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post #1 of 4 Old 10-23-2006, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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well im gonna be getting a truck soon, chevy/gmc of course and i was wondering if there is muc of a differnece between a vortec 350 fi and a non vortec 350 fi i was leaning a little more to the vortec but i dont really know if its much better.
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-28-2006, 12:06 AM
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Huge difference man, the vortec is a multi-port injection as the older fi is throttle body. The vortec gets better mileage and has way more hp, plus you'll be gettin a little newer truck. Go with the vortec for sure.

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To be honest, the MPG difference was negligable between my truck and my dads truck. I have a 95 (non) and he had a 97. Both had the 350 and both with the same size tires 265 75 16s pretty much every thing else was the same too. He was gettin 15 and change for a daily commute to work and i was getting 13 and change(both go to work at the same place!). Given hes a lot older and drives a lot better than I, and Im 20 and can be pretty heavy on the throttle, Id say those numbers are close. So when it comes down to it, in my experience the MPG difference is not much. However I will say, his had WAY more balls than mine. But consider he had 100k when he got that truck, and I drove like a tard the last 40k pounding it into the ground the way it should be... Thats just my experience. It really depends on who owned and drove the truck, maintaining a vehicle is up to the owner. Go newer when possible, but dont obsess with having new, if an older model is in better condition.
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i have had both for a while. still keeping the ole b '89 .get the vortec. way more towing power and burnout power. i have about a 5mpg differance between the 2 . steeping up to ls1 power this winter as my son gets the vortec tahoe.
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