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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Re: chevy 4.3
Ditto! We've had three new S body GM 4x4 pickups (starting in '91) with the 4.3L and one S Blazer. Never any issues with any of them, but the last one was my '02 ZR2 ext. cab pickup.
Great little truck, unless you wanted to haul anything behind it. Mine was a 5 speed and with a 5x8 trailer loaded with about 3/4 cord of firewood, hills killed that thing.
Coming up over Bloss Mtn. on the new Rt. 15, had it in third gear to stay around 55 MPH. Got passed by semis.
Went back to full sized 4x4 trucks and the 5.3L V8 in '06. Plenty of power, not much difference in fuel economy over the S trucks w/4.3L engines.
My current '14 Silverado 4x4 double cab will get 20MPG or better highway, which is about what the best ever was, with any of the S trucks.
Knew a guy that bought a new Silverado w/4.3L back in the early 90s. Hated that thing so much (lack of power), swapped it within a year or two on one with a V8.
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