1981 GMC Suburban Performance Ignition Systems

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    • (0 reviews)
      # 826400204
      GMC Suburban 5.0L / 5.7L / 7.4L Gas With HEI Distributor 1981, Performance Replacement™ Distributor Front by Accel®. ACCEL Performance Replacement Distributors are the perfect choice for your daily driver or street machine. Using all...
      Cast aluminum housing with precision bearingEpoxy over mold with brass terminals
      $131.95 - $141.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1442975
      GMC Suburban 1981, Blaster™ HEI Direct Ignition Coil by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $80.32
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1588772758
      GMC Suburban 7.4L With HEI Distributor 1981 Extreme 9000™ Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. Accel Extreme 9000 Ceramic Boot Wires feature ultra high-temperature, double silicone, 8mm, 500 ohms/ft. Ferro-Spiral core wire developed for...
      8 mm Ferro-Spiral Core WireCeramic Boots
      $121.95
    • (1 review)
      # 803922644
      GMC Suburban F / G / L / M / W Engine VIN Character 1981, PlasmaCore™ Inconel Electrode Pulse Nickel Spark Plugs with Resistor by Pulstar®. Inconel-electrode Pulse Plugs. Designed specifically for most popular vehicles, PlasmaCore™...
      Increased horsepowerBetter torque
      $14.95 - $119.60
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826522428
      GMC Suburban 1981, Billet Distributor by Fast®. Due to a variety of changes and updates developed by the talented electrical engineers at FAST™, these dual-sync distributors are plug-and-play for electronic ignition control with...
      20 AWG, extreme-duty flexible-style wires for increased strength and durabilityRevised sensor placement and advanced plate sleeve designs create increased accuracy and reliability
      $374.79 - $433.46
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2292224
      GMC Suburban 1981, Front Super Coil by Accel®. Accel Super Coils feature advanced bobbin technology, highly specialized silicone magnetic steel cores, along with optimized winding, resistance and turns ratios to deliver 10-15 percent...
      10-15% More EnergyDirect Plug In Replacement Direct OE Fit
      $69.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826611006
      GMC Suburban 5.0L / 5.7L / 7.4L With Chevy Big Block Engine / With Chevy Small Block Engine 1981, Race Billet Distributor by Fast®. The FAST™ Race Billet Distributors were designed to deliver the most accurate trigger signal possible...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $325.19 - $328.20
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358582776
      GMC Suburban 1981, HEI Ignition Pro Coil by Moroso®. With this quality part backed by a great price, you can enjoy your vehicle so much more than you thought was possible. This Moroso part is specifically engineered to make your vehicle...
      Designed to deliver premium qualityRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $60.32
    • (0 reviews)
      # 89659684
      GMC Suburban 1981 Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. These ACCEL 8.8mm wires feature a carbon/graphite core that virtually eliminate RFI noise while providing maximum conductivity for ultimate performance in any race or street application....
      8000, 8800, & 8900 Series, 550°F-rated8.8mm yellow high temperature silicone jacket
      $83.30 - $93.03
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803880369
      GMC Suburban 1981, Performance Nickel Spark Plug by Nitrode®. The Nitrode™ spark plugs are positioned to be the world's "greenest" most environmentally friendly spark plugs on the planet. Reducing fuel consumption and emissions while...
      The Nitrode™ is made with a proprietary ceramic exclusively used for this spark plugThis unique ceramic is over 10% harder than any ceramic known today
      $8.09
    • (0 reviews)
      # 86811630
      GMC Suburban 1981 Super Conductor Wire Set by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $88.89 - $107.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1440494
      GMC Suburban 5.0L / 5.7L With MSD Distributor 1981 Super Conductor Wire Set Below Header/Exhaust Manifold by MSD®. The MSD 8.5mm Super Conductor Wire is "the" performance wire. Engineered from the inside out, the 8.5 offers everything...
      Helically wound conductorSuppresses electro and radio noise
      $112.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826460618
      GMC Suburban 1981, HEI Distributor with Small Cap by Speed FX®. With Ignition Control Module, Magnetic Trigger, Vacuum Advance, Chromoly Steel Gear, Polished Billet Aluminum Shaft, With HEI/Male Posts. Designed with expert craftsmanship...
      Provides effective power supply to each spark plugDesigned to strict quality standards
      $97.51
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803909848
      GMC Suburban F / H / L / M / W Engine VIN Character 1981, U-Groove™ HP Copper Spark Plugs with Resistor by Accel®. ACCEL HP Spark Plugs are made with a Copper core which is a better conductor than Platinum and Iridium. They deliver a...
      The Copper core is a better conductor than Iridium or Platinum plugsCopper dissipates heat much better than other materials
      $3.38 - $26.25
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826532330
      GMC Suburban 1981, Flame-Thrower™ Automotive Billet Distributor by PerTronix®. Plug n' Play billet distributors are designed for maximum ignition performance at a price you can afford. The distributors are available with advanced...
      Limited 1 year mechanicalDigital performance solutions give you more power and more features in a smaller package
      $265.05 - $352.77
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826516024
      GMC Suburban USA Manufactured 1981, Pro-Billet™ Standard Distributor by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
      CNC machined billet aluminum housing and billet aluminum baseEasy-to-adjust mechanical advance with supplied springs and stop bushings
      $268.95 - $421.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 906172693
      GMC C1500 Suburban / K1500 Suburban Gas 1981 Super Stock™ Spark Plug Wire Kit with Retention Nipple Under Exhaust Manifold by Accel®. These Accel Super Stock wire sets are a true performance upgrade replacement for OE types. Efficient...
      8 mm SpiralStainless Steel Spark Plug Terminals
      +1
      $52.99 - $59.48
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2281751
      GMC Suburban 5.0L / 5.7L / 7.4L 1981, Brute Thunder™ Front HEI In-Cap Super Coil by Accel®. Brute Thunder is ACCEL's highest output GM style HEI in-cap coil, period! More energy at RPM, no loss at idle. Compatible with both original...
      10-15% More EnergyDirect Plug In Replacement Direct OE Fit
      $69.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826484918
      GMC Suburban 1981, Power Pack Ignition Kit by TSP®. TSP's Power Pack Ignition Kit delivers high quality ignition components, all in one retail-friendly display box. It includes Pro Series Pro Billet distributor, 50,000 volt E-Core...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $340.98
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803924134
      GMC Suburban 1981, U-Groove™ Copper Spark Plug by Accel®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Accel features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      U-Groove designed for spark deliveryCopper core utilized for maximum spark
      $20.53 - $32.43
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803900042
      GMC Suburban 1981, Copper Spark Plug with Resistor by Autolite®. These spark plugs by Autolite are specially designed and manufactured to ensure quick starts, dependable performance, and smooth acceleration. The products are made of...
      Copper-glass seal bonds insulator, terminal post center electrode together; assures full required voltage at spark gap; gas-tight seal (100% leak proof)Multi-rib insulator reduces danger of "flash-over"
      $2.44 - $2.49
    • (0 reviews)
      # 876482936
      GMC Suburban 1981, Premium Racing LGS Spark Plug by Brisk®. Thread Size: 14 mm. Reach Size: 1/2" (12.7 mm). Hexagon Size: 5/8" (16 mm). Heat Range: 17. Brisk Premium LGS spark plug has been developed after two-year cooperation with...
      High-Potential Semi-Surface discharge equals more powerDischarge at the point of richest mixture in 360° perimeter
      $13.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 906258979
      GMC Suburban 1981 300+™ Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. These Accel 300+ wire sets are custom tailored for race engines and their builders. The oversize 8.8mm wire is rated for 600 degrees F and 60kV. Resists heat, chemicals and...
      150 ohms per foot8.8mm oversize silicone jacket
      $105.95 - $109.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 89659670
      GMC Suburban 1981 Armor Shield Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. Accel Armor Shield wires feature a metallic braided wire that delivers maximum spark energy while providing a Pro Street look. Armor Shield Wire sets enhance the appearance...
      8mm, 450°F-ratedPro-street applications
      $86.54 - $89.79
    • (0 reviews)
      # 371739904
      GMC Suburban 1981 Prestolite ProConnect™ Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. ProConnect ignition wire sets meet or exceed OE/OES specifications, performance and quality. These cables match the original color and are designed to provide...
      Carbon impregnated fiberglass coreFiberglass braid for added strength
      $30.02 - $41.82
    • (0 reviews)
      # 906125841
      GMC Suburban 1981 Super Stock™ Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. These Accel Super Stock wire sets are a true performance upgrade replacement for OE types. Efficient delivery of spark energy for a good price. Silicone boots with...
      7mm and 8mm, 550°F-ratedStreet-driven applications
      +1
      $40.01 - $60.56
    • (0 reviews)
      # 87251725
      GMC Suburban 1981 Street-Fire™ Spark Plug Wire Set by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $40.66 - $44.96
    • (0 reviews)
      # 819625829
      GMC Suburban 1981 Flame-Thrower™ MAGx2 Custom Spark Plug Wire by PerTronix®. Most modern electronic ignition systems require suppression style wires to preserve sensitive components. Flame-Thrower 8mm Custom fit MAGx2 wires provide...
      Two current paths for reliability and redundancyPrimary path: Spiral wound stainless steel alloy
      $60.44 - $66.65
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2119373
      GMC Suburban 5.7L Gas 1981 High Energy™ Ignition Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. These wires are a top choice for either street or race applications. Each wire is cut to length and terminated with Taylor’s low-profile silicone Proboot...
      Available For Street Or Track ApplicationsHigh Temperature and Oil Resistant Wire Insulation
      $33.57
    • (0 reviews)
      # 87802482
      GMC Suburban 1981 Spiro-Pro™ Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. These plug wires are the top choice of racers and street enthusiasts for their high performance at an affordable price. With two layers of 100% silicone jacketing and silicone...
      Available For Street Or Track ApplicationsSpiro-Wound With Stainless Steel Wire
      $73.79 - $82.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 906259122
      GMC Suburban 5.7L Gas 1981 Spiro-Pro™ Wire Set (2-ESD) by Taylor Cable®. These plug wires are the top choice of racers and street enthusiasts for their high performance at an affordable price. With two layers of 100% silicone...
      Available For Street Or Track ApplicationsSpiro-Wound With Stainless Steel Wire
      $63.91 - $66.53
    • (0 reviews)
      # 87802489
      GMC Suburban 1981 Street Thunder™ Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. This products is an OEM and Performance company that was built on its founding heritage supported by a tradition of Legendary Quality. Designed utilizing the latest...
      Kevlar Helically Spiral Wound CoreDurable Silicone Double Layer Jacket
      $36.39 - $46.35
    • (0 reviews)
      # 87802486
      GMC Suburban 5.7L Gas 1981 Street™ Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. Taylor's 8mm Spiro-Pro wire and stainless braided covering with polished aluminum boot protectors will provide an amazing accent in your engine compartment.
      8mm silicone wire100% Silicone boots w/SS dual-spring connectors
      $91.69 - $194.85
    • (0 reviews)
      # 904808303
      GMC Suburban 1981, Flame-Thrower™ Ignition Coil by PerTronix®. GM Race Only. Flame-Thrower Ignition Block coils feature optimized winding design to maximize spark gap current and available voltage. When teamed with Flame-Thrower...
      50,000 voltsUltra low primary resistance values
      $56.94 - $74.54
    • (0 reviews)
      # 688219548
      GMC Suburban 1981, Race Coil by Performance Distributors®.
      Built to match your exact requirementsHigh quality you can rely on
      $73.91 - $111.12
    • (0 reviews)
      # 688217612
      GMC Suburban 1981, HEI Power Coil Kit with L Clamp-Hold-Down by Hypertech®. Hypertech’s Power Coil is capable of firing a street or slightly modified engine up to 7000 RPMs. Voltage gain over stock can exceed up to 57% more output...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $69.63
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826585839
      GMC Suburban 1981, Flame-Thrower™ HEI Race Distributor by PerTronix®. Race HEI distributors feature an electronic module and 50,000 volt coil combination that optimizes spark energy and peak current to the spark plug in the 6000 to...
      New lightweight aluminum alloy housingHigh dielectric strength cap with brass terminals and low resistance coil brush
      $293.01
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826608876
      GMC Suburban 1981, Flame-Thrower™ Magnetic Trigger Billet Distributor by PerTronix®. Magnetic trigger billet distributors are built using the same great platform they use for plug n' play series distributor. These feature rich...
      Precision magnetic pickup coil and reluctor offer extremely accurate signaling at low and high RPMSpecially engineered reluctor made from lightweight FC-0208 alloy offers superior dimensional stability for symmetrical spark separation
      $244.73 - $339.13
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826499800
      GMC Suburban With Prestolite IBM-7011, C, D Distributor 1981, Ignitor by PerTronix®. For over forty years, the Ignitor has proven itself in applications ranging from race cars to tractors. The Ignitor replaces breaker points and...
      Delivers twice the voltage to the spark plugs, increasing horsepower, fuel economy, and spark plug life2:1 improvement over "points" in current fall time for increased coil output
      $91.53
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn753352113
      GMC Suburban 5.7L With Chevy Small Block Engine 1981, Pro Series™ HEI Ready To Run Distributor by BTP®. BTP Pro Series Ready to Run distributors were built for you "Weekend Warriors", whether your cruising or headed to the track. They...
      Designed to make your ignition system operate at its peakMade from superior materials
      $186.90
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826495083
      GMC Suburban 1981, HEI Distributor with Coil by TSP®. TSP's HEI Distributor has everything you need, all under one cap. With a high-quality aluminum housing and hardened steel dual bushing construction, it is built to last. It features...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $55.61 - $73.17
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826593482
      GMC Suburban 1981, Pro Series Pro-Billet™ Distributor by TSP®. TSP's Pro Series Pro Billet Distributor is for the racer who needs added spark and precision for their high performance power plant. It features a high quality, fully...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $105.18 - $109.76
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826396855
      GMC Suburban 1981, Pro Series™ Ready To Run Distributor by TSP®.
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $119.21 - $124.39
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826555446
      GMC Suburban 1981, Pro-Billet™ Distributor without Coil by TSP®. TSP's Pro Billet distributor is designed to get the job done. They say there is beauty in simplicity - well, this small-cap distributor has it in spades. Lacking the...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $53.35
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826456379
      GMC Suburban 1981, Ready To Run Distributor without Coil by TSP®. TSP's Ready to Run distributor is designed for easy installation. With the included ignition module, all you'll need to complete your set-up is a coil. Using simple...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $53.35
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826433657
      GMC Suburban 1981, Street Ignition Kit by TSP®. TSP's Street Ignition Kit delivers high quality ignition components, all in one retail-friendly display box. It includes Pro Series Pro Billet distributor, 50,000 volt E-Core ignition...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $275.12
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826535298
      GMC Suburban 5.0L / 5.7L / 7.4L With Chevy Big Block Engine / With Chevy Small Block Engine 1981, Pro Race™ Circle Track Distributor by Fast®. When it comes to high end circle track racing where engines demand the most accuratetiming...
      The most accurate and advanced distributor for racingApproved for use in NASCAR competition
      $766.53
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4487680655
      GMC C1500 Suburban / C2500 Suburban / K1500 Suburban / K2500 Suburban 5.7L With Pontiac Engine 1981, E-Street™ 2 EFI Ignition Control Kit by Edelbrock®. Now you can get the ultimate control of your engine when using the expanded...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $334.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 717880731
      GMC Suburban With HEI Stock Distributor 1981, GM Module by PerTronix®. Performance ignition modules are direct replacements for popular GM and Ford electronic distributors. These modules provide enhanced high RPM performance and when...
      $59.25 - $76.07
    • (0 reviews)
      # 717874011
      GMC Suburban With HEI Stock Distributor 1981, GM Race Module by PerTronix®. Performance ignition modules are direct replacements for popular GM and Ford electronic distributors. These modules provide enhanced high RPM performance and...
      Designed for racing applicationsOptimized for 6000 to 8500 RPM range
      $75.74
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2367668250
      GMC C1500 Suburban / C2500 Suburban / K1500 Suburban / K2500 Suburban 1981, HEI Ignition Module by Proform®. High-Performance. Direct Replacement For Factory Unit. If you are looking to enhance your vehicle's performance, then this...
      $23.38
    • (0 reviews)
      # 717883560
      GMC Suburban With DUI Distributors / With HEI Distributors / With Performance Distributors With Chevrolet, Pontiac and Dodge Tri-Power Ignition Systems 1981, DUI/HEI Dyna-Module by Performance Distributors®. For a crisper, smoother...
      More Electronic DwellBetter Throttle Response
      $73.48
    • (0 reviews)
      # 904795322
      GMC Suburban 5.0L / 5.7L / 7.4L 1981, Extreme Output Dust Cover by MSD®. With Modified HEI dust cover you can remove the stock HEI coil in your distributor cap and replace it with an externally mounted coil. You increase the reliability...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $21.38 - $42.82
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4483770053
      GMC Suburban 7.4L With Chevy Big Block Gen II (MARK IV) Engine 1981, Ignition Coil by TSP®.
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $22.87
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2286107
      GMC Suburban 5.0L / 5.7L / 7.4L Gas With HEI Distributor With Vacuum Advance 1981, Adjustable Vacuum Advance Front by Accel®. This unit permits a seamless wide range of adjustment to both amount and rate of ignition advance. This unit...
      Adjustable Vacuum AdvanceDetailed Instructions
      $27.02
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826609196
      GMC Suburban 1981, Distributor Cap and Rotor Kit Front by Accel®. Accel cap and rotor kits offer superior protection from "arc-thru" and crossfire. Features 60k V-rated alkyd compound, stress-relieved at molding to ensure stability....
      Accel's precision-ground, highly polished compression and injection molding equipment for superior qualityHigh performance 60kV-rated tan alkyd molding compound (mineral filled polyester for late model Ford and GM parts) for superior protection from "arc-thru" and crossfire
      $25.94 - $33.52
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4499183107
      GMC Suburban Gas 1981, Distributor Control Module Front by Accel®. This high performance ignition module provides your plugs with more spark over the stock module. The solid state electronics provide high coil out put and superior...
      Fits Most Stock And Modified DistributorsDwell Control Circuit
      $46.49
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826598660
      GMC Suburban 1981, Distributor Cap by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $33.17 - $46.03
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826374239
      GMC Suburban China Manufactured 1981, Distributor Cap And Rotor by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $33.17
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826397985
      GMC Suburban USA Manufactured 1981, Distributor Cap and Rotor Kit by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $72.82




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