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ls3 colorado

gm ls3 v8 engine conversion

2013-2020 RG Holden Colorado & HSV Sportscat



The Monsterado! 

With manufacturers removing performance V8 Ute’s from their line-ups and replacing with diesel variants, its left a bit of a hole for those of us who need a tray, but still want power under their right foot. 


LS3 V8 power train conversions include reconditioned 6L80e transmission mated to your stock transfer case to retain 4x4. The entire conversion process including calibration, compliance and optional driveline warranty is completed by qualified technicians in our Perth based group.


  • New crate engine (Engine Exchange)

  • 6L80e transmission mated to your stock transfer case to retain 4x4

  • Full electronics integration

  • New exhaust system, custom headers and twin 3" system

  • 1-3/4” Headers/Hi-Flow Cats

  • New air intake system

  • New air conditioning system

  • Fuel system

  • Full compliance for WA Only included (we will cover $1200.00 of the Engineering costs in your state)

  • Standard brakes are retained, Upgrades are optional

  • Includes a warranty of six months, or 10,000kms from time of conversion installation, whichever occurs first

  • Optional Extended Driveline Warranty

*Conversion programs are on an engine exchange basis, your engine will be replaced with a brand new crate engine, your previous diesel engine will not be returned to you. 

engine specifications

gm ls3



Formula Tech Performance has been a leader in the engine conversion industry for many years, with many prototype conversions completed. To book your Colorado in for a GM LS3 powertrain conversions, get in touch with our team today!


$53,950.00 INC GST.



shipping australia wide!

No matter where you are in Australia, rest assured that your Colorado is in good hands. Our talented team will organise the delivery of your vehicle to & from our Perth-based workshop, keeping you updated at every stage. We can also help source a vehicle for purchase if you don't already have a Colorado or Sportscat.

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