Originally Posted by ap72
No you cannot.
And show me a stock 350 long block that can run around 1,000hp. There's a LOT of boosted 5.3L's doing that every weekend.
The heads are a big advantage as is the intake design, as is the electronics, but those are NOT the only advantages. Every aspect has been improved from the oil pump to the valve stem.
oh boy, man, they did that crap to gen I's
boosted the .00001% difference in intake tracts aint making any difference..
the computer control is the only + for the ls family.
nothing you can't do to a gen I
most don't as the 5.3's are el cheapo at the moment, that will change with c.a.f.e. ratings on trucks
the love afair with hp in trucks is going to die a fast death real soon.. cause a 180hp engine uses tons less fuel than the 400+ ones in trucks now.. and are not needed with 6 gears other than a penis war bewteen manufactors and this is good, as it'll being the mini me duramax on line.. and bring 40mpg 1/2 tons to market.. killing the gas 5.3/6.0/6.2 it'll be v6 gas or mini me duramax, ford will be boosted v6 gas and their oil burner.,