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when did they start putting tbi on the 454 in the burbs?

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by ryanNC, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. ryanNC

    ryanNC 1/2 ton status

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    i'm holding out to buy tbi because i'm sick of messing with carbs all the time!!!!!thanks

    ryan
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    92-95 range i believe
     
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    I know trucks got the tbi on the 454 in 87.
     
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    87 was the first year for TBI on I think all trucks, regardless of what it is. Why not convert it over?? The computer, distributor, most harnesses are the same for TBI vehicles. Just need either a Edelbrock TBI intake or the factory adaptor, and the TBI itself, which can get at any auto parts store. Course there is more to it than that, but they are the basics.
     
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    TBI started in '87. BUT, you won't find a 454 in a 4x4 suburban until the 3rd generation (92-99). In the '73-91 years, a 454 wasn't an option for 4 wheel drives - only 2 wheel drives. And, starting in '96 they went to vortec.
    Bottom line: If you want a TBI 454 4x4 'burb - you need a 3/4 ton from '92-'95. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    id rather have a 2wd to start with....ive got both axles and would like to run a divorced trans case.....so what year again .....87 or 92..for tbi 454....i don't want to convert and go through the troubles....need somethin realiable off the bat..... thanks ryan

    i've got rockwells and 52's goin on it /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Okay then - if you want a 2wd 'burb with a TBI 454, you can find them starting in '87 - has to be 3/4 ton also. And, if you get an '87-91, it'll still be the second generation style.
    Sounds like a cool project - we'll need some pics when it's "done." /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    i've got pics of the rockwells and 52's on the webshots link below /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    If you go with a '91 you get a 4L80E tranny. the 91 and prior were Turbo 400's.

    Just a thought,
    John /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     

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