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Speed Secrets: LSXR vs. Stock Truck Intake Dyno Test! Which Makes More Power?

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Working with the experts at FAST, it’s time to test the factory 5.3-liter intake manifold against the LSXR intake manifold. If this goes like any of the prior testing, the FAST manifold is going to be a tough one to beat. This is even truer with heavily modified engines, but how well will it work on a milder 5.3-liter engine? ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Boosted 5.3 Upgrades = BIG POWER!

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The 5.3-liter GM Gen III engine came from humble beginnings as an easy to find engine at any given junkyard (due to its widespread use in GM trucks) as an alternative to an LS1, and now it’s becoming an engine prefer instead of the LSs, especially when it comes to boost. These engines seem to love to be force fed! ... Read More »

Modern Muscle: Zex-Injected DI L83

Nothing wakes up a new direct-injected, LT-based motor like a little Zex!

 Like anything new, the arrival of the junkyard L83 5.3L at Westech was met with a certain amount of skepticism. Having run endless testing on the previous generation LS engine family with tremendous success, we really didn’t know what to think about the new direct-injected LT motor. The LS was such a huge jump in performance over the previous Gen-2 ... Read More »