1badgmc's Suburban Thread

Nov 8, 2001
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:LOL:...don't get me wrong...I love my 03 Tahoe BUT I just get that sick in the stomach feeling every time I pass a 99/00 Denali/Escalade or a obs 2-door Tahoe...

Classic body lines, simple, & easy to work on. Only thing I don't like is the lack of power in the OBS's...

I'm not getting rid of my 03 but I still think about selling my 94 k2500 & getting a obs 2-door Tahoe or finding a nice Denali.

Cameron
 
Nov 8, 2001
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Christina and I split in '07 and it went with her. She ended up trading it on a Saturn Ion. :idiot: The Yukon was paid for. All she had to do was pay fuel and insurance, but she just HAD to have something that got better mileage. Now she has to pay a car payment AND fuel and insurance. I warned her ahead of time that it was going to end up costing her more in a car payment than she was already paying just for fuel, but she didn't listen. Now it's, "Why didn't you tell me that?" Well, I did.
Damn...I been gone too long...Saturn Ion? Really? Yikes...
 
Re: 1badgmc's Suburban Thread

:LOL:...don't get me wrong...I love my 03 Tahoe BUT I just get that sick in the stomach feeling every time I pass a 99/00 Denali/Escalade or a obs 2-door Tahoe...

Classic body lines, simple, & easy to work on. Only thing I don't like is the lack of power in the OBS's...

I'm not getting rid of my 03 but I still think about selling my 94 k2500 & getting a obs 2-door Tahoe or finding a nice Denali.

Cameron
You should have kept the damn dually!


Damn...I been gone too long...Saturn Ion? Really? Yikes...
Yeah you have. Yep, an Ion. And with the last boyfriend she had getting drunk and running over curbs with it (and then her not making him pay to fix it) and her lack of caring for the car, she's running it into the ground. It was sad to see the Yukon go, but in a way it was a relief. There were some repairs coming up on it and I would have felt responsible to help her out with them. One thing I regret is that I didn't hold onto the Escalade cluster I had in it. I pulled the cluster out, but ended up selling it. :cussing:
 
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I had an 03 yukon xl. I loved the power and the ride. I hated the seat positioning, fuel mileage, and the cost of parts. In addition to my neck and back problems, I have shoulder damage. Stretching out for a steering wheel doesn't fly with me. Even if I put the seat perfectly straight up, I still have to reach to far out. The 88-94 GMT400 platforms have a longer column, and I can reach the steering wheel without completely extending my arms or folding my legs up into the dash.

87 GMC C1500 305 TBI auto 2.73 rear - 28 MPG stock - GPS/computer tracked and verified
87 GMC Suburban 6.2L diesel, 700r4 auto, 3.42 rear, 29 inch tires - 32 MPG - GPS verified - 55 Gallon tank - 1600 miles between file ups
97 Tahoe 4x4 350 LT fully loaded 3.42s- 19 MPG stock
89 GMC Seirra 4x4 350 auto 3.42s - 20 MPG stock
96 Chevy K2500 Silverado 350 4x4 4.11s - 16 MPG stock
99 Chevy K2500 Silverado 454 4x4 3.73s - 14 MPG stock
94 GMC Suburban 1500 4x4 3.42s- est 16 MPG with issues
94 Chevy K2500 Suburban 4x4 454 4.11s - 14 MPG
There are more but this should get the point across

03 Yukon XL 5.3L 2wd 4.11s- 13.5 MPG down hill with a tail wind 10 inches off the back of a semi in cool weather in perfect running condition with lowered suspension and mirrors folded in, fat guy in the back seat rocking back and forth to encourage inertia

Although, it didn't care if it did or did not have the trailer behind it.
 
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I had an 03 yukon xl. I loved the power and the ride. I hated the seat positioning, fuel mileage, and the cost of parts. In addition to my neck and back problems, I have shoulder damage. Stretching out for a steering wheel doesn't fly with me. The 88-94 GMT400 platforms have a longer column, and I can reach the steering wheel without completely extending my arms or folding my legs up into the dash. Even if I put the seat perfectly straight up, I still have to reach to far out.

87 GMC C1500 305 TBI auto 2.73 rear - 28 MPG stock - GPS/computer tracked and verified
87 GMC Suburban 6.2L diesel, 700r4 auto, 3.42 rear, 29 inch tires - 32 MPG - GPS verified - 55 Gallon tank - 1600 miles between file ups
97 Tahoe 4x4 350 LT fully loaded 3.42s- 19 MPG stock
89 GMC Seirra 4x4 350 auto 3.42s - 20 MPG stock
96 Chevy K2500 Silverado 350 4x4 4.11s - 16 MPG stock
99 Chevy K2500 Silverado 454 4x4 3.73s - 14 MPG stock
94 GMC Suburban 1500 4x4 3.42s- est 16 MPG with issues
94 Chevy K2500 Suburban 4x4 454 4.11s - 14 MPG
There are more but this should get the point across

03 Yukon XL 5.3L 2wd 4.11s- 13.5 MPG down hill with a tail wind 10 inches off the back of a semi in cool weather in perfect running condition with lowered suspension and mirrors folded in, fat guy in the back seat rocking back and forth to encourage inertia

Although, it didn't care if it did or did not have the trailer behind it.
The GMT400s have the best interior. Even the bare bones WT trim is more comfortable than any of the new ones. The WarWagon had the 60/40 split bench and it was great. The WarBeast has buckets and my Tahoe has really nice buckets. I love them all.
 
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i believe i looked for these before for my truck & couldn't find them on that website.

chevy pick-up is different than gmc suburban, correct??? it keeps trying to take me to the same pair for both.
 
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So, I've really never had this thing out of town since I bought it. Today, it got a good shakedown on a 300+ mile roadtrip to OKC to take the kids to the zoo. After driving on the sh!tty Oklahoma roads, it is plainly clear that I really need to get rid of those damn rear bumpstops. It also did very well on fuel too. I didn't go easy on it. I spent most of the time on the highway around 80 mph. There was some city driving on the surface streets of OKC and a bit of lead-footing it through traffic. Even with 172,000 miles and all 4 O2 sensors throwing codes, the thing still did 18 mpg on the trip. I was pleasantly surprised.
 
Oct 22, 2007
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So, I've really never had this thing out of town since I bought it. Today, it got a good shakedown on a 300+ mile roadtrip to OKC to take the kids to the zoo. After driving on the sh!tty Oklahoma roads, it is plainly clear that I really need to get rid of those damn rear bumpstops. It also did very well on fuel too. I didn't go easy on it. I spent most of the time on the highway around 80 mph. There was some city driving on the surface streets of OKC and a bit of lead-footing it through traffic. Even with 172,000 miles and all 4 O2 sensors throwing codes, the thing still did 18 mpg on the trip. I was pleasantly surprised.
Not bad...13 mpg out of mine no matter what I do.