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Old 12-20-2009, 06:25 PM
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Default 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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Old 12-20-2009, 06:32 PM
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Look into a Black Bear custom tune. I hear that it is the best power adder.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:36 PM
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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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Old 12-21-2009, 11:11 AM
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Ok cool is there anything else worth doing?
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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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How much HP can be expected by adding the CAI? Same question for the tune?
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:08 AM
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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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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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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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what about warranty issues? is the "tune" undetectable by the service people at the dealership?
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