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December 20th, 2009, 6:25 PM   #1  
5.3...What Mods?

I am planning on picking up a 5.3L Tahoe in the very near future and was wondering what i could do to get more power. Any pcms worth getting? Any suggestions?

 
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December 20th, 2009, 6:32 PM   #2  
Look into a Black Bear custom tune. I hear that it is the best power adder.

 
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December 20th, 2009, 8:36 PM   #3  
Welcome to the forum. +1 on above. Justin Bear can custom tune your computer to what you want including removing some or all of the torque management.

 
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December 21st, 2009, 11:11 AM   #4  
Ok cool is there anything else worth doing?

 
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December 21st, 2009, 12:01 PM   #5  
I went with the K&N cold air intake and Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, the one with the split tips. Makes it look like dual exhaust. The truck sounds really nice now. I'm gonna do the BlackBear tune as well.


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December 22nd, 2009, 1:01 AM   #6  
How much HP can be expected by adding the CAI? Same question for the tune?

 
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December 22nd, 2009, 2:08 AM   #7  
Somebody say power

5.3 Huh? ya want some real power take a hard look at wipple's line of superchargers ! impressed the s.... outta me brother

 
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December 22nd, 2009, 7:12 AM   #8  
Posted By: Lumpo How much HP can be expected by adding the CAI? Same question for the tune?
don't expect much fro the CAI, i have the Volant CAI with their new NON-oil filter, GM performence exhaust, mobil1 full synthetic oil and i do not notice any increase in power at all but it DOES sound really good though . as for the tune, i'm still trying to read some more before getting one.

 
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December 22nd, 2009, 7:46 AM   #9  
I'm not a mechanic, but I would say the filter and exhaust are good for a few extra horsepower. The stock air intake is pretty restrictive. But I really didn't do the mods for the horsepower. The K&N is good for life, so I never have to buy another filter. I've put one in every car I've ever owned. The exhaust I did for the sound! I had Flowmasters in my '93 5.0 Mustang and have been hooked ever since.

 
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December 22nd, 2009, 2:46 PM   #10  
what about warranty issues? is the "tune" undetectable by the service people at the dealership?

 
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