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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-14-2004, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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Question on Burb this one would be my first

I dont usually post here but I had to come ask the chevy pro's about what I have come across. I feel this is a pretty good deal but I know nothing about suburbans an there relaability. I found a 95 2500 burb 3/4 towing package as he puts it with the 6.5 diesal. It is pretty high miles in my eyes but was not sure. It has 170,000 on it. Has a ton of aftermarket upgrades but I really dont care about them I just want to know about there foundation if they are reliable or rust buckets. I have not gone to look at it yet I just wanted to get some info on them first. SO any info you can help me with would be great. Thanks alot TOM
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Re: Question on Burb this one would be my first

here is more stuff on it
-170k miles
-¾ Ton Rating
-6.5 Turbo Diesel Engine
-Engine block heater
-Front and Rear A/C
-Power windows, power steering, cruise, power driver seat
-CD w/ cassette
-9 passenger cloth seating
-Rear “Barn” Doors w/ defrost
-Heavy Duty Tow Package (Receiver hitch, oil cooler, transmission cooler, --3.73 ratio differentials w/ limited slip rear)
-Luggage rack
-Factory tow hooks, transfer case skid plate
-97-up model upgrades (dual thermostats, high flow water pump, 180 degree t-stats)
-4” BD high performance exhaust
-3” turbo downpipe
-Remote mounted FSD cooler for injector pump
-140 amp CS144 alternator upgrade/conversion
-LT265/75R16 BFG AT Tires w/ matching spare
-Oil and filter changed every 3k w/ Rotella T 15w40 and a premium filter (fuel filter changed every 20k)
-B&M Electronic Shift Controller
-K&N air filter
-Auxiliary back-up lights
-New front Bilstein shocks
-Transmission pan drain plug added and fluid changed every 20K w/ addition of Lubeguard
-New steering box, pitman arm, idler arm, lift pump, oil pressure switch, injectors, A/C compressor, vacuum pump, etc.
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Re: Question on Burb this one would be my first

Ok, welcome to the board. First, post over on the IFS fourm (independent front suspension). No big deal, this board is for the older trucks.

Now, on with your questions.

That sounds like a good truck. 170k is high, but not so bad for a diesel. I don't know a ton about diesels, but here's what i know.

You're gonna get better mileage than teh gassers. The Chevy 6.5 is not a terrific diesel in the world of the cummins and powerstroke or new duramax, but it will do the job. The mods will help it alot.

Its going to be a relaible truck, it being a 3/4 ton eliminiates a lot of the weak points in the 1/2 ton chevy trucks. This one soudns like it was maintained well. THe tranny on this truck is awesome, the rear end is strong, and it seems to be setup well for towing.

Independent Front Suspension is not favored for off-roading, but every chevy since 89/91 has it, so thats just something you will live with. For road/towing duty, it will be fine.

Sorry for the long winded response, i say buy it. And try posting over on coloradok5 for some more indepth info, this board is sorta dying.
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