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Old 06-13-2011, 11:02 PM
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man best of both wagon worlds IMO! Except I might go for a diesel over a Vortec.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:10 AM
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They had me until the Gm engine. I know some people like it, but that is a deal breaker for me... I have had three engines from Toyota go over 300K miles all stock. Not saying that Gm engines don't serve a purpose, but I like knowing i'll have an engine for a looooooong time when I drive a truck like a cruiser.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:16 AM
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lol its a 140 or 142.. lol
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by wesintl View Post
I really want to see someone put an LV body on an 80 series chassis
Wes, I can't remember if this one was a one off or a 45 over an 80 series...
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:02 PM
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That was a one off built 45 built on a 100 series chassis. Cool truck though.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by BreckBJ44 View Post
They had me until the Gm engine.
I got excited at the Vortec. If it had a 3FE or 1ZFE I just figure what a shocking waste of time and effort.

GM junk is built to run on American hybrid grain fuel. Old Toyota iron is not, so that gap of "reliability" to me is completely gone plus the parts for the GM powerplants that were sold in the millions will be around for decades.

At some point, being able to reliably fix something that lasts for 250K miles instead of 350K miles and that has better fuel economy and twice the power is a pretty obvious choice.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:18 AM
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Wow... that is just pretty. Best of all worlds.
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