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Re: Suburban 87-91 Purchase Questions...
No doubt in my mind, i'd look for a 3/4 ton (2500). Lots of things are stronger, and will last you longer, especially if you lift it. I'd also look for one with the factory tow package, I know those got a tranny cooler, and i think they got a larger radiator.
The deisel's are pretty gutless, but do get better mileage i think. I'd get a 350, or a 454. Stock, unloaded, the 350 will get better mileage, but if you tow a lot or lift it, the 454 won't have to work as hard, and i've heard of them getting comparable or better mileage than the 350.
90/91 got rear wheel anti-lock. 89 Got the new, exclusive to the blazers and burbs, grill.
The 700r4 auto tranny is notorious for just going out all of a sudden, so if it has high miles, and hasn't been replaced, listen carefully on teh test drive to how it shifts.
Not to turn you away from this board (because most members here post over on CK5 too), but Coloradok5.com has a burb specific form. They may have some other things to look for.
I want an 89-91 too, so I'm jealous [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]