My Suburban

OMG – I just found this optional component for the Chevy Suburban

Onboard Vacuum Cleaning System

From Chevy USA Website.

https://www.shopvacauto.com/consumer/gm/onboard-vacuum-cleaning-system

 

Suburban is the original SUV. It was introduced in 1935 and is the oldest, continuously
produced vehicle nameplate in the industry.

My Suburban Seats 8 passengers including the driver
Black on Black with Leather interior:

My particular model is a 4 Wheel Drive powered by a  5.3L V-8 VVT DI  with Active Fuel Management (L83)  mated to a GM 6L80 transmission. Together these allow Suburban to produce 355 HP with 383 Ft/lbs of Torque.

My personal upgrades include:

Pedal Commander  – This is a throttle response controller. Basically what it does is allows you to remove throttle body response delays on your electronic accelerator pedal. Effectively, it allows your engine to respond faster so your car can accelerate faster! It also has the reverse effect in ECO-Mode.

Eco-Mode allows you to save a lot on gas.  I can get 18 l/100km driving in ECO-Mode where normally I would be getting 22 l/100 km in the city. Unbelievably, I have had it as low as 11 l/100 km on the hwy.

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A® KO2 Tire

I got my tires at Superior Tire and Auto! Very knowledgeable – best deal in town guaranteed.

Superior Tire & Auto has 11 locations throughout Ontario to keep your vehicle reliable. They offer a huge selection of brand name and private label tires all covered by a Superior Price Guarantee.
Warranty approved vehicle maintenance and repair is also available!

Superior Tire & Auto
Manager: Rob Brancatella
2325 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M6M 4A1

Superior Tire & Auto

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

 

 

These are amazing off road tires that give a mean look to the Suburban! Additional benefits are that they are Severe Snow Rated and carry a Standard Limited Warranty of 6 years. Being a 10 ply tire, its extremely tough and with the added bonus of log tread-life and amazing mud and snow traction make them a great truck tire.

Note: They are louder than a standard tire…about twice as loud so keep that in mind before you buy.

 

Leveling Kit

I got my Leveling Kit installed at Birchmount Spring here in Scarborough Ontario.
These guys are rock solid – Quality Performance suspension work. They know what they are doing and are reasonably priced.

They did my truck in about an hour – Just Awesome.

GM 2in Leveling Lift Kit [1307]

Run up to a 32-inch tire while leveling the front of your vehicle with the rear, using Rough Country’s 2-inch Leveling Suspension Kit for Chevy / GMC 1500’s .
This set of lower front strut mount extensions immediately offers increased ground clearance without the hassle of a long and drawn out installation process.

Soon to Come:

 


Click here for a full PDF with specs:
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ASSEMBLY LOCATION: Arlington, Texas
VEHICLE CLASS: Sport-Utility Vehicle

NEW FOR 2017

  • Standard Teen Driver feature. It encourages safe driving habits with teenagers, enabling parents to view the vehicle’s maximum speed, distance driven and the number of times active safety features were engaged during a drive
  • Premier trim replaces LTZ
  • Perforated, leather-trimmed heated and vented driver and passenger seats are standard on Premier
  • Available rear seat entertainment system upgrades that include HDMI/MHL connector, additional USB port, digital headphones and device projection; new video voiceover feature benefits visually and hearing impaired
  • Chevrolet MyLink adds in-vehicle shopping apps
  • Available Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • Front active aero shutters enhance aerodynamics on the highway
  • New 22-inch wheel design available on Premier
  • Exterior colours: Blue Velvet Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Offered in LS, LT and Premier models, in 2WD and 4WD configurations.
  • A standard 5.3L V-8 engine with direct injection and Active Fuel Management provides 355 horsepower and segment-leading fuel efficiency: 10.4 L/100km highway
  • 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot (includes three-month/3G data trial)
  • Fold-flat second- and third-row seats that enhance cargo convenience – including an available power-folding feature
  • Available hands-free power liftgate
  • Available eight-inch colour touchscreen radio with next-generation MyLink connectivity
  • Up to seven USB ports and six power outlets – including a 110-volt three-prong outlet –  to support electronic devices of all kinds (up to 13 charging locations)
  • Available driver information centre on Premier with 8-inch-diagonal configurable, colour display; package also includes head-up display
  • Conversation mirror in the overhead console that provides a panoramic view of the rear seats
  • Keyless entry and push-button start are available
  • Standard remote start
  • Available wireless charging

SAFETY FEATURES

  • Standard front and side-impact air bags for driver and front passenger with front-centre air bag and head curtain side-impact air bags for all rows
  • Forward Collision Alert, Safety Alert Driver Seat, IntelliBeam headlamps with automatic high-beam control, Lane Keep Assist and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking are standard on LT and Premier. They are included on LS with the available Enhanced Driver Alert Package
  • Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are standard on Premier and available on LT
  • Standard rear-vision camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Automatic Braking is available on Premier

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Info

General Information

MFR Model Code

CK15906

Body Type

Sport Utility

Pass Doors

4

Alternative Name

4WD 1500 LT

Alternative Body

Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Four Wheel Drive

Original Pricing

MSRP

$58,155.00

Invoice

$54,665.71

Destination Charge

$1,295.00

Engine & Powertrain

Type

8 Cylinder Engine

Displacement L/CI

5.3/

Fuel Type

Gasoline Fuel

Horsepower

355.0 @ 5600

Fuel Economy

15.0 City / 22.0 Highway MPG

Fuel Capacity

31.0 gal

Net Torque

383.0 @ 4100

Tech Specs

Manufactured By

United States Chevrolet Active MPV

Suspension Type – Front

Independent

Suspension Type – Rear

Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

P265/65R18, P285/45R22, P275/55R20, P275/55R20, P265/65R18

Rear Tire Size

P265/65R18, P285/45R22, P275/55R20, P275/55R20, P265/65R18

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel

Wheelbase

130.00  in  130.0 min 130.0 max

Ground Clearance, Front

7.91  in  7.91 min 7.91 max

Ground Clearance, Rear

7.91  in  7.91 min 7.91 max

 

 

 

StyleTrimMSRP / Invoice

4WD 4dr 1500 LT

LT

$58,155.00 / $54,665.71

 

 

Mechanical & Powertrain

Rear axle, 3.08 ratio (Not available with (NHT) Max Trailering Package.)

Suspension Package, Premium Smooth Ride (Not available with (NHT) Max Trailering Package.)

Transfer case, active, single-speed, electronic Autotrac with rotary controls, does not include neutral. Cannot be dinghy towed (Requires 4WD model. Not available with (NHT) Max Trailering Package.)

Differential, heavy-duty locking rear

4-wheel drive

Cooling, external engine oil cooler, heavy-duty air-to-oil integral to driver side of radiator

Cooling, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, heavy-duty air-to-oil

Battery, 720 cold cranking amps with 80 amp hour rating

Alternator, 150 amps

Trailer sway control

GVWR, 7500 lbs. (3402 kg) (Requires 4WD model.)

Suspension, front coil-over-shock with stabilizer bar

Suspension, rear multi-link with coil springs

Hill Start Assist

Steering, power

Safety

Daytime Running Lamps, with automatic exterior lamp control

Teen Driver mode a configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report gives you information on your teen’s driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver

Airbags, Frontal airbags for driver and front outboard passenger; Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for driver and front outboard passenger; Driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact airbag; Head-curtain airbags for all rows in outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.)

Front outboard Passenger Sensing System for frontal outboard passenger airbag (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.)

Rear Vision Camera

Forward Collision Alert sensor indicator

Safety Alert Driver Seat

Door locks, rear child security

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for Children), for child safety seats lower anchors and top tethers located in all second row seating positions, top tethers located in third row seating positions

Tire Pressure Monitor System air pressure sensors in each tire with pressure display in Driver Information Center

Warning tones headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver and right-front passenger safety belt unfasten and turn signal on

Interior

Seat, third row manual 60/40 split-folding bench, fold flat (Not included when (PCK) Luxury Package or (PDA) Texas Edition Package are ordered.)

Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting

Driver Information Center, enhanced, 8″ diagonal multi-color configurable display

Remote vehicle start

Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, programmable

Pedals, power-adjustable for accelerator and brake

Windows, power, with Express-Down and Express-Up on front doors and lock out features

Climate control, tri-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver, right-front passenger and rear passengers

Defogger, rear-window electric

Power outlet, 110-volt

Power outlets, 5 auxiliary, 12-volt includes outlets in the instrument panel, console, back of console, 1 in 3rd row and 1 in cargo area

Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming

Conversation mirror (Deleted when (UTT) Theft Protection Package is ordered.)

Assist handles, 1st row passenger and 2nd row outboard seats

Lighting, interior with dome light, driver- and passenger-side door switch with delayed entry feature, cargo lights, door handle or Remote Keyless Entry-activated illuminated entry and map lights in front and second seat positions

Cargo management system

Cargo net

OnStar Basic plan for 5 years includes limited vehicle mobile app features, Monthly Diagnostics Report and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.)

Exterior

Tire carrier, lockable outside spare, winch-type mounted under frame at rear

Active aero shutters, front

Fascia, front body-color

Fascia, rear body-color ((PCK) Luxury Package and (PDA) Texas Edition Package includes trailer hitch close out.)

Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted

Headlamps, IntelliBeam, automatic high beam on/off

Glass, deep-tinted

Glass, acoustic, laminated

Windshield, solar absorbing

Wipers, front intermittent, Rainsense

Wiper, rear intermittent with washer

 

 

 

Exterior ColorsGeneric NameCode

Black Currant Metallic

Purple

GGA

Black

Black

GBA

Blue Velvet Metallic

Blue

G1M

Champagne Silver Metallic

Gold

GWT

Iridescent Pearl Tricoat

White

G1W

Pepperdust Metallic

Brown

GMU

Silver Ice Metallic

Gray

GAN

Siren Red Tintcoat

Red

G1E

Special Paint

Non-Color

01U

Summit White

White

GAZ

Tungsten Metallic

Gray

GXG

Interior ColorsCode

Cocoa/Dune

H0K

Jet Black/Dark Ash

H2V

Jet Black

H2U

 

 

 

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Suburban

Body Style

Sport Utility Vehicle

Body Code

E52

Drivetrain

Four Wheel Drive

Passenger Capacity

7, 8    7.0 min 8.0 max

Gross Axle Wt Rating – Front

3600  lbs  3600.0 min 3600.0 max

Gross Axle Wt Rating – Rear

4200  lbs  4200.0 min 4200.0 max

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap

7500  lbs  7500.0 min 7500.0 max

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

18  MPG  18.0 min 18.0 max

EPA Fuel Economy Est – City

15  MPG  15.0 min 15.0 max

EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy

22  MPG  22.0 min 22.0 max

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.8    9.8 min 9.8 max

Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt.

5000  lbs  5000.0 min 5000.0 max

Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt.

500  lbs  500.0 min 500.0 max

Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt.

8000, 6000  lbs  6000.0 min 8000.0 max

Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Tongue Wt.

800, 600  lbs  600.0 min 800.0 max

Engine Order Code

L83

Engine Type

Gas/Ethanol V8

Fuel System

Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

355 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

383 @ 4100

Trans Order Code

MYC

Trans Type

6    6.0 min 6.0 max

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic

Transfer Case Model

N/A

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

720    720.0 min 720.0 max

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150    150.0 min 150.0 max

Suspension Type – Front

Independent

Suspension Type – Rear

Multi-Link

Axle Type – Front

Independent

Axle Type – Rear

Semi-Floating

Axle Capacity – Front

3600  lbs  3600.0 min 3600.0 max

Axle Ratio (:1) – Front

3.42, 3.08    3.08 min 3.42 max

Axle Ratio (:1) – Rear

3.42, 3.08    3.08 min 3.42 max

Front Tire Order Code

RBX, QST, QSS, RKX

Rear Tire Order Code

RBX, QST, QSS, RKX

Spare Tire Order Code

RC4

Front Tire Size

P265/65R18, P285/45R22, P275/55R20, P275/55R20, P265/65R18

Rear Tire Size

P265/65R18, P285/45R22, P275/55R20, P275/55R20, P265/65R18

Spare Tire Size

P265/70R17

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph – Front

N/A  Rev/Mile

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph – Rear

N/A  Rev/Mile

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph – Spare

N/A  Rev/Mile

Spare Wheel Size

17 x 7.5  in

Spare Wheel Material

Steel

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter – Wall to Wall

N/A  ft

Brake Type

Pwr

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel

Disc – Front (Yes or )

Yes

Disc – Rear (Yes or )

Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

31  gal  31.0 min 31.0 max

Front Head Room

42.80  in  42.8 min 42.8 max

Front Leg Room

45.30  in  45.3 min 45.3 max

Front Shoulder Room

64.80  in  64.8 min 64.8 max

Front Hip Room

60.80  in  60.8 min 60.8 max

Second Head Room

39.10  in  39.1 min 39.1 max

Second Leg Room

39.70  in  39.7 min 39.7 max

Second Shoulder Room

65.10  in  65.1 min 65.1 max

Second Hip Room

60.30  in  60.3 min 60.3 max

Third Head Room

38.50  in  38.5 min 38.5 max

Third Leg Room

34.50  in  34.5 min 34.5 max

Third Shoulder Room

62.60  in  62.6 min 62.6 max

Third Hip Room

49.30  in  49.3 min 49.3 max

Wheelbase

130.00  in  130.0 min 130.0 max

Length, Overall w/rear bumper

224.4  in  224.4 min 224.4 max

Width, Max w/o mirrors

80.50  in  80.5 min 80.5 max

Height, Overall

74.4  in  74.4 min 74.4 max

Ground to Top of Load Floor

35.43  in  35.43 min 35.43 max

Ground Clearance, Front

7.91  in  7.91 min 7.91 max

Ground Clearance, Rear

7.91  in  7.91 min 7.91 max

Rear Door Type

Liftgate

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1

100.3  in  100.3 min 100.3 max

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2

63.6  in  63.6 min 63.6 max

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3

31.6  in  31.6 min 31.6 max

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings

49.3  in  49.3 min 49.3 max

Cargo Box (Area) Height

34.92  in  34.92 min 34.92 max

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

121.7  ft³  121.7 min 121.7 max

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

76.7  ft³  76.7 min 76.7 max

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

39.3  ft³  39.3 min 39.3 max

Model Group

Suburban

Vehicle Segment

Large Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

5.3, 5.3    5.3 min 5.3 max

Engine Camshaft

OHV, OHV

Engine Block Type

aluminum, aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

8, 8    8.0 min 8.0 max

Engine Valve Count

2, 2    2.0 min 2.0 max

Country of Origin

United States Chevrolet Active MPV

 

 

 

How to Determine If Your GM SUV Has ZW7 Premium Smooth Ride Suspension or Z55 Autoride Suspension

GM’s full-sized SUVs, the Chevrolet Avalanche, Tahoe and Suburban, the GMC Denali, Yukon and Yukon XL and the Cadillac Escalade, came with several different suspension options. It can be confusing when buying replacement shocks and suspension to try to figure out if your SUV has a premium Smooth Ride or Autoride.

Every vehicle that GM produces comes with a sticker listing the alpha-numeric codes of all of the vehicle’s options. These are known as RPO codes and can be very useful when trying to determine what type of suspension your GM SUV has. There are 3 different “styles” of suspensions that these vehicles come with.

Conventional: there are numerous RPO codes for different types of conventional suspensions, the most well-known being Z71 and Z66. These suspension codes are interchangeable and standard aftermarket shocks will fit any type of conventional suspension. This suspension uses the most basic components: a coil spring or torsion bar spring with a conventional gas charged shock absorber. The Bilstein Heavy Duty and 5100 Series or the KYB Monomax and Gasajust are popular performance replacements. The KYB GR2 and Monroe Reflex and Sensatrac are good quality OEM replacement shocks.

Premium Smooth Ride: indicated by the RPO code ZW7. This suspension uses a conventional suspension in the front, but the rear uses a self-contained, self-leveling Nivomat shock in the rear. ZW7 equipped trucks come with a softer spring in the rear since the Nivomat self-leveling system does some of the work of holding the truck up. Replacing a ZW7 Nivomat unit with a standard shock requires also replacing the spring, otherwise the truck will sag in the rear and have a much harsher ride and potentially dangerous handling.

Autoride: indicated by the RPO code Z55. This suspension system uses electronic shocks in the front that automatically adjust to road conditions, becoming stiffer or softer as necessary. The rear will use an electronically controlled self-leveling air shock that is monitored by ride height sensors and inflated remotely from an on-board air compressor.