Worth it to swap a LS into a 90 Suburban ?

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by rscamaro73, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Agreed ^

    Land barges aren't really necessary, and suck on gas no matter whats in it.
     
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    know a guy with an '85 4x4 burb and an LQ4 with FAST EZ-EFI.... and he's thinking its getting around 15mpg combined now.
     
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    don't do it Wayne.
     
  4. Off Duty

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    I'd disagree with that.
    It depends on the users needs.

    If he's doing it for fun, no, they're probably not.
    Then again, a modified Camaro isn't "necessary" either, but we do it:)

    Our SAR team uses larger "barges" to pull our boats, and the training teams use Burb's and other "barges" to haul students' crews, etc.

    They serve a valid purpose.

    Hell, the wife and I, our 2 adult (chronologically speaking) kids, 1 5 year old granddaughter, and all our crap, wen't to NC for week the day after Christmas to see snow.

    We rented a standard Tahoe.
    I wish I'd gotten the XL, but either way, I wouldn't have wanted to make that trip in anything else.:eek:
     
  5. 2ndgenhunter

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    This is my 90 K5. I did a LM7 5.3/ 4l60E swap cause I had the engine and wanted more power. I picked up a whopping 1 mpg,But picked up 100 hp.

    Then I lost 5 mpg cause I put a 4" lift and 35s on it cause I had the new found power to turn them.

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    In the end, Its what makes you happy!
     
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    Care to share any more info on you're swap; how long, snags, obvious improvments, fuel system? Any more pictures?
     

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