Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

20 feet of 454 powered fury!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by afroman006, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2002
    Posts:
    2,876
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    College Station & Kingsville, Texas
    I got me a new truck. 98 K3500 with Vortec 454. I like it. It has 144k on it and is in great shape. Runs like a raped ape. On the way home from Tomball it got 13 mpg and I was romping on it the whole way, sweet. Anyway specs are; 454, 4L80E, Np241, 14 bolt w/ 4.10s and posi and IFS front. Its a little rough around the edges and needs a few things, including a new radiator cause the one in it has a leak and is one of the ****ty, plastic tank ones anyway. It also needs a new center support bearing in the driveshaft and about a dozen other little odds and ends that shouldnt total over $1k. Anyway because of all the little stuff and I assume gas prices, I got the truck for $6500 Here's pics.

    p-side.jpg

    K3500.jpg

    454!.jpg

    grill.jpg

    radiatorleak.jpg
     
  2. k5james

    k5james 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2004
    Posts:
    792
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    I call dibs on the engine and tranny if you ever wreck it. :D Nice snag, should be a great truck.
     
  3. daleearnhardt01

    daleearnhardt01 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Posts:
    3,223
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Looks nice man I have a 98 Reg Cab Short bed and it runs like a scalded ass too. Looks like you need a new grille...About 400 bucks from dealer..
     
  4. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Posts:
    16,555
    Likes Received:
    157
    Location:
    Los Estados Unitos
    Sweet!!!! Congrats!!

    I'm looking for the same thing. Nice grab :thumb: :thumb:



    I thought from the title it was going to be a boat, but this is way better...
     
  5. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2002
    Posts:
    17,372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gettysburg, SD
    I'm seeing, I'm seeing, SFA, bobbed, hacked, narrowed, tubed, caged, green.....
     
  6. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    Posts:
    14,681
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    High velocity, Low altitude
    Cool rig. Should be more fun than my 'Burb to park in parking lots.
     
  7. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2002
    Posts:
    2,876
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    College Station & Kingsville, Texas
    I'm seeing this thing staying bone stock forever except for a few mods for working, OBA, maybe a welder, dual batteries for sure and a tool box and headache rack.
     
  8. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2002
    Posts:
    2,495
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Apple Valley California
    Damn, that thing gets as good as mileage as my 6.0 small block. Nice truck though, be sure to send willyswanter pictures so he can remind himself what he truck used to look like.
     
  9. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2002
    Posts:
    2,876
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    College Station & Kingsville, Texas
    Cbbr, my last 3 vehicles have been, LWB pickup, Burb, Burb and now this one. I am used to parking bigun's :D . My mom has a 03 2500HD w/ 6.0L and it only gets 11.5-12 mpg, but it has 4.10s so it revs about 2800 cruising. If it had 3.73s I have no doubt it would get 15-16. It makes more power though, and you can tell driving it. Speaking of which, does anyone know how much the factory rated the Vortec 454 hp/tq?
     
  10. thezentree

    thezentree 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
    Posts:
    7,198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NC

    First thing I thought when I saw it....same with k20.


    (btw, k20 is sitting next to me and hiccups like a little girl.)
     
  11. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2002
    Posts:
    2,495
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Apple Valley California
    i get around 14 on the freeway at 80, about 10 or so around town and towing. damn truck runs like a raped ape, i cant wait to get the ECM redone for it too, then i will be able to burn out finally.
     
  12. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2002
    Posts:
    17,372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gettysburg, SD
    Don't shove it down his throat so fast
     

Share This Page