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According to Consumer Reports, the 1990-1998 Fullsize Chevy Trucks weigh the following:

Specification ext. cab long ext. cab short reg. cab long bed reg. cab short bed
Curb Weight, lbs. 4387 4140 4001 3849

Is this accurate? 3,849 for a Full size truck seems extremely light, even if it was a V6. What do you guys think a 454 SWB would weigh then? 4,500? 5,000?

When I put a curb weight in of 4,300 and the stock horse power 454SS (255 crank) I get an ballpark 1/4 mile time of 15.70, which is about right for what a stock truck would run.
 

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those numbers seem right to me.

My 70 c10 weighed 3900 when it had a 350/thm350 trans in it. Now it weighs 4250 with an iron head 454, plus power brakes, power steering, th400, plus some added sound proofing.

a 454 would be 200 to 300 pounds heavier than a 4.3 V6. But only 100 to 150 pounds heavier you use aluminum stuff (heads, intake, water pump) and a set of shorty headers.
 

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yeah that seems about right to me also

the newer the trucks are after 72 then they got heavier.,

the 67-72 were light weight.

3850 is the red book curb weight on a longbed 2wd v-8 67-72

plus these years were 4.5" shorter wheelbase so there quite a bit less metal right there, compared to 73-up

ive owned tons of them, and miss them all.. my first ever chevy was a bone stock original daily driver nice '68 c-10 longfleet 307 and SM326 on the column 3.73 open 12 bolt

the '73-up got heavier quite a bit, over 4k lbs

then in '81 they did some lightening up on some front suspension components, or so GM claims anyways

but still were pigs.,

then 88-up no lighter either.. and were just as bad of rust buckets as the '73-87 were.... actually, no,,, worse....
 
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