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Old 11-14-2010, 04:52 PM
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Default Re: 4.3 Vortec vs 4.0 OHV vs 4.0 SOHC

the SOHC had a lot more parts in it and in my opinion, more things to go wrong. but both are great long lasting engines
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:44 AM
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Default Re: 4.3 Vortec vs 4.0 OHV vs 4.0 SOHC

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Old 11-15-2010, 12:11 PM
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Default Re: 4.3 Vortec vs 4.0 OHV vs 4.0 SOHC

The SOHC and Vortec 4.3 are both good performing motors that put the OHV to shame. The OHV's problem isn't that it's too torquey, it's that it has no high end to balance it out. My OHV was gutless compared to my buddy's old 4.3 Sonoma, even when my truck was all stock before the lift. And I had a manual and his was an auto and he would still walk on me every. single. time. And don't give me no BS about not having driver skill, fact is, this thing simply had no balls compared to his 4.3, stick or no stick.

I smoked him in the durability/longevity/reliability department though. That Sonoma is rotting away in a boneyard somewhere now.

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