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Old 12-29-2005, 08:14 PM   #15
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I'd say you are probably talking around $200 for ring and pinion, $130 for installation kit and another $200-300 for labor for each axle.
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:00 PM   #16
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It is probably way to late too make any difference in this discussion. But! Our previous tow vehicle was a 2002 Tahoe Z71 that was used in the winter Olypics in Salt Lake. It had the 5.3 liter engine, 3.73 rear end, with selectible 4wd, and it pulled our 2003 Classic trailer reasonably well. We had an 03 GMC Sierra Diesel for a short while. It would pull the trailer with much more ease. So last February we swapped for the 2005 GMC Crew Cab with Diesel. This is really overkill. I sometimes regret not getting the GMC Denali Crewcab. The specs infer it to be stronger than the Tahoe and less overkill
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:29 PM   #17
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It is probably way to late too make any difference in this discussion. But! Our previous tow vehicle was a 2002 Tahoe Z71 that was used in the winter Olypics in Salt Lake. It had the 5.3 liter engine, 3.73 rear end, with selectible 4wd, and it pulled our 2003 Classic trailer reasonably well. We had an 03 GMC Sierra Diesel for a short while. It would pull the trailer with much more ease. So last February we swapped for the 2005 GMC Crew Cab with Diesel. This is really overkill. I sometimes regret not getting the GMC Denali Crewcab. The specs infer it to be stronger than the Tahoe and less overkill
If only the diesel prices would go down. You will enjoy the overkill when you realize how much more comfortable you are when you reach your destination. I'm for a little overkill myself rather than just right on.
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:53 PM   #18
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We had a 2001 Yukon 5.3l with a 3.73 rear end to pull our 21ft, Sovereign. The truck performed OK in the Mid-West, but was no joy to drive through the Western States. Even our 5000lb coach was too much of a drag for the Yukon---22 miles per hour on some grades! We upgraded to a Sierra Denali with the 6 liter engine, 4.10 rear end, and Quadrasteer. What a difference!!! You will never regret having more power and a tow friendly 4.10 differential!
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Old 12-29-2005, 10:01 PM   #19
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Rear end swap means smog and computer issues...

We were looking at Ford Excursions as upgrade, and were told only Ford Truck Dealers could do rear gear swap, and cost would run in neighborhood of $1500, due to change in computer settings needed to compensate for different axle ratio... Found model with 4.10 used (2002 XLT with 44k miles..) and bought it instead...

Could just be Calif, but increasing horsepower or changing axles is more than just the mechanical swaps...

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Old 12-29-2005, 10:35 PM   #20
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How much would it cost to replace 3.4 with 4.1 in a Suburban?
Would you recommend the dealer do the swap?
I changed the rear end on my 1/2 ton yukon. Paid about $750 for the whole job. Best thing I ever did for towing. All the difference in the world. I now tow in drive, can drive all day long at 62 mph & 12 mpg. I have over 20,000 miles towing with a 4:10 and about 10,000 towing with 3:73. Absolutely no comparison.

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Old 12-30-2005, 11:13 AM   #21
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One of my life's aggravation has been the tax breaks and price gouging of the oil companies. I don't know about present tax laws but I do know farmers didn't get a depletion allowance for their farm land but oil companies recieved one for oil wells.
It is upsetting to have to pay more for the lowest cost processed fuel. When jet fuel is selling cheaper than diesel you know the nation is being had. All those trucks hauling goods and paying these higher prices will drive up the cost of all things.
This new truck has become a garage queen. In ten months it has been driven 5500 miles. The 03 Diesel went 10,000 miles in 4 months.
Enough soapbox.
And to add insult to injury the federal road tax on diesel is higher than it is on gasoline by 6 cents $0.184 vs $0.244 with LP being the lowest at $0.136


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Old 12-30-2005, 11:13 AM   #22
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Davidz71 suggested I would like the overkill of our new diesel. It is nice. Another item appreciated is the power extendable mirrors. I purchased some from Power Vision for the Tahoe. Gm wouldn't sell them for that SUV.
One of my life's aggravation has been the tax breaks and price gouging of the oil companies. I don't know about present tax laws but I do know farmers didn't get a depletion allowance for their farm land but oil companies recieved one for oil wells.
It is upsetting to have to pay more for the lowest cost processed fuel. When jet fuel is selling cheaper than diesel you know the nation is being had. All those trucks hauling goods and paying these higher prices will drive up the cost of all things.
This new truck has become a garage queen. In ten months it has been driven 5500 miles. The 03 Diesel went 10,000 miles in 4 months.
Enough soapbox.
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