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I had an 05 with a 4.7L. It was a nice truck and moved well. I just bought a 5.7L about 3 weeks ago. I drive the 05 with the 4.7L almost 2 years and the 5.7L for 3 weeks... and if I had to make a choice all over again??????

I would pick the 5.7L 999 times out of a 1,000!!!!
 

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I have owned a 4.7 dc since mid Feb, and it is a great ride. To me, it does not feel gutless and I do not have 5.7 envy. It consistantly delivers 16-17 mpg and sounds great while doing it. Is it the fastest truck on the road? No, and I did not buy it for that . It is a great truck with a great engine.

Many on this board will tell you to go out and buy the 5.7. Since it is only $1400 more... That is probably true if you could really factory order a new truck...the ones I looked at that had the 5.7 were loaded with a bunch of stuff I was not interested in. Besides, its ok not to spend the extra money ..go buy a 50 inch panasonic plasma and watch 24!!

I have owned 454s, v10, and most small block chevys in trucks and suvs and none of them could beat my 4.7 in a drag race.

Others on this board have stated that your resale will be better with a 5.7. I don't agree with that. I look at this like having a very nice smaller house in a big neighborhood...the value will be there!
If you don't need it, don't pay for it.
I disagree on a few points...

5.7L is faster and I am getting better mileage. It might cost a little more but will tow better and more efficiently. Not only is it JUST the 5.7L but the 6 speed tranny is better as well.
Smoother, more power, less downshifting going uphill. I used to turn off the cruise on my 4.7L because it downshifted and jerked alot. The 5.7L barely downshifts so you can make use of cruise on something other than a flat freeway.
So getting better performance and more power with better mileage is a no brainer to me. Much better choice than all the other add-ons.

You can drag everyone, but you know my 5.7L will beat yours everyday of the week, not that I use it for drag racing (well if I see a Chevy, Dodge, or Ford).

The resale value will be there because if a 5.7L costs more now, it will be there later.

No changing a timing belt... EVER

Besides, I already got a 60" Plasma and the 5.7L is oh so sweet!
 

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It consistantly delivers 16-17 mpg and sounds great while doing it.
I am averaging around 18 now with a 5.7L 4X4, so it is even cheaper to operate as well as my engine only has about 1500 miles and is not even broke in.

Don't get me wrong, I loved my 05' too, but given the choice I would take the 5.7L - $1400 over the 4.7L.


Things I have learned.. don't skimp on the engine, or 4WD, those are big regrets!
 

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I bought my truck over the internet sight unseen. My requirements were simple: Double Cab, 4X4, V8 and had to be able to tow a #7,000 boat.

The Dealer bellied up a 07 DC 4X4 w/ To rated @ #7800 and a 4.7 Better than good enough for me. I have enough power to tow my trailer @ 65-70MPH all day on I-95. And when not towing I get 18-19Mpg on the same hwys. (Not to mention I got 4,000 off MSP to-boot)

I will keep this truck for ever or untill Tundra comes oout w/ a Diesel and then I will trade the next day for it. Untill then I'm more than happy!:D
And you could do the same thing with a 5.7L. Maybe in the east (I-95) since everything is so flat on 95. I used to live in SC. I do not remember driving 65-70 on it though :). Especially on 95 through FL. Once you pass through VA you can drop the hammer until you hit Miami.

Here in the west though, take that same boat through a mountain pass to get to a lake and not the Atlantic and you would wish you had gotten the 5.7L
 
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