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    Default Out with the old and in with the new

    Well, I've only posted on here 1 time.. So I figured I'd check back in with everyone...I still have the old suburban, which I have found out since, that its actually an 81 not an 82. Anyways, its been giving me hell since day one and I've decided to part with it. So I talked to a friend of mine who has a 1994 suburban 2500 454 that I'm going to pick up to replace my old tired one. Is there anything that I should know or be looking for with this newer series suburban? Any common problems with the big block?
    Anyone want a beater 81 suburban??? LOL
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    can you give more specs, and a location of the sub? I might be interested... ;)
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    The 81 is located in Sacramento, CA
    Not a whole lot to say about it, its old and tired....
    Lifted with bigger tires, thats about it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 82Suburban View Post
    Well, I've only posted on here 1 time.. So I figured I'd check back in with everyone...I still have the old suburban, which I have found out since, that its actually an 81 not an 82. Anyways, its been giving me hell since day one and I've decided to part with it. So I talked to a friend of mine who has a 1994 suburban 2500 454 that I'm going to pick up to replace my old tired one. Is there anything that I should know or be looking for with this newer series suburban? Any common problems with the big block?
    Anyone want a beater 81 suburban??? LOL
    Thanks,
    Matt

    I would say go with a 96 or newer if you can afford it. This generation of suburban is getting pretty affordable now used.

    The 96 and newer have the vortec motors with more power.

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    The 96 and newer also have OBDII which can help diagnose troubles and are easier to reflash if you are into mods like intakes, headers, tires etc.
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    Honestly I wouldn't be getting another suburban if it wasn't for my friend so I will stick to the 94. Its kinda a win win situation. I can't afford a new truck, so he gives me a good deal and I get a newer SUV, and he gets it out of his driveway. This thing will stay in the condition if is in as far as mods. I have two brand new cars that are daily drivers, this is just a weekend, towing, camping, special occasion type vehicle.

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    Talking It's all good. The burb life.

    Is that 94 burb 4wd or a mall cruiser? JK! 4wd would have it's own challenges, but lots of good info here either way. My 93 burb has been good to me. I do wish I had opted for the 2500 454.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unplugged View Post
    Is that 94 burb 4wd or a mall cruiser? JK! 4wd would have it's own challenges, but lots of good info here either way. My 93 burb has been good to me. I do wish I had opted for the 2500 454.
    Bet you dont say that when your standing at the gas pump!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbplus10 View Post
    Bet you dont say that when your standing at the gas pump!!
    I believe the 96 vortec 350 has more power than the 94 454 as well.

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    Thumbs up I love to take my burb to Costco!

    Originally Posted by tbplus10
    Bet you dont say that when your standing at the gas pump!!
    No complaints here. Mine is paid for. The guy I worry about is the 07 burb owner with $450.00 payment on top of the fuel cost. That's like dumping 150 gallons a month in the gutter. Now that is guzzling gas!
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