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    Default Looking for 96-99 3/4 ton burban or crew cab short bed truck

    I am looking for a '96-99 Chevy/GMC 3/4 ton Suburban either 2 WD or 4WD-with 7.4-L 454

    I am also looking for a '96-99 3/4 ton crew cab Chevy/GMC truck 2 WD or 4WD -with 7.4-L 454

    What have you got?

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    Clean and Reasonable Miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schiada Time View Post
    Clean and Reasonable Miles
    Kinda like the one Louie has? That is One Nice Piece....Super Job!!

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    I have a nice 96 crew 2 wheel drive. great tow vehicle and just put in a new motor.
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    rear air bags with on board pump and power everything.
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    Default 99 3/4 sub

    I have a 99 2500 suburban 4x4 with the vortec 7.4. while i'm not looking to sell, I thought i'd mention to you to look for bad intake manifold gaskets leaking at the front of the head(s). These motors are known for this problem. I changed mine myself, and it's quite a job. other than that, I love my truck! 102,000 miles, and pulls my 30 footer without breaking a sweat.

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    I ended up with a '99 GMC Suburban 2500 3/4 ton 4x4 with a 7.4-L. Tows awesome

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    Just sold my 96 2500 4X4 suburban for $1500. 120k miles, 20" wheels, exhaust and cold air intake, loaded. It was a nice rig but 7.8 miles per gal., 42 gal. tank, and almost $500.00 a month in fuel, it sucked ass.

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    I hear ya. The fuel sucks. I have had this burb for about 8 months now and have thought of trading up to a later model crew cab Chevy truck with a 5.3 liter. All I am towing now is my boat-about 5500 lbs. so a later model 1/2 ton will do it and i can drive it everyday and use for business as well. The other option is to just buy a business car that gets good mileage and park the burb just for towing duty. Decisions Decisions

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    I just got a 2004 1500 GMC suburban with the 5.3 and 82k miles, I love it. Around town I get 12 to 15 and highway I get 18 to 22. I only had my 96 for 3 weeks and I had enough haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schiada Time View Post
    I hear ya. The fuel sucks. I have had this burb for about 8 months now and have thought of trading up to a later model crew cab Chevy truck with a 5.3 liter. All I am towing now is my boat-about 5500 lbs. so a later model 1/2 ton will do it and i can drive it everyday and use for business as well. The other option is to just buy a business car that gets good mileage and park the burb just for towing duty. Decisions Decisions
    You would only get slightly better fuel mileage. A 5.3 would be working harder for you and would still give you similar mileage.

    You need to transition to the diesel world. I held off for two duallys, but SO GLAD I did it on this one. I'm not ready to give it up, so you can't have this one - - yet. I leave Btown pulling the 10,000lb boat - everything full of fuel. 70-75 on the cruise with my +50hp towing tune loaded. I roll non-stop to Havasu, 340mi door-to-door. 1/4+ tank left when I get there. SAME SIZE TANK as the '98 you bought from me. I always had to fill up at Barstow (half-ish way) on that trip OR sometimes even again when turning off of I40 onto 95. Towing 7.5-8 with the 454 and 12.7-13.5 with the DMax. Unloaded, freeway, 75mph, 11-12 454 / 18-20 DMax.

    Probably another 4-5 years. I kept the '98 for 9. Probably the same for this one.

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    now I know my 5.3 would never tow like the D-Max but to be honest, for what I pull the 5.3 does just fine. Freeway I get 18 to 22 and 12 to 15 around town but I drive like an old lady and don't know what I'll get towing. I would love to get a new D-Max truck but way too much money and they don't offer it as a suburban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_R View Post
    I would love to get a new D-Max truck but way too much money and they don't offer it as a suburban.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    EFI is the wave of the future. There can be no denying it. Electronics have been on the leading edge of our entire lives. Not only os the magneto dead, but the standard issue CDI is wavering. Its all about total fuel, air AND spark control. Anybody that thinks its not has their head up their ass.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_R View Post
    now I know my 5.3 would never tow like the D-Max but to be honest, for what I pull the 5.3 does just fine. Freeway I get 18 to 22 and 12 to 15 around town but I drive like an old lady and don't know what I'll get towing. I would love to get a new D-Max truck but way too much money and they don't offer it as a suburban.
    What year of 5.3? Late model?
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    EFI is the wave of the future. There can be no denying it. Electronics have been on the leading edge of our entire lives. Not only os the magneto dead, but the standard issue CDI is wavering. Its all about total fuel, air AND spark control. Anybody that thinks its not has their head up their ass.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer:30 View Post
    What year of 5.3? Late model?

    2004

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