For Sale: Haul The Family In This LS9-Powered Tahoe!

If you’re in the market for near-C7-Z06 level horsepower but in the form of a vehicle with the aerodynamic profile of a Waste Management garbage truck, then boy do we have the perfect car for you. How would you like to own a factory-appearing, late ’90s Chevrolet Tahoe with a 6.2-liter supercharged LS9 V8 engine under its hood?

That’s right, this 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LT is no longer sporting a Vortec V8 under its hood; it’s now rocking some C6 ZR1 Corvette power, and it’s currently for sale on Bring A Trailer. The boxy Chevy SUV features more than a 638 horsepower mill, though, thanks to a Lingenfelter Performance Engineering supercharger pulley. According to the original ad, this four-wheel-drive example was purchased by the current owner with a mere 33,000 original miles.

(Photo credit: Bring A Trailer)

Somewhere down the road, the decision to swap a nearly $26,000 crate engine into this Tahoe was made, and we’re definitely not mad about that. The work was completed between 2012-2013 by Titus Will Chevrolet in Olympia, Washington, with Wicked Fabrication in Auburn, Washington, providing the custom fabrication work, servicing and custom tuning.

Surprisingly, the Tahoe retains its four-wheel-drive system thanks to a robust 4L80E four-speed automatic transmission (which uses a TCI Automotive Maximizer torque converter and a forged flexplate) along with upgraded Level 5 half-shafts from The Driveshaft Shop. As far as upgrades are concerned, the Tahoe features a complete set of Baer brakes, Superlift lowering suspension on all four corners and a 35-spline Dana 60 rearend with a matching Eaton Detroit Locker rear differential.

Get a full download of upgrades and the build on this Tahoe by visiting the original ad here for more information.

About the author

Harrison Noble

Living in San Diego for most of his life, Harrison was exposed to a variety of cars at an early age. His passion for anything that is fast, or has a V8, brought him to Power Automedia.
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