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Old 04-17-2018, 10:01 AM   #109 (permalink)
mannydantyla
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I had a 1991 K2500 with the 5.7L that was throttle body, got it up to 18MPG without mods (other than the transmission swap), it is now a parts vehicle for this thing. My NV4500 is the early Chevy version with the 6.3:1 first gear, I think a 93 or 94. It came out of a one ton 4x4 and I put it in my 1991 and now the Suburban.
That's not bad for a 3/4 ton

I just sold my 1/2 ton '83 K10. I was getting up to 17 or 18 mpg on the highway. Never measured what it got in the city though, I didn't want to know how bad it was. That was my daily driver for about 2 years.

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My NV4500 is the early Chevy version with the 6.3:1 first gear, I think a 93 or 94. It came out of a one ton 4x4 and I put it in my 1991 and now the Suburban.
Yeah that's basically a granny gear. Do you get it moving in 2nd gear then?
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