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How many manual tranny Suburbans...

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by mountainexplorer, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I can't remember if this has been asked before... so if it has, forgive me. But I was wondering how many of you out there have Suburbans with SM465s (or manual trannys of some form)? And if you do, was it factory, or a conversion?

    Also, how many Suburbans do we have on here with Dana 60 fronts?

    Mine is an '81... used to have a 350, TH400/NP208, 10 Bolt/14 Bolt SF, and 9.50R16.5 tires. Now... 5 years later, it has a 454, SM465/205, Dana 60/14 Bolt FF, and is on 35's.

    How did yours start out and where are you now?
     
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Same in 1975 as in 2003 /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Same shitty diff ratio also /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  3. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    my parts burb was abone stock 78 3/4 ton with 305 sm465 with 3.73's.
    my current burb is 6.2 th400 and is getting the above axles as we speak.
     
  4. or2play

    or2play 1/2 ton status

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    Well mine started with a 350/TH350/NP203/4.10 Dana 44/12bolt.

    Here is what I am now, Rebuilt 350/New TH350/Different 203. 4.10 Dana 44/3.73 14 bolt.

    Working on the dana 60 right now.

    Goal is 383/700r4/ORD Doubler/Dana60/14 Bolt w/5.13s

    And I got the 42'' TSLs sitting here waiting for the gears and axles to be finished.
     
  5. ratzila

    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    My 90 came bone stock with a tbi350,sm465,np241,10b front3.73,14sf rear 3.73. It now has a carbed 454,sm465,np241,dana60 5.13.dl,14ff 5.13.dl & 39.5 tsl.
     
  6. Ddragggon

    Ddragggon 1/2 ton status

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    Mine is a 1973 k20 suburban... Came stock with a 350/th350/np203. Someone swapped in a 205 at somepoint, and a high reving high horsepower engine with no lowend torque. Come mid january, it'll have a 454 between the fenders. Axles are d44 front, 14bff rear, 4.10's. Plan on replacing the broken d44 with a d60.

    -rich
     
  7. azblazor

    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    78 1/2 ton Stock:350/465/205
    Now BBC 396-30 over /th400/np205 For sale
     
  8. dleroy43

    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Mine came with 350EFI + sm465 + np241 + 10bolts
    I have replaced the 1/2 ton axles with 1ton axles. /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  9. one ton burb

    one ton burb 1/2 ton status

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    mountainexplorer how much lift is under your suburban
     
  10. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    Mine has a 6" suspension lift; 4" rear blocks with 2" add-a-leafs and sagging 6" front springs with a homemade 1" zero-rate.
     
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    one ton burb 1/2 ton status

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    thanks man oh by the way I like your fleet of trucks someday I would like to have the room to have that much trucks
     
  12. mountainexplorer

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    I'm lucky to have the room... though someday I'd like to get rid of the "wrecking yard" look from our property, and just keep the fleet around with only a few parts rigs instead of a field full.
     
  13. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Try the brochures at http://brochures.slosh.com/

    I see 4-spd manual trans availability in the Burb up to 89 (Aug 88). Looks like with 305/350/400/454 for 73-78 and 305/350 only for 79-89.

    As rare as they are, the only 4-spd Burbs I've seen are 70's 4wd versions... all with smallblocks.
     
  14. Muddytazz

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    I had a 1975 2wd C20 with a 454/4-spd
     
  15. tomseviltwin

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    retired forest service burb at work has sm465.
     

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