4.8L Vortec V8 in SIlverado???

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    4.8L Vortec V8 in SIlverado???

    What kinda gas milage does the 4.8L get? IM asking this because my dads F150 is costing too much in gas. Now he wants to get this 86 CHevy Truck.And I dont want him to get it.So I said get a Silverado with the 4.8L because it gets better milage than a 5.4L Ford.I looked at the 4.6L Ford but it dosnt get any better milage and i heard its a slug. Also what are the specs on the 4.8L Thanks. I know that there was another thread on this, but I couldnt find it.(i searched everywhere)
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    Re: 4.8L Vortec V8 in SIlverado???

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    20city/27hwy for 4.8

    I can say the 4.8 are true since that what I got with mine, my brother had a 5.4 ford and never got over 20 with it huge POS.

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    20/27!!! Wow my dad will probaly Get a chevy now. No more fords unless i go to my uncles house!
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    Re: 4.8L Vortec V8 in SIlverado???

    20/27 sounds pretty high, Id go with chevys website, 15/19 4 wheel drive and 16/21 2wd

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    Re: 4.8L Vortec V8 in SIlverado???

    Quote Originally Posted by FordRules
    What kinda gas milage does the 4.8L get? IM asking this because my dads F150 is costing too much in gas. Now he wants to get this 86 CHevy Truck.And I dont want him to get it.So I said get a Silverado with the 4.8L because it gets better milage than a 5.4L Ford.I looked at the 4.6L Ford but it dosnt get any better milage and i heard its a slug. Also what are the specs on the 4.8L Thanks. I know that there was another thread on this, but I couldnt find it.(i searched everywhere)
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    You are correct, the 4.6 is a real slug in the pickup trucks.

    I'd trade in for a used Silverado with the 4.8. Great engine. Probably would fulfill the needs of many buyers instead of the 5.3. I'd want a 5.3 just because I'm loyal to the 5.7.

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    Re: 4.8L Vortec V8 in SIlverado???

    My friend has a 2wd '01 Silverado Ext cab with the 4.8L 4 speed auto combo. He says that he gets around 18 or 19, mix of city and highway, or about 1mpg less than my Trailblazer.

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    Decent mix of city and Highway (obviously more highway) gets me a 20mpg average. (2004 ext.cab 4wd)

    And she's Definately not a slug

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    Re: 4.8L Vortec V8 in SIlverado???

    Quote Originally Posted by 327
    20/27 sounds pretty high, Id go with chevys website, 15/19 4 wheel drive and 16/21 2wd
    The guide he's quoting is from Canada. I believe it's using imperial gallons, which I believe are about 20% larger than U.S. gallons. That's how the gas mileage works out too - 17 x 1.2 = 20.4.

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