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5.3L swap into k1500

This is a discussion on 5.3L swap into k1500 within the GM Trucks forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I am wanting to swap the L31 out of my 97K1500 and put in a 5.3 liter. I have been ...

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    5.3L swap into k1500

    I am wanting to swap the L31 out of my 97K1500 and put in a 5.3 liter. I have been looking around and I know I can get one from a junkyard for around $500+. I have also found a complete drivetrain with the computer, 4l60e trans, transfer case, and complete engine from a 2008 van with the flexfuel 5.3 for a little under $4000. Assuming I go with something like the newer engine, is there a conversion for the throttle? I know the new GM trucks don't have the gas pedal hard wired to the engine anymore. Or would I even have to worry about it with all the electronics gear? Thanks ahead of time for any info.

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    Go onto NW-Wheelers .com and you'll get all the info you need do do a vortec swap. I just carb mine.

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    Thanks for the info, I'll check it out.

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