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Old 11-25-2021, 11:43 PM   #1
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Just scored an 88 Suburban 4x4 to lift!

I have a buddy that is big into the car auctions, which I typically stay away from due to the fact that if the cars were desirable, the owners would have probably gotten them back. He sent me this Suburban while I was at work, and since I was at work, I couldnt really do anything about it. The auction ended with no bids, so he told me I can call in and theyll have a non-sell price. Turns out that price was $75, and the last thing I need is another project and rig in the driveway, so Im now a proud owner of a Suburban!

Its a 1/2 ton 4x4, TBI 350, 700r4, and supposedly has no electrical power when a battery is connected. Im betting on a fusible link or small wiring issue.

Since I just got my 78 LS swap running, I dont really need another 3/4 ton truck, so I may do something different with the 86/87 project I have going on, and use the 3/4 ton axles and wheels from the 86 chassis under the suburban. Right now, Im thinking about doing a 6 ORD spring lift and either 35x12.5x17 or 37x13.5x17 Super Swamper Boggers. I might also use the Stage 3 700r4 and fresh NP208 as well to ensure this one is in prime shape, and use this trans/t-case in a stock truck.

It wont actually be delivered until this upcoming Tuesday, so I wont get to really look it over until the following weekend, but heres the pictures I have for now!

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Old 11-26-2021, 10:39 AM   #2
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Re: Just scored an 88 Suburban 4x4 to lift!

Wow! $75? Can't beat that. Can't wait to see what you find was keeping it from getting power.
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