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GMC Canyon - Builder's Blueprint - How To Create a Cooler Canyon

Mike FinneganJan 1, 2008
Welcome to a brand-new section of Sport Truck. This is the spot to see what cool parts are available for your specific truck, where to get them, and what they'll look like once they are installed. Builder's Blueprints are for you guys who have ADD and can't stand to read an entire tech story covering how to install a new ball joint. Enjoy.
Intake
Airaid's Quick Fit, with replacement air filter and heat shield, easily installs in minutes and doesn't require a new air inlet tube. The shield seals the filter from ingesting hot air that builds up in the engine compartment, and the conical filter will outflow the stock paper filter.
Airaid
(888) 876-8984
www.airaid.com
Exhaust
MagnaFlow's stainless steel exhaust system is available for every available engine in this truck. It features 2-1/2-inch-diameter tubing, smooth transitions around the suspension components, a free-flowing muffler, and a 3-1/2-inch polished tip. MagnaFlow even offers a dual-exit exhaust, if you're feelin' froggy.
MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust
(800) 824-8664
www.magnaflow.com
Wheels
We mounted the new rubber on a set of Weld Racing Cheyenne 6 forged aluminum wheels. The wheels measure 17x10 inches with 4-1/2 inches of backspacing. Weld offers these wheels in either polished aluminum or chrome finishes.
Weld Wheels
(800) 669-9353
www.weldwheels.com
Tires
Pro Comp's All Terrain tire is the perfect rubber for a truck that will see more asphalt than dirt, while still offering an aggressive-looking tread pattern. Fabtech says, with minor trimming of the front valance, you can fit a 285/75R17 tire, which is 33 inches in diameter, but we played it safe and chose a 265/70R17 to minimize the chance of rubbing when the suspension cycles over rough terrain. The tires are a smidge under 32 inches in diameter.
Pro Comp Tires
(800) 698-9764
www.procomptires.com
Suspension
Fabtech Motorsports' 3-inch spindle lift kit for the Colorado/Canyon is a great way to level the ride height of these trucks. Combined with new dampers, this lift actually improves the ride quality, and since it comes with new brakes lines and bolt-in shackles for the rear suspension, it's all-inclusive and easy to install.
Fabtech Motorsports
(877) 432-2832
www.fabtechmotorsports.com

2015 GMC Canyon Specifications

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Fair Market Price $20,903
MSRP $20,955
Editors' Overall Rating
Mileage 19 City / 26 Highway
Engine 2.5L I4
Horse Power 202 hp @ 6,300 rpm
Torque 191 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm
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