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Old 04-06-2008, 04:10 AM   #11
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The V8 may only have a little more horsepower, but its got a hell of alot more torque. 9 more hp, and 53 more ft-lbs of torque. The 5300 is also has more mods available and gets PRETTY damn good mileage for my truck, even weighing over 3 tons, for that thing, weighing about 3/4 ton less, it should get MUCH better mileage and you should feel that torque a little more. I suggest looking around a little first. Especially because that sounds a little steep for that Rainier unless its fully optioned...have you booked it?
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The V8 may only have a little more horsepower, but its got a H*** of alot more torque. 9 more hp, and 53 more ft-lbs of torque. The 5300 is also has more mods available and gets PRETTY damn good mileage for my truck, even weighing over 3 tons, for that thing, weighing about 3/4 ton less, it should get MUCH better mileage and you should feel that torque a little more. I suggest looking around a little first. Especially because that sounds a little steep for that Rainier unless its fully optioned...have you booked it?
yeah even the older 5300 that is in the chevys moves pretty well. I had a loaner a while back. I think you should be good with the 4.2 though just be aware that its a thirsty engine in spite of it being a I6.
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FWIW , i'd just go with the Rainier. The V8 has just a little more power, and the I6 is a VERY powerful engine for what it is, i think it'* a 4.2L .. and check out www.TRAILVOY.com to see typical problems and what problem areas there might be
Thanks for the link I was going to start looking for some forums very soon.


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Especially because that sounds a little steep for that Rainier unless its fully optioned...have you booked it?
This thing is only missing navigation and dvd entertainment, It has every other option that was available. As for the price I compared it to others for sale across the entire province on autotrader, and it was the second cheapest. So the price is right in line with everyone. As for the extra torque I'm not concerned since i am not going to be racing or towing all that much. It would be nice to have the v-8 only for the sake of throwing a magnaflow under it and that woudl really get attention, lol.


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I think you should be good with the 4.2 though just be aware that its a thirsty engine in spite of it being a I6.
It seams that no matter what you get that isn't a car is all around 20mpg. So I pretty much expected that. At first fuel mileage was a concern but after seeing that everything pretty much got the same no mater what vehicle except dodge, they are horrible on fuel, I decided to see what I like when I get behind the wheel and try to stay GM.

This truck fit those parameters, loved the ride and comfort, and it'* a GM., lol.
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That I-6 had some issues in the first so many years... Did GM correct these issues?

And Mike, I was wondering.... Did you by chance pick up an extended warranty?

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Old 04-06-2008, 02:45 PM   #15
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Not sure about the I-6 issues, and no extended warranty. Wasn't even offered, but there is still factory warranty. I am sure I can find out about it.
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Old 04-06-2008, 04:11 PM   #16
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I took this today.

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Old 04-06-2008, 04:27 PM   #17
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looks clean! but whats up with the blurring?
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Looks really Good Mike.. Yeah check into the extended warranty..

The Blur I'm sure is just an effect

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obviously.. .but he missed some of te background, and blurred some of the car. so i was just asking why?
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:52 PM   #20
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I only had 2 minutes to do anything to the picture so I blurred what I could as quick as I could then threw it online.



As for the extended warranty, I usually get it on my vehicles and only once to date did I ever get my money out of it. That was because I knew the car needed AC work. Otherwise I never needed it. I will inquire though, depending on how much factory warranty is left.
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