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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-24-2002, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Newest SFA Silverado

The time has come for me to step up to a real truck, the blazer just ain't carrying it's weight anymore. I would like to know the newest year that SFA was on the silverado? I beleive it was 87 but i'm not sure. Also, I'm looking for a daily driver/weekend warrior truck in the year previously mentioned. What would be the size i should look for? quarter ton? 3/4? I'm also pretty certain I want a 350 in it. Got any pointers or wesites I can learn from?
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Re: Newest SFA Silverado

The latest 1/2 ton truck you can get is an 87. Theres some really wierd years though, the 1 tons didn't change for a while I believe.
Maybe I'm wrong and thinking the 98-99 switch, but Im pretty sure that it happened on the switch before that as well.
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Re: Newest SFA Silverado

I think the latest year was 96, my trucks a 96 silverado and has an sfa...




Oh, well, anyway, yeah trucks to 86, and suburbans and blazers to 91, as well as crew cab 1 tons.

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Re: Newest SFA Silverado

If you can find one try to get a 1-ton truck then you get a dana 60 front 14FF rear and possibly a 454, TH400 or SM465 and probably a NP205 or 208/241 depending on what year it is. I started with a half ton and learned the hard way after I went through a 10, 12 and now at a 14 bolt rear end and a 10 bolt, Dana 44, and not dana 60 front end and I also started with a 700R4 and after fixing it 4 times finally put a th400 in it. I am pretty hard on my truck too and have heard of alot of people having good luk with 1/2 tons and mostly depends on tires size and how heavy your right foot is.
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Re: Newest SFA Silverado

87 was the last year of the SFA GM half ton. You could get 1 tons up until 91 with SFA and the 73-87(91) body style. Same with the Suburbans and K5's. I beleive the 3/4 tons stopped in 87 as well, and I know you could get single cab longbed SFA 1 tons to 88, after that it was just crew cabs and duallys.
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Re: Newest SFA Silverado

87 was the last year for the half ton SFA and the first year of EFI. It was also the end of the line for most 3/4 ton SFA.

In 88 you could still get the 3/4 ton SFA if you were a fleet purchaser (in other words, the chance of you finding one is slim to none)

I believe in 1988 they quit making the longbox standard cab 1 ton (but don't quote me on it).

Through 91 you could get the crewcab 1 ton.
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