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01ish Burb with 6.0L mileage?

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by dhcomp, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok, so this shoudl be an easy question to search for....but can't find squat.

    What type of gas mileage are ppl getting out of 2001ish Burb's, 3/4 ton 4x4 with teh 6.0L?

    What rear end are you guys running with said mileage?

    THanks guys!
     
  2. GMCJason

    GMCJason 1/2 ton status

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    I can't help you with the 6.0 mileage but I do have a 2001 3/4 ton with the 8.1L and get 11-12 in normal mixed driving. Got 13.5 on our last highway trip. Should give you a lower bound for what you can expect.

    Oh, and it's with 3.73s.

    Jason
     
  3. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok, cool. Surprisingly, searching other sites, i have sort of found that the 6.0 gets about the same mileage....possibly less on teh highway for some reason. Guess that choice is out!


    Damn do i need to get this "tow rig" phrase out of my head, and buy another 1/2 ton :(

    Why oh why can't they make the duramax in the 3/4 ton burbs.......

    duramaxsuburban.com is like my dream right now.....
     
  4. 88sub4x4

    88sub4x4 1/2 ton status

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    My '05 2500HD w/6.0 gets 10 around town. Lots of stop and go here. On the highway I get 15-16 solo. It's got 4.10's. Towing I usually get 8-12 depending upon speed. 65 seems to net the best mileage. 75-80 the worst.
     
  5. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    buy a ford with a powerstroke or a dodge with a cummins in it..
     
  6. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    a truck doesn't really suit my needs....if it did, i'd get a duramax.
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    oh hell.... brand loyalty over dependablilty and performance any day huh?



    j/k man.
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Haha, that would be a bridge i would cross when i got there. Would be hard decision between a cummins and a duramax/allison. But until they make a burb with one, its not really an option.
     
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  10. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Yah serious. I saw that one.....pretty sweet.

    I was thinking more along the lines of http://www.duramaxsuburban.com

    Too bad i don't have a good shop and a couple of buddies that could help me with a conversion, because you can pickup the 2000+ 2500 burb's super cheap, as they both sucks gas with teh 6.0 or 8.1 L motors. I've seen a few used duramax motors for sale too.........damn, dont' get me thinking about this again :)
     

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