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which truck should i buy

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gmtech954, Dec 12, 2005.

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which truck should i buy

Poll closed Jan 6, 2006.
  1. 85 k5

    74 vote(s)
    85.1%
  2. 95 suburban

    13 vote(s)
    14.9%
  1. gmtech954

    gmtech954 Registered Member

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    right now i have an opurtunity to buy to kick a$$ trucks but i can only bring one more to my house. this truck will be my dd but ive driven higher lifted trucks for a dd before.

    one truck is an 85 k5 w/ a 14ff and a 44. The motor was rebuilt (by me actualy) about 10k ago. the truck has a 6inch susp lift and 35 boggers with 3/4 tread. it already has dual exhaust, edelbrock intake and carb, headers etc. The body has a tiny bit of rot in the step up to the back seat and thats it. I could get this truck for $1300.

    or

    A95 3/4 ton suburban loaded factory tint everything with a 454. i could get this for 2500.

    What do you guys think i could get them both but then i woul have to sell either my camaro my 82 dually or my 63 shortbed none of which im willing to sell. i have limited parking and would appreciate your opinions
     
  2. 350k5

    350k5 1/2 ton status

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    85 K5, with all of those goodies and for only $1300. Buy it and don't look back.
     
  3. trailblazr81

    trailblazr81 1/2 ton status

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    The K5. I like the smaller rigs on the trail, but you can still load people in the back seat and have cargo space. Burban's can be hard to manuever on the trail. I miss my shorter K5, But also Ive put my 8ft bed to use a few times already. Also you know a little first hand about the vehicle.
     
  4. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    come on, no brainer, the k5!!!!
     
  5. lrazer

    lrazer 1/2 ton status

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    both then put the 454 in the k5 and anything else you can get off it and then scrap or part out the rest and you end up with one vehicle
    problem solved
     
  6. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Which truck suits your needs the best? Both have pros and cons. It all boils down to which unit "fits" you best...... :thinking:
     
  7. GotLabs

    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I would go with the K5, you have more knowledge of that vehicle. Plus it sounds like it kicks ass.
     
  8. mikayak390

    mikayak390 Registered Member

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    The k5. Personally I love the burbans, but that sounds like an original 454 and its got to be getting tired after 10 years of use. Same with the trans, wheel bearings and a whole list of other stuff. It sounds like the K5 has a known history and while it might have seen trail use, its cheaper and someone was doing repairs on it.
     
  9. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    'burb has FI... thats pretty much all that matters.

    j
     
  10. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I love my Burb, but for the $$ you rebuilt the K5 and know its condition. I wouldn't hesitate to get it.
     
  11. ProJunkRacing

    ProJunkRacing 1/2 ton status

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    i like that idea
     
  12. s1037s

    s1037s Registered Member

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    wish i could find a k5 here. most people want 3500 and up around here if it is running
     
  13. TX_GLADIATOR

    TX_GLADIATOR Registered Member

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    95 and cut that dame thing up
     
  14. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    The '85 K5, of course. In the interest of complete disclosure, I will admit that I am heavily biased on this issue. :D
     
  15. mtn. burb

    mtn. burb 1/2 ton status

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    I own a Sub and will say the K5 is the better way to go on this deal.
     

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