View Full Version : Duramax Suburban

06-04-2011, 10:49 PM
So GM had a prototype at a Louisville RV show in 2010 (or prior?)

Man I wish they would start making these!


06-04-2011, 10:56 PM
They shelved the v8 NA diesel as the economy crashed. Ditto Ford. Now there is a slight revival as Cummins is testing a 4cyl with Nissan through 2014. Combined mpg rating of 28, meaning it would get 30+ on the hwy. Mid 200's for hp, 350ft lbs tq....

06-05-2011, 02:05 AM
Prototype baby Dmax in a 3/4 ton Suburban? Would be cool. Same power as a LB7!

06-05-2011, 10:42 AM
I like that truck. Don't know if I would like the price tag.

06-06-2011, 05:33 PM
sweet!! i would love one but i bet they are close to 60k!!
guess my 2003 gas burner will have to do!

06-06-2011, 09:11 PM
There's a guy in Florida that does these as conversions. Forget the name. Pretty slick.

06-07-2011, 07:56 AM
The people in Florida that convert them are DuraBurb. They have lots of walk around videos of their conversions on Youtube they also do Durmax Tahoes.


06-07-2011, 09:46 AM
Here is one of duraburb's trucks.

06-07-2011, 10:54 AM
Pretty slick! Wish I had known about these when I upgraded my wife's '06 4runner a few months back to a '11 4runner. We owned several 6.2L and 6.5L turbo-diiesel Suburbans when the kids were growing up & overly active, but nothing similar available when we purchased the '06 4runner. We don't really need something as big as a Suburban, but a Tahoe would have been nice!

06-08-2011, 05:12 PM
Here's the thing... Most people that purchase vehicles today only keep them for less than 5-6 years. The duramax would be an awesome engine in a suburban, but would be a tough sell for the original purchaser since the two main reason to buy it would be power and long usage. Since most people would sell it well before it's worn out, power would be the only benefit. Don't know about you guys, but a 8k option isn't worth a few pounds of torque to me. Besides, Ford already killed the Excursion because not enough people bought it. The business model has already been proven to not work.

Duraburbs fill the niche market perfectly.

06-08-2011, 05:49 PM
I love diesels. i had a 84 blazer with a diesel that i ran tilll it gave out. i have been comtiplating a diesel truck. but i work 45 miles from home and would not drive it everyday. thats why i drive my jetts tdi that gets 45 miles a gallon.

anyway. i work in a county on the TN/KY border and all u see is big diesel trucks. after the problems that the guy that works for me has had with his cummings i am thinking about another gas burner!! he maybe spending another big chunk on his and all he says is "that's what you have to do when u have a diesel"

06-08-2011, 07:05 PM
Here it is


06-09-2011, 09:42 AM
Here it is


Gotta love a efi live tuned dmax!