Hey all...just wanted to share...bought a 2002 Chev Silverado 1500 this week-end w/ the 5.3L (5300 Vortec) and it tows like a muther!! Got 3.73's w/ it and wow am I impressed. I really never thought the 350 could be replaced!! If you love your 350 and are ready for a new truck but cringe at the thought of owning these "new" style of engines from all 3 manufacturers (as I did), let me suggest this engine!! Thoughts, comments anyone??