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    Default Do the 2000-2004 surburbans have passing power?

    Hi I am looking to buy a suburan and was wondering if the have good accelertation I know the suburban is no race car, but I was wondering if can be powerful when you need it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enjoijoe View Post
    Hi I am looking to buy a suburan and was wondering if the have good accelertation I know the suburban is no race car, but I was wondering if can be powerful when you need it?
    Not in my opinion. I had 5 Yukon/Suburban/Tahoe's between 1995 -1998 with the 5.7 and one pickup with that new engine...1999 model year I think it was. I remember thinking the 5.7 was much better. But you're not really buying these trucks for passing power.

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    i would have to say no unless it's the 7.4 i have a k250 454 and i can pass just about anyone i want to but it will drink your gas like it was water

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    Quote Originally Posted by rank View Post
    Not in my opinion. I had 5 Yukon/Suburban/Tahoe's between 1995 -1998 with the 5.7 and one pickup with that new engine...1999 model year I think it was. I remember thinking the 5.7 was much better. But you're not really buying these trucks for passing power.
    The Vortec 5.7 was better than the motor in my 1991 though. While gas mileage hasn't really improved thru the generations that much (ok, two or three miles better), they have gotten a lot more power with the newer models.

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    The 8.1L in my '01 2500 has all the passing power I need!!

    Cheers,

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike E. View Post
    The 8.1L in my '01 2500 has all the passing power I need!!

    Cheers,

    Mike
    I was gonna say the same, Get the 8.1L if you want passing power. My avalanche can take on anything. From 30-90 is almost instant. The suburban isn't much more heavier so I'm sure it is just as capable. Just keep an eye on the fuel gauge. My heavy foot causes cash just to fall out of my wallet, and into the gas pump.
    BRYAN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike E. View Post
    The 8.1L in my '01 2500 has all the passing power I need!!

    Cheers,

    Mike

    My tuned 6.0 moves my Burban quite well. Stock it was OK but once the TM was removed it was like I put an 8.1 in it.
    2011 Chevy Silverado 3500HD, Dmax/Allison, Taupe Gray Metallic, Line-x over the Rail & Rockers, S&B Intake, Banks Monster Exhaust, Rigid Dually D2's, Cognito Leveling Kit, Cognito Steering Braces plus much more.

    "Suburban" There is no Substitute.:great:

    SOLD - My Loaded up 02 2500 Suburban.

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    My Dad has an 02 with the 5.3 and it scoots right along just great. Plenty of passing power on that truck.
    99 Silverado Z71 4.8
    2" Suspension lift (Add-a-leafs and leveling keys)
    Long tube headers with 3" offroad Y-Pipe
    Volant Cold Air Intake with Ram Air Intake Tube
    Jet Mass Air Flow Sensor
    Diablosport Predator Tuner

    Previous Truck:
    97 Suburban K1500
    3" Body lift
    2" Suspension Lift (Add-a-leafs and cranked up torsion bars)
    35" Yokohama M/T's
    K&N Intake
    Airraid Throttle Body Spacer
    Hypertech Programmer
    Dual Flowmasters

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