I went back to the 33" tires as these 36" were out of balance with the wheels I had. Did not have time to get them balanced and will likely just stay with the 33" and try and sell these 36" with the wheels.I'm curious as to how it pulls with a 700r4, stock diff ratios, and 36" tires. I am making a official 0-60 YouTube test run!!!
If you want a crawler you better off with a 350 or 454 for the higher horsepower and a TH400.K9VIC
I like the Suburban.
I've never owned a Suburban but lately have developed a craving for one. I have an M1009 and have a love/hate thing with the 6.2L engine.
Question: have you driven Suburbans with the 350 TBI enough to come up with an opinion on how the 350 gasser compares to the 6.2L in terms of ability to pull. I'm specifically thinking of using one in the Rockies where long, steep hills are common.
The combination of the 6.2L and the 700R4 is very weak when it comes to trailing off road trying to climb steep hills. It has a hard time if the terrain is rough or the incline is steep. So I would not recommend this combination for a wheelin rig, but does OK towing. My M1009 did not have the issues as the Suburban on the trails, so I miss that extra pull. The transmission should be fine, it was rebuilt at some point by the previous owner by Jasper. My Suburban would probably do allot better with a TH400, but not as good as a M1009 due to the extra weight.
Was at Northwest OHV in Bridgeport again Saturday and scratched up my rig yet again, but had a great time. Was out there with my Cross Timbers Offroad Club with mostly Jeeps, but all rigs are welcome. I removed the antenna brackets as some of the trails are narrow and almost ripped one off last time. Glad I did as you can see what happened on the last picture. My power steering box is acting up and I likely have a defective one. So next weekend I will likely be replacing that; how fun.