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04-08-2010, 01:04 AM #1
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Newbie From Nor Cal
Well, figured I would put up my introduction. Name is Ares89Burb, live in Nor Cal and I just acquired a 1989 Chevrolet Suburban R2500 w/454 TBI. Found the forums through Google. Definitely not my first go round on automotive forums. Been posting on RX7club, Honda-Tech, Zilvia, Fordification to name a few.
I got back into my Chevy Suburban a few weeks ago after my Grandpa stopped towing his camping trailer and does more relaxing at home. He bought the Suburban brand new in 88 fully loaded (still have the window sticker, took the base price of $15xxx and doubled it!!) and having the truck still in the family and running great is fantastic. He had the 454 rebuilt about 25k miles ago as well. So compression is great on it! A/C works, all the windows and amenities work with no issues. Well I took it home and let it sit until I got take a look over it, and walking outside the next day saw a huge puddle of fresh fluids under the truck. After laying down on the ground I wiped my finger through it and took a sniff and smelled tranny fluid. Whomever did the last tranny filter change left a bolt out and left the rest very very loose. New kit, and new fluids later that was fixed and it purrs like a giant 454 cubic inch kitten.
This isn't my first experience with Chevy's either. My very first vehicle was a 1991 Chevy S-10 Blazer 2WD 2-door with a 4.3L V6, sold that with a little over 310,000 miles on the original motor and as far as I know it is still running great.
Anyway that's pretty much it. I'll be lurking around the forums and reading up as much as I can about my new truck and enjoying a piece of my families history.
04-08-2010, 01:29 AM #2
welcome to the site, from san fran, ca2K Bowtie Silverado xCab 5.3L
7" Fabtech Suspension Lift + 3" Perf Acc. Body Lift
K&N Air Intake + Edelbrock Shorty Ceramic Headers + Flowmaster Super 10 Series dumped after muffler!
Bridgestone Dueler 285/75/16 on stock rims
SSBC Slotted Rotors & Pads
HID Driving & Fog Lights
(AR Bajas + ProComp 305/70/16) <-- seasonal set
04-08-2010, 03:46 AM #3
welcome to the siteashes to ashes dust to dust:slap:
chevy tahoe 08 LT with sunroof
cd changer leather seat ,20"wheels
chrome full set 5.3 V8 back sensores
4x2 fog lamps and full tint
04-08-2010, 05:52 AM #4
Welcome to the club[/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"
04-08-2010, 07:22 AM #5
Welcome to the site. Gotta love those old Suburbans.
1987 Chevy Suburban
5.7 350 with Edelbrock Cam and Intake
True Dual Series 40 Flowmaster exhaust
Long Tube Headers
04-08-2010, 09:45 AM #6
to the club and welcome back to Chevy.Morgan
2010 Silverado Ext. Cab LTZ 2 WD 6 ft bed
5.3L 6 speed w\ 3.08 rear end
Westin lighted boards
Undercover SE tonneau cover
It's a start!
04-08-2010, 11:36 AM #7
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- Nor Cal
Thanks for the warm welcomes. Back to Chevy sort of... For now the Burb is regulated to DD truck duties and towing. My current project is a 1968 Ford F100. When I get the time the Burb will end up with the same treatment as the Ford, a nice restoration. When I got the Ford it looked pretty beat.
Currently the motor sits looking like this now:
The engine bay has been blasted and repainted, and is now up for rewiring and while I am down in the front end I'll be switching out the power drums and doing disc brakes all the way around. I have more simple plans for the Chevy though.
Intake Manifold, low end cam for towing/general truck duties, maybe a chip or rom programmer, heads, headers, and exhaust. Clean up the engine bay and repaint the body the factory color, which it still is the factory color, but faded, flaking and chipping away...
04-08-2010, 04:59 PM #8
04-08-2010, 05:49 PM #9
Welcome to the site!!If you find yourself slipping,.....tie a knot.....hold on tight
1500 crew cab
5.3 L 4x4
Borla exhaust, rbp black tip
tint, bed liner
2.25 in ready lift leveling kit
18x9 rbp 94r
33x12.5x18 toyo mts
04-08-2010, 06:14 PM #10
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