There are a million factors that come in to making an engine swap. Some of the stuff you know and some of the stuff you don’t. You likely know that the engine will physically fit into the vehicle so that’s kind of handled. You likely know that you’ll need to make some physical changes to stuff like motor mounts, but what? How? Where do they need to move so everything fits? The good news is that someone else has already asked and answered those questions and those people are Hooker Blackheart. If you are LS-swapping a 1982-2004 S-10 or Sonoma they have you handled in virtually every way.
As you will see below these guys have motor mounts, headers, exhaust systems, steering shafts, and more available to make your engine swap a bolt in deal that lacks in headaches and abounds in quick work and fun! Here’s the stuff below and you know that if it is coming from these guys it is going to fit the first time…every time.
If you are getting ready to perform an LS Swap on an S-10 or Sonoma check this out –
LS SWAP EXHAUST SYSTEMS
Hooker BlackHeart LS Swap Mid-Length Headers are available in three different configurations – dual 3-inch in/single 3-inch out, dual 3-inch with turndowns, and dual 3-inch in/dual 2.5-inch out (rear exit). Designed to bolt directly to BlackHeart Mid-Length Headers, they work in conjunction with BlackHeart LS-swap transmission crossmembers and engine mounts. They’re 100% hand-welded, made from 18-gauge mandrel-bent 409 stainless steel for maximum strength and durability, and come complete with all the necessary hardware.
Hooker BlackHeart LS Swap Mid-Length Headers engineered specifically for use with BlackHeart transmission crossmembers and engine mounts. They’re 100% hand-welded and made of 18-gauge mandrel-bent 304 stainless steel for maximum strength and durability. They feature 1-7/8” primary tubes and long-transition 3” collectors with merge spears, come with all the necessary hardware, and mount easily from the top.
LS SWAP ENGINE MOUNT BRACKETS
Hooker BlackHeart LS Swap Engine Mount Brackets feature a durable powdercoated finish and optimized driveline angles for a trouble-free installation. They’re engineered to replicate the factory engine/transmission inclination angle and compatible with Holley accessory-drive systems, Holley oil pans, and BlackHeart transmission crossmembers.
LS SWAP STEERING SHAFTS
Hooker BlackHeart LS Swap Steering Shafts are designed to work with BlackHeart LS Swap Headers and eliminate the factory rag joint, providing a precise and responsive steering input. They also work as a factory replacement steering shaft, are E-coated for maximum corrosion resistance, and bolt right up with absolutely no modifications or fabrication necessary.
Click here to visit our S10/Sonoma LS swap page where you can find more info and images about the system.