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Old 05-06-2016, 09:13 AM
Location: Northeast Florida
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I interested in finding information about 3/4 ton 4x4 wheel drive 6.0 Liter automatic Suburban's if you have any information about what are the best years to buy and maintain let me know?
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Old 05-06-2016, 09:16 AM
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Old 05-09-2016, 06:50 AM
Location: Pikesville, MD
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As with just about any vehicle, the best years are the newest you can afford in a given bodystyle. For the 2500 series Suburban, that's the '02-06 versions. The '07s changed bodystyles, and there are some first year teething issues to deal with.

What do you plan on doing with it? Since I tow with mine, I preferred the 8.1 liter gas engine, vs the 6.0 liter, so I got a 2002 4x4 2500 with the 8.1 liter and automatic. 12,000 lbs towing capacity.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:28 PM
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I had a 1993 and a 2003. Both were 4 wheel drive and 3/4 ton. Loved both of them. Both had the small block motors but had plenty of power. I traded the 93 in when purchased the 03 new. It had over200k and was going strong still. The 03 was a wonderful vehicle that was almost trouble free. I had one problem (twice). At about 30k it started ticking (still under warranty), after changing oil pump (still ticked) they narrowed it down to the flywheel (6.0), it had cracks in it and when the engine warmed up it started expanding and made the ticking noise. At about 95k it started doing it again. I had a buddy that taught college auto mechanics. His students changed it out with a better after market flywheel. The only other problem (minor) I had was the paint on the rear hatch started to bubble a little bit. It would look like rust could be underneath it, but it was corrosion, like it was aluminum. I have know idea if it was or not. I have seen other suburbans with this and a ton of ford expeditions. Anyway, I think they are awesome vehicles, especially with 285's on them!
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