Does it really put out more power than the 4.3L V-6 in my S-10?
Well, I only have a little over 3000 miles on the I-5 so far. It does seem
to perform well, but I'm not sure the transmission shifts at the best points
or firmly enough to take advantage of it. It pulls my little boat just
fine. I haven't put my big boat behind it yet. Mostly becasue the truck is
just to darn close to the ground. I may have to give it a couple inches of
Does it pull the little boat faster and/or in higher gears than the S-10?
Well, yes, but that isn't a fair comparison. I have an extra tall Gemtop
work cap on the S-10 with several fiberglass ladders stacked ontop, and
several hundred pounds of tools and supplies inside the cap. Basically an
extra 1000 to 1300 pounds in the bed everyday.
In all honesty I did add three leaf springs and run a Super Chips programmer
on the 4.3L S-10 so I suppose to run a fair comparison I need to run a
similar program on the I-5, and then get loaded fully down as a work truck.
It does sound funny when idling.
- posted 15 years ago