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stuck between a rock and a hard spot

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BLZN4FN, Feb 12, 2001.

  1. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

    Dec 19, 2000
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    Englewood Colorado
    Ok here is the deal I have a 90 k5 4inch lift w/35 4.56 and corp 10 bols ft & rear. This truck does light 4wheel and is my daily driver fully loaded and in great shape.

    I also have a 79 GMC Jimmy that Im working on 14ff, shackle flip,Hill ft shackle kit I just put a new 350
    and striped the factory suspintion(sp). Well I went to the Boat show last week and ordered a new boat
    23ft carvelle 375hp the boat whighs 3,800 lbs so the 90 k5 will probable have a hard time pulling this
    It had a hard time pulling the old boat up the pass and hills. The new boat is 1,000 lbs more keep in mind I live in Colorado.

    Here is the question (1) would you sell the 79 and put the parts on the 90 k5
    and get a stroker 383 from Chevy? now this should have the power and all to tow this boat with
    the camping gear ect..

    (2) or get a power stroke F250 super duty fully loaded?

    If I get a new truck wife says one of the trucks will have to go
    what would you do ? sorry so long.

  2. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

    Nov 9, 2000
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    Federal Way, Washington
    Ouch.. did you say Ford??? i thought you said Ford??? I hope you didnt say Ford... I'd do choice number 1... Why Cause out of all the fords I know...Only 1 still works

    Um... yes officer I know it's too big...
  3. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

    Feb 17, 2000
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    Home: Michigan, Stationed: Hill AFB (Home of Moab.
    RV Cam, Lower Gears, may want to swap out the trans & T-case from the older truck because of the lack of O/D, plus factor in a Oil, & Trans Cooler.

    The 90 should have no problem pulling this boat stock, but the items listed above will help.


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  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

    May 31, 2000
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    Georgetown, TX
    I've gotta confess. A couple of summers ago I rode over Hoosier Pass, between Fairplay and Frisco, in a friends new 4-door F-250 with the Turbo PowerStroke. On the long, 6% grade he was pulling out and passing RV's like we were on level ground at sea level. Damn impressive! The stock 350 in my '94 Suburban couldn't even accelerate on the same road. The tranny would downshift, the engine revs would jump, but there just wasn't enough air up there for the 350 to make any power. The speedo needle wouldn't move. That Turbo on the PowerStroke made it just take off like a rocket.

    The good news is that you don't have to buy a Ford anymore to get that kind of get up and go at high altitude. Check out a new Chevy with the Duramax Turbo Diesel and the Alison 5-speed auto tranny. Should put a smile on your face. (Except for the sticker price, of course!) [​IMG]

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  5. Blaze

    Blaze 1/2 ton status

    Aug 28, 2000
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    Raleigh, NC
    If you're buying a new truck, don't buy a Furd! I'd go with a Dodge Ram with the Cummins Diesel. It will outpull and out last any other diesel. Of course, I worked for Cummins so I may be a little biased, but in my personal opinion the difference between the Powerstroke and the Cummins is like night and day.

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