Well......bought a new truck

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  1. big_mike

    big_mike I'm Awesome

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    Wow! Sharp looking truck! Any time you can start with a rust-free clean slate, it's almost automatically a win. How do you like the 5.3 as compared to the engine in your 1997? (4.3, 5.0 or was it a 5.7?)

    Hope you enjoy your new ride!

    :)
     
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    94burbk1500 I'm Awesome

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    I can't believe a dealer left those stickers on the truck, they just scream douche bag. Nice truck though!
     
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    big_mike I'm Awesome

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    Lol, my best guess from it’s condition was daddy owned the truck and that’s where the driver side stickers came from, then handed it down to son until graduation and that’s where passenger side stickers came from, lol.

    So far I love this thing, strongest running 5.3 I have rode in honestly, well in mostly stock form anyhow. It’s not lacking for power and sounds pretty damn good. This weekend it’s getting oil change, plugs, air filter & fuel filter.

    I’m gonna order some good floor mats bc it’s so damn clean inside and the local selection sucks. Also ordering headlights and most likely a new double din this weekend.

    I’ll tell ya this, that $85 on AC was the best money I have spent in a LONg time, this thing freezes me out and it was a 110 heat index today.
     
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    94burbk1500 I'm Awesome

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    Cam and tune it! Easy 100 hp, no lie.
     
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    big_mike I'm Awesome

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    Not my first LS motor. I had a H/C/I 99’ WS6 I built myself. I got plans for this but it’ll be in due time. Most likely buy another set of stock 862 heads and send to a buddy to get worked over, long tube headers then a small cam like a TSP 224 so it’ll be really daily driver friendly while retaining a reasonable stall while having more low end than a big high lift cam.
     
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    Steve Cunningham OBS Enthusiast

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    In excellent condition for the year, Have fun driving it.
     
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    Under hood and interior, I’m gonna repaint the engine cover. Whatever cleaner they used effected it.
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    Looks like the center console, or middle seat/flip down storage was removed at one point?
     
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    big_mike I'm Awesome

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    Yea, it was a jump seat truck it seems but I already built me a temporary console out of MDF to get me by for a minute. I found a seller on eBay that has consoles for like $85 shipped so hopefully I’ll be ordering one in the next couple weeks.
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    Also went ahead and built me a under seat downfire box for the driver side while I was building from scraps on the job site, lol.
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    Double din, amp and headlights are also on my list of to buy soon items. Then I should be good to go for a while.
     
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