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My 98 Holden Suburban ~ Brought to the USA

Discussion in 'Photo & Video Gallery' started by TVR-190, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. TVR-190

    TVR-190 New Member

    Make: Holden (Rebadged Chevrolet imported to Australia in RHD)

    Model: Suburban

    Engine: 5.7L V8 Vortec

    Colour: Metallic Maroon

    Rims: Stock

    Km's: 295,000

    Mods: Holden Badge replaced with proper Chevy Badge, Some sort of Exhaust by the previous owner.

    Transmission: 4 Speed Auto Column Shift

    Power: 195kW

    Future Mods: LED Spot Lights, Proper Running Boards, Snorkel, Blackout Tint










    Picture after I removed the side steps:

  2. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    HEY...... It's backwards!!!!! Kidding.. I know a guy that bought a Avalanche from up here in NJ and shipped it there. Had all the dash reworked Cost him $12 G's for everything....
  3. RayVoy

    RayVoy Well-Known Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    Nice truck,

    I find it interesting that the Chev badge is still on the grill (sorry, just re-read your info post and see that the Holden was replaced).

    Also interesting, that the steering column is the same as the NA trucks (shifter on the right and wiper arm on the left)
  4. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Looks good for the age.
    Are the marker lights on the fenders an Austrailian requirement or an aftermarket add on.
  5. TVR-190

    TVR-190 New Member

    Its a turn signal, All Australian cars after 1990 must have a side indicator on either the front guard on the side mirror.
  6. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Nice Ride! I spent a month in Australia a while back and could count the number of chevy trucks I saw on one hand. That's a pretty nice looking suburban. The dash is really strange though... nothing like the North American version.
  7. TVR-190

    TVR-190 New Member

    Its a Blazer dash apparently ,something to do with not being able to make the suburban one RHD, or it was just easier to use the Blazer dash
  8. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    That's interesting. I would think a blazer dash would take some work to fit as well though, since the blazer is smaller. It's cool to see the things they come up with for the RHD conversions though.
  9. TVR-190

    TVR-190 New Member

    Did a bit of Offroading on the weekend and was very impressed with how the suburban Handled it, as were my friends who didnt expect it to be half as capable as it was.




  10. moogvo

    moogvo Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I find it interesting that it has sealed beam headlights circa 1988... Although the '88 Suburban was not an OBS truck, so here in the USA, the Suburban never got the sealed beam headlight treatment. I think it looks with the sealed beam lights instead of the composites.

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