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    Hi Folks, I recently had my jeep totaled, and with my insurance money, I will be getting a 90-99 Silverado Extra-cab with 4wd. I was hoping you all could tell me the best year for this style. The reason I want the 90-99, is I have always liked that style.

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    I would go for anything with a vortec 350...

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    X2 on the 350 engine, & if you have a lot of them to choose from, I would pick which ever truck has the lowest miles, even if it is a year or two older. Remember, when you're buying a used vehicle, you're looking at how many more miles you can put on it without having to spend any money. You don't want high mileage problems right away.
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
    350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
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    What year did they start with the Vortech 350 ???

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    in 97 i believe
    Go-Recon "xtreme" amber scanning tail gate light strip, Cobra ultra2 CB radio W/ 4 foot firestix antennas, dual exhaust with 40 series single in dual out muffler, 305/65R17 Mickey Thomson Baja ATZ on 17 inch Mickey Thompson Side Biters, 3 inch body lift

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    My 1996, K1500, Z71, Had a 350 Vortec in it. It was a great truck, I wish I still had it.

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    was it 96?? i couldnt remember exactly

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    Yeah Sarge, I think it was '96 cuz that's the same year they went to OBD 2..

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    If youíre going to look at a truck with the vortec engine you want to look at the 98 99 models the 96 97 ones had a very basic fuel injection system itís often referred to as the spider. The reason I say this is because the 96 97 spider system consists of a bunch of little hoses inside the intake manifold that deliver the fuel to the cylinder and they tend to get leaks and cause a whole list of different drivability problems. they are still great trucks but if youíre looking to modify the truck at all the 98 99 truck have allot more advanced system that can be tuned and they have individual fuel injectors which can be changed if you have problems with them.

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    Thanks Guy's, I appreciate the great info.

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