1989 Chevy Suburban V2500, 350tbi, TH400/NP241 trans, 4:10 gears with locking rear diff. All stock for Now.
Suburban build thread
I've got an '88 3/4 ton for sale...it's a 454 2wd, if that's a deal breaker, don't bother looking.
Coan Racing/Dust Junkies Racing, 2012 Baja 1000 Class 1700 Champs
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Fat City Racing/Dust Junkies Racing, 2009 Baja 1000 Class 1700 Champs
maybe that '90 has 3.42's........ 2.73, 3.08, 3.42 and 3.73 was what you could get for half ton in both 2 and 4 wheel drive, in those years. 3/4 ton had 4.10 and 4.56 as options.
I thought that it sounded a little strange, but I wasn't sure. I thought I heard of 3.53 or something gears from something, but I don't remember where or when I heard it. It looks nice, and is pretty much set for me already.
Would 32's ruin the tranny for that gear set for in town? I'm assuming as long as I don't romp on it until I get the 3/4 driving gear I'll be ok. Could I be missing something?
'86 110 3-door
if you plan on staying with that size tire or a 33, will be loaded and will go off road i'd choose 4.10's. a 30 spline front 10 bolt will hold 35's pretty well and a semi floating 14 is good for around 40" tires. pretty simple swap to get some beef. of course if you upgrade the shafts in the 10 you'll have more peace of mind about that too............selectable lockers?
a Suburban with 3" lift, 35's, a locker or two and 4.56's will get you most places you could want to go......then 1 tons from a CUCV would be your best and most cost effective option.....more work though. more weight too.
Last edited by shovelbill; 05-05-2011 at 12:48 PM.
($8000 is way to much, you could buy a diesel excursion for that money and the other 90, well I hate red interior plus it looks like that burban needs some work too)
Make sure to check underneath the car for rust, check all fluids, make sure to check the radiator, if the engine coolant looks oily or there is water in the oil walk away. Also check for leaks the intake manifold and oil sending unit are know to leak on the 350 engines.
If that all checks out good I think $1500 is good price for an 89 ¾ ton and if it is still stock you don’t have to worry about incorrectly installed items.
Just my 0.02 cents
on any truck you do look at make sure you check the chassis at the steering box. they have a tendancy to crack, sometimes an almost invisible hairline crack. move the steering wheel back and forth with the engine off and listen for clunks and check for worn out parts. check the body mounts.
if the '89 3/4 ton has 4.10's, that might warrant a more comprehensive look. that would be considered a great price in NYC if it just ran decent.
I'll be sure to do that. I'm hoping to go an take a look at it tonight after work. I don't normally work the weekends, but they need a lot of stuff moved. We need the money, so that comes first. At least Eugene is only about 45 min away. Then of course the extra 15 or so of me getting lost...