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Old 04-14-2014, 06:23 PM   #1
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Bagged 1968 Suburban

We have had this truck for about 4 years now. Just redoing a few things and wanted to post some of the Accuair installation. After our trip to Tennessee this fall I decided it needed some serious updates.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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Re: Bagged 1968 Suburban

Nice looking Burb, so how does the new suspension setup perform while towing?
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:39 PM   #3
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:43 PM   #4
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Re: Bagged 1968 Suburban

It tows great. One on the things on the list is a Gear Vendors Overdrive unit. 3:73 gears are great at 55-60 mph. I like to cruise a little faster.

The air ride system I had in it was ok. It was a ride Tech E2 . Just a pressure based system. Accuracy left something to be desired in a heavy truck. The noise was getting to us with out carpet or sound deadening.
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:12 PM   #5
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Re: Bagged 1968 Suburban

So you swapped the ride tech out with the e-level? What's your thoughts on the installation and components of the two?
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:06 PM   #6
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Re: Bagged 1968 Suburban

Always loved your burb.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:18 PM   #7
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I do not have the Accuair running yet I need 1/4" pipe to 1/4' push connect 90's to mount the valve where I want it.. The E level is definitely more work mounting the sensors on the frame. Very compact design I love that it all fits behind the 1/4 panel. Up to this point the install is super easy very clear instructions. I haven't decided where I am going to mount the controller. I did not like having the E2 controller on the seat floating around.
My biggest disappointment so far is I didn't get a Accuair sticker in the box

I cant really compare the ride tech to accuair. the Ride tech system is 4 years old. I was told not to buy the E2 system but the price was right and it did go up and down. Accuracy was the issue. If you want to drive your vehicle for 16 hrs you need accuracy for your alignment. Which means some way of measuring the height of your vehicle. I felt like a idiot with my Stanley 25' fat max going around the truck trying to get it level Pressure based system in my experience sucks.
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1967 C/20 6.0/4L80 Roofing Truck
1990 V2500 Suburban "Plow Truck"
2005 TAHOE DD

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Old 04-15-2014, 11:48 AM   #8
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Vary nice! I have been thinking this is the system I will run in my Burb. I like the carpet in the back. Who did you get that from?
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:25 PM   #10
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nice sub
Thanks !

Your Suburban was my inspiration to get one. I first saw it in the street trucks zine. Love the original paint your probably one of the original paint trucks before the look really got big.
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1967 C/20 6.0/4L80 Roofing Truck
1990 V2500 Suburban "Plow Truck"
2005 TAHOE DD

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Old 04-16-2014, 07:33 PM   #11
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Vary nice! I have been thinking this is the system I will run in my Burb. I like the carpet in the back. Who did you get that from?
The carpet is from ACC auto custom carpets. I got the heavy jute underlayment on it. The rear section is a little bit short on the sides. If this was a really nice restoration I would be kinda upset about it. But its hard to be that picky when the rest of the truck is far from perfect
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:11 AM   #12
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Cool Burb. Combined with your TT that is a killer combo. Is that a Streamline or Avion?
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:50 AM   #13
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Its actually a TRAVELUX 25' Princess very similar to the Avion
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:54 PM   #14
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I had to clean the shop out. So I rolled the brub down the lane. Actually gavee some motivation to install the height sensors
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:57 PM   #15
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Does the transition from carpet to steel bother anyone else ?
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Does the transition from carpet to steel bother anyone else ?
As long as it doesnt peal back I would be fine with it. Looks good to me.
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Love the way this burb sits. Very nice!
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:14 PM   #18
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Started on the height sensors today
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:50 AM   #19
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Here are a few pictures of how we mounted the sensors. The system is working now. The calibration process was super easy. It was the part I was most scared of. The accuair system is amazing. I only had to drop the front left corner 3/8" from where there preset #2 height was after calibration setup
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Gave the accuair system a work out . So nice to be able to hook onto the trailer and go.
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Great looking hauler. Love the look. ^^
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Sweet!
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:07 PM   #23
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How much did the sound mat help? I'm debating pulling the rubber mat and insulation out of mine and putting some down. Worth it??
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Old 07-06-2014, 11:23 PM   #24
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Huge difference with the windows up. I never thought at 29 I would hate loud exhaust. I was planning on dumping the flow masters for some stock mufflers I think they can stay now its actually quiet. The fat mat was fairly reasonable. The carpet kit hurt. I ordered the heavy jute underpad the bill was over $700 cdn for carpet. I should have checked the Db # reading before and after. Once the gv overdrive is in it should be ready for another long road trip. Planning on hitting the Carlisle truck nationals.
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Huge difference with the windows up. I never thought at 29 I would hate loud exhaust. I was planning on dumping the flow masters for some stock mufflers I think they can stay now its actually quiet. The fat mat was fairly reasonable. The carpet kit hurt. I ordered the heavy jute underpad the bill was over $700 cdn for carpet. I should have checked the Db # reading before and after. Once the gv overdrive is in it should be ready for another long road trip. Planning on hitting the Carlisle truck nationals.
Didn't realize you were in Canada, probably not many burbs up there! I'm 24 and starting to hate loud exhaust in a daily driver. My burb is 10x quieter in the cab than my pickup. The truck has nothing but floor pans. Did you put any fat mat in the doors? I know my burb won't ever be like a new one noise wise, just be nice to make it a little more comfortable to ride in.

How did you prep the wood panel for the mat? Just pressure wash?

Sorry for all the questions, sweet ride! Thanks for the info!
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