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  1. #1

    Default Born Again Chevy Truck Owner

    Let me tell you my story,,,

    I had a 1980's S10, one with a bad transmission at 86K miles. Chevy and the BBB accpeted claims, I went through the ordeal and was a stinking waste of time. I swore never to buy another GM. (I had in the past owned 1961 chevy II convertible, 1976 Vega, 1975 nova, 1968 belair, 1974 nova, 1972 cutlass, 1978 cutlass, 1976 el camino, 1986 6000 (Pontiac), 1980 sunbird, 1973 riviera, 1970 cutlass, 1970 camero, and I'm sure a few I forgot. Well anyways I switched to Ford and Mercedes, since the early 90's.

    I saw my suburban on craigslist, only 128K miles, second owner, oil changes, fuel, tires, etc documented. so I went back on promise to myself, I couldn't resist this low mileage Diesel. I need a diesel to burn some WVO that I have accumulated. And to tow my tandem axle trailer, the F150 just isn't quite up to pulling.

    I have a few questions, what does C20 designate? My buddy hase a 3/4 ton P/U and it's got 5 lugs, my C20 has 8 lugs and it's a 3/4 ton too. Do I have a heavy duty suspension upgrade on my truck, or what?

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    Welcome back!

    What year is that Burban? I think there is an option for some of the 70's and 80's (and 60's) that had overload springs and/or a camper special where you get the 3/4 & 1 ton axle with 8 lugs (I had 8 lugs on my '62 and it had the overload with a camper special package) and rode like a 1-ton. I'm not sure I've seen any 5-lug 3/4 ton, but I guess it's possible it was done after the fact? Maybe was an option?

    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
    62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)

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    Denver, CO
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    Welcome to the Club and congrats on your new ride!!!

    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

    SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
    BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
    DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
    PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
    ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
    ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals

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    Sounds like your 'burb has the HD upgrade.

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    welcome back to GM, nice burb
    2008 TAHOE LT, volant powercore, superchips programmer

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    Welcome back and to the club.
    1998 K1500 Ext. Cab 4.3 5spd
    Amsoil, CIA

    2007 Harley Davidson Vrod
    Amsoil, Vance & Hines 2into1, K&N Topless,
    Screamin Eagle Racetuner, StageII cams,
    Carbon fiber front fender, and a few more lil goodies:wink:

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    Far West, Oregon USA,
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    Welcome to the club, & welcome back from the dark side....
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
    350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol

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    Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
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    welcome aboard!


    1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).

    2009 Saturn Aura XE (wifes car)

    2011 F-150 Crew 4X4

    "Hold it to the floor till you see God.... Then Brake!!!!"

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    Welcome back to the site!
    John " Jon Jon" Harrington

    Twizted Stylz C.C.
    Boston MA

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    Welcome to the site!
    [/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"

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