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    Silverado 100 Horsepower Performance gain on a budget

    Silverado 100 Horsepower Performance gain on a budget


    Are you looking to make 322 horsepower to the wheels on a budget?

    Test Vehicle: 2006 Silverado 5.3L regcab 2wd

    Baseline HP: 224hp

    Final HP: 322HP , 300TQ

    Our test vehicle is a 2006 Silverado donated by Jacob of San Antonio, TX.

    We all know how it starts, you bolt on a few simple modifications and before you know it, you have the performance bug, this Silvervado is no exception.

    The first series of mods consisted of bolting on a set of Pacesetter headers, along with a 40 series Flowmaster.

    The installation was soon complete with a StageII cam package from Nelson Performance. The custom grind features a healthy 220 duration and .588 lift.
    So you want a 100 extra horsepower from your Silverado, here is a list of proven components.

    Pacesetter headers and ypipe: $400

    Custom cam kit: $690

    Performance tune: $375

    Flowmaster muffler: $50

    Installation will vary.

    Here are the results of our performance upgrades.



    Installation and dyno tuning provided by Nelson Performance, San Antonio, TX.

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    Very Nice info Allen! Thanks! This will help on upgrading on my 4.8 when I get it
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    Wow, this is a legitimate article? I thought it was just a test article again.

    Nice write-up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie View Post
    Very Nice info Allen! Thanks! This will help on upgrading on my 4.8 when I get it
    thanks, you'll notice very similar results from the 4.8L, just a tad less torque, nothing a nice converter won't fix.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedHeartbeat View Post
    Wow, this is a legitimate article? I thought it was just a test article again.

    Nice write-up!
    just a small one, but i want to cover this forum full of tech articles and write ups for all the members.

    thanks,
    allen

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    Start with me. Do you still have my dyno pulls?


    Jamest

    Quote Originally Posted by farmtruc View Post
    thanks, you'll notice very similar results from the 4.8L, just a tad less torque, nothing a nice converter won't fix.



    just a small one, but i want to cover this forum full of tech articles and write ups for all the members.

    thanks,
    allen
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    cant wait to do it to mine and see those kinds of numbers
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    I knew I really need to get my truck tuned when I went to the track this past weekend, and ran only a few tenths faster than a fully stock, 5.3L-powered RCSB (a buddy's stepside p-up). Once I fix the trans, I'll re-evaluate my loose cash, and move the priority up for a tune.
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    Where did you get the lt's and Y pipe for $400 bucks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02CHEV View Post
    Where did you get the lt's and Y pipe for $400 bucks?
    speed-eng $420 shipped for painted headers and off road y-pipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckshop View Post
    speed-eng $420 shipped for painted headers and off road y-pipe
    How nice of a set of header are they not wanting to buy no knock offs trying to be the real ones

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