Suburban 1500 TV questions.
Hello to everyone. I just joined the forum and there seems to be a lot of people with lots of knowledge. I need to tap into some of that knowledge.
I have been camping for years in a pop-up and decided last year to purchase a 2004 wildwood LE 27Bh. I dont remember the dry weight, but I think I am right around 4950lbs. I figure about 6-6300lbs loaded.
I was pulling it with a dredfully old and decrepit 97 expy. The tranny was absolutely shot. Compression was also weak. I decided to put this 'ol thing out of its misery.
THUS my dillema.
I purchased a 04 suburban 1500 Z71. (4x4, 3.73, 5.3L,) Low miles (40k). Although the tow rating is lower than the expy, my guess is that I will be ok.
My questions are:
1. The suburban had a factory installed tranny cooler, but no tranny temp guage. This might sound petty, but do most people put in a guage? I know that in the 2500 class suburban, they had a temp guage built into the dash. Is it possible to do the same with the 1500 version? If not, I 've seen mods where people put a guages on a A pillar. Is this common?
2. What mods would you recommend to make towing easier? K&N intake? etc... how about bags for the rear end? (burbs are coil rear ends)
Thanks for everyone's help.
2004 Wildwood LE 27B
2004 Suburban Z71 4x4,5.3L, 3.73. Reese dual cam w/WD