How to Increase Horsepower & Torque for Your Chevy Silverado


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The best Chevy Silverado 5.3 performance upgrades

Since the Silverado has replaced the car in many garages, it only makes sense that we would want to personalize it. Additionally, the truth is that no one wants the exact vehicle as the neighbor, and all of us want more know how to increase the horsepower and torque for our Silverado. You’ll be happy to know that your Silverado responds well to upgrades, regardless of its age or powerplant, and there’s considerably more power available for the road or trail if you’re willing to tap it. 

Let’s look at some easy ways to get more horsepower and torque from your beast of a Silverado.

Air Intake1. How to add horsepower to a 5.3 Silverado

Chevy Silverado Air Filter and Air Intake Systems

When your nose is stopped up and your chest congested, you don’t get a lot of air. As a result, it makes a massive difference in how hard you can go in your workouts. The same is true for your 5.3L Silverado. The simple process of redirecting cooler air to your throttle body makes such a difference that you can see 5 to 20 HP gains. Tie a new air intake system to a performance filter, and you’ll also get better fuel efficiency and a more powerful intake sound.

Check out our selection of Chevrolet Silverado air intakes and air filters here.

Performance Tuner2. How to get more power out of a 5.3L Vortec 

Chevy Silverado Performance Chips and Tuners

Your stock Silverado won’t sprout wings and fly, but a performance chip and tuner could make you feel like you’ve picked up some good gains. Chips and tuners allow you to modify your truck’s computer at the push of a button and improve responsiveness, change torque mapping, and even fuel efficiency. In addition, performance chips give you a variety of tunes to choose from, and some even let you fine-tune things yourself to create a truly custom tune for your truck.

View our wide variety of Chevy Silverado performance chips and tuners by clicking here.

Supercharger5. How to Increase Horsepower & Torque for Your Chevy Silverado

Chevy Silverado Forced induction: Superchargers and Turbochargers

If you add all the above, but your Duramax still wants more, you should consider forced induction. More air equals more power. A twin-screw supercharger or larger turbo is a guaranteed way to boost your power into the stratosphere and across the entire RPM range. And let’s be honest, who couldn’t use that. 

Get your Silverado superchargers and Silverado turbochargers and accessories here.

Silverado Power at your Fingertips

You’ll find all the power upgrades you want right here. After all that power, you’ll probably want some suspension upgrades to handle what you’re putting down on the road. We’ve got you covered right. Your Silverado is an excellent base for greatness. Build something powerful.


Shop for Performance Parts
Whether your truck has a V6, V8, gas, or diesel engine, you can find the best Chevy Silverado performance parts and accessories at AutoAnything.



  1. i want to know what is the best tuner for my 5.3ltr. I also want to upgrade my throttle body assembly and throttle body sensor. With new headers.

    • Hey Brock,

      Good question! Depends on what year your truck is, but these engines are pretty well covered, so we’ll be able to find you something. Shooting you an email now.



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