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V1500 and R1500 Suburbans???

10-24-2007, 11:02 AM
When I look up parts for my 1989 Chevrolet Suburban it asks me if it is a V1500 or a R1500. What is the difference? How can I tell what mine is?runaround

10-24-2007, 11:52 AM
Hello Infinity89,

I believe the difference is that the R1500 is 2 wheel drive and the V1500 is 4 wheel drive.

Google it to check though.


10-24-2007, 01:38 PM
For chevy C is usually for 2wheel drive and K is for 4WD. Are they asking for your engine code? That should be on the emissions sticker under the hood.

10-24-2007, 04:02 PM
Between 87 and 91 they had R and V models. R is 2wd. V is 4wd. This is according to LMCTruck (


10-25-2007, 08:35 AM
Thanks for all the help.

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