2002 5.3 power suggestions

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  1. ryr28fan

    ryr28fan New Member

    I recently purchased a 2002 sierra 1500 crew cab 4x4 with a 5.3 motor.I am going to install a k&n air intake.My question is this,Can i do anything else to increase the lom end power without compromising the durability of the motor.Current mileage is 151,000.Thanks in advance for any suggestions

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    There are 2 Bolt-on's that will help with gains in H.P and MPG.....and they are Headers & Cat back exhaust....

    Depending on your Budget.....a tune either Handheld or Custom will along the items I mentioned above will give your Truck solid Gains in H.P. & M.P.G...

  3. KWG08VMI

    KWG08VMI New Member 100 Posts

    Heartbeat is right, the addition of exhaust will help out with the low end. if you are going to go with header, go ahead and get the LTs. I had shorties on my '02 and wish i'd have sent the extra few $$.
  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    X2 on the long tubes, also a Diablo Preditor programmer.
  5. JennaBear

    JennaBear New Member 100 Posts

    Stage 1: intake, exhaust, tune
    Stage 2: headers, cam, blower
    Stage 3: gears, transmission, spray

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