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Old 07-04-2018, 07:47 PM   #1
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The Pig Rig!

Just got a 88 Suburban 4x4, and decided to call it "The Pig Rig"!

First thing I did was rip the running boards off, put a new battery in, and do some general maintenance. the truck was filthy when I got it, so I spent several hours (8+) cleaning the truck inside and out.

Short range plan:

3 inch tuff country lift, and 33x10.50 R15 BFG All Terrain t/a's. the muffler is rotted through, so I will probably throw a hooker aerochamber in it's place, but otherwise leave it stock. I'm also planning on 3.73's or 4.11's. (I think it has 3.08's now.)

Long range plan:

3/4 or 1 ton rear axle w/2500hd disc brakes, and swap the front knuckles to 8 lug and mod them for matching 2500hd brakes, then there's the engine, planning on a as stock as possible 6.0 4L80e, maybe headers, but probably just manifolds.

overall, the paint is Ok, not multi color(well you know what I mean...) it appears to have been in at least one accident that damaged the passenger side door, and another that damaged the grill front bumper and hood, the door damage was fixed, but very poorly prepped for paint, and therefore looks pretty bad up close. the bumper, grill and hood still needs to be fixed, but it shouldn't be too hard.
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:19 PM   #2
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Re: The Pig Rig!

Congrats! Those colors are my favorite on two tone Burbs. How is the interior?
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:18 AM   #3
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Congrats! Those colors are my favorite on two tone Burbs. How is the interior?
needs carpet, headliner, radio and some trim, but overall, not bad at all for $2000 I'll post more pictures when I'm not at work. the color isn't my favorite, but not bad. my favorite is one I have only seen one of, dark brown, with white sides, like my dad's old K20 Suburban.
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:47 AM   #4
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Re: The Pig Rig!

Nice truck. Reminds me of mine except mine is 2wd. I like your plans with the truck. I swapped a 6.0l/4l80 into mine also and love it.
Canít wait to see how yours turns out.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:09 AM   #5
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Nice truck. Reminds me of mine except mine is 2wd. I like your plans with the truck. I swapped a 6.0l/4l80 into mine also and love it.
Canít wait to see how yours turns out.
thanks, I was gonna post pictures the other night, but I had a ton of work to do on the house. I don't have better pictures right now, but you can see, it needs carpet. lower door panels. overall, it cleaned up real nice for a $2000 truck, the dash isn't cracked, it runs and drives ok, 4wd works, not a ton of wind noise. I just wish I had more time to play with it. I just bought a house too, and have been doing lots of clean up and renovations.
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:26 PM   #6
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Re: The Pig Rig!

These suburbans are great! Had a 91' when I lived in Renton/Kent. With all the rain all the time....so nice to have dry hauling ability and the suburban did that perfectly!

You can get a new carpet set from stockinteriors.com for a decent price and it really helps freshen up the interior.

The actual carpet manufacturer is ACC.
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