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One Piece at a Time: My 1985 Diesel Suburban

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by AgDieseler, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. sreidmx

    sreidmx Fortify Offroad Vendor

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    May I suggest moving to the 7100 shock for the save of adjustability? I don't think you need a larger shock but I bet your on the cusp of that recommendation just because of the sheer mass..
     
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    campfire Adventure is out there! Premium Member

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    What is the price breakdown on those? I should be looking at shocks soon. :thinking:
     
  3. sreidmx

    sreidmx Fortify Offroad Vendor

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    They're around 170-190$ a shock depending on if you get a resi or not. They're not too much of a diversion from the 5100 series aside rod ends and the lengths, there are short body versions that should be simple to retrofit. The fact that they're user serviceable is nice.
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm running an audiovox prestige remote start in my Burb, and it's been flawless for years after I did the install. Even has 2 extra channels that I used for timer high beams
     
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  5. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    That's exactly what Stephen and I talked about. There's a valving he's searching for that would tend to suit a heavy truck like mine, and save me going to a larger body and thus substantially more expensive.
    Very interesting. Are you using the remote start on your diesel? Does it have a delay for glow plugs?

    David
     
  6. GWeakland620

    GWeakland620 THE CK5 Crayon Eater Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The shocks he had me put on my SAS diesel were the Bilstein "Super Duty" series as he put it. I wonder if that's the same ones.
     
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    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yes. I think I'm headed down the same path. Thank you for blazing the trail.

    David
     
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    campfire Adventure is out there! Premium Member

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    Thanks to both of you. :thumb:

    :popcorn:
     
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    Speaking of the charger... :deal:
     
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    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I've built it ten times in my head. Working toward the real thing.

    David
     
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    Only ten times! He'll I've built mine at least a 100 times over in my head. Still working on the first version.
     
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