Ultimate Chevy 4.8 Vortec Performance Upgrades Guide
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Ultimate Chevy 4.8 Vortec Performance Upgrades Guide

The 4.8 Vortec produced solid power levels for its time, but would certainly be considered underpowered for todays era. Fortunately, this is an LS-based engine platform and it can handle some decent additional power with a few bolt-on upgrades and some boost. In this guide we’re going to cover how you can build a 450whp+…

Ultimate Chevy 4.8 Vortec Engine Guide
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Ultimate Chevy 4.8 Vortec Engine Guide

Now retired, GM’s 4.8 Vortec engine earned a reputation for itself as a solid and reliable power plant for nearly two decades. With no AFM, minimal problems, and a strong block capable of over 500hp the 4.8 Vortec was a great engine. We’re covering the engine in depth starting with the history, specs, and technical…

1999-2006 Chevy Silverado & Sierra Fuse Box Diagram
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1999-2006 Chevy Silverado & Sierra Fuse Box Diagram

The fuses are the heart of your Chevy’s electrical system. Nearly every system in a car that requires battery or electric power (windows, door locks, lighting, stereo, etc. etc.) is wired and powered through a fuse. The battery sends power to the fuse which then transfers it to the specific system on the car. The…

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1999-2006 Chevy Silverado Brake Line Failure & Routing Diagram

The brake lines in 1999-2007 GMT800 Silverado’s, Sierra’s, and Suburbans are very prone to rusting out and needing replacement. For individuals who live in “salt” states, where cities commonly salt the roads to prevent ice, the brake line rusting is even more common. In 2010, a class-action lawsuit was filed as rusted brake lines were…

The 8 Most Common Chevy Silverado & Sierra Problems (2007-2013 GMT900)
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The 8 Most Common Chevy Silverado & Sierra Problems (2007-2013 GMT900)

The 2nd generation Silverado’s and GMC Sierra’s were produced from 2007 to 2013 under the GMT900 chassis code. These trucks all used engines from GM’s small-block V8 Vortec engine family, such as the 4.8L, 5.3L, and 6.2L. While all of these engines are known for their reliability, there are a number of common problems with…