32,000 Original Miles

 

Automatic Transmission
5.7L Vortec V8
255 hp @ 4600 rpm*
330 lb/ft torque @ 2800 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 8.5
Top Speed: 98 MPH
*Price in 1998: $27,365

 

*Seller Asking:

$21,000

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Fast Facts:

  • The “K” designation refers to a 4×4 model (“C” refers to 2WD). Equipped with the 5.7L Vortec, the 4×4 has a towing capacity of 7,000 lbs
  • Key traits of Vortec engines include sequential fuel injection, optimally designed intake runners and ports for maximum airflow, and a “fast burn” combustion chamber design that swirls the air/fuel mixture together for a more efficient burn
  • The term “stepside” (or “Sportside”, as it states on the dealer sticker) refers to a cargo bed with inner “steps” fore and aft the rear wheel well, resulting in a “flared” look. It also meant the bed had no intrusions from either side wheel well
  • Two 6.5L diesel options were available, but these engines (along with the previous 6.2L) didn’t give GM the best reputation for diesels (these were before the Duramax was introduced in 2000)
  • Plagued with issues (mostly the 6.2L), common problems include cracking of the main bearing web and cylinder heads, crankshaft failure due to the harmonic balancer, overheating pump mounted driver (PMD), and an oil cooler line failure (these early lines were held together by a “C” clip at the engine block. When the clip fails, the engine loses its oil and seizes. There was no low oil pressure cutoff switch)
Key Model Year Changes:

  • First year of the Passlock theft deterrent system. Truck will shutoff after startup if the correct key isn’t used, and the computer prevents it from starting for 10 minutes
  • 4L60e transmission now features new 2 piece case to reduce vibration
  • Both the 4L60e and 4L80e received an electronically controlled torque converter clutch, as well as electronic line pressure software to adjust hyd. pressure to the trans on the fly, improving shift feel
  • New lighter 4×4 front half shafts are much easier to remove/install
  • Pewter, Indigo Blue, and Copper metallic paint replace Stellar blue paint
  • New low rolling resistance tires improve fuel economy without sacrificing ride
  • Updated steering wheel

Seller Notes:

  • Original owner
  • 32,000 original miles
  • Rare single cab stepside Z71 4×4
  • 5.7L V8
  • Garage kept, never seen rain or snow
  • Air conditioning, power windows and locks

 

  • Location: Aurora, Colorado – (more photos below)
  • UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)
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UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)

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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
*Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability

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