|08-14-2009, 11:23 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Member # 84738
2500 burb, possible dd/tow pig/mild recovery vehicle
so i've been looking at the 73-91 3/4 ton 4x4 suburbans as possible dd, tow rig, expidetion, and mild recovery rig. i know they come with the 14sf/10bolt combo, so these would obviously need to be swapped for a 14ff/60.
i know these have the passenger side 205? (203?) so which vehicles should i be looking under for a passenger drop 60?
what can/have you realistically towed with these in stock form? i would do the obvious such as a big external trans cooler and temp gauge.
also on towing, how are the brakes on these in stock form? disk up front i assume. with the new axles i'd do disk's all the way around, those would be to come though, i need to get burb first.
then the small stuff like bumpers, dual battery's, winches, air, welder, the axles i mentioned about fully built, tires, maybe 1.5-2" and some fresh leaves and bushings all around with airbag's in the rear for the sagging.
so, what am I missing, what do I need to know, and what am I in for with one of these burbs? it seems like a great base for a cool do-it-all kind of rig on the not too expensive side. thanks for the help chevy guys!
'98 Durango: 60/44, not done pos
'91 Suburban: DD, 350/4L80
|08-15-2009, 04:23 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2002
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All this has been covered pretty recently. search will give you a lot of information. here's a start
basically they will tow what you want you just have to figure out the year you want by the features or build it how you want it. If you don't want to build then the best year IMO is 1991 because it has the 4l80e. If you want to build get one with the best body and put in the diesel or gas engine/trans of choice.
1972 GMC Submarine
383 / TH350 / 203D-NP205 / D60 / 14FF / 42's on Stazworks / heavy foote / four eyez
Inclined to brute force attack a 70* incline with a Quadrajet
1997 GMC K3500 Suburban
Turbo 5.3 in the works / 4L80E / HP60 SAS / PROJECT TOWHOE