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      # 1002107549
      GMC Suburban 1981, Dual Competition™ Header-Back Exhaust System with Split Rear Exit by Hooker®. Designed to fit Hooker Competition header, manifold or catalytic converter-back applications. Exhaust Type: Header-Back. Main Tubing...
      $208.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 155905329
      GMC Suburban 1981, High Performance Street 5.0 Front Brake Pads by Hawk®. These revolutionary brake pads provide advanced stopping power for your vehicle without triggering your ABS. They are formulated to produce extremely low levels...
      $71.03
    • (0 reviews)
      # 239845786
      GMC Suburban 1981, Stage 1 Front and Rear Complete Lift Kit with 6" Lift Height by Pro Comp®. Max Tire Size: 35"x12.50"R15-20. Driven by genuine off-road enthusiasts, Pro Comp suspension products reflect customer driven, racing...
      $844.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 475984713
      GMC Suburban Diesel with Small-Block Oldsmobile Engine 1981, Performer™ Dual Plane Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $339.95 - $657.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4478773922
      Universal User Configurable LCD Dash Display by Auto Meter®. Designed specifically for the harshest of environments, the carbon composite housing is IP65 sealed against water and dust intrusion and will easily withstand 20g of...
      7.0” TFT LCD panel, 1000 nit brightness for unmatched daytime and nighttime visibility with 800x480 resolution. Onboard photo sensor for automatic brightness controlDimensions - 8.3" Wide x 5.2" High x 1.4" Deep
      $2,832.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 661495629
      GMC Suburban 5.0L / 5.7L With Chevy Small Block Engine Carburetor Fuel Delivery 1981, Performer Crate Engine by Edelbrock®. These entry level crate engines are ideal for any street rod, muscle car or truck owner looking for 300+ hp...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $7,190.40 - $7,969.14
    • (2 reviews)
      # 86924556
      GMC Suburban 1981, Electric Fan by Flex-a-Lite®. Keep your engine cool and free up some extra horsepower and torque. The fan makes quicker cool downs, extended water pump life, improved A/C performance, and increased gas mileage. The...
      Prevents your engine from overheatingProvides increased horsepower and torque
      $208.34 - $436.27
    • (0 reviews)
      # 73967375
      GMC Suburban 1981, II Series Clutch Pressure Plate by Centerforce®. Push Type Clutch. Rear Main Seal Style: 2-Piece. 3 Clutch Bolt Pattern. The Centerforce® II Clutch Series utilizes a full facing disc with premium friction materials...
      Patented centrifugal weight design (where applicable)Patented ball bearing pressure plate (where applicable)
      $263.95 - $319.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 470535944
      GMC Suburban 7.4L 1981, Off-Road Truck Avenger Carburetor by Holley®. The Off-Road Truck Avenger is designed specifically for off-road applications. The unique fuel metering block eliminates fuel spillover through the boosters at...
      Gold Dichromate finish for extreme off road environmentsSingle feed fuel inlet for ease of installation
      $527.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826400204
      GMC Suburban 5.0L / 5.7L / 7.4L Gas With HEI Distributor 1981, Performance Replacement™ Front Distributor 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)
      # 964202592
      GMC Suburban Power Steering 1981, High Performance P-Series Power Steering Pump Kit by PSC Motorsports®. This is a complete pump and reservoir kit which features the SP1405 high performance pump, SR146K reservoir and suction/return hose...
      Reliable solution for your steering needsDesigned with functionality in mind
      $442.72
    • (0 reviews)
      # 1120466007
      GMC Suburban 5.0L / 5.7L / 7.4L 1981, Full Size OEM Style Starter by Tuff Stuff Performance®. Mounting: Staggered Bolt Pattern.
      Offset MountHeat Treated Shaft
      $122.79 - $149.15
    • (0 reviews)
      # 68598131
      GMC Suburban 1981, Rear Axle Shaft Kit by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Yukon Gear and Axle offers an extensive line of general replacement and high performance axles for passenger car, truck and SUV applications. High quality alloys and the...
      Enables you to keep your engine in the powerband for more giddy-up and high speedAllows for getting superior traction on just about any brutal terrain
      $182.51 - $335.13
    • (0 reviews)
      # 48222560
      Club X-1 Full Face ATM (Advance Thermo Material) Racing Helmet by Sparco®. Certification: ECE 05; Material: ATM (Advance Thermo Material) Designed for indoor kart racing where a fire proof helmet isn't required, this product is...
      Designed for indoor kart racingProvides ultimate protection
      $140.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 450479564
      Universal PowerPack™ Turbocharger System by Banks®. The Banks Power Dual Exhaust PowerPack System is the complete towing package your pickup truck, with extended cab short bed configuration, deserves.
      Stunning Top GainsImproved Mileage
      $2,198.00 - $2,798.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 1002146691
      GMC Suburban 1981, Dual Competition™ Manifold-Back Exhaust System with Split Rear Exit by Hooker®. Designed to fit Hooker Competition header, manifold or catalytic converter-back applications. Exhaust Type: Manifold-Back. Main Tubing...
      $239.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 49742012
      GMC C1500 Suburban with 5 Lug Wheels 1981, Street Performance Drilled and Slotted Rotor Brake Kit by Wilwood®. The rotors are black coated. The image displays the brake rotors after bedding in. With this kit, you will significantly...
      $794.99 - $1,994.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 89759422
      GMC Suburban 1981, Stage 1 Front and Rear Complete Lift Kit with 4" Lift Height by Pro Comp®. Max Tire Size: 35"x12.50"R15-20. Driven by genuine off-road enthusiasts, Pro Comp suspension products reflect customer driven, racing...
      $603.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 245873563
      GMC Suburban 5.0L / 5.7L with Small Block Chevrolet Engine 1981, Single Plane Intake Manifold by Dart®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $449.60
    • (0 reviews)
      # 379675232
      Universal 4-Bank Chip Burner by SCT Performance®. SCT's single program and 5 program, four bank custom chips are specifically tuned for your car or truck by one of SCT's Custom Tuning dealers world wide.
      Easily switch between custom tunes using the optional Dial SelectorCan be custom tuned by one of SCT's Custom Tuning dealers world wide
      $349.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 1093451695
      GMC Suburban 7.4L 1981, Big M Sportsman Engine Block by Dart®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed...
      Standard 9.800" and tall 10.200" deck heights available for stroker enginesStandard 4.250" , 4.500" or 4.600" bore sizes with siamesed extra thick cylinder walls to resist cracking and improve ring seal (minimum .300" thick with 4.625" bore)
      $2,383.97 - $2,459.49
    • (0 reviews)
      # 1093209746
      GMC Suburban 5.7L with Drag Racing Competition Engine 1981, 300 Series High Flow Electric Water Pump by Meziere Enterprises®. Flow Rate: 55 GPM. Performance, sophistication and durability are by no means all the benefits you'll get if...
      Suitable for street or drag strip use – 3000+ hour life expectancyHigh flow design provides 55 gallons per minute free flow rating
      $451.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 257279727
      GMC Suburban Standard Transmission without OEM Flywheel 1981, Prolite Flywheel by ACT®. Material: Chromoly Steel. This product is a Prolite flywheel, which is ACT's lighter flywheel offering with lowest inertia. Prolite flywheels are...
      Dramatically improved engine response and acceleration, mild to moderate gear rattleHeat-treated forging for strength and toughness, induction-hardened ring gears for maximum life
      $273.00 - $335.00
    • (1 review)
      # 470648318
      GMC Suburban 1981, Street Avenger 4BBL Carburetor by Holley®. Street Avenger carburetors are known to bolt on right out of the box and have great features such as a quick change vacuum secondary for easy fine tuning; optimized street...
      Vibratory polished for good looksOptimized street calibration that works-out-of-the-box
      $443.95 - $469.95
    • (1 review)
      # 803922644
      GMC Suburban F / G / L / M / W Engine VIN Character 1981, PlasmaCore™ Inconel Electrode Pulse Nickel Spark Plugs by Pulstar®. With Resistor. Inconel-electrode Pulse Plugs. Designed specifically for most popular vehicles,...
      Increased horsepowerBetter torque
      $14.95 - $119.60
    • (0 reviews)
      # 946649504
      GMC K1500 Suburban / K2500 Suburban 1981, Extreme Hydraulic Cylinder Assist Kit by PSC Motorsports®. Oversize tires, lockers, and rocks will quickly have your stock steering system whining for help. Increase turning force by an average...
      Reliable solution for your steering needsDesigned with functionality in mind
      $1,225.34 - $1,243.50
    • (0 reviews)
      # 1120477979
      GMC Suburban 5.0L / 5.7L / 7.4L 1981, Gear Reduction Mini Denso Starter by Tuff Stuff Performance®. Compression Ratio: 18:1. Tuff Stuff starters are hand made from premium quality new components - not remanufactured - and are quality...
      Designed For High Horsepower And High Compression EnginesLighter And Smaller Than OE Starters
      $170.04 - $222.89
    • (0 reviews)
      # 503527111
      GMC Suburban 1981, Air Locker by ARB®. Air locker locking differentials allow you to tackle the toughest terrain. The world's premier traction aid, ARB air lockers keep you moving in all conditions. Created to provide 100% traction on...
      Differential CaseFlange Cap Assembly
      $940.50 - $997.50
    • (0 reviews)
      # 69025922
      110 Series Single Layer Racing Suit by RaceQuip®. Avaliable in Colors: Black, Blue, Red. Get superior durability and comfort combined with overall flame and heat protection. Strong construction and advanced sewing techniques make this...
      Ensures heat and fire protectionGentle fabric provides superior comfort
      $99.95 - $139.95
    • (1 review)
      # 1002114360
      GMC K1500 Suburban / K2500 Suburban 5.7L 1981, Super Street™ Aluminized Steel Exhaust System with Split Rear Exit by Flowtech®. Exhaust Tubing Material: Aluminized Steel. Main Tubing Diameter: 2.25". Exhaust System Sound: Aggressive /...
      $155.95 - $162.95




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    • Performance Brakes, Pads & Rotors
      August 10, 2018
      When Is It Time To Replace My Brake Lines?
      Hydraulic brake lines and hoses aren’t something most people think about when it comes to vehicle maintenance. That’s understandable, considering automakers...
      by Michael Grayen
    • Performance Brakes, Pads & Rotors
      August 09, 2018
      When Is It Time To Replace My Brake Calipers?
      Brake calipers, found only on disc brake systems, house pistons which use the force of hydraulic brake fluid to stop the vehicle. More specifically, those pistons...
      by Timothy Zahl
    • Suspension
      August 08, 2018
      When Is It Time To Replace My Vehicle's Springs?
      The springs on your vehicle are an integral part of its suspension system. Not only do springs keep all four corners suspended at a pre-determined, level ride height,...
      by Richard Reina
    • Suspension
      July 11, 2018
      When Is It Time To Replace My Suspension Bushings?
      Maybe you remember being pushed along in a wheelbarrow during childhood. The ride was bone-jarring - even with an air-filled rubber tire cushioning against the rough...
      by Timothy Zahl
    • Engines
      May 21, 2018
      How To Remove An Engine
      If you've grown tired of your engine's declining performance, inconsistent power, rough idle, exhaust smoke, knocking noises, rattles, and other maladies that plague...
      by Richard Reina
    • Engines
      May 09, 2018
      How Does An Internal Combustion Engine Work?
      An engine that uses liquid fuel to create energy, such as an internal combustion engine, is basically a large air pump. Cool air is drawn in, mixed with the fuel of...
      by Timothy Zahl
    • Engines
      May 02, 2018
      Glossary Of Engine External Parts
      Internal combustion engines are extremely complex and feature a wide array of components that rotate, pump, pressurize, or seal. Many of these components, while...
      by Timothy Zahl
    • Performance Engine Parts
      April 20, 2018
      What You Need When Rebuilding Or Replacing An...
      So you’ve decided to take on the project of rebuilding or replacing your vehicle’s engine. Modern internal combustion engines are quite complex – with a wide...
      by Richard Reina
    • Shift Knobs
      January 19, 2018
      Shopping Guide – Shift Knobs
      The knob at the end of your gearshift lever probably isn't something that most people notice when getting into your car or truck. But for a minimal cost, it can be. We...
      by Timothy Zahl
    • Running Boards
      November 29, 2017
      Shopping Guide - Running Boards
      Running boards date as far back as the automobile itself, being integrated into car and truck designs until falling out of favor after World War II. With the boom in...
      by Timothy Zahl
    • Off-Road Bumpers
      November 28, 2017
      Shopping Guide – Off Road Bumpers | Custom...
      There's a saying that advises out of all the paths you take in life, it's important to make sure a few of them are dirt. But while dirt can be found most anywhere you...
      by Timothy Zahl
    • Automotive Tools
      August 30, 2017
      What Special Tools Are Available For Exhaust...
      Exhaust work can be challenging. Old parts are usually corroded and difficult to separate, and new ones sometimes need minor fitment adjustments during installation....
      by Timothy Zahl

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    My 1984 Ford F350 6.9L diesel had trouble starting. I looked for glow plugs from several vendors and they seemed expensive to me. I had business with CARiD in the past, so I visited the website and found these glow plugs at 2/3 the price of others. They were a perfect fit. The truck started on the first try.
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