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'89 Burb 9 Lives

Overview

'89 Suburban I bought for my wife as a daily driver 14 years ago. Rebuilt, died and rebuilding again.

Originally a v1500 half ton. Swapped out the factory 10 bolts with 3.73 with a set of 3/4tons. 10bolt front with 4.10 gears and 14BFF limited slip and 4.10 gears.

Lift I believe are 2.5 ranchos up front, picked them up used. In the back the sagging 1/2ton springs were replaced with a set of 56in 3/4ton springs with a block. The used springs were installed with new ORD greaseable bushings and ORD shackles on the front.

Wheels are tires are 16x8s with Cooper 285/70R16s.

Currently she's running on her 2nd replacement 350. The original 350 spun a bearing at 180k. The craiglist replacement motor wasn't a low miles like it was advertised and it spun a bearing after 2 years. It was pulled and had a fresh stock rebuild done on it.

Less than 2 years on the fresh long block it died one day and would not run. After tearing through the engine mutliple times over a few years with no fire. I was about at my wit's end and ready to unload it. Finally a off the wall suggestion about a collapsed factory ypipe. Low behold I unhooked the collectors and little tweaking and she fired up again.

After several years of sitting and having the engine torn apart I am working on putting the burb back together to drive again. Even though the tbi 350 is running, I still hope to replace it with a 5.3 or 6.0 as I wanted to do before having the last longblock built.

Future plans include
Upgrading to 35s
XJ steering shaft
Crossover steering
Roof Rack
LS/4L80E

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Specs

Year
1989
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Suburban V1500
Trim Level
Silverado
Interior
Blue with buckets and console
Factory Options
Power windows, power locks, rear AC, bucket seats, barn doors
Engine
TBI 350
Transmission
700r4
Transfer Case
NP241C
Steering
Stock sloppy for now
Suspension
2.5 front springs, 56 3/4ton rear springs with blocks. ORD greaseable bushings, ORD front shackles
Axles
10 bolt front
14BFF 4.10 limited slip
Wheels
Level8 16x8
Tires
285/70R16 Coopers
Paint
Blue Sapphire Metallic

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