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Buying a Suburban. Some concerns

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by gmc777, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. gmc777

    gmc777 Newbie

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    I'm buying a 1995 Chevy Suburban. I noticed that it does not have the Vortec Engine. What displacement does this 1995 have?

    Is it better to wait for a 1997 w/ Vortec?

    What are the major differences from a 1995, 1996 and 1997 Suburban?


    Thanks!

    Francis
     
  2. Suburbanite

    Suburbanite Registered Member

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    '95 could have 5.7L, 6.5L TD (turbodiesel) or 7.4L.

    '96 was the 1st year for the Vortec.

    AFAIK, the only differences in interiors btwn the '95-'96 & '97 is addition of passenger side airbag in '97. Tray/cupholders on right side of the dash is replaced by the airbag.
     
  3. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    The 1995 has a 5.7l 350 TBI. I have the same engine in my 94 blazer, and it has good power. We also have the 96 vortec 350 in our suburban, and the vortec is A LOT smoother. I've heard its harder to work on if you are maintaining it yourself, but If i were you i'd get a 96 or newer and get a Vortec@
     

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