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"Hank" 1984 Chevy Suburban 2500

Discussion in '4wd Suburban, Blazer and Jimmy' started by BW Customs Co, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. BW Customs Co

    BW Customs Co Junior Member

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    Running a 6L80E. Shifter is a LOKAR ESS. I had to have it done at the factory by them because the gen V LT motors need a separate gear for tap shifting. EDIT: just a 2" lift and 255/85R-16's. Not a big fan of really fat tires on older trucks.

    Seats are from LMC done by TMI. I custom made the center consoles and had them upholstered locally to match.

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    TubeTruck I like anything fast enough to do something stupid

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    Hrm. Now you got me thinking. I pulled an efi 454 and 4L80e to drop into my Suburban. I was looking at shifter options and saw the Lokar. Still debating if I want to use a floor shifter or buy a junk column and build a way to get all the gears on a 70's column. I like the 6L80e option though.
     
  3. BW Customs Co

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    6L80E is as pain to work with - not a lot of controller options. I'd stick with the 4L80E. Lokar ESS shifters are very well built, I definitely like the floor shift. I custom fabbed up a spacer box to raise the whole unit up and tilt it back a bit so it would look the best.

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    Great Truck! did you bolt the side steps you fabbed to the frame? if you get a chance, photos would be great....thanks.
     
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    TubeTruck I like anything fast enough to do something stupid

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    So I'm seeing P-R-N-OD-D? Then side shifting you get 2nd and 1st gear? Do you have to hold it to the side or does it detent over (kinda looks like it did but want to make sure)? I am looking for a ratcheting shifter for my 4L80e. When I build a wheeling truck I want a full manual with a ratchet shifter. I had a full manual with a TH350 and a B&M ratchet and I absolutely loved it.
     
  6. BW Customs Co

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    Yes, right to the frame. I'll snap some pictures when I have a minute. I drilled new holes and tapped them. Very solid.

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    When in manual mode I can shift from 1-6 gear. It detents over and is very nice. Good clicky action
     
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  7. BW Customs Co

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    Here you go!
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    Thanks!
     

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