Originally Posted by Lumpskie
OP: Another question you should ask is, "Why do I want to mod the truck?" For me, I wandered onto a trail in the high country and couldn't make it up a hill. So, I put a new suspension under it, went back and finished the trail. That experience repeated itself over and over until I reached where I am with the truck today.
As for parts, like everyone else said, skip the supercharger. That being said, there are a LOT of parts out there for your rig. I've got a '96 that is mechanically identical to yours, except for the transmission. I've got ~215,000 on the odometer and the truck runs like new. Check out my build thread for ideas on parts and feel free to ask me any questions you have.
I think these older trucks are awesome and have no temptation to get anything newer!
Agree with this ^^^
I've got 213,XXX on my 95.5 3.4L 5-speed and I just got 25.3mpg on my last tank: granted the entire tank was spent at under 50mph; you won't see those numbers otherwise
Point is: Truck still runs like a top; I'm confident I can get no less than 400,XXX on it, if I continue to keep it inbetween the lines
And there's piles and piles of mods/after-market parts for our trucks
Thing is; almost all of them are "Off-Road" mods/parts
So, if your thing is pushing extra HP out of it; yeah, you might do better with a 98 and ^
But, I would by no-means abandon the truck you have now; unless you can trade it in almost equally for a 98 or ^