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Any reason not to pick one up over a Suburban 1500 or Tahoe? Other than the price premium and limited quantity. I like the 6.0L/six-speed auto in our GMT900 work trucks, and it looks like 3/4-ton burb skips all the cylinder shutdown hippy shit like in the 2500 series pickups.

Do these share the same frame/suspension construction from the pickups or are they their own deal?
 
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Bettter Towing Capacity Beefier Powertrain. Same frame. only difference is your truck bed already has a shell and doors.
 
i have had a 2000 tahoe and a 2004 yukon xl 1500. i currently drive a 2002 burb 2500 with the 8.1L and wouldn't go back. front end parts from the silverado/sierra 2500's work on my burb just fine.
 
The 2500 burb undercarriage is the same from 2000 uptil 2013 it shares it with the 2500 nonHD trucks for the most part. The 2000 to 2004 was offered with barn doors or liftgate. After that it was just the liftgate. The 8.1 was in the 2000 to 2006. The 2000 thru some of 2002 had the 4l80e the 2002 thru some of 2007 had the 4l85e at least behind the 8.1. The 2007 up had 6.0 with the 6l90. The 2500 ended with a few 2014s built. The 2000 to 2002 had the least electronic interior issues. The 2003 up came with an "upgraded" electronics package and had all kinds of stupid little issues. None of the 2500s had the DOD bullshit that the 1500s had. The only bad thing about the 2500 vs the 1500 is that the ride is rough. If you have a nine seat 1500 youre overweight with 9 adults.
 
How good are the 2007+ with the 6l90e? At some point the old excursion is gonna need replacing and that makes the sub the last 3/4ton suv.
 
The gmt 900s (2007-2013) are great trucks with the exception of the cheapy interiors lack of barn door rears and no 8.1 They got better around 2009. None of them have the DOD on the 6.0. The gmt900 2500 burbs are not easy to find.
 
If you plan to tow with it yes, 2500 > 1500.

If not, the 2500 is going to drink fuel like crazy. I had an 01 and wanted to get into an ~06 1500. I couldn't believe that even bone stock with tiny like 245s and 6" frame height, it could barely squeeze out the same mpg as my 7.3 with a cab over :flipoff2: not to mention the 6.0 wasn't any kind of rocket.
 
Didn't realize GM has still been offering a heavy Suburban as 3500HD model, but only to fleet/gov sales. Reads like its still the 6.0L/six-speed combo. Too new/expensive for my blood and probably quite uncommon to find.




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Didn't realize GM has still been offering a heavy Suburban as 3500HD model, but only to fleet/gov sales. Reads like its still the 6.0L/six-speed combo. Too new/expensive for my blood and probably quite uncommon to find.




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What's that run?

It blows my mind how many new tahoes I see running around when I've seen $90k sticker on them at the dealer :eek:
 
Ram should make the equivalent with the Cummins and a realistic price. Hot cakes.
 
I have been looking for a nice, rust free 2500 Burb for a couple months now. I did not know that they didn't put the DOD B.S. in the GMT900 2500 Burbs...this is awesome news!

Glad I saw this thread.
 
bumping this up...whats the compatibity range on these for say suspension upgrades like air bags, timbrens, springs, swaybars....I am looking at the 2007+ 6.0 6spd trucks. preferribly 2010-2013 or maybe 2017 😎😎😎
 
For the low down on 2500 burbs, there is a 2500 suburban owner facebook page. Very good. I'm on my second 2500 burb. First was a 2005 2wd. Now we have a 2011 2500. Yes I know it has big wheels and isn't an offroad rig. This is my wife's trucks. She loves it. It's also has a supercharged 6.0. it tows great, drives better than our stock one did. We love the Gmt900 truck.
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I looked for one for awhile, ended up going a different direction. There were a ton of them for sale in the Oklahoma - Nebraska area if that helps you sirch the inter webs.
 
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