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- Kalamazoo, MI
I recently bought a 94 K3500 dually. It’s a solid truck that is a good foundation for a build. I’ve never owned or even driven an 88-94 and so far I’ve only driven this truck less than a mile, but already I’m not in love with the older dash. I’m seriously considering an interior swap to the newer style. The HVAC controls and radio are the main things I don’t like. The factory radio isn’t working so I already will have to address that and I just don’t know what to think about the heater controls. They look like they could go bad just from the design. Is the dash swap worth it? I know it’s wiring and all that, but that doesn’t scare me - this is a truck I hope to have the rest of my life so I want to do it right. And I would do the dash swap while I do the mechanical DB2 conversion so redoing the wiring will actually be a nice opportunity for simplifying the truck. But is it worth it? Those of you that have owned both generations of GMT400 trucks, are there problems with the older stuff that makes a dash swap more worth it? Or are there actually preferences for the old dash layout that I don’t know about? I won’t be doing the swap for a few months so there’s time for people to share opinions. Please share! I’d love to have first-hand experiences on both styles of truck and even people that have done the conversion.