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Old August 13th, 2011, 03:25 PM   #661
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What happened to your other "new" truck?
I sold the black one that had the lift on it and bought this.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #662
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 10:56 AM   #663
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Just picked up an 07 2500
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 01:57 PM   #664
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 10:15 PM   #665
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2003 Ford F-250 lariat CCSB 4x4 7.3l Powerstroke auto 68,000 miles.

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Old August 25th, 2011, 04:16 PM   #666
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Old September 11th, 2011, 12:05 PM   #667
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New to us 2003 Chevy Suburban 1500, 5.3L, 111,000 miles. After towing the Cj with this one time I can't believe we used the WJ this long.

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Old September 12th, 2011, 09:44 AM   #668
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New to us 2003 Chevy Suburban 1500, 5.3L, 111,000 miles. After towing the Cj with this one time I can't believe we used the WJ this long.
Now go get a diesel and you won't be able to believe you towed with the suburban.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 10:08 AM   #669
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Now go get a diesel and you won't be able to believe you towed with the suburban.
Dude my 2500 suburban with the 8.1, air ride suspension, tow package tows and rides better than most things on the road. It's rated for a 14,000 # trailer and gets better mileage than my 02 7.3 Powerstroke got. On top of that I can get the oil changed on it for under $30.00 so I really don't see the upside to the diesel anymore. Just my .02
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Dude my 2500 suburban with the 8.1, air ride suspension, tow package tows and rides better than most things on the road. It's rated for a 14,000 # trailer and gets better mileage than my 02 7.3 Powerstroke got. On top of that I can get the oil changed on it for under $30.00 so I really don't see the upside to the diesel anymore. Just my .02
There is no way in the world your 8.1 got better mileage than a 7.3, empty or towing. But, I am sure the 8.1 towed just fine (I've towed with one, they are awesome to tow/haul with tons of power), and you are right the oil change is cheaper.

But, replace "diesel" with "8.1 2500 series" and I still stand by my statement.

I towed with half tons for years, and they are serviceable, and they do the job, and they do it better than a WJ would that is for sure.

My point was simply that going from a half ton up to a 3/4 or 1 ton is a similar jump in tow-ability.

If you aren't towing often, or traveling with a load often, a half ton is just fine, no doubt they have their place.
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There is no way in the world your 8.1 got better mileage than a 7.3, empty or towing. But, I am sure the 8.1 towed just fine (I've towed with one, they are awesome to tow/haul with tons of power), and you are right the oil change is cheaper.

But, replace "diesel" with "8.1 2500 series" and I still stand by my statement.

I towed with half tons for years, and they are serviceable, and they do the job, and they do it better than a WJ would that is for sure.

My point was simply that going from a half ton up to a 3/4 or 1 ton is a similar jump in tow-ability.

If you aren't towing often, or traveling with a load often, a half ton is just fine, no doubt they have their place.
I would agree with you. Now to be fair my 7.3 had some mods done which probably didn't help the mileage plus a lift and bigger tires but the current suburban truly does get better mileage empty and loaded. I did love hearing that 7.3 spool up in the hills but hated paying for the fuel and the higher maintenance costs. My Suburban drives great and pulls anything I want to put behind it plus has plenty of room for people and anything else you want to haul.
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I would agree with you. Now to be fair my 7.3 had some mods done which probably didn't help the mileage plus a lift and bigger tires but the current suburban truly does get better mileage empty and loaded. I did love hearing that 7.3 spool up in the hills but hated paying for the fuel and the higher maintenance costs. My Suburban drives great and pulls anything I want to put behind it plus has plenty of room for people and anything else you want to haul.
I haven't heard many people claim much higher than 10 mpg out of an 8.1, and honestly couldn't beleive someone claiming much higher than that......

I can get nearly 20 mpg out of my truck, and consistently get 18+ unloaded, and about 10-12 towing.

No argument on the higher maintenance costs, since I am not towing much even though I love my crew cab long bed, I am considering going back to a crew cab half ton....but not sure I want to give up the bed space yet.
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I haven't heard many people claim much higher than 10 mpg out of an 8.1, and honestly couldn't beleive someone claiming much higher than that......

I can get nearly 20 mpg out of my truck, and consistently get 18+ unloaded, and about 10-12 towing.

No argument on the higher maintenance costs, since I am not towing much even though I love my crew cab long bed, I am considering going back to a crew cab half ton....but not sure I want to give up the bed space yet.
Real mileage with mine is 15 highway @ 70 and if I run it at 65 I can get close to 17 if I run over 70 it starts to suck the mileage down fast so I try to stay under that. Towing doesn't seem to effect it much with my Jeep and trailer at 70 or less I get about 12, if I start pushing it speed wise it will get down near or just under 10 but still pulls it easily. The thing I've noticed is this thing isn't working hard at all on the road but mine is built to tow. City driving I get 12 without a load but I drive it easier than most, I don't hit it too hard on the takoff, I'm not in that big of a hurry.
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Real mileage with mine is 15 highway @ 70 and if I run it at 65 I can get close to 17 if I run over 70 it starts to suck the mileage down fast so I try to stay under that. Towing doesn't seem to effect it much with my Jeep and trailer at 70 or less I get about 12, if I start pushing it speed wise it will get down near or just under 10 but still pulls it easily. The thing I've noticed is this thing isn't working hard at all on the road but mine is built to tow. City driving I get 12 without a load but I drive it easier than most, I don't hit it too hard on the takoff, I'm not in that big of a hurry.
you must drive like an old man, my 8.1 2003 CCSB I got 12 best ever, typical 11, towing the jeep 8 or less. 8.1's don't get that good of mileage ever. awesome motor, I always tell people getting a gasser 6.0 that they should just go with an 8.1 same price to run and tons more power plus the allison behind it.
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i'm with akoz, your numbers are high, you must have the one with the fuel economy mode that the rest of them didn't get. You're claiming better mileage than the guys with 6.0's get of that era.
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you must drive like an old man, my 8.1 2003 CCSB I got 12 best ever, typical 11, towing the jeep 8 or less. 8.1's don't get that good of mileage ever. awesome motor, I always tell people getting a gasser 6.0 that they should just go with an 8.1 same price to run and tons more power plus the allison behind it.
I do drive it like an old man to get the mileage. LOL I still love the diesel especially the 7.3 I just cant justify the cost for the type of driving I do.
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if you can get that kind of mileage from an 8.1, tell me where to sign up to get rid of my 5.3 with VVT.
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Now go get a diesel and you won't be able to believe you towed with the suburban.
The diesel was first on my list too but the cost is too high and doesn't offer the room we have with this. I'm sure the diesel tows better but living within our means is higher on our priority list right now.
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Why is everyone always so concerned with mileage?...Ive never understood it. Not a single vehicle that I have owned/towed with in the last 8 years ever got better then 11mpg. Usually around 9ish.
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The diesel was first on my list too but the cost is too high and doesn't offer the room we have with this. I'm sure the diesel tows better but living within our means is higher on our priority list right now.
probably the smartest thing ever said on this forum. I did the same thing until I could afford the next thing, but I've always had to maintain my own junk to afford it. Lucky for my my truck & jeep have same basic driveline so it's all easy familiar to work on since I've done it a bajillion times.

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Why is everyone always so concerned with mileage?...Ive never understood it. Not a single vehicle that I have owned/towed with in the last 8 years ever got better then 11mpg. Usually around 9ish.
AMEN! I watch my mileage so I can tell if I've got engine issues, other than that I don't care to much I know the vehicles I drive suck at mileage. I'm dumb enough that when my truck is paid off I'll park it and buy another Jeep to DD and get just as bad of mileage, I miss having a nice clean Jeep to cruise to the mall in .
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