Used Chevy Silverado 1500's. 4.8L vs. 5.3L

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Asked by Apr 17, 2011 at 06:42 PM about the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Crew Cab 4WD

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Anyone have any opinions on Chevy Silverado 1500 4.8L Vs. 5.3L.  I am looking at used 2008 or 2009 and was wondering about opinions of the two motors.

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I have had many 1500 Silverados over the last several years and my 2006 has the 5.3L. I would opt for that if you are planning to tow with the truck. Both are good solid motors but if you can find it get the 5.3L.

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Yes, do not buy one. Buy an old style pre 2007. The front end is has greese fitting, stronger and you are able to take off the ball joints. Whereas the whole arm must be replaced if any part goes. The 5.3 is the best engine on the truck marked bar none. Best torque, H.P milieage. Trust me, I own a new style 2007 with 4.8 even though the horsepower is the same as my old 5.3 old style, which I miss, do not go that route. In this case, older definitely is better. I never should have listened to a salesman.

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I have a 2007 1500 with the 5.3 in it. Its a great truck. Ive already put 120k miles on it. So far there have been absolutely no problems with it. She runs great and you'll enjoy a chevy. Go with a 5.3!!!

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I have a 2007 silverado and it has a 4.8 292 in it it's a W/T model I have had no engine problems. I moved back to kansas a year ago from Massachusetts I pulled just over a ton on the way back and I had no problems whatsoever especially going through appilations mountains.

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