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Thread: History of the Suburban
07-10-2009, 09:07 AM #1
History of the Suburban
GM's Suburban has been around since 1935. In light of the current economy and the administration's bent for eco-friendly cars, let's hope GM will be able to continue production.
Most don't know that Plymouth produced a "Suburban" begining in 1949.
Here are a couple of great sites that recount the history of the Suburban:
2. Old Burb ClubThere is no way to happiness....happiness is the way.:yipi:
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07-13-2009, 12:51 AM #2
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I doubt it
unfortunately the future seems to be in the direction of "no big gasoline engines". As an owner of a brand new one i also hope the suburban sticks around as well. I bought one with the upgraded 6.0L V8. Before too long you may never see one again.
07-13-2009, 12:58 PM #3
07-13-2009, 02:45 PM #4
It would be unfortunate if they were to stop making Suburbans , but then everyone could buy older ones and restore them!
That is interesting , i had no idea plymouth once produced suburbans.Life's short... Drive hard!:sign0011:
1990 GMC Suburban 4x4 w/ jasper 355
6" Skyjacker suspension lift w/ Interco Trxus sts 36 14.5s
on Mickey Thompson classic rims, Edelbrock
intake, K&N 14 x 4 filter, JBA shortys
Magnaflow exhaust, Pioneer system with
Dual 12 inch subs... The list goes on!
07-13-2009, 09:48 PM #5
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07-14-2009, 02:59 PM #6
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- Fountain, Colorado
I can vouche for this as its the case in Europe. You see cars towing everything and minivans used for work trucks. You can't buy an SUV or pickup unless you buy it from an american that brought it over, and then its a pain in the @#$. Nothing like seeing a VW towing a pop up camper for a weekend. Crazy!
07-14-2009, 03:46 PM #7
Tha ts what I've been saying for a while is that no one will be able to tow anything. I say we get together and hide as many trucks and suvs as we can just in case. But seriously what would we do without trucks, I couldn't haul hay and feed and cows/horses any more so I would have to find a new job.Schrub!:sign0011:
07-15-2009, 04:37 PM #8
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- The Lowcountry
Seriously, the market for used Suburbans and other V-8 vehicles will likely grow stronger when The One & Company outlaw them. They want us to drive like Europeans, but they have no clue that some of us don't live like Europeans, nor do we wish to. Also please take note that the government elites are all driven around in large vehicles, and many of them fly in government provided jets. Their carbon footprints make all of us look like third-worlders.
Contact your Senators and Representatives and tell them if they vote Yes for Cap & Trade you'll be voting for their opponent.2000 K1500 Suburban
07-16-2009, 08:24 AM #9
I don't think we'll ever see our most illustrious, wonderful, grand paotentate, supreme executive leader, (might as well get used to calling him this now so you don't get arrested for not referring to him as such in the future) commander in chief, Mr. President Barack Obama toting his family around in a "SMART CAR". Yet he/they (congress as well) want(s) everyone else to do so. Oh yeah, sure, he's a real MAN OF THE PEOPLE. I've got a bigger family than he doe's and they can't all fit into my Hyundai. Gentlemen, I belive a revolution is in order! "Wake up America!" ---Earl Pitts
1990 Chevy Suburban V1500 4x4 "Church Bus"
3" lift - 35" tires
WARN Manual Locking Hubs
12-29-2009, 04:07 PM #10
Jello? Shouldn't it be Soylent Green? lol.
Just my personal opinion here, I never wanted a Suburban, thought it was a giant gas hog, & what the heck would I ever do with one of these things??? bought an '88 4x4 back in Feb after my S-10 4x4 Blazer got totalled in a 6 car pile up on the way to work out of desperation. had a good price tag on it for the shape it was in. Absolutely, Positively, Without a DOUBT the best purchase I've ever made! I'd now swear by these things! 22 yrs old, 113k on it when I bought it, took me round trip from Tulsa to south central Idaho to see & meet some family that I hadn't seen in almost 30 yrs, stopping through central Utah on the way back. Been driving it through the first winter storm since I've owned it, & only the 2nd recorded bilzzard in NE Oklahoma history, (some news stations are saying 3rd), it hasn't even THOUGHT about getting stuck.
This thing hauls the kids & the groceries, will just about pull a house off the foundation in 4 low, does it in comfort & style, easy & affordable to work on. Gas mileage really isn't as bad as I thought. I drive about 20 miles each way across Tulsa (I live on the SW corner, & work on the NE corner) through some pretty heavy traffic (made even worse by the insane amount of construction going on in town right now). I can usually get by on about $30 to $40 a week in fuel depending on the pump prices on payday. only 2 gripes are very small ones. can be a bit rough to park in tight spaces, & I wish the window frames on the barn doors were a bit narrower.
10 months of owning this thing, it boils down to this. They'll take my un-eco friendly Suburban away the same way they take my guns: from my cold dead hands! I'll keep scrounging parts for this thing as long as there are some to be scrounged. If I have my way, & the poor thing doesn't get sideswiped by a Semi or something crazy, I've bought my last vehicle. & I'm only 31. If this thing DOES die, I can guarantee I'll be looking for another one just like it.Jim
1988 Chevy V-10 Suburban 4x4, 350 TBI, 33x12.50's
1965 Chevy C-10 Pickup, 250 inline six, 3 on the tree.
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