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08-09-2012, 08:06 PM #11
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How about a 6.0 liter? I have considered this is an alternative to the 4.8 at some point in the trucks future, along with a 6 speed manual swap. That is what would interest me. That and the reasoning behind Surreal's post, lol.2005 Chevy Silverado W/T
4X4|4.8 with some mods (has only slightly more pull than a 5.3)|Auto|4 door ex cab|Cooper Discoverer AT/3's in 285-75/17's on Helo 842's|Cooper Discover M+S 265-75/17's on Devino DV349's|Flowmaster 40 Single in Dual out with custom bent pipe from the end of the cats back|2" Procomp leveling kit|Custom made center console|Custom dyno tunes|Air Raid CAI|Air Raid Throttle Body Spacer|Apex brand topper|Kenwood Head Unit with Kenwood speakers|Painted mirrors/grille|Debadged except front emblem|Bilsteins front and rear
Planned mods not in order
2 inch lift|Custom front/rear bumper|hitch tire carrier|roof basket on topper, bars on cab|finish center console build|install Midland CB|Power options|Tint|Custom made raised bed in the bed of the truck|Lund LunarVisor
Also have a 1992 Ford Ranger with a lot of stuff done to it. Currently waiting for a bit of a rebuild.
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08-09-2012, 08:11 PM #12
alot depends on your want/needs/goals and funds.... a 6.0 is a great base for a build along with any ls based motor but gotta know what ya want2004 gmc sierra ext z71 5.3
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08-09-2012, 08:12 PM #13
I have the 6.0 LQ9, and I was disappointed with how GM decided to throttle that baby back. Tons of power, but only 4 seconds after you actually ask for it. No longer a problem, of course, but still, I couldn't believe how much power they'd pulled out until I actually unlocked it. Dyno wouldn't show the diff, of course, because the time is more than adequate to overcome the delay.
With whatever you guys are doing, I'd recommend addressing torque management as part of your solutions. Even removing a portion of it really goes a long way to "feeling" the power of these trucks, be it a 4.8, 5.3, or 6.0.
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-Custom Tune (389HP 440 Ft/lbs Trq - Dyno'd) | Volant CAI | Magnaflow Dual-in/out Exhaust w/3" stainless pipe tips | Fully Built Transmission w/ Red Eagle Clutches & Kolene Steels w/ Corvette Servos and Stage2 Shift Kit | 35K Tranny Cooler | Mobil 1 | Royal Purple Rear Diff
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-Limbstriping from USING the truck (those are badges of honor)
08-10-2012, 12:50 AM #14
agree'd although your tranny is going to be your weak point. if you remove it it better have some work done to it then again a stall ill fix that haha
08-13-2012, 12:32 AM #15
Surreal's post is based on a rant i did out of frustration that may/may not have gotten blown out of proportion and taken the wrong way. I'd take it back if I could.. But as far as getting to know people goes, he's mistaken. Kenny (Shakeablegoose on here) will tell you differently than I've been accused here as far as personability goes haha. He will be getting a very complete and sweet deal from us summer of 2013!
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- Pioneer 6 Disc Touchscreen Deck
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- Custom 3" dual exhaust through x-pipe dumped at axle
- Airaid CAI
- Badges and molding removed, roll pan, Truxedo roll-up cover (compliments of GMTC!), 3pc billet grille, factory fogs upgrade
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08-13-2012, 01:11 PM #18Objects in mirror are losing
2003 Chevy Silverado Z71, 5.3L, K&N 57 series, 2.5'' Flowmaster Super 10 series dual exhaust , Corvette Servo, McNew Automotive Dyno tune, SS gauge cluster, Extang Trifecta Tonneau, Pacesetter shorty headers, Goodmark cowl hood, Sony Xplod speakers, Kenwood DDX-470 exhaust tips, 16" Ultra Badlands polished wheels, Pirelli Scorpion ATR .
08-13-2012, 01:39 PM #19
08-14-2012, 02:13 PM #20
Doesn't this kit also need to include the L76/LS3 intake to be 'complete?' The LS2 intake is cathedral port and doesn't work with the LS3 heads without an intake change. Or I guess you should probably also add to the "Note" section there that a new intake is required, instead of simply advertising that you also have LSA blowers for sale, which would work for these heads. Just to clarify, as a lot of people won't know this.
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