to be figured out.

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If the truck had a v-6 offered, then yes. Get the model offered that way your motor mount holes are already there. You need to check if the transmission will bold right up or if you need to either get an adapter or new tranny. Also check if the radiator will handle the v-6 or if a different one is needed. If so, try the junk yards but get it cleaned out before instillation.

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They only offer a 4 cylinder 2.8 and a inline 5 cylinder 3.5 for this model.. i know tranny,motor mounts,wiring harness,radiator,everything like that will need to be changed ..not lookin to put the V8 into it...just a V6 will do what i wanna do..pull medium sized boat an maybe a trailer from time to time

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2.8 is a lot of motor, even if for a truck...change it if you will, but seems suitable for a pickup with no haulin' to do for the day!

drop a crate 400...it'll fit, if you want to bamboozle with tons o' torque!

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I personally think you would be better off just trading it for a different truck, unless you are going to do all the swap yourself and already have a spare donor truck ESP just to swap to a 6. It's probably more cost effective to just trade it in for the model you want. IMO I could go v8 for more power!!!

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It never came with a v-6. It did come with the 5 cylinder that does produce a good amount of power like a v6. THere was also a 5.3 offered that would be a great swap. It has lots of power and mpg's are still good. Any swap is costly and wont be simple

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Does any body knows how much money m I looking to spend if a do a V8 swap to my 2006 5clr... Is it a good idea to buy a a wrecked truck with a V8 and get swaped.... Emailme at pena443@gmail.com

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