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Big Blocks ROCK!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dremu, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    I'm quite angry with you guys, cuz while everybody says how fun they are, nobody told me they were like THIS.

    Just bought a C/20 /forums/images/graemlins/crewcab.gif with a 454... and damn that thing moves! It's SIX FEET longer than a K5, and it HUSTLES down the highway like nothing.

    Though I *fear* what the gas economy is like when I do that... and manouvering the thing around the gas station took an eighty-seven point turn, felt like.

    But damn, that thing has torque. Big block GOOD, Zog like big blocks (grunt).

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    bajaviking 1/2 ton status

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    Best mod I have made so far /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  3. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    HELL YEAH /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  4. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    cant wait for my project to be done! Stop teasing me with these visions of big blocks /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    I've had a 454 in a K5 before............gotta agree no comparison to a SB. However..........drive a Cummins just once, factor in the mileage and you'll forget all about gas engines regardless of size. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    82diesel 1/2 ton status

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    Do bad cummins are slow from 0-50. Once overdrive kicks in though, they fly.
     
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    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    I've had a 454 in a K5 before............gotta agree no comparison to a SB. However..........drive a Cummins just once, factor in the mileage and you'll forget all about gas engines regardless of size. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

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    milage is the only thing i would like more about a cummins than my 500 cid, i'll be making as much TQ as most of the stock ones out there when i'm donw /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

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    3200 lb rig + 454 = "black marks on street in front of house" [​IMG]
    Marv
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

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    Supercharged 540" Merlin

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  11. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Do bad cummins are slow from 0-50. Once overdrive kicks in though, they fly.

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    82diesel 1/2 ton status

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    Meant too bad....
     
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    Meant too bad....

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    Ok............but still, slow off idle? I've been test driving various 99-02's and I have yet to find one I couldn't launch pretty dang hard simply by stepping on the loud pedal.
     
  14. desertrat67

    desertrat67 Hawk Driver

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    and squirly marks on an un named road somewhere near Las Cruces NM.
     

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