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06-01-2009, 10:31 PM #1
Found my truck
I posted a couple of weeks ago about buying a Suburban for towing a Toy Hauler that I was getting. I found one today and went to look at it and bought it! I will post pics tomorrow, but for now:
1996 Suburban 2500, maroon, tinted windows, 454, 17300 miles (ouch), Flow Master exhaust, always garaged, oil changed every 3,000, K&N air filter, super clean body, clean inside... I got it for $3,000 cash.
06-01-2009, 10:36 PM #2
that dont sound too awful bad. congrats2000 silverado with a 5.3l v8, shorty headers, upgraded plugs, 10 mil wires, magnaflow high flow cats, flowmaster 80 series muffler(2 in 2 out) w/ 18 inch stainless silverline tips. i have a k&n CIA. its a 4x4 z71 offroad package. Ls model.
extended cab 160k miles, truxedo low profile bed cover, diablo sport predator tuner.
reman tranny @ 130k miles
06-02-2009, 01:58 AM #3
Sounds like a great deal. Congrats. What else do you plan on doing to it?
The fool learns not from the wise man, but the wise man from the fool.
2004 Silverado 4x4 (Suzie)
6" Fabtech Suspension Lift
35" NITTO Terra Grapplers
18" MB Wheels Predators
Thrush Turbo Series Mufflers
on true dual exhaust
Grille by Option Racing
Finally getting torn down to the frame.
06-02-2009, 07:26 AM #4
Normally I would do stereo, lift, rims, tires, and a lot more. However, this was bought mostly for towing the trailer. If I can find a great used set of rims and tires I'd get those. It is hard for me to resist getting stuff for it
06-02-2009, 04:52 PM #5
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
If you are just using it for towing, what is wrong with stock wheels and tires? This vehicle was designed to do a great job of towing - leave that stuff alone. I would be more worried about alignment, bushings, and mounts first
06-04-2009, 03:12 AM #6
Nice one! Better post some photos too. Please :D
454 must be awesome to drive but probably it's too much for an European could live with for daily driving when thinking about gas prices...George
Black color with gold/silver trim, fender flares, grille guard, 2x Hella high beams, Lund moonvisor w/ yellow marker lights, front air deflector, running boards, clear front sidemarker lenses, custom tail-lights, custom alloy wheels 15", Cooper Discoverer M+S tires, custom exhaust for extra rumble
5.7 L, Beige leather, 8 seats configuration, barn doors
Auto fully-locking rear differential
06-07-2009, 09:33 PM #7
Sorry it took so long to post pics, but here are some I took on its first outing!! It towed the trailer fully loaded well. I even filled it up with 1000 pounds of water just to see how it would pull. You could definitely tell the 8000-9000 pounds was behind it, but it rode great. And that is without leveling the trailer. My equalizer hitch needed a different drop to allow me to level it correctly so it could ride even better. I'm also going to ditch the Reese brake controller and install the P3 that I ordered. Love the sound of the 454 with the flow master!! Aside from that I just need to throw on some newer tires.
06-07-2009, 11:25 PM #8
- Join Date
- May 2009
Nice looking suburban, looks nice and clean.
06-15-2009, 09:57 AM #9
Very nice, thats what I am looking for. I have the quads, just need everything else. Sounds & looks like you got a great deal, enjoy.Everyday I wake up is a great day! ;-)
05' Chevy Suburban, 11' Ford Fiesta
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