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    Default 2x4 or 4x4 ? [Expired Topic]

    Hi everybody, I'm new on this forum and after having a look at the topics I didn't found the answer to my question...
    I own a 87 suburban, 6.2L diesel, 2x4 with the 3 gears transmission and the body is completly rusted (that's fun to live in Canada :evil: ) so I'm about buying a "new" suburban (still the same genereation : before 91).
    I found a 87 2x4, diesel and a 90 4x4 diesel. Both have the 4 gear transmission and the price is almost the same... so I'm wondering if the difference of MPG is very different between those 2 cars.

    Thanks a lot

    Ben

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    Default RE: 2x4 or 4x4 ?

    The 4x4 is going to be a little heavier, but I'm not certain if the extra weight costs that much at the pump between the 2WD and the 4WD. What part of canada are we talking about, btw?
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    Default RE: 2x4 or 4x4 ?

    I'm from Montreal (Quebec).
    Thanks for your answer anyway

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    Default RE: 2x4 or 4x4 ?

    Here's the government' (US EPA) fuel estimates for both vehicles:

    1990 Suburban with 6.2 Diesel
    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/7332.shtml
    Cost to drive 25 miles $2.91 (US)

    1987 SUburban with 6.2 Diesel
    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/4068.shtml
    Cost to drive 25 miles $3.07 (US)

    It looks like the 1990 6.2 Diesel is going to get better fuel economy (all things being equal between 2WD and 4WD).

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    Default RE: 2x4 or 4x4 ?

    allright thank you very much !
    I found the 1990 4WD : 3.25 US$/25 miles so it's not so bad compared to the 87 2WD.
    I'll go for the 1990 (just have to check again for the rust)

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    Default RE: 2x4 or 4x4 ?

    Good deal. Let us know how it works out, post some pics too if you get a chance.

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    Default RE: 2x4 or 4x4 ?

    yeah no problem, I aslo think about modifying the truck to run with vegetal oil (but not right after buying it) , I'll let you know.

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    Default RE: 2x4 or 4x4 ?

    Yeah, that would be great. There are some topics on biodeisel on here from the past. http://www.chevyequinoxclub.com/PNph...3cdda9cf.phtml

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