Originally Posted by barry1me
Ok I went and test drove an 02 1500HD with 6.0 and an 02 1500 with the 5.3L. I was not impressed with the get up and go of the 6.0, and I forgot how terrible the turning radius is on the GM HD trucks. I was impressed with the power of the 5.3L, they seem to get up and go much better then similar year F150s with 5.4L. Now I have to drive a 8.1L truck to see if its worth me getting a 2500 series truck.
Sounds like 1500s and 2500s have simiar issues
Front wheel bearing issues on both
transfer case issues on both
junk bodies on both (rust)
This is due to the 4l80e not having as good of low gear as the 4l60e also the 1500hd has a lot of torque management built in. get a tune for the computer and it is quite a difference. Gm didn't want the 6.0 spinning the tires.