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Direct Fit Horn - High Tone
Replacement
Part Number: REPC502504
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$16.22
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 6 Cyl 4.1L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.6L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 6 Cyl 4.1L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 8 Cyl 6.6L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 6 Cyl 4.1L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 8 Cyl 6.6L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 6 Cyl 4.1L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 8 Cyl 6.6L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1979 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1979 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1979 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.0L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 8 Cyl 5.0L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 8 Cyl 5.0L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 8 Cyl 5.0L
  • 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 1982 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 1982 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 1982 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 1992 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 6.5L
Product Details
Notes : High Tone, With Mounting Bracket, 2 Male Blade TerminalQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Direct Fit Horn - Low Tone
Replacement
Part Number: REPC502505
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$14.25
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 6 Cyl 4.1L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.6L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 6 Cyl 4.1L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 8 Cyl 6.6L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 6 Cyl 4.1L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 8 Cyl 6.6L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 6 Cyl 4.1L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 8 Cyl 6.6L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1979 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1979 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1979 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.0L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 8 Cyl 5.0L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 8 Cyl 5.0L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 8 Cyl 5.0L
  • 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 1982 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 1982 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 1982 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 1992 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 6.5L
Product Details
Notes : Low ToneQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Direct Fit Horn - High/Low Tone
Replacement
Part Number: SET-REPC502504-2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$28.95
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 6 Cyl 4.1L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.6L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 6 Cyl 4.1L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 8 Cyl 6.6L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 6 Cyl 4.1L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 8 Cyl 6.6L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 6 Cyl 4.1L
  • 1979 - 1980 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 8 Cyl 6.6L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1979 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1979 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1979 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.0L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 8 Cyl 5.0L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 8 Cyl 5.0L
  • 1979 - 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 8 Cyl 5.0L
  • 1982 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Grande 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 1982 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 1982 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban High Sierra 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 1982 - 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban Sierra Classic 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 1992 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 6.5L
Product Details
Components : (2) HornsQuantity Sold : KitWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Replacement Horn, Low note - Direct Fit
Replacement
Part Number: REPC502501
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$20.91
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.7L USA Built Vehicle
  • 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.5L USA Built Vehicle
  • 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 5.7L USA Built Vehicle
  • 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 6.5L USA Built Vehicle
  • 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 5.7L USA Built Vehicle
  • 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 6.5L USA Built Vehicle
Product Details
Notes : With plug-in type connector; May require GM OE # 19116451 Horn Wire on some applicationsQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Direct Fit Horn - High Tone
Replacement
Part Number: REPC502502
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$12.53
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1998 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1998 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1998 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1998 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1998 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1998 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 6.5L
Product Details
Quantity Sold : KitWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Direct Fit Horn - High/Low Tone
Replacement
Part Number: SET-REPC502502-2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$31.77
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.7L For Models Made in USA
  • 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.5L For Models Made in USA
  • 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 5.7L For Models Made in USA
  • 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 6.5L For Models Made in USA
  • 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 5.7L For Models Made in USA
  • 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 6.5L For Models Made in USA
Product Details
Components : (2) HornsQuantity Sold : KitWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Replacement RC32170001 Valve Lifter - Direct Fit, Set of 8
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$52.82
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1996 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1996 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1996 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 5.7L
Product Details
Warranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Set of 8
Replacement SET-RC32170001-2 Valve Lifter - Direct Fit, Kit
Replacement
Part Number: SET-RC32170001-2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$100.36
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1996 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1996 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1996 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 5.7L
Product Details
Components : (16) Valve LiftersWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Kit
Automatic Transmission Solenoid
Replacement
Part Number: REPC320703
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$11.87
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1993 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1993 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 6.5L
Product Details
Notes : With 4L60E TransmissionReplaces OE Number : 10478120, 10478131, 24230298Quantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning : <p><b><img src="https://cld.partsimg.com/image/upload/images/warning_a.jpg" alt="Warning Symbol" width="28" height="22" />WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to <a href="https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov">www.P65Warnings.ca.gov</a>.</b></p>
Automatic Transmission Solenoid
Replacement
Part Number: SET-REPC320703-2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$22.55
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1993 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1993 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 6.5L
Product Details
Notes : With 4L60E TransmissionComponents : (2) Automatic Transmission SolenoidsReplaces OE Number : 10478120, 10478131, 24230298Quantity Sold : Set of 2Warranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning : <p><b><img src="https://cld.partsimg.com/image/upload/images/warning_a.jpg" alt="Warning Symbol" width="28" height="22" />WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to <a href="https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov">www.P65Warnings.ca.gov</a>.</b></p>
Replacement REPC313813 Accessory Belt Idler Pulley - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$8.45
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1992 - 1995 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1992 - 1995 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 5.7L with Air Conditioning
Product Details
Notes : 1 bearing; 17 mm ID; 76 mm pulley diameter; 31 mm pulley width; 20 mm max belt width; Steel material; Serpentine type; FlatWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyProp 65 Warning : <p><b><img src="https://cld.partsimg.com/image/upload/images/warning_a.jpg" alt="Warning Symbol" width="28" height="22" />WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to <a href="https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov">www.P65Warnings.ca.gov</a>.</b></p>
Replacement SET-REPC313813-2 Accessory Belt Idler Pulley - Direct Fit, Set of 2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$16.06
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1992 - 1995 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1992 - 1995 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 5.7L with Air Conditioning
Product Details
Notes : 3 in. OD; 1.22 in. W; Flat; With steel flangeComponents : (2) Accessory Belt Idler PulleysWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Set of 2Prop 65 Warning : <p><b><img src="https://cld.partsimg.com/image/upload/images/warning_a.jpg" alt="Warning Symbol" width="28" height="22" />WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to <a href="https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov">www.P65Warnings.ca.gov</a>.</b></p>
Replacement Front Wiper Arm - Hook Type - Driver or Passenger Side
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$11.21
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 6.5L
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver Or Passenger SideQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : 15043063Warranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProduct Fit : Direct Fit
Replacement Wiper Arm - SET-REPC360501-2 - Front, Driver and Passenger Side, Black, Steel, Direct Fit, Set of 2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$21.30
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 8 Cyl 6.5L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 5.7L
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 8 Cyl 6.5L
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver And Passenger SideComponents : (2) Wiper ArmsQuantity Sold : Set of 2Replaces OE Number : 15043063Warranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProduct Fit : Direct Fit
Replacement RC46490001 Door Lock - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$32.32
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1992 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban Base All Engines
  • 1992 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE All Engines
  • 1995 - 1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT All Engines
Product Details
Location : Front, Passenger SideNotes : With steel rod retainerWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Sold individually
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GMC K1500 Suburban Customer Reviews

The horns fit nicely, although they were not metal. But, they do the job.
Dale Mease
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on Apr 26, 2020
Direct Fit Horn - High/Low Tone
May 02, 2020
Cheaper than part store
Put it on and they worked. Very universal with different wiring selections, harness plugged in perfect, 2003 gmc 2500hd
Gary Strope
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on Apr 17, 2020
Direct Fit Horn - High/Low Tone
Apr 29, 2020
Keep On Jeeping !
All thumbs up! East to install and works great! Good quality.
Paul J. Crist
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on Apr 09, 2020

GMC K1500 Suburban Guides

Fun Facts about the GMC K1500 Suburban

  • The term "Suburban" was derived from the old designation U.S. automotive companies used to indicate a windowed, station wagon. In 1935, Chevrolet began the production of the "carryall-suburban" vehicles made from steel which was also called Suburban Carryall. The vehicles were released two years later and their name was cut into "Suburban." It was only decades later in 1988, when General Motors was awarded an exclusive trademark of the term.

  • The amazing history of the GMC K1500 Suburban started in 1933 when Chevrolet manufactured the first station wagon with a half-ton truck frame for the National Guard and Civilian Conservative Corps units. Most parts of the station wagon were constructed from wood, and the vehicle can seat up to eight passengers at the same time.

  • A Brazilian version of the then Chevrolet Suburban was introduced in 1964 and it was called "Veraneio." It was very popular in the country and the production of the vehicle continued until 1988. The Grand Blazer, Veraneio's successor, was introduced as the counterpart of the GMC K1500 Suburban and Tahao in the United States.

  • Chevrolet Suburban is actually the identical twin vehicle of the GMC Suburban. The confusing name was changed only in 2000 when GMC dropped the "Suburban" title and changed it to Yukon XL. Despite of GMC's name change, the two vehicles still share major components and both are built in the same plant.

  • The suffix K in the GMC K1500 Suburban's name refers to the four-wheel drive capacity of the vehicle. Its counterpart is C which refers to a rear-wheel drive model. The other suffix, 1500, is the designation used to define the one-half ton payload capacity of the vehicle. A 2500, one the other hand, means a three-fourth ton payload capacity.

  • To keep the President of the United States safe when travelling on the road, a long convoy of vehicles is deployed to protect him. A model that you can easily notice is a big, black GMC K1500 Suburban, and there are probably five or six of them. These vans are fully armored and armed, and the passengers are all Secret Service officers.

FAQs—GMC K1500 Suburban

How do I keep my GMC K1500 Suburban in shape?

Your Suburban is an SUV; thus, it is built to be durable. But it does need the right amount and kind of care so that it can sustain its excellent performance on the road. It is recommended that you allot a budget for sudden emergency repairs, as SUV replacement parts and repair can be more expensive compared to other vehicle types. Observe a regular maintenance schedule so that you can nip early signs of problems in the bud and avoid costly repairs. Keep track of your Suburban's fluids regularly and add new oil or fluid when needed. Check also your vehicle's tire pressure—because SUVs guzzle a lot of fuel, it pays to improve your fuel mileage by making sure that the tire pressure is correct. Another helpful tip is to pay attention to any strange sound that your vehicle produces, as it may alert of you of any issue under the hood before the check engine light starts to come on. If you hear a high-pitched whine each time you stop your SUV, then have it checked right away.

How do I resolve a coolant leak on my Suburban?

The leak may be caused by a worn-out intake manifold gasket. So replacing the intake manifold gasket as soon as you can will stop the leak. If left unattended, the coolant leak may mix with the engine oil, and this fluid combination will surely damage the engine.

I recently started to own a GMC K1500 Suburban. Any common issues that I should be wary about?

Here's the bad news: the exterior and interior door handles of Suburbans are prone to breakage. Yes, it can be a hassle, but here's the good news: fixing your vehicle's door handles is a simple do-it-yourself project. It does not require advanced repair knowledge and takes only one to two hours to complete. Suburbans also tend to have defective anti-lock brake system (ABS) wheel speed sensors that cause the ABS warning light to come on. So always include your ABS system when you do your periodic maintenance checks. Another frequent problem Suburban owners encounter is failure of the power door lock actuators to function.

My ABS warning light is on. What does it mean?

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light is activated when the ABS front-wheel speed sensor fails. This sensor keeps track of the wheel's rotational speed and relays the data to the ABS control module. Signs of wear or failure on the ABS wheel speed sensor include erratic ABS activation, non-functioning speedometer, and activation of the check engine light. You will also know if the sensor is faulty when it can deactivate the traction and stability control systems. ABS wheel speed sensors are prone to damage because they are exposed to road debris. Before replacing the sensor, check the entire ABS system as well, as a new sensor may not correct the issue if the problem comes from the ABS system that sets a trouble code on the wheel speed sensor.

GMC K1500 Suburban: A Full-Size SUV Forerunner

When GMC introduced its Carryall Suburban in 1937, the Suburban name was just a generic label for a windowed station wagon type of vehicle. Although this continued on for several years, 1988 saw the Suburban nameplate become exclusive to a line of some of the biggest full-size SUVs from Chevrolet and GMC. With one of the most extensive production histories among a sea of various makes and models, the GMC or Chevrolet Suburban has become an unrivalled presence among full-size SUVs.

1937: The roots of the modern Suburban

The early Carryall Suburbans were said to be among the first ever SUVs—even ahough the ‘SUV’ term did not actually exist back in the day. These truck-based station wagons put in a large passenger compartment in place of a truck’s normal open cargo area. With such a spacious body design, the Carryalls were designed to comfortably seat eight people.

The Suburban was a vehicle that enjoyed a warm welcome since its very first generation. It was a forerunner in terms of style and functionality and it would continue to be a very popular full-size SUV for decades to come.

1960: The redesigned Suburban

The Suburban received a major facelift in terms of its appearance and mechanical attributes for the sixth generation. It was at this point that the Suburban actually adapted a two-door SUV body style instead of the Carryall or wagon type.

The first appearance of the ‘C’ and ‘K’ trim labels for the Suburban line was back in 1960. Both the Chevrolet and GMC version made use of these labels to refer to the rear-wheel drive (C) suburban and the four-wheel drive (K) Suburban. The 1500, 2500, and 3500 designations appeared in 1973 to pertain to the one-half ton, three-quarter ton, and one-ton models respectively. It was at this stage that the GMC K1500 finally took form as the four-wheel drive, one-half ton full-size SUV that it is more well-known as.

1992: The GMT 400 platform

Although the C and K designations were replaced in 1987 to 1991 to avoid confusion with Chevrolet’s C/K pickups, it was revived when the GMC Suburban received the GMT 400 platform for the 1992 model year.

The GMC K1500 Suburban had a small-block 5.7L V8 engine, a 4L60 four-speed automatic transmission, and independent front suspension torsion bars. The body style and the interior became sleeker as well. For this generation, GMC brought in several year-to-year upgrades for the Suburban. Some of the upgrades included a four-speed automatic gearbox in 1993, a third brake light in 1994, driver side airbags in 1995, the Vortec engine in 1996, electronic power steering in 1997, a Passlock theft-deterrent system in 1998, and some powertrain improvements in 1999.

After a very long run as the GMC Suburban, the full-size SUV was renamed as the GMC Yukon XL for the 2000 model year. The Suburban name continued to live on for the Chevrolet model.

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