new texan with asperations of swapping a 4.3 to a 5.3

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by ttuguy1983, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. ttuguy1983

    ttuguy1983 New Member

    Way too much money into my truck to trade. Thought the v6 would he better on gas when I bought it.....ooops. lookingvto findvsomeone who knows about 4.3 to v8 swaps in nnbs silverados.
  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Heh, yea, MPG diff on the 6cyl's isn't much better than the V8's. Welcome! :great:
  3. ttuguy1983

    ttuguy1983 New Member

    Thanks. Believe it or not I think the 4.3 gets worse fuel economy than the 5.3.........
  4. donyms

    donyms Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the club, it's good to have you here. :glasses:
  5. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the G M T C !
  6. moogvo

    moogvo Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    It can be done and it isn't all that hard... relatively speaking... You would be best off to buy a wrecked one that has all of the parts you would need to do the swap. Computer, engine and all of the little parts that you aren't thinking about like motor mounts, fan shroud, and many other small details. It isn't as simple as swapping an engine.

    Welcome to the group!
  7. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site!!

    Basically whatever you "think" it's going to cost, double it and you'll be right on the money. Being electronically savy is a huge plus, basically all the extras will make it very expensive. Good luck with your swap!
  8. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    And they will know.... Look for the Great write up.....:great:
  9. ttuguy1983

    ttuguy1983 New Member

    Thanks for the info and welcomes all. Ill be sure to take pics and do a write up for the next guy that comes along with a nnbs silverado 4.3 so they wont have to guess like ill be doing on a lot of things when attempting the swap.
  10. 20TahoeLT12

    20TahoeLT12 Member 1 Year

    ​Welcome to the club!!

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