Originally Posted by WaterSpryt
I am looking for a diesel 4x4 Suburban or crew cab (4 door) pickup truck, in good working condition. I want a vehicle, model year '95 or older, which I can pay $5,000 or less for, in cash. I also would consider a trade for my 1995 4x4 Chevy Suburban (gasoline). I am located in Oklahoma. If you have what I am looking for, or any leads for me, please contact me at WaterSpryt@aol.com
No offense but for what you want to spend I'm not sure you want the deisels in those years. I'm a Chevy guy and I want nothing to do with the 6.2 for towing especially in the mountains. No Trub and elevation and it's an absolute dog. The 6.5 was not a great motor. They are Prone to the cranks failing.
The really good Ford Powerstrokes started in 95.
I think hands down the best Diesel tow rigs are the Powerstroke fords with the 7.3's and the Cummins Dodge trucks with 5 speeds. The Dodge Auto has issues. That's going to be the only ones even close to that price range. Then New Duramax diesles are good but no old enough to be any where near that price range.
That was about my ideal price range and that's why I iended up picking up a very clean low mile 454 Suburban beacause I didn't want those diesels. Hate the MPG but otherwise happy with the vehicle. I'd stick with the Brub you already have. Maybe regear if it has some issues with the weight. Most 4x4 half ton burbs are 3.54 gear I think. If you went to a 3.73 or a 4.10 it would be a good puller and not really get much worse MPG. If it has the 10 bolt rear I would replace it with the Semi Floating 14. If you look you can buy them for $200 if patient. That's cheaper then the regear and it would be a bolt in in most cases.