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Burb of my dreams

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by txtough, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. txtough

    txtough Registered Member

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    Just bought the burb of my dreams. 1990 v1500 with most of the goodies. I also bought a 77 3/4 ton LWB to steal parts from. I am starting the axle swaps on Wednesday and can't wait. This is my first post, but I have learned alot over the years reading CK5 articles and forums. I will have extra parts if someone is looking.
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Good deal on your find of the burb and welcome /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. mud390

    mud390 1/2 ton status

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    Welcome! Sounds like you are headed in the right direction already. Sounds like a sweet deal with the burb. Good luck with it!

    Kris
     
  4. Beast388

    Beast388 1/2 ton status

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    Awesome! Keep us updated and post lots of pics! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. SUBFAN

    SUBFAN 1/2 ton status

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    sounds great....I'll be the first, WHERE'S THE PICS???????

    Welcome aboard....in a few weeks the 'Burbs will take over this sight /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Very cool, I'm kinda particular towards the '90 V1500 burb /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif (Although I'm in the process of making mine a V2500 /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif)

    Thanks for supporting the site...it's a resource that no service manual can match (and trust me, I've got 'em all)
     
  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    One of mine is a '90 V1500. VERY clean! It's now sporting a 14-bolt FF rear end and an 8-lug 10-bolt up front. Gears will soon be 4.56's at both ends. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Then a 4-inch lift and 35's will be added, just after the 454 goes under the hood. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif (I figure the engine swap will be MUCH easier before it's lifted). /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Welcome to the 'burb 'hood! /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  8. txtough

    txtough Registered Member

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    Started the transformation tonight. Lots of sweat and grease. I pulled the front axle on the pickup and started preparing it for the Burb. I talked to the people at Offroad Design. They are very nice and helpful, I ordered the rear shackle flip kit and the 4" front springs, swaybar disconnect, steering support and a few odds and ends to finish the install. I haven't worked with someone so knowledgeable is some time, they have all the answers.

    My question now is how do I I.D. the front axle that came in the burb? What is the difference in a Dana 44 and a corp. 10 bolt? Thanks for the warm welcome.
     
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    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Kinda hard if you don't have the two frontends to compare, but the 10 bolt has a much more round cover when comparing it to a Dana 44. One sure way to find out if it's a D44 is to look for "44" to be stamped in the housing to the bottom right of the diff cover. Also, on the top of my Dana 44, "D44-8F" is cast into the housing above where the pinion is.

    To save you some time though, if that's the original axle in the '90 burb, it's a 10 bolt.
     
  10. 88sub4x4

    88sub4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I may be wrong, (It's happened ONCE before),but I think that in '90 only 10 bolts were used in the half tons. Also, check the technical section for Axle Identification. It is very helpful.

    Welcome aboard!
     
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    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 90 v20 burb that originally came with a 10b front
    & 14sf rear. It now has a d60 & 14ff.
     
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    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    With a truck description like I see in your sig...you're going to have to get some pics up! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif Did you swap in the 465 or did it have that as the factory option?
     
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    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    The 350,465,241 was all factory. I just had nvrenuf swap in
    the 454 recently. I will try to get pictures up since it was
    recently painted.
     
  14. txtough

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    Talked to the guys at Reider Ring Gear today and they positively ID my front axle off the ring gear part number it is a 10 bolt corp. Looks like you are all right again. I ordered a front and rear gear set and rebuild kits, some new hubs and seals and limited slips for both ends. Looks like I have some work cut out. I started cleaning the front axle to paint it, what a bunch of gunk it had accumulated over the past 25 years.

    I hoped someone could give me an idea about how a burb drives on 35" tires. Thirty-three inchers don't scare me because I have owned them but I hoped someone could share with me what 35's handle like. I am planning on 17 inch steel wheels with 315/70r17 tires.
     
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    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Handles great..............my dream 91 V2500 with 4L80E, etc....

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  17. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I haven't had mine in the sand yet /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    too many upgrades
     

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