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1995 Suburban 2500

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by dubeb31, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. dubeb31

    dubeb31 Member
    Messages: 68

    >Hey guys i was skimming through the want ad last night and came across a 95 Suburban 2500 for cheap money. My intentions would be to put a plow on it, and install my tailgate spreader and use it on commercial lots. Now is the 2500 suburban the same setup and parts as a 95 2500 P/U or do you think it is lighter duty? And do you think a 8' plow would fit comfortably on the rig?

    -Ben
     
  2. Caleb55

    Caleb55 Member
    Messages: 44

    SHould be the same as a pickup. As long as it's an 8 bolt you'd be fine with an 8' plow.
     
  3. sixspeed

    sixspeed Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    It IS the same as a 3/4 ton pickup. Is it a 5.7/350 or 7.4/454??? My best bud had a '96 454 vortec Suburban and the thing was an animal! Reliable and strong. Brake pad wear is only weak point.
     
  4. dubeb31

    dubeb31 Member
    Messages: 68

    454 makes my mouth water....

    i will have to call the seller, but there's two of them in the want ad, one did have the 454 and i can just imagine the sheer amount of power...anyone would have no problems pushing snow with a 454 suburban, i'm looking at putting either a blizzard 760sw, curtis snow pro 8' or a fisher RD 7'6 on it...still undecided, any suggestions?
     
  5. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    You can move just as much with a v6 as you can with a 454, it all comes down to traction, besides, with the price fo fuel these days you would have to own a gas station to want to even think about running a 454.
     
  6. sixspeed

    sixspeed Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    Unfortunately neither the 454 or the 350 is a miser in these years. There is probably only a 2mpg difference between the 2. What the 454 does get you is the big 10.5 inch 14 bolt full floater rear...
     
  7. Jpocket

    Jpocket Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    Iw ould think the suburban 2500 is better than a 1500 but not as heavy duty as a 2500 pickup becuase the body weighs more. and like someone above said there isn't much fuel mpg difference between a 454 and a 350, if your working a 350 hard it'll burn just as much fuel as a 454 being lightly labored.
     
  8. I had a '95 Suburban 2500 5.7 with a Fisher 7.5. I ran the Firestone Steeltex Radials and a little ballast in the back. It plowed like a half trak! Never got stuck. When I got my '96 1500, I noticed the difference though it still plowed fine, Go for it.
     
  9. sixspeed

    sixspeed Senior Member
    Messages: 306


    I am sure that the frame and all the guts of the sub are the same as a 2500 truck. I would also think that the suburban's extra weight is in the rear (where the light pickup bed would be) so this is an added advantage for plowing.
     
  10. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Just put the 8 footer on it. With the length, you need the 8 footer in the turns or you will drive through your windrows. I have a Tahoe and I drive through windrows on tight turns. Wish I had the 2500 Burban!! :cool:
     
  11. dubeb31

    dubeb31 Member
    Messages: 68

    hey plowva how do you like your blizzard? i'm was looking at the 760LT or the 760SW...i just know that the SW is lighter than the curtis snowpro i was looking at..the 760SW weighs in at like 596lbs which amazed me....the snow pro was like 690lbs...
     
  12. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210



    Dubeb31,

    It has been great to me. No problems :rolleyes: yet and I have worked it harder than I thought I was going to. For a light duty plow, it sure is built well!!