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So i know that the 99 body style is similar up through like 08, however i wanna see if the 5.3l is the same throughout, im looking at one that specifies 04-06 and im wondering if theres a huge difference to deter me from purchasing and using it



Im also curious at how to generally create power, my engine compartment is bone stock outside of a k&n air filter, partially cause thats how i bought it and partially because im a beginner and im a little nervous about ruining it as it is my daily, however im coming into some money and am going to purchase a new daily and turn this into more of a project


Thanks for the help in advance

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Wrecking yards or places like LKQ will labeled an engine or whatever as fitting specific years because it may be based on the VIN number. Like that specific engine was only offered in the 2004-2006 model year, so technically it's suppose to fit just those years for a drop in and go unit.


Now in reality, that 5.3 or pretty much any 5.3 from 1999-2007 will bolt right into your truck. The long block, crank/cam sensors, knock sensors etc etc are all in the same exact place. The newer the engine is the more power they made based on small changes to piston design, cylinder heads, injector size and calibration changes.


Your 1999 model year truck makes the least amount of horsepower of the 5.3's, comes with the territory of being a first year truck.


So for example, say you bought that engine and it was for a 2006 truck. You drop that engine in with everything else it came with it. Intake to oil pan plug and play type deal. Then if the computers calibration was updated by someone that knew what they were doing it should be the same power as the 2006 truck was rated for. It would be like going from 285hp to 310-315hp if I'm getting my numbers correct.



There is nothing wrong with starting off with the stock 5.3 your truck came with. You can remove/add parts to that and make more horsepower without swapping engines. It just all depends on your goals for power and the size of your wallet. Of course knowing what you are doing comes into play too, won't exactly be easy if you don't have a full grasp on the LS based platforms.

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