Jump to content

5.3L vs 6.2L V8


Recommended Posts

59 minutes ago, Grumpy Bear said:

Ya haven't said what you mean by better yet. 12 pages and no one knows what YOU mean by better. 

 

Judging by the guys in this thread, you have to have one of these to drive a 6.2...

 

spacer.png

 

at the end of the day its 65 horsepower, you have to put premium in it and it doesn't necessarily get up quicker. 

 

If you want a sporty engine (with an actual noticeable difference) look at the Ram Hemi 5.7. But then you would own a Ram/Dodge/Chrysler. I couldn't bring myself to go that route as they are also ugly AF and look like a Walmart AD on the interior.  I test drove almost every half ton that they make and the difference b/w the 5.3 and 6.2 is negligible. Don't let the fruitcakes in this thread with buyers insecurities/remorse/defense mechanisms/tiny penis syndrome convince you otherwise. Drive them both and see for yourself...

Edited by superhighsierra
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 
Don't let the fruitcakes in this thread with buyers insecurities/remorse/defense mechanisms/tiny penis syndrome convince you otherwise. Drive them both and see for yourself...


As someone just reading this thread for entertainment I have to say that this comment doesn’t help your argument.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  • Like 2
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Ferrari Eater said:

I have already a few pages back. Do the extra power of the 6.2 outweigh the cost and mpg of the 5.3

That tells me what your question is but not how  you define BETTER. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Jav_eee said:

 


As someone just reading this thread for entertainment I have to say that this comment doesn’t help your argument.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

 

Lol I hear you, but at this point I don't care. Either take it or leave it. The messenger is never popular. After all, the most popular messenger of all-time was pierced to a cross and left to die. Just crazy how in denial and ill-informed most of the people who spend/spent so much money on something are. As they say, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. Cheers man. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

1 minute ago, Ferrari Eater said:

Better: 6.2 > 5.3 or 6.2 < 5.3?

I want to know if the power is worth the extra cost or not

That would be an opinion...

Let me try this another way. 

 

Some people think strawberry ice cream is better than vanilla. To them what they LIKE makes a thing better

Some people think a 1/2 socket is better that a 7/16 for turning a 1/2 nut because what it's PRACTICAL is better.

Some people think a 2000 gas motor is better than a 1925 because what is more EFFICIENT make it better.

 

What would feature or trait of one of these motors would make it better to YOU.

 

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, Ferrari Eater said:

Better: 6.2 > 5.3 or 6.2 < 5.3?

I want to know if the power is worth the extra cost or not

Worth? That is not really a Better question. 

 

Let me show you something.

 

A 5,433 pound Crew Cab 4X4 with a 5.3 has a weight to power ratio of 16.2 lbs/hp

A 4527 pound RCSB 2WD with a 4.3 has a weight to power ratio of 15.8 lbs/hp.

 

A 5433 pound 6.2 v a 4700 pound 5.3 is not the same thing as a 5500 pound truck with a choice of either motor.

 

If you drag racing this makes all the difference in the world. If you towing, now we have a different set of things to look at. Axle torque and in that case vehicle weight matters little. 

 

When you ask a question without full point of reference and are not sure of what you mean by a key word you get 13 pages of........

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites



As someone just reading this thread for entertainment I have to say that this comment doesn’t help your argument.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

Just goes to show the mental instability that’s plaguing our country, attack those with more than you, looks to be a Bernie Sanders supporter mentality lmao!

I’ve worked hard for my money and because I’ve worked hard for my money (enjoyed every bit of it) I’m ALWAYS buying the best. While others give their opinions based on test driving, not from actual ownership. Remember this, you’ll never hear of someone complaining that they wished they bought the 5.3 instead of their 6.2, it’s ALWAYS the other way around.

As far as the 4.3 is concerned, it’s up there with the 5.3 too. I had two of them as delivery trucks for my shop, much better at small deliveries not weighing much. The 5.3’s were ok but you literally cannot find 6.2’s or 6 cylinders on the lots, they’re typically spoken for and yes, I like that the 6.2’s are required to be in the higher end models or else they’d be everywhere and even the Bernie Sanders supporter would jump on it too thus lowering the trade in on them. I don’t buy based on the cost, I buy based on what my requirements are. After all, the 6.2 though modified is in use in the corvettes for a reason and not a 5.3 and if you want to go faster, supercharging the 6.2 is the way to go. It’s also got far better resale than the 5.3’s.
I see the 5.3 dwindling away as the smaller engines are taking the spot with same hp and torque or more. Look at the Raptor, turbo charged 6 in it but may be bringing back a 7litre for buyers like myself that demand a lot out of their trucks as I Hog hunt on weekends and hate sitting in the blinds so I’m on OffRoad areas frequently.


Sent from Above
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Worth? That is not really a Better question.   

Let me show you something.

 

A 5,433 pound Crew Cab 4X4 with a 5.3 has a weight to power ratio of 16.2 lbs/hp

A 4527 pound RCSB 2WD with a 4.3 has a weight to power ratio of 15.8 lbs/hp.

 

A 5433 pound 6.2 v a 4700 pound 5.3 is not the same thing as a 5500 pound truck with a choice of either motor.

 

If you drag racing this makes all the difference in the world. If you towing, now we have a different set of things to look at. Axle torque and in that case vehicle weight matters little. 

 

When you ask a question without full point of reference and are not sure of what you mean by a key word you get 13 pages of........

 

 

I do know that you cannot find the 6 cylinders on the lots as they’re typically spoken for and I do see why. They make excellent personal and delivery vehicles as they’re zippy and in my opinion somewhat better value than the 5.3’s exception of towing, that’s where the 5.3 is IMO are better suited. If you don’t tow but looking for more of a customized trim level and frequent Home Depot on weekends or cruise then the 6 cylinder is the way to go.

 

 

Sent from Above

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, TXGREEK said:

 

I do know that you cannot find the 6 cylinders on the lots as they’re typically spoken for and I do see why. They make excellent personal and delivery vehicles as they’re zippy and in my opinion somewhat better value than the 5.3’s exception of towing, that’s where the 5.3 is IMO are better suited. If you don’t tow but looking for more of a customized trim level and frequent Home Depot on weekends or cruise then the 6 cylinder is the way to go.

 

 

Sent from Above

What I am pointing out is BETTER isn't a shape or a dimension. It's doesn't have mass. It can't be measured by anyone other than the one who is assigning that tag to it. When you ask  "BETTER" you have to give it a reference if you want others to weigh in on it and actually get useful information.   

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

What I am pointing out is BETTER isn't a shape or a dimension. It's doesn't have mass. It can't be measured by anyone other than the one who is assigning that tag to it. When you ask  "BETTER" you have to give it a reference if you want others to weigh in on it and actually get useful information.   

Max towing and power is what have to have as I use those attributes often. I sometimes tow a 7k# trailer and found that the 6.2 is far better at towing as I need quick passing power and as I’ve complained about my 5.3 having horrible towing power and mpg’s when compared to the 6.2, I speak from personal experiences. Others may guess at best or envy at a much more powerful and higher equipped vehicle, I see it as a requirement. The 6cylinder is a great economic little powerhouse of a motor considering it’s power to cubic inch especially the newer 4 cylinders


Sent from Above
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My 5.3 will do some pretty amazing feats... and that is V8 mode only... 27 mpg for 50 miles...

IMG_1275.jpeg

Edited by PPK
  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

38 minutes ago, TXGREEK said:


Max towing and power is what have to have as I use those attributes often. I sometimes tow a 7k# trailer and found that the 6.2 is far better at towing as I need quick passing power and as I’ve complained about my 5.3 having horrible towing power and mpg’s when compared to the 6.2, I speak from personal experiences. Others may guess at best or envy at a much more powerful and higher equipped vehicle, I see it as a requirement. The 6cylinder is a great economic little powerhouse of a motor considering it’s power to cubic inch especially the newer 4 cylinders


Sent from Above

That's been my experience too.  My 5.3 just didn't cut it in our mountainous terrain.  The 6.2 does a much better job  of towing my travel trailer.  And the Max Trailering package is better suited for towing and gives me extra payload capacity, which I ran out of with my 5.3. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.