But if you're asking whether or not it's a good choice for a tow vehicle, my answer would be no. Apologies in advance for asking another tow capacity question, but I know some of you guys are on top of this and I'm not. Services subject to user terms and limitations. All I can say is that the Yukon is a far superior pulling machine. Services are subject to user terms and limitations. That era was still when a truck was a truck. Towing package came with rear sway bar, trany cooler, oil cooler, high output alternator, oversize radiator, and load leveling shocks.
Ours has the 350 and was a good puller. The leather wrapped captains chairs and steering wheel bathe you in comfort. Per the 1998 Chevy C1500 manual. I have a lot of happy memories in the Suburban took us and the kids lots of places but the Yukon is the main trailerin' machine from now on! Autotrac provides 100 percent rear-wheel drive until road conditions warrant a change. Now I havn't used their check yet, but everything else has been easy.
I don't want to blow up the old Suburban about 140k miles on original transmission , so I thought I'd ask the experts. Map Coverage available in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. The alum heads should be proven by then anyway. . No signs of burnt fluid and we've changed the fluid and filter since we've had it. So far they have treated me very right. I always run in 3rd gear, and have an extra tranny cooler in additional to the towing package.
Just not so sure if the auto tranny would just heat up and cool down again or if it or the converter might go boom. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. If you have never driven a Suburban it can be quite a shock. We also had the windows down and a strong head wind. Why not check out new? The tailgate is available as a no cost option in place of the older style panel doors.
It's worth your time to check into them. The mirror self-dims when headlight from behind, at nighttime shine on it. The 2500 comes standard in the 6 Liter but you can order an 8 liter. Secret: I tow a lot more weight 30' Formula on a Steel Myco trailer with my 96 half ton Suburban 4x4 than you are talking about. This thing does everything but drive itself.
They haven't put a diesel in a 'burb for 10 years, and the diesels they used back then had no where near the power of the Vortec 6000 in question. The numbers you listed are not really heavy in my view. There's no questioning the Suburban's drafthorse credentials, but just as Clydesdales, the 1899 equivalent of big-block V-8s but with more solid particulate emissions , have become merely celebrity beer salesmen, Suburbans are frequently kept as pets by affluent people who need--but refuse to have--a minivan. Your actual range will vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain and driving conditions. I pulled 7000 with my '96 Tahoe, and anything over 20 miles made for a long day. But minivans don't project a macho, outdoorsy, I'm-not-a-soccer-mom, we-bought-Yahoo. The Suburban appears as one giant picture window from the exterior, with enormous tinted glass panels behind the rear doors.
Was it ordered with a towing package? For light towing a class 3 hitch and trans cooler is a must to p … revent damage. Overall Driving Impressions While the 1999 Suburban is the ultimate utility vehicle it falls a little short on the sport side. If the trans fluid has ever been over-heated Smelled burnt , I would pick a different vehicle. If you do not have one then your local dealer shoud be able to provide this information. Ran like a champ - you would have thought there was nothing hooked up behind.
As far as I could tell, the 8 isn't an option. So what if you have he power to pull 7000. It has more interior space than some cargo planes I have seen, and it is heaven on the highway. I heard from another guy it's actually 9,000lbs if the car's not fully loaded, and only 6,500 when the car's fully loaded - could be bull. Although a truck with a higher payload capacity will probably have a higher towing capacity, do not think a half-ton truck can only tow 1000 pounds. It goes rig … ht on down the road at 5-6mpg. Add a little more ground clearance and some more aggressive tires and the Suburban would be much improved off the beaten path.
Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. What the Suburban gives up in off-road prowess, it more than makes up for with the ability to tow your Jeep, Land Cruiser or back woods blaster to the trial head with ease. If you want to tow something like a 3000 lbs camper, light truck tires would be in order. It will get to come down the other side of each hill but it will need to make it up the up side. You will also find the different numbers for the different engines.