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Old 01-07-2009, 08:18 PM
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:09 PM
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I'll throw my two cents in as well... We have a 2006 Z71 Tahoe with the 5.3L in it. Previous to that we had a Denali with the 6.0L... the 5.3 pulls just as well as the 6.0, and there is a marginal difference in fuel mileage. I have several buddies that pull with Fords, and after riding/driving them, I am glad that we have the Chev... good luck with your search.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:27 PM
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I have an 04 Chevy Sub 4x4 with the 5.3L in it. It does a gret job at towing. We bought it new and have about 55k on it. I have now towed my X2 across the country four times. That is four road trips at 1500 miles each. Included in that is the continental divide and some serious mountain passes. My boat is about 5000 lbs plus a loaded down suburban and no problems at all.

Next vehicle will probably be a Tahoe as the suburban is big!! I even have two young kids but still thinking of downsizing. Would definately get the bigger motor.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:47 PM
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We have an '01 Tahoe 4WD w/ the 5.3L.

My .02 is that it's possible to drive a 5.3L motor easy and not strain it, or more importantly the transmission, when you're loaded with full vehicle including gas, family, friends, equipment and a boat wit a tank of gas etc ... as opposed to having the smaller motor and wanting or needing to really get into the throttle and gears.

My '01 has 154k and I tow all the time. Of course I'm fairly good about maintaining. The only other recommendation is that if you're buying used, check the tranny fluid. If it smells burned then it's only a matter of time.

Good luck ...
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:49 PM
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Disclaimer:this post is not intended to open a can of worms. I am not resposable of all the dog fights that might occure. I have made up my mind on GM so don't argue here, Thank you.
It better be the right GM truck, or else!
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:52 PM
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OK...You are looking for advise but have already made up your mind??? What is wrong with this picture. These are your words not mine !!!
I think he was saying he made up his mind for a GM product, but was looking for advice on which one
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Get another Ford.....then you don't have to get a cool flame paint job.



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Old 01-08-2009, 07:23 PM
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Get another Ford.....then you don't have to get a cool flame paint job.



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Old 01-09-2009, 02:18 AM
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I'm kinda in the same situation - not a fire on my Explorer, but at 140K, everything has started falling apart. It's time.

I was hoping someone would comment on the 2WD/4WD issue. Any problems pulling your boat out with a 2WD Suburban? I've seen enough 2WD pickups burning rubber that I'm a bit shy of that in a boat hauler, but I'm wondering if the Suburban is heavy enough that it's not an issue?

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Old 01-09-2009, 04:25 AM
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I think the government is going to try to make us buy a battery powered truck to pull our toys.
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