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Old 05-07-2011, 01:02 PM
daddywalt daddywalt is offline
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Default Suburban conversion questions

Long story short I am putting away childish things of small cars and getting a family sized suburban. But I won't be happy unless I am messing under the hood with whatever I am driving. Currently looking at 90, 95 4x4, and a 95 3/4 ton Suburbans. All 3 are gas 5.7. Which would be the easiest, cheapest to convert to a diesel. I figured 6.2 would be the best diesel motor to switch to but I'm open to suggestions. The overall plan is to switch to diesel and start using bio-diesel. Overall what would be the parts list and price of my conversion. I haven't been able to locate a regular diesel suburban in my price range so I would like to see if a conversion would be affordable. Thanks for any help, and I look forward to joining the elite world of being a diesel truck owner
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:35 PM
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I converted my old one it had 4.11 gears a sm465 np205 and a 6.5 td it took a week to install it all

And it was a 1989 and it had a 5.7
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1985 Chevrolet suburban k10 4x4. 6.2 diesel. 700r4 3.73 gears

1987 K5 blazer 6.2 diesel. 4x4 SM465 NP208 4.11 gears and 31" tires.

"the cop asked me " Do you know why Im pulling you over"?
I said "Yeah". The cop then asked "why"? I said " Because you have a gun, a faster car, a radio, lots of friends with radios, pepper spray and handcuffs". "
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:23 PM
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awesome! roughly how much did it cost?
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:22 PM
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Mine was really expensive but it was a p400 optimizer block. But I did one for a friend and it was 800 and I'm getting ready to do another one a k5 blazer and it is another 87 and I got the engine for free and various other stuff its at 200 now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0JkE4lnCgw
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1985 Chevrolet suburban k10 4x4. 6.2 diesel. 700r4 3.73 gears

1987 K5 blazer 6.2 diesel. 4x4 SM465 NP208 4.11 gears and 31" tires.

"the cop asked me " Do you know why Im pulling you over"?
I said "Yeah". The cop then asked "why"? I said " Because you have a gun, a faster car, a radio, lots of friends with radios, pepper spray and handcuffs". "
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:30 PM
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really that great. within my budget. So the 90 would be within budget, but what about the 95's? My 94 pickup has the electronic transmission i believe the 4l60e? which I don't think bolts up to the 6.2 or 6.5 and if it did the shift points would be screwed up.... Looks like the 90 suburban is my best pick unless anyone has any more input
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:35 PM
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The 90 would be the cheapest. Because the electronic transmission controller would cost 800 alone. I got my engine on Craigslist for the build I'm starting after I move.

That video in the other post was my 89 I custom built
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1985 Chevrolet suburban k10 4x4. 6.2 diesel. 700r4 3.73 gears

1987 K5 blazer 6.2 diesel. 4x4 SM465 NP208 4.11 gears and 31" tires.

"the cop asked me " Do you know why Im pulling you over"?
I said "Yeah". The cop then asked "why"? I said " Because you have a gun, a faster car, a radio, lots of friends with radios, pepper spray and handcuffs". "
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:37 PM
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Yes the 4l60 bolts up and so does the 4l80 even an Allison will bolt up the hard part is making them work since they are electronic
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1985 Chevrolet suburban k10 4x4. 6.2 diesel. 700r4 3.73 gears

1987 K5 blazer 6.2 diesel. 4x4 SM465 NP208 4.11 gears and 31" tires.

"the cop asked me " Do you know why Im pulling you over"?
I said "Yeah". The cop then asked "why"? I said " Because you have a gun, a faster car, a radio, lots of friends with radios, pepper spray and handcuffs". "
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