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New 86 3/4t Diesel Burb, Need lift and more power

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by bigblock454, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. bigblock454

    bigblock454 Clack Clack Clack Premium Member

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    I have a new Burb (Well I am picking it up next week) it has a rebuilt 6.2 and is mostly stock except a K&N filter. I would like a few more HP and was thinking exhaust and pyrometer (I know this won't add power, for injection monitoring). I am assuming that a turbo kit is more than I want to spent.

    Next is the lift, If I went with 35s wouldn't I need driveshafts? How much can I expect to spend?
     
  2. azblazor

    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Congratulations on the new truck - you have a nice collection:-) Do you hang out on The Diesel Page? Lots of power tips , etc there. A 4 " lift will fit 35s with just a little rubbing, on maybe none at all - it depends alot on the individual characteristics of the truck. Stock drivelines usually work OK for 4" of lift.
     
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    bigblock454 Clack Clack Clack Premium Member

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    Thanks, The dieselpage is where I got the Diesel Burb. A member there was selling it. Drivetrain was going to be the deciding factor on tire size. If I can get away without new driveshafts I think 35s are the answer.
     
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    Another popular option is to go 4" suspension lift and then later after seeing how the 35's rub or not - go 1 or 2" body lift. That's another way to put off buying new drivelines. But eventually a lot of people upgrade with stronger drivelines.
     
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    FLASHLIGHT76 1/2 ton status

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    I"m running a six in lift on my stock shafts and I don't get any vibrations or have any problems with drooping too far. Its a gas truck but the drive train should have roughly the same dimentions. /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     

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