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2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS Conversion


Colorado LS Conversion
Prepping for the LS install... << BACK TO ENGINE BUILD

The LS Install



Here we have the Aisin AR5 with the bellhousing removed on the left, and the two engines next to each other on the right. The LS has had the motor mounts from Current Performance installed at this point.

Aisin AR5 transmission with bellhousing removed I5 and new LR4

Clutch time. As I mentioned before, we do not need the clutch that comes with the Advanced Adapter kit (the clutch on the left) because it does not have the right spline count. Turns out that one difference between the AX15 and AR5 is that they use a different input shaft, the AR5 uses a 26 spline shaft (the clutch on the right). I went out and bought a clutch kit for a 2000 Camaro SS (the clutch in the middle) and it is a perfect fit.

Clutch comparison.  From left to right we have the Jeep AX15 clutch, a clutch for a 2000 Camaro SS and a the Colorado AR5 clutch. Engine with clutch installed

Here we have the original AR5 bellhousing on the left and the Advanced Adapters AX15 to LS bellhousing on the right. The new bellhousing has a clutch fork for an external slave cylinder which can be removed, but the hard part is clearing out an area to make room for the AR5's internal slave cylinder.

AR5 to I5 bellhousing on the right and the new Advanced Adapter AX15 to LS bellhousing on the right Advanced Adapter bellhousing with a hole cut to make room for the AR5's internal slave cylinder connections

And here we have the final product... I would suggest mocking up as best you can, I tried to eyeball it and took out way more material than I needed to.

Advanced Adapter bellhousing with a hole cut to make room for the AR5's internal slave cylinder connections Advanced Adapter bellhousing with a hole cut to make room for the AR5's internal slave cylinder connections

Advanced Adapter bellhousing with a hole cut to make room for the AR5's internal slave cylinder connections LS engine ready for the transmission to bolt on

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