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Hey all I'm still hunting for my 85 to 91 suburban!! seen a real clean 90 1/2 ton last night super clean running gear not a drop of oil anywhere had 160,000 miles fell in love with it but it's a 1/2'er. think I can buy it for 5,000.. is that a good price? Also what kind of GPM will a 454 get under normal driving condition?? or should I just do some minor mod's to a 350 and call it good?

Dustin
Still hunting for the ultimate "war pig II"

 
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I assume it is a 350 TBI right now if it is 1/2 ton. Changing to a 454 TBI isn't awful... our tow truck pulls 12mpg w/ it... depends on gear and driving habits. Our 91 was about the same milage. 454 would give you more power and better towing, but you hear a lot of guys w/ 350 tbi's here pulling 15mpg... so some mods on a fresh 350 would be nice.
What shape is the body in??? If it isn't 100% mint it is too much IMO w/ the miles... what has been replaced? Trans? Motor? Pretty sure the rear will be puking out between 180 and 200k. 90 and 91 Burbs up here can be had for as little as 2500... recently saw one w/ 120 and flawless body for $4,000. Weird how a flawless Blazer goes for much more.

1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
 
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Get a 400 :)

77 Chevy heavy half, fulltime 4X4, np203, TH400, 400ci., Edelbrock 650cfm carb w/electronic choke.
 
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I picked up my '88 Burban as a straight up trade for my '92 Sonoma. He had the Burban marked at $4900. What a deal I got. My Sonoma was a pile of junk. I got the better end of the deal there. I think $5000 is reasonable if it is in good shape. Mine was a 1/2 ton when I bought it and I made it a 3/4 ton. If you can get the axles cheap you can go that rought, rather than hunting all over for a 3/4 ton Burban. I got my DANA 44 and Corporate 14 bolt for $300 from a buddy of mine. It's not hard to swap the axles. If it has a 350 in it I would keep that and beef that up. 350's are tuff and can be built to handle any abuse you want to dish out to it. Unless of course you are set on building a 454, nothing wrong with that either. I'll be getting the 383 kit for mine as soon as I get some other mods done, you may even want to do that. Good luck to ya!

This mud is for you!
'88 Suburban, 3/4 ton, 9" Lift, 35" MudTerrains(Too Small)
 
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