I need more power out of my 5.7 vortex

Asked by Jun 21, 2017 at 09:40 PM about the 1996 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SLE Extended Cab SB

Question type: General

I have a 96 GMC K 1500 with the 5.7 l Vortec I need some ideas on how to get more
horsepower out of it. Should I do a
megasquirt setup, I've heard of using PCM
out of a 97, I'm looking for that solid
directions to go down.

7 Answers

17,745

Headers and a better camshaft. Change the gear ratio in the rear end. What is the needed power for? Camshaft for towing ect. Better exhaust. Transmission built for towing or racing, better upgraded Torque Converter for what you need either towing or street/strip.

17,745

JET Stage 2 Ignition Performance Module.

17,745

Full Flow Exhaust.

17,745

Performance Throttle body or cut or take off the diffuser from the one you have on it.

17,745

But without the diffuser some say it runs lean, too much air but I believe the computer will figure this out and add fuel to the mix as some performance motors do not have a diffuser at all.

17,745

MSD Ignition, Pro digital Multi-Channel Racing Ignition Kit lets you tune in a custom timing curve to match your engine's requirements.

17,745

Without going into motor could do a supercharger.

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