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[~ 5 months] in with my 2500 series suburban
« on: February 05, 2017, 11:17:14 AM »
It's taken a while to adjust to life with such a massive vehicle. I mean, its harder to park, i can easily run over the smart cars and prius' in front of me and I'm pretty much just handing $ over to the oil companies....but I LOVE IT.

i had to put new shoes on it - cooper discovery ATP's and they're fantastic.

so far we've put 1200 miles on it... i've gotten 18.4 mpg out of it at its peak, but it's averaging about 15mpg overall.

I know i had to put aside my cheapness and anal retentive behavior when it came to MPG when we got this truck, but i still find myself looking at and analyzing all the data on the dash when driving. 4wd works nice - it took less then a week before we actually needed it just to get out of the property.

It's going in for an oil change next week, there is a little squeaking in the brakes so they may have to be re-surfaced.


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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 12:47:29 PM »
Sounds like decent mileage for a 4x4 of that size. I purchased a Superchips Cortex programmer for my last 5.3 and it helped with the mileage. Best I remember about 1 mpg around town and a little more on the highway. I could also adjust shift points and firmness which was nice. I firmed up the shifts but left everything else the same. Since I'm also OCD about mileage I use the fuelly app for all of our vehicles. If you like tracking that kind of stuff it's worth a look.


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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 12:53:13 PM »
Good for you. Nice looking rig. And that's not bad mileage for the 2500 imo....I get around that with the yukon (242k on the ticker). Plus nice to have acres for kids behind the drivers seat ha!

I wanted the Suburban when we got our Yukon but it was my wife's dd....we were getting rid of an s10 Jim my so the length of the Suburban worried me for her....which turned out to be not unfounded...the back of ours looks like she backed up by sound  :rolleyes: rock wall, dumpster, etc etc....

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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 01:49:47 PM »
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 01:51:59 PM »
Glad you're liking the new addition. I'm getting close on a new truck (read family vehicle) myself.
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2017, 05:53:06 PM »
We love our 2500 Yukon XL. If you dont plan to tow heavy, the factory efans are nice for the summer time and lead to better mpg in the winter when the AC is not on! Also if you plan to do any towing, get a tranny cooler. Else enjoy it!






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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2017, 10:58:14 AM »
How many miles on the clock of you who own these 2500's

I'm looking at getting one. Most have 120K on the odometer...

I'll most likely get a 08-newer with the 6.0
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2017, 02:13:05 PM »
How many miles on the clock of you who own these 2500's

I'm looking at getting one. Most have 120K on the odometer...

I'll most likely get a 08-newer with the 6.0

09 with 121+ got it with 119.8k on it.
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2017, 02:16:04 PM »
We love our 2500 Yukon XL. If you dont plan to tow heavy, the factory efans are nice for the summer time and lead to better mpg in the winter when the AC is not on! Also if you plan to do any towing, get a tranny cooler. Else enjoy it!







we'll be towing a lot for sure... but probably not north of 5000lb. i believe it has a tranny cooler on it already. i need to check.

she's a beaut...
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2017, 03:38:02 PM »
I bet it does....our '04 Yukon had one standard....and that's just a 1/2 ton...

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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2017, 03:45:37 PM »
He was most likely referencing an aftermarket add on in addition to the stock one built into most radiators if the vehicle is equipped stock with an auto transmission. We used to run ones from summit that had their own small fan built in and we had them wired off of a temp sensor to start up.
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2017, 04:11:53 PM »
Good looking SUV and mileage!

If you have the tow package you should have the plate cooler (best ones).
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2017, 06:21:39 PM »
So is one with 125K still viable for some time?
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2017, 06:25:08 PM »
If Big D buys it the answer is a resounding NO!!!!!

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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2017, 06:59:38 PM »
If Big D buys it the answer is a resounding NO!!!!!

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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2017, 07:18:10 PM »
So is one with 125K still viable for some time?

the 2500 series in the generation i got are like hens teeth. not long after that picture was taken with the trailor hooked up, some gimmedats were seen rollin past it slow rubber neckin'. it was parked in my sister in laws ghetto, i mean apt complex.

there is/was another for sale locallythat was an 07. it had the 4 speed transmission which i did not like driving.

considering we had to drive a ways to get ours means they're out there but not common.

that being said, i am sure i can get 300-400k out of this is maintained like many of the others i've seen out there.

govt auctions often have them with lower mileage.

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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2017, 08:03:19 PM »
We have 160K miles on ours (Black Bear Tuned) and it flat out hauls butt!

All of the 2500 comes with a tranny cooler. They look like this:


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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2017, 08:11:43 PM »
we'll be towing a lot for sure... but probably not north of 5000lb. i believe it has a tranny cooler on it already. i need to check.

Living in Texas, I only did the efans for the AC improvements at idle and low speeds. Everything else was a benefit. But the towing I have done, the efans have done great. 5K LBS would be a none issue in my opinion.

Ether way, Im jealous of the 6 speed tranny you have!

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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2017, 08:28:41 PM »
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3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2017, 08:55:17 PM »
Y'all are making me want one. I don't have a clue if this is a good price or not but I like the looks of it.
http://atcm.co/S2PVDP/1AAF73D9


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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2017, 08:52:01 AM »
Y'all are making me want one. I don't have a clue if this is a good price or not but I like the looks of it.
http://atcm.co/S2PVDP/1AAF73D9


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2011 was the last year they did these i believe and they introduced the flexfuel in 2010 (mine isnt flex fuel). that's a good price with the milage. i paid $20K for mine.

same trim as mine, just black inside.
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2017, 08:53:15 AM »
Here's a low mileage one for Don...

https://autoauctions.gsa.gov/GSAAutoAuctions/VehicleDetails/3GNGK26K08G311777

curious if its the 4 speed auto or 6. i think the 6 was introduced in 2009. the 4 speed was all over the place when we test drove one.
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2017, 09:43:09 AM »
He was most likely referencing an aftermarket add on in addition to the stock one built into most radiators if the vehicle is equipped stock with an auto transmission. We used to run ones from summit that had their own small fan built in and we had them wired off of a temp sensor to start up.

Yeah the '04 has a remote one that sits in front of the radiator. I just figured if the 1/2 ton version did the 2500 series would as well but maybe not?  :huh:

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/auto-parts/2004/gmc/yukon/slt-trim/5-3l-v8-gas-engine/cooling-system-cat/trans-oil-cooler-scat

It also has a remote PS cooler (this I had to replace when it went....I said no to the pricey dealer version and got a larger remote version I rigged up for $18 iirc).

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/gmc/yukon/15295843/2004-year/slt-trim/5-3l-v8-gas-engine/steering-cat/pump-and-hoses-scat/?part_name=power-steering-cooler




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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2017, 10:21:09 AM »
heres a sweet one in UT

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/675385607/overview/
All and set up and appointment I'll go test drive it


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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2017, 12:56:05 PM »
curious if its the 4 speed auto or 6. i think the 6 was introduced in 2009. the 4 speed was all over the place when we test drove one.

I concur, the 6 speed should be standard on all of them 2009 and newer.  It is easy to tell.  The shifter either has the + and - buttons indicating a 6 speed trans, or it doesn't indicating a 4 speed.

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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2017, 01:24:17 PM »
curious if its the 4 speed auto or 6. i think the 6 was introduced in 2009. the 4 speed was all over the place when we test drove one.

I concur, the 6 speed should be standard on all of them 2009 and newer.  It is easy to tell.  The shifter either has the + and - buttons indicating a 6 speed trans, or it doesn't indicating a 4 speed.

or if you have blonde moments like me, feeling the transmission shift down and up every 5 seconds is a good indicator.
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2017, 07:15:26 PM »
Y'all are making me want one. I don't have a clue if this is a good price or not but I like the looks of it.
http://atcm.co/S2PVDP/1AAF73D9


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That is the exact vehicle I am considering!
Have been talking with the dealership for a couple weeks.
He is pretty much in love with it. $25,900 is pretty much it, well so far.
He added 50 more pics to the web site after I kept asking about the undercarriage.
The lift is a cheapo Rancho and the shocks look all worn out and buggered up. Tires are about 50%. Mileage is 129K I think, and it has some serious cosmetic scratches.
Good point is that it was built in Texas and sold in texas, Lived its whole life there until 2017!
I want it so bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2017, 07:49:03 PM »
Y'all are making me want one. I don't have a clue if this is a good price or not but I like the looks of it.
http://atcm.co/S2PVDP/1AAF73D9


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That is the exact vehicle I am considering!
Have been talking with the dealership for a couple weeks.
He is pretty much in love with it. $25,900 is pretty much it, well so far.
He added 50 more pics to the web site after I kept asking about the undercarriage.
The lift is a cheapo Rancho and the shocks look all worn out and buggered up. Tires are about 50%. Mileage is 129K I think, and it has some serious cosmetic scratches.
Good point is that it was built in Texas and sold in texas, Lived its whole life there until 2017!
I want it so bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

then go get it. im telling you - you wont be disappointed. scratches are just scratches. ours has a bunch too. luckily they're in the clear coat.
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2017, 07:55:14 PM »
That's funny. I just sent that to my wife and made my case for her needing a different vehicle for her new duties. That being said, I for one hope you get it Don. I'm not doing anything until the Rebel sells.


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3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2017, 08:05:35 PM »
Here's a couple more.


http://atcm.co/S2PVDP/1AC39E3B


http://atcm.co/S2PVDP/1AC9B16B

And if you're not afraid of one with more miles the cost savings of this one would leave lots of room for upgrades.


http://atcm.co/S2PVDP/1A5406A8

Sorry for hijacking your thread stewie. I got a little sidetracked thinking about how much fun it would be watching Flyin6 work one of these over.

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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2017, 10:37:43 AM »
Here's a couple more.


http://atcm.co/S2PVDP/1AC39E3B


http://atcm.co/S2PVDP/1AC9B16B

And if you're not afraid of one with more miles the cost savings of this one would leave lots of room for upgrades.


http://atcm.co/S2PVDP/1A5406A8

Sorry for hijacking your thread stewie. I got a little sidetracked thinking about how much fun it would be watching Flyin6 work one of these over.

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no worries. It would be cool if another member here snagged one like mine.
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2017, 01:32:42 PM »
I believe 2013 was the last year for them, so they will hold their value quite well. 

If you are going to look at these with the 6.0L gas engine, check the driver side rear exhaust manifold bolt.  9 times out of 10 the bolt head will be broken off and missing.  It causes a little exhaust leak between the manifold and the head.  Most people ignore it until it starts ticking.  Requires drilling out and tapping the hole for a new bolt, or using a repair bracket.  Not the end of the world, but it can be a great bargaining chip with a dealer because the repair is fairly labor intensive.  I have used the repair bracket on 3 engines in a row now, seems to work just fine.

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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2017, 01:50:12 PM »
I believe 2013 was the last year for them, so they will hold their value quite well. 

If you are going to look at these with the 6.0L gas engine, check the driver side rear exhaust manifold bolt.  9 times out of 10 the bolt head will be broken off and missing.  It causes a little exhaust leak between the manifold and the head.  Most people ignore it until it starts ticking.  Requires drilling out and tapping the hole for a new bolt, or using a repair bracket.  Not the end of the world, but it can be a great bargaining chip with a dealer because the repair is fairly labor intensive.  I have used the repair bracket on 3 engines in a row now, seems to work just fine.

would that cause a slightly hard idle at times?
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2017, 02:12:58 PM »
I wouldn't think so unless the exhaust leak was really large.

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« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2017, 02:25:04 PM »
I wouldn't think so unless the exhaust leak was really large.

my 6.0 idles smooth and quiet with the occasional little 'bump'. i think its just the nature of the engine/exhaust. i will check that bolt head this evening though.
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« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2017, 02:31:04 PM »
Mine also has to occasional bump or stumble when idling.  I have been meaning to dig into that but haven't had time.  It runs great otherwise.

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« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2017, 02:34:38 PM »
Mine also has to occasional bump or stumble when idling.  I have been meaning to dig into that but haven't had time.  It runs great otherwise.

yeah. it purrs like a kitten when at speed after roaring like a lion on acceleration.
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« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2017, 05:27:56 PM »
Amazing how that big tank of a rig can accelerate the way they do with the 6.0. I don't have much experience with the 5.3L except for my grandpa's 01 k1500 but that thing seemed like a turd compared to my wife's 04 denali with the 6.0L.
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2017, 06:04:29 PM »
Yeah tate,I think the 6.0s all got the 4:10s (maybe),
...and they do idle a little rough after a few miles. Seafoam would probably help.
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2017, 08:51:56 PM »
I believe 2013 was the last year for them, so they will hold their value quite well. 

If you are going to look at these with the 6.0L gas engine, check the driver side rear exhaust manifold bolt.  9 times out of 10 the bolt head will be broken off and missing.  It causes a little exhaust leak between the manifold and the head.  Most people ignore it until it starts ticking.  Requires drilling out and tapping the hole for a new bolt, or using a repair bracket.  Not the end of the world, but it can be a great bargaining chip with a dealer because the repair is fairly labor intensive.  I have used the repair bracket on 3 engines in a row now, seems to work just fine.

would that cause a slightly hard idle at times?
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« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2017, 11:10:51 PM »
The dealer took the left head off to drill the rear broken bolt on mine. I was able to do the right side by removing the fender liner and tire and drill it out in place. Some say they can weld a bolt on the broken end and remove it that way. If those 6.0's work much they do break the stock  manifold bolts.

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« Reply #43 on: February 09, 2017, 07:49:31 AM »
Thats one sweet truck  My guess is its probably only worth about $40-$42k but it appears to be done very well.  No mention of the mileage on the donor motor.  If I had more money than sense I'd love to take an newer escalade ESV and put a dmax in it.
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #45 on: February 09, 2017, 11:08:13 AM »
They do alot of those out here. 35k is about the going price but those are the 800 body styles. Fact I even sold my old intercooler to the guy who does them.
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« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2017, 01:01:35 PM »
Thats one sweet truck  My guess is its probably only worth about $40-$42k but it appears to be done very well.  No mention of the mileage on the donor motor.  If I had more money than sense I'd love to take an newer escalade ESV and put a dmax in it.

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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #47 on: February 09, 2017, 03:16:31 PM »
They do alot of those out here. 35k is about the going price but those are the 800 body styles. Fact I even sold my old intercooler to the guy who does them.

You'd think it wouldn't be that popular in Commiefornia.
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« Reply #48 on: February 09, 2017, 03:48:56 PM »
They do alot of those out here. 35k is about the going price but those are the 800 body styles. Fact I even sold my old intercooler to the guy who does them.

You'd think it wouldn't be that popular in Commiefornia.
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Re: 3 weeks in with my 2500 series suburban
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2017, 09:58:49 AM »
took the 2500 to the rock quarry for the first time to load up some stone for drainage fixing in the yard. i tried out the towing mode after i loaded up. aside from losing like 4 mpg on average (yes i am still anal about it), i liked how it used the downshifting of the transmission to help slow the truck down. with the exception of the jerking when hitting bumps, i didnt even know i was towing about a ton.

the bad part was the load of rock was too much for my little 5x8 trailer and it bent a little  :angry:



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