February 1, 2007I have a 96 s10 blazer with 4 wheel drive and the engine(4.3 l v6 vortec) just doesn't seem to have any get up and go. its down right slow and i was just curios as to some upgrades for this engine to get me some horse power
February 1, 2007Gotta remember its a V6!
Try Cold air intake and a exhaust! cheaper mods but a good gain..
Then we can go from there!
February 1, 2007okay wat kind of exhaust you reccomend i put on a flowmaster 40 series muffler but that was to be loud
February 1, 2007There is magnaflow which is a little quieter and also Borla makes a nice sounding one... Flowmaster has the worst drone when you are up to speed!
February 1, 2007ok my flow master is loud unough to the point its annoying would a cat back exhuast work for somethin like that
February 1, 2007You can just get the muffler if you want.. The more you add on the more Hp you get..
You can get headers, A High flow catylitic converter then go from tehre to the muffler to the exit point!! Whatever the budget allows you to do..If you did all that you would be real impressed with that Vortec!
February 1, 2007i heard headers are a real pain tooo put on like u have to take the engine apart
February 1, 2007Im sure they are, you learn as you go i guess.
But im almost sure your taking it to a shop to get the exhaust work done should just ask them what they would charge if its in your budget.. Or if you are real mechanically inclined then give her a go!!!
February 1, 2007the 4.3 is a solid motor, friend had it in a silverda regular cab short bed, He could light up the tires easily. what gears do you have
February 2, 2007I wonder if the engine is runnin right? Have you tried a tune up? Maybe check the timing, look for vacuum leaks?
February 2, 2007before you start putting a lot of money into after market parts, you need to check your little things like spark plugs, wires, fual injectors, basicly a tune up.
February 2, 2007i have no idea wat the gearing is what ever came stock i am sure. i haven't taken it to get a tune up i am sure it could prolly use some spark plugs. today was also a bad day i knocked my muffler by hitting a pot hole sooo thats was i must do tonight