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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 493
posted October 06, 2002 08:28 AM  
I am sick and tired of pulling with a 350 Chevy, I currently use a 1991 3/4 ton ext. cab with a brand new 350 and it still is a DOG!! . My old 1982 Dodge 360 pulled twice as good. Money is a factor and I have a buddy who is willing to trade + a little cash, my pickup for his 1992 3/4 ton Suburban with a 454. Obviously that would pull like a mutha down the road, right?? Not much experience with the 454 but I am going to test drive it the next few days. Any of you guys pulling with a 454 in a SUB?? My trailer, full loaded to go racin. will weigh around 6500#- 7000#. thx sixwillwin

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posted November 07, 2002 08:05 PM  
Hey six i have pulled with the vortec 350 the reg 350 and a older 454. The vortec was a good motor pulled good and had the overdrive(for flat roads)but most of the time it was in 3rd gear and got junk millage. The reg 350 was just a plain turd no power and was on red line all the time..also poor millage, both 350s were in 1/2 ton trucks. I pulled with 2 diff 454s 1 was a injected 454 that was awsome pulled sweet tons of power, the other was a ported polished nasty cam big intake carb 454 headers 3" pipes the whole bit and it also pulled like a big dog but with the 4.11 gear it was a bit much above 70 mph so we stayed about 60 with that one...and of coarse millage stunk. Both 454 were in 4 door daullys so im not sure if it will make a diff in a burb. There was allways one kind of truck that would pass me in all of the you know what i drive now lol
I was pulling a enclosed about 8000#.

Dirt Freak

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posted November 07, 2002 10:24 PM  
thx for the reply. I couldn't wait and I bought the suburban, its a 1992 Heavy Duty 3/4 ton, floater rearend, big brakes and all and a FI 454. I LOVE IT!! B4 I wrote the check, he let me use it to pull a car I had to deliver and it was WAAAAYYYY better than my FI 350 ever dreamed of being. Yea, gas mileage ***** but it did pulling with the 350 also. thx again sixwillwin

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