91 Suburban V2500 - Tow/Weekend Rig - Build Thread

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  2. dhcomp

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    I having this same debate in my head. Converting to a manual would be fun. But for the same cost maybe less I can rebuild what I have.

    A good 4L80 should last a long time.
     
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    Yah. My last one would have lasted a long time had it not run low, then high, on fluid. Stupid burst cooler.
     
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    I vote NV4500 , it may cost more but it will last longer , be funner to drive , and that low first and reverse will be nice at the boat ramp :)
     
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    Burb has important duty Sunday, even with a dying trans.

    Had to bring her home in my favorite truck! Will be getting the 4l80e rebuilt in the next couple months. Manual would have been fun, but the auto rebuild will be easier with this new distraction at our house.



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    Congrats! A future square body fan
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Enjoying a bit of shade and watching over the family!

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    Take lots of pics...they grow up so damn fast! Too fast it seems...
     
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    Tomorrow’s the day. Burb is going in for trans work before snow starts to fly.

    shop also specializes in a/c, so having them take a look at the a/c system. R12 leaked down a few years ago. Want to cap off the rear system and just charge the front. We’ll see what that estimate is.
     
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    Getting worked on. Fair bit of metal in the pan = hard parts. Getting spendy, but don't have time right now to try to swap one in myself and save a few $$. Apparently, being a dad brings new priorities to life. While i'm not pumped on the cost, the truck isn't going anywhere.....so it is what it is.

    Shop did a full inspection of the truck, always humbling to have someone else look at your baby, even if its been a bit neglected.

    Should have it back in a week.
     
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    Sounds like I may have gotten a break on this one. When they pulled the trans, they realized they had a HD rebuild with HD torque converter of the exact trans sitting on the shelf. So my price is back down towards my original planned cost. This is a big relief. We'll see how it works out!
     
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    Back home! Great to have the old rig back!

    Now onto oil changes, front caliper replacements, etc, etc. to get it back in tip top shape.

    Gotta chuckle at the $15 calipers for these things. Not complaining, just not sure why the dime sized calipers for my mtn bike are 10x the cost :haha::rotfl:. They must use the same pricing strategy as mens vs. womens underwear.
     
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    :pimp: they sure do
     
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    I remember being amazed at the parts store when the guy behind the counter on the semi-truck parts side of the store lugged out two brake drums for a semi,that were like 16" diameter and very wide,yet the price was only $56 !...
    I had sold a pair of brake drums for a '72 Chevelle the same day that came to $130 plus tax,they looked dinky in comparison..the semi truck brake shoes weren't much more than ones for my pickup ,and they were huge,and like 3/4" thick!...

    I guess brake parts are cheaper by the pound ?..:dunno:
     

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