Chupacabra Rancher & Tumbleweed Farmer
- Jul 18, 2000
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I hear ya. Its a struggle because i love mine in my 12 so far. Its a 5.3 with VVT and AFM. Its got great torque off the line, great hp in the upper end, and has gotten up to 22.2 mpg on the highway so far. Its one of those things where, when they work good, they work good.
Yeah, we have that same LMG 5.3L in our 2013 Tahoe Z71 as well. It runs well with much more noticeable power than the 2004 Tahoe we had before it. I wouldn't go as far to say it has great torque but compared to the prior Tahoe it does. The 4:09 first gear in the 6L90 trans gives it the added low end grunt that the older 4L60's couldn't provide. Like the rest of the small block Gen III engines, even the VVT engines are high reving HP engines rather than low RPM toque machines.
awesome thread larry! i saw your truck for the first time on EXPO way back in the day, ive been a fan of it since day one across all the forums lol. i always knew when i got around to my swap that you would be a great resource. appreciate the thread itll be a huge help for me in the future.
Hey biglos, good to see you around these parts