454 vs. Vortec 350

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by LoneWolf'burban, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. LoneWolf'burban

    LoneWolf'burban Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.
     
  2. Silverado Junkie

    Silverado Junkie Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    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.
     
  3. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    X2.... That 454 is a power house and puts out more power for less money than the 350...
     
  4. Ares89Burb

    Ares89Burb New Member

    If you want quick easy power. Do a Procharger setup. Reliable horsepower as long as the original 454 is in good shape.
     
  5. LoneWolf'burban

    LoneWolf'burban Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.
     
  6. dannys99

    dannys99 Rockstar

    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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  7. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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
     
  8. pmartin816

    pmartin816 Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    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.
     
  9. Silverado-Joe

    Silverado-Joe New Member

    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
     
  10. LoneWolf'burban

    LoneWolf'burban Rockstar 100 Posts

    Ok. Everybody says 454. Is there a way to make it a 454 Vortec?
     

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