That is a possibility. After selling the wrecker, putting some cash away, paying for the 4L80E and the k5 I've got about a $1600 excess budget to play with at the moment. The k5 needs the steering column put back together and tires, maybe a little more electrical work to get it running/driving again. Other issues are the driver seat is torn up, 3 rust holes at the back (1 through tailgate, other 2 are in the rear fenderwells) and that's about it.Keep em both! The k5 is awesome off road. Good full cage and you can rip the top off in nice weather. Make the quick removable doors. And you won’t tear up the work truck off-roading. It is so hard on big angles with the 4 door, as you already experienced.
Plus- they match! Get rich and fancy one day and paint them to match. Yeah- I am that guy.
I've always thought 9 cm2 is too small or the 6.2/6.5 diesel unless you run a BIG CAC. Think small modern blower 'it would take less fabrication and you could run dual exhaust too'.I have a cheap hx35 turbo sitting here with the small 9cm exhaust housing (was planned for the 4bd) that could be useful for the crew cab. Considering the auto, weight of the truck, and tow rig duties it might be too small though and best to go with a ATT.
The crew cab gained a noticeable amount of weight with the addition of the service bed and tools. Not overweight (sitting about 1/4" away from the upper overloads).
Before any performance stuff happens there are other things to be installed first. Plumbing in a coolant filter, secondary trans cooler with a external filter, PTO, wiring harness, service bed mods.
Being an old square body there is a decent amount of room for a CAC if that happens. Going the turbo route since it's cheaper and I already have plans for enough belt driven accessories (AC back together and a air compressor). For the air compressor I have 2 available. The spare one from my old deuce and a half, or the big one that came with the service bed.I've always thought 9 cm2 is too small or the 6.2/6.5 diesel unless you run a BIG CAC. Think small modern blower 'it would take less fabrication and you could run dual exhaust too'.
It's been routed along the frame rails and goes up at the front of the bed.Do you have pics of how the suburban vent line ties back in?
It should tie in up in the metal spout where you put in the nozzle.