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Opinion on 1995 Chevy silverado

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Chevy05, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Chevy05

    Chevy05 Member
    Messages: 78

    Hey guys,

    I mostly sit back and read all the wealth of information here, but i was hoping to pick your brains. Im looking at purchasing a1995 chevy pick up truck. Just looking for anyone that may own one, or has owned one. Any problems.i'll post the ad up ere on a few. It has 93,000 miles on it. Thanks everyone.

  2. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    I had a 1993 2500 ex cab long bed, and currently own a 1998 2500 reg cab long bed. What motor and transmission or in the truck you are looking at? I can speak for the 350's, as those are the engines that I have had.

    One of the biggest issues to look at if you will be plowing is welding in the gussets for the front of the frame.

    On the vortec motors (yours will be TBI I think), the intake manifold gaskets were terrible and tended to leak.

    I've heard/seen that they are reliable workhorses. The 350 TBI won't win any races with a 10k trailer, but it moves it just fine. Alaska Boss has one of those trucks that has 300,000 miles on it-and that's seen some harsh conditions.

    Obviously check out the normal stuff like front end condition (ball joints, tie rods, u joints). How is the frame? Any serious rust?

    Fluid Film is your friend on preventing any future corrosion. That stuff is seriously very addicting.......
  3. Chevy05

    Chevy05 Member
    Messages: 78

  4. Chevy05

    Chevy05 Member
    Messages: 78

  5. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I have over 200,000 on my 99 with a 5.7 and 4 speed auto tranny. I have had no problems. Plenty of power to push snow with, and being a 3/4 ton, it has plenty of capacity to carry weight. I have a 9 foot western pro plow on the front of it, so I have gone bigger than most on a 3/4 ton truck, but we don't get the snowfalls alot of areas get so I can get away with a bigger blade on the front. My only complaint is it takes 40 acres to turn the truck around. Poor design on the turning radius, but other than that they are great trucks.
  6. MNcasper

    MNcasper Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I have a 95 K1500 xtended cab with z71, 5.7L automatic. It's now at 181k, and the only major problems I have had is the transmission at about 123k, both rear springs cracked.and throttle body injector replacement.
    I push around a 7-6 boss and overall it handles it fine other than getting hot at speed. If you are going to plow I wouldn't get less than the 5.7 of that era. Also as soon as possible jump on the rust issues it spreads fast.
    my 2 cents, your milage may vary.
  7. awdls2

    awdls2 Junior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 14

    i have a 95 1500 w/t 5.7l i put a 7.5 fisher mm on it.

    the good
    plenty of power in a truck this light to push what ever snow you have.
    so far (knock on wood) very reliable
    seems to handle the weight of the plow fine (suspension wise)

    the bad
    very light
    gets a little hot for my liking on highway drives with the plow on never acctulally overheats just warmer than i like to see, it is fine on back roads and plowing tho
    mine does not have a posi rear which BLOWS
    rediculoius turning radius especially in 4wd.

    all in all would i buy it again...absolutly but i would install a posi rear prior to plowing and deep long driveways
  8. loc

    loc Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    The 95 your looking at only has the 5.0 305. Not my favorite motor but still has plenty of power to plow. I have had numerous Chevy trucks from 88-98 and think they are great trucks.
  9. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    got 96 here been great truck and plow truck to.
  10. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Ive had a 90, 94, 96 and currently a 98. All great trucks.
  11. mule585

    mule585 Member
    Messages: 74

    I have a 98 1500 with the 5.0l love the thing will push any you throw at it the only problem I've had plowing was tearing the frame horns where my unimount and tow hooks bolt up easy fix tho piece of C-channel welded to the bottom I like these so much I just bought a 98 2500 today with the 454 now I have all three 98 models love these trucks
  12. PowersTree

    PowersTree Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    My 98 is about to roll 400k miles. Replaced the engine at 274k because of a freeze issue. Cracked the block.

    While it doesn't plow, I tow with it daily, and have been known to bury it in the mud up to the door handles.

    Put the gussets on the frame, and run it. The newer trucks don't have anything on the C/K series trucks.