'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