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Old 04-07-2015, 10:48 AM   #57
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I had 2012 3/4 with the 6.0 and I now have a 2015 with the 6.2. They're very different but they both have a substantial amount of low end power. The new one has GM's new 8 speed transmission which is fantastic. Seeing that pair in a 3/4 ton suburban with 3.42 or 3.73 gearing would be great pretty awesome.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:35 PM   #58
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I plan to sell my 2005 Sub this December. 2500, 8.1 liter engine, 4.1 ratio, so it pulls great. 3 seats, upgraded hitch receiver, additional tranny cooler etc, leather, loaded. I have not researched market price yet as just made the decision to sell, but will figure that out soon.
I had no idea you could get an 8.1 liter Suburban......Is the mpg "If you have to ask......"
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:53 PM   #59
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I have the 8.1 liter 2003 Suburban. The mpg is indeed "if you have to ask...."
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:22 PM   #60
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Here's an update. Page 80 of GM's 2016 Fleet Guide shows some preliminary information on a 2016 K2500 (3/4 ton) Suburban. They list the 6 speed transmission and the 6.0L engine with VVT. Who knows what all will be available within a year or two. If fuel prices stay reasonable and demand is relatively strong, We may see a variety of 3/4 ton Suburban and Yukon XL offerings (engine/trim level/etc.). I actually suspect that the truck will initially be offered with the 8L90 transmission rather than the 6L90 that's referenced. Scroll down to the link on the lower left portion of the page.

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Old 05-26-2015, 08:26 PM   #61
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During a trip to Washington, D.C. one will see black, heavy-duty Suburbans everywhere. The government must buy thousands of these each year (of course some are then fitted with armor, bulletproof glass, etc.) Hard to believe that GM would give up on this market
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:59 PM   #62
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Don't count on it for retail.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:02 PM   #63
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Interesting... I notice they're calling it "Suburban HD" and have dropped the 3/4 ton language. Given that these guys don't do anything without 75 board meetings I wonder what the PowerPoint on that name change looked like. It certainly brings it in line with the Silverado nomenclature.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:26 PM   #64
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I have read on several boards that it will be fleet or only available to approved buyers? I wonder if they are going to sell them for premium so they are not sitting around dealers lots like the last generation. Never any problem selling em down here in Texas.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:33 PM   #65
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I had no idea you could get an 8.1 liter Suburban......Is the mpg "If you have to ask......"
With 3:73's I get 13 and change unhooked and 11 with the trailer.

Pulls almost as well as The Ford PSD. Unlike the PSD it doesn't break down and it only cost 10K used. Traded them the PSD and got the burb and a check.

Been towing with it for about four years and am still spending the trade in money.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:02 AM   #66
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Post #61 and 64 are dancing around the truth. No sense discussing it for towing trailers.....unless you get used at a Govt. auction.
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I had no idea you could get an 8.1 liter Suburban......Is the mpg "If you have to ask......"
I get 13-14 mpg without the trailer and 7-9 mpg with depending on speed and wind, with my 2004 8.1 burb.

Now that it's nearing the end of its service life, the 'burb is proving expensive to maintain. I just replaced the heater core and both of the a/c evaporators, and have a leaking rear main seal and an airbag electrical problem both of which will be well over $1000 each to repair. Over 10 years old, over 160,000 miles, so that's not surprising for a large, capable, complex vehicle.

I'm pretty much resigned to replacing it with a pickup when the time comes. By then my kids will be a little older and we won't have as strong a need for the 3rd row seats.
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I noticed late model 3/4 ton Suburbans were used to escort Pope Francis when he visited Washington, DC in September 2015.

I've attached a few pictures. Can anyone identify the year model of the Suburbans in the pictures? The vehicles don't look like the latest model but appear to be only one body style earlier.

How do I go about finding these on the used/auction market?

Which engines were used in these government vehicles?
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They will probably never be sold, but scrapped. And you'd have to be shot if you knew what they're built with. Not your typical street truck.
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:30 PM   #70
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I had one in 2003. I think they were discontinued in 04 or 05.

These might be "Dura-burbs"

There's an outfit in Florida (if I recall correctly) which takes late Suburbans and 2500/3500 Chevy or GMC trucks that have been totaled and creates melds them together. Want one? Here's where you start:

https://sites.google.com/a/duraburb.com/duraburb/

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...son-83702.html

Looks like some sites aren't very active any longer. But good luck searching.

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