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May buy supercharged 'Burb, need advice

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gjk5, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 3/4 ton status

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    Found this locally and just want some input since NADA is worthless on this:

    1999 Chevy Burban, LT, 3/4 ton, 4x4, 454 Vortec, Whipple Supercharger, 400+ HP


    Talked to the owner on this, the burb itself has high miles (140K) BUT a guy had some idiot do some engine work a little over a year ago and the idiot dropped a bolt into the crankcase and got some crap in there that clogged the oil pump so he had to put a whole brand new dealer installed 454 Vortec which is when the supercharger was added, this was about 40K ago.

    He says it's pretty damn clean, here's one pic:

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    What do you say guys?




    Oh yeah, asking $8,900
     
  2. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    not bad looks nice.

    why do you need a supercharged 454 burb?
    other then the facts it is a superchrged 454 burb:waytogo:


    maybe better in the garage
     
  3. gjk5

    gjk5 3/4 ton status

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    Been wanting a 3/4 ton since I got the boat, just easier to tow here in the mountains. The old Chev diesels suck and I won't fork it over for a Dmax, so 454 is the next obvious step, and this caught my eye.

    You're right about the garage, how do I move it? Or do I just repost?





    Nevermind, just reposted in the Garage.
     
  4. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    a mod could move it for you.

    yeah a super454 would be nice for towing, but maybe not the wallit, good price though, hilly in your area?
     
  5. gjk5

    gjk5 3/4 ton status

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    Other than taking the boat out I only drive about 8 miles a day to work and back, so not too worried about gas $$.


    And yeah, little hilly; only about 5K altitude gain to go to my favorite lake. :eek1:
     
  6. Z3PR

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    Take it for a test drive. Ask the owner if he'd be okay if you had a mech check it over. ...ect.
     
  7. gjk5

    gjk5 3/4 ton status

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    All that's set. Test drive tonight, probably have a friends dad who builds hotrods take a peek at it too since he has more experience with supercharged engines than most mechanics.
     
  8. sled_dog

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    price is right I say. Inspect it well to make sure its not beat and go for it.
     
  9. Grieby54

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    bet you could get $8,500 outta him... :deal:
     
  10. shane74

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    Sounds like a good deal. The guy probably has at least $6K-$7K into the new vortec 454 and whipple charger. If it's set up correctly, the owner should have seen a slight gain in MPG as the whipple charger makes it a much more efficient engine. I'd take a super charged V8 over a stroked one any day of the week. They really only suck the fuel when your foot is in it. Otherwise, they are very mellow and road freindly. I still wish I had our old Buick that had the super charged 3800 in it. Dang near 25 MPH (24.65 MPG) on the freeway cruising at 85 MPH in OD. My wife's newer Acura doesn't get near that.
     
  11. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Dave, why are you spamming the forums with your supercharged burb? :rolleyes: :tongue1: :haha:

    BTW you missed the Rocky Mountain Regional forum. :haha: :haha:
     

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