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Buying a Burb: what to look for

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by g_mo, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. g_mo

    g_mo 1/2 ton status

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    Probably going to buy a 90 Burb. Is there any common problems to look for before I buy?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    trans......even if treated right most of their life, just pulling around the weight of the Burb puts extra stress on them. and of course the 10bolt.
     
  3. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    get a 3/4 ton, axles/trans are way more up to the burb weight.

    That, and if you get a 91 3/4 ton, it has the 4l80E trans in it, instead of the th400, which gives you an awesome trans with overdrive.
     
  4. fireplug

    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    Really? I've never seen that. Definitely scrutinize a 700R4 in a Burb, and watch the rear most cross member ESPECIALLY if it has a tailgate, and the tailgate for rust.
     
  5. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Yep, 1/2 tons have the 700R4, but 3/4's have the TH400 through '90, and '91 got the 4L80E. If you're thinking 3/4, I'd hold out for a '91 with the OD.

    -- A
     
  6. pin_it_to_win_it

    pin_it_to_win_it Registered Member

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    i had a 90 suburban 3/4ton with a 10"lift and 38"swampers and never had any problems. And it went through weekly abuse off-road and on-road. lol it was my DD when i was 16 so it got alot of abuse.:D
     

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