great performance choices for a 96 1500 silverado

Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by seaneyt, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. seaneyt

    seaneyt New Member

    hey guys im looking into some great ways to modify my engine, my uncle over heated a couple years back so im going to pull the block and going to clean it and make sure everything is to proper measurements and then cleaning the engine and going to rebuild it. i need some suggestions on pistons, headers, heads, throttle body cams. everyting. it will be alot of help! thanks guys

    ---------- Post added at 12:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:36 PM ----------

    forgot to mention its the 5.7 liter engine
  2. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Are you looking to build a good reliable performance daily driver or a high performance Saturday night driver?
  3. McMahan

    McMahan Rockstar 100 Posts

    great question STB. We need to know what your intentions are for the truck so we can give you suggestions. Me I would get a 408 long block and just add on to it
  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    If your looking for the daily driver, I would look at building a motor like or buying the GMPerformance HT383E, part # 17800393. Someone on this site just installed one in his 'Burb and is very happy with it. Its a direct bolt-in for '96 to '99 trucks and 'burbs.
  5. ezdaar

    ezdaar New Member

    Drop a 383 rotating assembly (go all forged internals, standard issue Eagle rods, Wisco pistons, or same some money with Keith blacks, get comp as close as you can to 10.1) in with a set of worked Vortec heads. Beshure to go with dbl roller timing chain and a set of full roller rockers, Crane gold race is best, summit brand will work and are cheapest.
    Get edelbrock (vortec) performer AIR gap CARB intake.
    Upgrade to holly 670 TBI and get a Phenolic Carb to TBI adapter. Forgot when the change over was from TBI to direct port.. so if your not TBI Disregaurd the above.
    Have cam custom ground, from someone like EPS or your choice of cam guy made specifically for your setup.
    Headers, any old pacesetters coated and wrapped.
    Beshure to look into a new TC for that cam... if your auto.
    Toss in a set of 3.73's

    Finds a good tuner and have that baby tuned.
    Kick back and enjoy the raw power of a 383!
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011
  6. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    If you buy the GMP HT383E crate motor it comes with a 24-month/50,000 mile warranty.:great:
  7. seaneyt

    seaneyt New Member

    im looking for great performance on a daily driver that wont kill my gas to badly

    99'HEARTBEAT MODERATOR Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Depending on your Budget, I would look at doing the following,
    ....Cat Back Exhaust
    ....Tune Either Handheld or Custom

    These are the 3 mods will help with performance and will for the most part give you the Best Bang for your $$$......but also keep in mind, that your Right Foot will also play a part in getting Good and/or Bad Fuel Mileage.

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