While every other commercial on TV advertises drugs that will treat depression, baldness, or that other male problem, none of them can match the therapeutic value of a healthy small-block Chevy running a set of long tube headers.
Unbeknownst to many SUV and truck owners, the 5.3L has a lopey idle that will present itself with just a little coaxing from a pair of headers and a catback. The factory exhaust note is unobtrusive and uninspiring. The Silverado SS's sounds better, but I wanted to wake up the K1500 a bit more while maintaining acceptable interior resonance and drive-by noise. Stainless Works has supplied catbacks for the Tom Henry Chevrolet Sport Trucks so I felt they could supply an OEM quality system, and I was not disappointed. With the addition of the catback the K1500's exhaust note changed from an apologetic sigh to a thunderous celebration of small-block power, and showed real power increases on the dyno.
Follow along as I continue to uncork the power potential of the 325-cubic-inch LM7 with Stainless Works headers and catback, and add a little insurance in the way of a Canton CM oil filter.