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Thread: 5.3 to a 6.0 swap
07-13-2009, 02:29 PM #11
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sometimes I wish I would have gone with a diesel in my '03 Silvrado 2500HD 4x4. I just resently got a new Travel Trailer and my 6.0 is working hard to pull it and carry my AC ATV in the bed.
Hmm wounder if a conversion is possible?Jack in El Paso
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07-13-2009, 10:34 PM #12
no none of the v8 gm puts out for trucks and such are over head cam motors all over head valvetrain would be nice since dodge toyota and nissan have overhead cams
07-13-2009, 11:55 PM #13
Well if u just converted the engine that's in there to diesel it really wouldn't. Make to much of a difference but u could swap it out for a duramax and that would make it be pretty sweet but it won't be cheap though2008 chevy silverado single cab short bed 4.3
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07-14-2009, 09:35 PM #14
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overhead cams..... geezus.
its cheaper to just buy a 6.0, than cams and doing all the FI.
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07-14-2009, 09:52 PM #15
07-14-2009, 09:54 PM #16
I would think if you want the 6.0, the best way to go would be get an engine, trans, and PCM from the same truck and swap them in. If you have 4x4, get the transfer case too. Different spline count for 2500.When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.
07-17-2009, 01:13 PM #17
07-18-2009, 03:10 AM #18
On another note my uncle has 6.6 GM for his work trucks but his personal is a 6.0 and he had the 8.1 before that and would take his 6.0 anyday over his old 8.1. he always has his fourwheeler in the bed and is usually pulling a trailer with a bobcat or something on it with no problems.99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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