Originally Posted by Rezarf
There is more seat of the pants power with the V8 for sure, but IMHO they made the V8 way under powered for the platform. Too me it feels sluggish for the displacement.
I would rather the V8 over the 6 but it isn't as big of an improvement as you might first think.
What a huge difference the extra transmission gear makes in the '03 and later trucks. The engine is always ready to rev and is far from sluggish, even with the truck's interior heavily loaded with rack and tent on top. Of course, an extra gear behind the I6 would be a boon too.