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Old 03-25-2015, 03:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kir_kenix View Post
Really interested what you can eek out of the 454 before doing the diesel swap. If you can pull down 12 or 13 on the highway that would be a major victory in my eyes...what with the weight, gearing, and lack of OD.

What year is the "new" suburban?
The half ton suburban was getting right about 21mpg towing my small trailer on the interstate at 70mph until it lost its torque converter lockup.
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1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
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