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Old 04-11-2018, 09:09 AM
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I am bias and vote for the Sequoia. I have an 07 with 137k and it is still rock solid with no squeaks and rattles. The interior for a 10 year old still looks great and the dash knobs and instrumentation are still in great shape. I have been in similar aged or newer GM products and the dash knobs are all worn and the lettering is illegible. While the Toyota has less bling, it is a SOLID workhorse.
I agree SteveO, my tundra is now at 225,000 with no squeaks, rattles or issues as well.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:13 AM
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Is the air ride on the Yukon Denali different from the suburban? I've got about 120k so am always wary of what may go next. Just did the vlom.

To the op, lots of options, especially since most are nice to have, not must haves. GL
It's the same for all the SUVs and have the system on my Avalanche. My shock ripped around 100K but the truck still handles very well so I never got around to fixing it. It was also an option on the LTZ Tahoes, Denalis and Avalanche to have magnetic ride control shocks. Even with 150K on the clock and the airbag system no longer working my truck still handles great. Test drove a new 18 LTZ Z71 and thought it drove well, got back in my old truck and liked the way it drove better. First GM vehicle I have owned where the stocks were not junk in the first 60K.
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:31 PM
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We have a 2011 Suburban with the 5.3 and 3.42 rear gears and love it. Granted we only pull a PS200. The only knock on it would the that the dashboards in the 2007-14 GM full sized SUVs have a propensity to develop cracks.
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:39 PM
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Anyone know how to tell on the rear gears which it has when the seller doesn't know? I assume in the VIN code somewhere but would think there's a visual clue too.
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:03 PM
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Anyone know how to tell on the rear gears which it has when the seller doesn't know? I assume in the VIN code somewhere but would think there's a visual clue too.
Look for a tag under one of the diff cover bolts.

Or get a build sheet from the dealer.

Or log the RPM at a given speed and plug your number in to the gear ratio formula. You will need to know the transmission ratio or do this in a 1:1 transmission gear to make it easier.

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Old 04-12-2018, 03:39 AM
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Find the RPO code label, and then use this as a reference: http://www.crawlpedia.com/rpo_axle_codes.htm
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:24 AM
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I am bias and vote for the Sequoia. I have an 07 with 137k and it is still rock solid with no squeaks and rattles. The interior for a 10 year old still looks great and the dash knobs and instrumentation are still in great shape. I have been in similar aged or newer GM products and the dash knobs are all worn and the lettering is illegible. While the Toyota has less bling, it is a SOLID workhorse.
Can't say I disagree with anything you've said. My last 3 vehicles have been toyota powered. Nothing wrong with any of the other options, I really like the Fords, but I prefer less maintenance.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:20 PM
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I've been reading on the 5.3 V8 Yukon and Suburbans that some people think that engine is a dog. Any thoughts on that or with the right rear-end that make it tow better?
FWIW My little 3.0 diesel (ps209) outpaced an avalanche/5.3 (ps205) towing uphill. Bigger is always better.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:38 PM
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Find the RPO code label, and then use this as a reference: http://www.crawlpedia.com/rpo_axle_codes.htm
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Old 04-12-2018, 01:19 PM
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Toyota Club here.
Have had Taco, Tundra, Sequoia prior.
Currently in a 16 Taco and 17 Trd 4 Runner.

We had an 08 Platinum with AIR Suspension , very cool feature.
My experience with Sequoia towing was strong and at the Vehicle tow limits.
MPG towing was alway SUB 10mpg
Toyotas tend to "hunt" for gears while towing, even with Tow Mode on., and especially in the Hills.

Local non-towing 12.5 MPG was a reason for selling, but we should have kept it.
It never broke or had an issue.

I cant say it would tow "better" than any of your other options as I have not owned them.
resale is not the same with Tundra or Sequoia, as with Taco or 4Rnr, so you may find a good deal on a used Sequoia Platinum, and they are reliable
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