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    Default 454 vs. Vortec 350

    Should I work up the 1984 454 in my 'burban or should I rebuild a Vortec 350 and replace it? 3/4 ton, lowered and slick.
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    Dont get me wrong, i love a 350. They run great and last forever. I got one in my truck but i love the beefy low-end of a 454.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado Junkie View Post
    Dont get me wrong, i love a 350. They run great and last forever. I got one in my truck but i love the beefy low-end of a 454.
    X2.... That 454 is a power house and puts out more power for less money than the 350...
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    If you want quick easy power. Do a Procharger setup. Reliable horsepower as long as the original 454 is in good shape.
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    454 it is then. And even though the beast is rated at under 300hp from the factory, it's got a bottem end like Pamela Anderson has a top end. Cam and lifters then pro charger when I have time, money, and ambition all at the same time.

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    Nothing beats cubic inches, rebuild the big block, the torque is amazing and its alot funner to tell people you are running a 454 rather than a dime a dozen 350. nothing wrong with the 350 but why downgrade?
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    You will be abloe to get some good money for the vortec 350, I know in my area in craigslist it is hard to come by a vortec 350 that even needs to be rebuilt let alone a good one
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    I have to agree. So long as you dont mind putting gas in that beast I would stay with the 454. I love the 350 but if I had the 454 I wouldnt down grade.

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    i think we can all agree the 454 is where its at but of course i have a vortec 350 and i love it. but the power of a 454 is awesome
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    Ok. Everybody says 454. Is there a way to make it a 454 Vortec?

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