1. I'm looking at buying a new truck and would like to have some input on
the stepside beds. They appear to have
fiberglass fenders in the rear. Has anybody had problems with these or
should I stay clear of the stepside.
2. I now have the 5.7 in my 1991 Z71 that I bought new and have 281,000
miles on it without any problems with the motor.
My question is how is the 5.3 holding up and how many miles can I expect
I have a '93 4x4 step-side and the fenders are metal, but who knows what
they've done in later models. I wouldn't think it would be a great idea to
use fiberglass in situations where huge rocks will be flung up from off-road
I also have a 5.7 liter, but a guy I work with has the 5.3 in his Tahoe and
it blow my doors off! As for holding up, it's probably too early to tell,
but the power is definitely there!
I have a 89 Chevy Sport Side with 225,000 miles on it, and have not
had any issues with the fiberglass fenders...the bed itself is steel
an no issues their either. all in all the body as a whole has held up
remarkably well. best of all? 2 less pieces to worry about rust!
On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 10:48:42 -0400, "Snowman" <somethingorotherdotcom>
My 03 Sierra Denali has plastic side panels/fenders on the rear. It's not a
step-side in the usual sense; it has a full size bed but the fenders have to
extend farther out than a normal Sierra to accomodate the 4 wheel steering,
so it has wheel-well bulges like a stepside. No issues at all, except I find
that I get bug splatters on the rear fender, something that never happened
on my normal fleetside GMCs. I haven't had it long enough to be sure that
rocks won't kick up and damage that fender as more time/miles go by.
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