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Just purchased a 1999 K2500 Suburban with 7.4l engine

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by AKX, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. AKX

    AKX New Member

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    Looking for tips on how to make this stock vehicle better all around. Looking to do some simple modifications like 4 inch or smaller lift for slightly bigger tires and ground clearance and beefing up the suspension to support a warn 15000lbs winch on the front. Also looking at tips to help out the engine. Suburban runs great and doesn't use any oil but it has 266000 miles on it.

    Look forward to reading all your tips, modifications and adventures.

    Thanks,
    Sterling
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  2. retired2001

    retired2001 New Member

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    Welcome to the G M T C ! That is a bunch of miles, but if it was taken care of it should serve you well. Good luck!
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  3. stephan

    stephan New Member

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    Welcome to the GM truck club Sterling
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  4. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber New Member

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    Welcome to the club!
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  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 New Member

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    Nice truck. On my shopping list for this spring.
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  6. mfleetwood

    mfleetwood Moderator

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    Welcome!!!
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  7. MPC-Silverado

    MPC-Silverado New Member

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    i love the 7.4l nic e big engine lol.... welcome to the forum. let me know if your interested in Rough Country lifts
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  8. grandparon

    grandparon New Member

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    Just drive it like it is for a few months, take notes of anything wrong with it, get a "feel" for it, like do you really want to keep it and put $$$ into it? Doing this you will find out what kind of shape the engine/drivetrain is really in, and what it needs to remain road and off road worthy. Then plan your mods and go to town, taking care of any problem areas you discovered while driving it! Have fun!
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  9. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member

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    Welcome to the club, Sterling. X2 what grandparon said about driving a few months before spending alot of money to modify.
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  10. murdog94

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  11. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Moderator

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    Last week I sold my 97 2500 4x4 Suburban with a 7.4, it was hard watching her leave the driveway knowing she wouldnt be back.
    Like someone else posted I'd hold off doing mods for now untill you get a feel for this truck. Spend some money cleaning, tuning, and fixing the little problems the last owner might not have repaired.
    Not sure what type vehicle you previously owned but the fuel consumption of a 454 Suburban takes a little getting used to, before lifting and putting on bigger tires make sure you can live with the fuel consumption your presently getting.
    Once the newness wears off mileage almost always becomes an issue, I know it did with mine which was why she sat in the driveway most days, this ultimately ended in selling her because she was driving less than 500 miles a year.
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