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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Mike Cornett, May 1, 2011.

  1. Mike Cornett

    Mike Cornett New Member

    Hi everyone! My name is Mike. I live in Southeastern Kentucky. Living in this region means there is only one good paying occupation around, Coal Mining! I am a proud coal miner, but hate the hours i work. Having two kids to raise as well, I seldom have time for anything else! Who hasn't had that problem?

    Anyway, I have a 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500. Ive had the truck for about two years and am starting to need a little bit more out of it. The truck came with a 4.8L LR4 engine. There is not a lot of info on aftermarket parts and fittment for those parts that i have found yet, and thats why i am here. I know i will be asking some rather entry level questions, so please be patient.

    Beyond that i do have one more vehicle that i am working on. i am trying to restore a '91 Mustang GT. Yeah i know, im not crazy about Ford either! Thats why im putting in a 383 Stroker down in that little body. It might be Ford tough, but it will be Chevy stuff under my hood! LOL!

    I look forward to getting to know you guys, and learning more about my truck. Lord knows i sure am gonna need the help!

    Have a good un!
  2. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra Active Member 1000 Posts

    Welcome aboard.
  3. jbjohnson92f

    jbjohnson92f New Member

    welcome to the club, pretty much anything that fits on the 5.3, and 6.0 will work on the 4.8 as well
  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the club, Mike. As jbjohnson92f said most of the same performance parts work on all three engines, programmers, CAI's, headers exhaust etc..
  5. retired2001

    retired2001 New Member 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the G M T C !
  6. Mike Cornett

    Mike Cornett New Member

    Hey thanks guy! i've been looking around for parts. The aftermarket heads are really expensive arn't they! i was looking at a set of Trick Flow Gen V heads for it and they are like almost $2000 for the pair! I guess ill keep looking. lol
  7. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member 1000 Posts

    What are you trying to accomplish with your truck?? More low end torque for pulling or off-road or more higher rpm's for drag racing? Is your truck 4x4 or 2wd, reg. cab, ec cab or crewcab?? The stock heads aren't bad and with a little work they can flow some pretty good numbers and thats cheaper than new performance heads. If your truck is stock I would start with simple bolt-ons like a CAI, cat-back exhaust, longtube headers and a Diablo programmer.
  8. retired2001

    retired2001 New Member 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the G M T C !
  9. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member 1000 Posts

    Welcome aboard!
  10. mfleetwood

    mfleetwood New Member 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the Club!!!

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