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1989 Chevrolet Suburban Silverado [V-2500]

1989 Chevrolet Suburban [V-2500] in Twister, Movie, 1996 IMDB

Class: Cars, Off-road / SUV — Model origin: US

1989 Chevrolet Suburban Silverado [V-2500]

Position 00:41:20 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Owner of this vehicle: twister

Comments about this vehicle

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matt trakker

2005-12-18 05:25

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Custom made

Area 51 US

2007-06-14 05:19

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it's auctually not custom, i've seen suburban duallys for sale, most likley a conversion packadge

nubby US

2007-06-18 21:39

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Area 51 wrote it's auctually not custom, i've seen suburban duallys for sale, most likley a conversion packadge


Yeah, I agree.

carchasesfanatic ES

2007-06-20 22:29

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I like it :love: and it has doble tyres on the rear wheels :love:

nubby US

2007-07-24 06:47

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http://www.chromewheel.com/
Dually Suburban Head Quarters. :king:

-- Last edit: 2007-07-24 06:48:05

no1Uno US

2007-10-16 02:53

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Its the only Suburban dually I've ever seen

matt trakker

2007-10-22 06:10

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This grill design WAS only made from 89-91. 1988 models used the older stacked headlights like 1985-1987 trucks did. In 1988 the new pickups came out with their grille but GM didn't update the old body styles until 1989. I have a 1988 Sierra Classic Suburban, haha. It's a common misconception.

CarKid

2008-02-15 02:17

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What are they carrying in the trailer.

Diesel Jim CA

2008-02-15 03:50

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CarKid wrote What are they carrying in the trailer.


Basically just more storm chasing equipment; "DOT-3," a similar device to the main team's "Dorothy" used to track the tornado systems.

CarKid

2008-02-15 04:02

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I figured it was a DOT. :think:

CarKid

2008-02-15 04:05

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I thought they put Dot 3 in the back of the Suburban.

58Roadmaster US

2008-02-15 04:08

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They probably stored other "D.O.T.'s" in the trailer. True, I don't remember any scenes depicting the interior of this trailer.

stpaulcarguy US

2008-03-06 04:09

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no1Uno wrote Its the only Suburban dually I've ever seen

Exactly what I was thinking.

DT83 US

2009-09-02 20:52

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Wow, thats one tough looking truck right there. Dually Suburban...I love it.

K5BLAZER US

2010-01-12 16:49

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This truck sets the definition of man.

Ironhide US

2010-05-14 23:43

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CarKid wrote I thought they put Dot 3 in the back of the Suburban.

umm... Noo? If dey had a DOT 3 in da bak of da Suburban it wud hav been more difficult 4 dem 2 take DOT 3 out of da bak of da truck wen da time of interceptin da tornado came cuz da trailer wud had been blockin their way. Common sense, ain' it?! In ma opinion i'd say dey had DOT 3 in da trailer. Not in da bak of da Suburban.

fleetwood75

2010-07-14 08:11

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This truck says ALPHA-MALE all over it Baby!!! GGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!! As Tim Allen says!!!!!
With either a fuel injected 454 Big Block or DURAMAX Diesel as well as a good set of headers and a revised intake manifold, I'm pretty sure one of these babies can very easily pull a 23 to 26 foot Sea-Ray cabin cruiser.

demetrie US

2011-12-06 00:54

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They sure don't make trucks/SUVs like this anymore.

This was when trucks were built like TANKS.

Besides the Dodge Ram in the movie...this is my favorite :)

demetrie US

2012-01-03 17:42

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Do anyone know if this truck still exists? :think:

And if so, where does it exists and who has it?

k5blazer US

2012-03-22 14:30

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350 or 454 V8

Neptune US

2012-03-22 20:39

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1989-1991 Chevrolet Suburban Silverado (V-2500)

Has InstaTrac four-wheel drive with two-speed dual range transfer gearbox and permanent 50/50 torque distribution in Four High and Four Low modes.

The dual rear wheels are a custom addition, using the original GM equipment fender extensions from a 30 Series dully pickup. No Suburban utility left the factory like that. A off road light bar, running boards, and utility bumper with integrated fog lamps and winch (of unknown make and capacity) are also added.

May have rear-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) which was added for the 1990 model year. It is automatically disabled when the four-wheel drive system is put into Four High or Four Low mode.

It could have any of the three engines available for that time:

5.7 liter 16-valve pushrod 350 small-block V-8 (TBFI)

7.4 liter 16-valve pushrod 454 big-block V-8 (TBFI)

6.2 liter 379 J-Series Detroit Diesel V-8

demetrie US

2012-04-15 00:49

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Thanks for the info Neptune.

Now, if we can find out if this truck exist today. Also, where and who has it.

-- Last edit: 2012-05-02 14:47:03 (G-MANN)

demetrie US

2012-04-25 23:23

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Neptune wrote 1989-1991 Chevrolet Suburban Silverado (V-2500)



One question, do you know what kind of tires and wheels this truck has?

-- Last edit: 2012-04-26 21:39:04 (Neptune)

demetrie US

2012-04-26 00:00

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Here's some more pics;

[Image: twister3.jpg] [Image: suburban.jpg]

[Image: suburban2.jpg] [Image: suburban4.jpg]



-- Last edit: 2012-04-26 15:49:24 (antp)

demetrie US

2012-04-26 00:04

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[Image: suburb.jpg] [Image: burban.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2012-04-26 15:49:33 (antp)

antp BE

2012-04-26 15:49

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When you post a pic it is said that the code for displaying the full pic is for small pictures only; these weren't small :p
Also, you should have removed black borders.

-- Last edit: 2012-04-26 15:50:06

demetrie US

2012-04-26 19:58

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antp wrote When you post a pic it is said that the code for displaying the full pic is for small pictures only; these weren't small :p
Also, you should have removed black borders.


Well I'm sorry :/

Everyone makes mistakes you know?

Neptune US

2012-04-26 21:38

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demetrie wrote


One question, do you know what kind of tires and wheels this truck has?


Firstly, you don’t have to quote my entire post to respond or ask a question. No harm done, just some friendly advice.

The wheels appear to be aftermarket. So there is no way for me to know what make and model they are. If you obtain a screen capture of the Suburban sitting still in the movie, maybe you can make out what design they have. I assume they are similar to the aftermarket modular wheels with port-hole designs.

As for the tires, most rounded-lines that left the factory from 1985’ish-1991, particularly the K-Series versions had General Tire "General Grabber" all-season tires.

Whether or not this Suburban had those tires during the filming of this movie is unknown. They appear to be factory sized, but like the wheels, they too, are more than likely aftermarket.

The General Tire Company was purchased in 1987 by the Germany based Continental AG tire corporation. Continental AG still runs General Tire as it's American tire division and Continental AG/General Tire still makes the "Grabber" all-season tire with various tread designs depending on the application. Moreover the Grabber all-season tires still appear very much as they did in the late ‘80s, with similar side-wall and tread designs.

antp BE

2012-05-02 11:52

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demetrie wrote

Well I'm sorry :/

Everyone makes mistakes you know?


Sure, I didn't ban you for that, sorry if I seemed too rude. I just made a comment in case you didn't know, so you can do better next time ;)

-- Last edit: 2012-05-02 11:52:57

demetrie US

2012-05-13 23:03

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antp wrote

Sure, I didn't ban you for that, sorry if I seemed too rude. I just made a comment in case you didn't know, so you can do better next time ;)


Hey, no hard feelings ;)

Anyway, let's find out where this truck exists and who has it.

demetrie US

2012-05-19 21:36

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@Neptune

What does "V2500" or "R1500" stands for(sorry if I'm bothering you by questioning you so much).

And do you know how much it would cost to convert a 1989-1991 Suburban to a Dually?

-- Last edit: 2012-05-19 21:36:52

Nightrider RU

2012-05-19 21:52

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For 1987, GM changed the C/K nomenclature to R/V. This was done in preparation for the next generation GMT400 trucks, which were produced concurrently with the older line.

Neptune US

2012-05-20 23:01

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From 1973-1986 the letters "C" or "K" indicated which powertrain and drive system the rounded-line pickups and utilities had. A "C" denoted rear-wheel drive, with "K" denoting all-wheel drive.

As Nightrider stated, for the 1987 model year, the C and K letters became "R" and "V", to help distinguish the old rounded-line pickups from the new aero generation pickups which were being built and sold along side each other for a short time. The Blazer and Suburban kept the R and V letters after 1987 up to 1991.

The numbers, "10", "20", or "30", which came after the letters indicated which series or class the vehicle was, each with a progressively higher payload rating.

10 for half-ton class, 20 for three quarter-ton class, and 30 for one-ton class. For 1988, the numbers 10, 20, and 30, became "1500", "2500", and "3500"...

This Suburban is a "V-2500" which means it’s a all-wheel drive three quarter-ton.

-- Last edit: 2012-05-20 23:09:27

twister US

2012-07-03 19:46

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demetrie wrote Do anyone know if this truck still exists? :think:

And if so, where does it exists and who has it?

twister US

2012-07-03 19:49

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I own it now, it's right here in Oklahoma.

-- Last edit: 2012-07-03 20:01:13

demetrie US

2012-07-04 02:07

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twister wrote I own it now, it's right here in Oklahoma.


@Twister

You do? :wow:

Please give us some pictures, and tell us how you got it.

twister US

2012-07-04 17:35

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Long story short it was bought through craigslist from a guy who worked on the set whose name is on the movie credits, he got it and the trailer after the movie, he said he sold the trailer to planet hollywood and kept the suburban where it was in California until he moved here to Oklahoma, the truck was in a state of decline when I got it do to the fact it sat outside for many years and was not used much, it has since been brought back the way it was in the movie other than I had to change the rear bumper do to damage and I left the antenna's off the roof for now, I took it to the original owners home after the restore and he gave me the prop oklahoma licence plate that was on it in the movie and his wife gave me a twister jacket that only the people on the set got, they were real nice people, the truck still has the camera mounts mounted under the running boards, I down loaded pictures but not sure where they went so far will post if I figure it out, I have several pictures.

[Image: img_0214.jpg] [Image: untitled.jpg] [Image: img_0218.jpg][Image: img_0216.jpg][Image: untitled3.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2012-07-04 20:53:05

Sandie SX

2012-07-04 17:38

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If they are saved on your computer you can upload them here: /upload.php :)

demetrie US

2012-07-05 07:08

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It's a good thing you saved this truck. :king: :)

And thanks for the story too.

demetrie US

2012-07-05 07:11

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I'm thinking about doing and exact dually conversion on my 1990 GMC Suburban R1500 later on, but that's after I get and engine rebuild first.

I just wonder how much a conversion,exactly like this one, will cost me :think:

-- Last edit: 2012-07-05 07:13:50

demetrie US

2012-07-05 07:23

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@Twister

One more question.

What engine does the Suburban has?

twister US

2012-07-05 15:08

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demetrie wrote @Twister

One more question.

What engine does the Suburban has?


It has a stock 350 tbi motor with a turbo 400 auto & 3.73 rear axle gear, it has a dually conversion kit wheels & fenders not sure of cost or if still available, it also has a warn winch front bumper with a 10K lb winch, it also has two pop out sun roofs I was told could be used for a camera man.

-- Last edit: 2012-07-05 20:54:36

alexismarie84 US

2012-08-01 04:37

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This is for twister, The front grille, where can I find one like it, it for my dad birthday, I need one asap. I was wondering if you could help me. Please contact me back. thanks

Neptune US

2012-08-02 04:52

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@ twister, that’s a fine piece of American iron you have. Nice to know that big beast is still around.

demetrie US

2012-08-02 16:37

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@twister.

Sorry to bother you, but if you don't mind can you please put the Suburban on Youtube of you driving it while on the inside, doing drive-bys' and showcasing it?

twister US

2012-08-05 20:54

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The grill has a billit insert that you should be able to get through LMC truck parts still, as far as the youtube i just have to see, thanks for the comments on the truck it's been a fun project.

rrs1080 US

2013-02-14 04:28

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That's great that one of the vehicles used in the film is still around and running today man. Were any of the laptops or radios in the truck when you got it?

twister US

2013-03-21 18:39

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rrs1080 wrote That's great that one of the vehicles used in the film is still around and running today man. Were any of the laptops or radios in the truck when you got it?



No all that was removed, came with the roof mounted antenna bases still on the roof and the antenna's were were laying in the back of the truck, so far I have just left them off for now.

-- Last edit: 2013-03-21 18:39:31

demetrie US

2013-04-05 18:57

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@Twister

I've been wanting to convert my 1990 Suburban 1500 to a dually.

Do your Suburban has a conversion kit or didi it have it's acle change amd such?

Army89Suburban US

2013-07-05 07:53

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Hey @Twister Do you have any shots of the Interior if so could you please post them Thank you.

demetrie US

2013-07-08 02:22

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@Twister

And put it on Youtube.

scjbash US

2013-10-06 21:54

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Twister, did I see your truck in West Virginia? If not, someone has a heck of a replica.

WVTwister US

2013-10-07 02:54

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scjbash wrote Twister, did I see your truck in West Virginia? If not, someone has a heck of a replica.


scjbash: Yeah, you did! I bought Twister's 'burban online and had it shipped to West Virginia last month. It's in great shape and will hopefully be making the rounds at a lot of the WV car shows next year with some restored details.

scjbash US

2013-10-07 07:30

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WVTwister wrote

scjbash: Yeah, you did! I bought Twister's 'burban online and had it shipped to West Virginia last month. It's in great shape and will hopefully be making the rounds at a lot of the WV car shows next year with some restored details.


That's awesome. A buddy and I saw it parked up at Ritter Park during the Music and Arts Festival. Can't wait to see it at some shows.

mike962 DE

2017-02-13 18:17

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this isn't worth 4 stars, just 3

Stingwood PL

2017-03-05 14:12

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[Image: twister1996bluray-culthdmkv_003725137.jpg]

I agree with mike962. 4 stars are too many

-- Last edit: 2017-03-06 21:51:15

bultaco US

2017-09-22 18:50

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Hello to everyone here. First timer to site. Parts of the movie were filmed in Iowa where substantial damage occured to the suburban. Tower falling on it. That truck ended up in a local salvage yard and i have the drivers door panel from it. Does anyone know how many trucks were used?

Baube QC

2019-05-16 03:26

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:love:

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