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    ended up buying a newer truck and selling this...

    ended up buying a newer truck and selling this one. Was tough looking professional enough in this yuppie area with that thing to get jobs and new customers. A buddy is making payments on it to me...
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    I'm pretty happy with the overall buildup on my...

    I'm pretty happy with the overall buildup on my suburban, excellent street manners and works great on those dirt hunting trails as well. Build thread in the sig.
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    got a part number on those vent shades? I...

    got a part number on those vent shades? I definitely need to add a set to my truck
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    Ruffstuff makes some killer strong covers if you...

    Ruffstuff makes some killer strong covers if you were interested in more protection from rocks hitting it. Otherwise more capacity in the rear can't be a bad thing when towing. Or using quality...
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    oh no with the gen 3 motor swap I don't have A/C...

    oh no with the gen 3 motor swap I don't have A/C anymore, but when the truck was stock I had both A/c and rear heat. Hoping to put on some conversion brackets and figure out a/c sometime next summer...
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    i have rear a/c and rear heat. Although when the...

    i have rear a/c and rear heat. Although when the truck came from california when I bought it the rear heat wasn't hooked up. In chicago we definitely need all the heat we can get, so it's hooked...
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    you need a zero rate and move the front axle...

    you need a zero rate and move the front axle forward 1" that will help your tire clearance issues a bunch. Then a little sawzall action to take care of the rest. The zero rate will also lift the...
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    i like the rear bumper mod....any details on...

    i like the rear bumper mod....any details on that? Sure looks nicer than the stock suburban one that will crumple the quarter at the slightest bump
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    I believe the 5.3L would get better mileage and...

    I believe the 5.3L would get better mileage and have more power while towing against the ancient efi technology of the 454tbi, it's a better combo all around. Plus 125 ish pounds lighter than the...
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    spray off the radiator/condensor with a hose and...

    spray off the radiator/condensor with a hose and clear out all the mud/dirt/bugs that are probably clogging it up.
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    built the th400 up just like I did to the one in...

    built the th400 up just like I did to the one in my race car. Trans go shift kit, deep aluminum pan, trans temp gauge, huge trans cooler, 4L80E drum and 34 element sprag, upgraded torque converter,...
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    let it air out for a bit, it doesn't release...

    let it air out for a bit, it doesn't release fumes forever ;)
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    gorgeous pics!

    gorgeous pics!
  14. brakes are much larger on 3/4 ton suburbans, not...

    brakes are much larger on 3/4 ton suburbans, not sure you can swap them onto the smaller rear axle you would have though.
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    well another little mini update here, picked up a...

    well another little mini update here, picked up a trailer for my business and upon arriving at home I had no reverse, so it looks like it's time for a trans rebuild. Fluid is still pink and level is...
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    Haha ya we have stoplights pretty much every half...

    Haha ya we have stoplights pretty much every half mile or so, I'm dying for the country lifestyle instead, maybe one of these years.
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    with this crap chicago gas, i'm doing better than...

    with this crap chicago gas, i'm doing better than most. Have read about guys getting in the 15 range on the highway with the swaps, but like I said I don't drive on the highway and it's all heavy...
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    Is there a shackle flip option for the rear? ...

    Is there a shackle flip option for the rear? That would eliminate most of the block and allow you to use a smaller one if one at all. I know the 70s to late 90s trucks have that option, never poked...
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    SO picking up over 3mpg in the city isn't a "good...

    SO picking up over 3mpg in the city isn't a "good enough" swap mileage wise? That's 30% better on fuel than it was before with a TON more power and no drivability issues like the TBI engine had all...
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    Getting a combined 11.x mileage right now, it was...

    Getting a combined 11.x mileage right now, it was 8 city and 11 highway, so I'm really happy since 90% of my driving is in the city. Only 3 mile trips across the interstate once a week tops.
  21. Thread: Carb VS EFI

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    off idle hesistation may be dirty IAC or throttle...

    off idle hesistation may be dirty IAC or throttle body, buy some throttle body cleaner and spray out the passages really well and it should go away again.
  22. nothing is wrong, just needed a checkup, that'll...

    nothing is wrong, just needed a checkup, that'll be $105 plus tax :elkgrin:
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    truck looks good as always clay ;)

    truck looks good as always clay ;)
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    Under the seats or behind the back seats should...

    Under the seats or behind the back seats should hold plenty of stuff.
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    I'm just asking because I've seen these on a few...

    I'm just asking because I've seen these on a few other boards and within 3-6 months they were faded/chalky looking and between roller, masking tape, etc their final cost after excessive sandpaper use...
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