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    Default Only the 6.0L on the newer 2500 Burbs?

    Anyone know why the '08+ 1500 Suburban Denali's have the 6.2L motor and the 2500's ONLY have a 6.0L and no option for the 6.2L?

    Just curious as it would seem that it the 2500's could have the 6.2L option.

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    That would make your 2500HD chevy into a Denali GMC and take away sales and eat into the $15K profit that they get from a Denali.
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    I think GM would sell a lot more 2500 Burbans if they would drop in a diesel or go back to offering the big block. I don't see nearly as many 2500's in the new body as the 2000-2006 and there are even more 99-older 2500's. Seems like GM is pushing everyone to pick-ups for towing. I tried waiting as long as I could for GM to get off the pot on bringing back the diesel but I had to pull the trigger. With out ordering one, I could not find a new 2500 Burban so I setteled for a 1500 Z71 to hold me over until either GM offers another option or (God forbid) they retire it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caddiac View Post
    I have often wondered the same thing about the Escalade and all wheel drive. Unless something has changed, Caddillac only offers it with all wheel drive. Not that it matters to me though. Too expensive and I would be afraid to jump a curve to get out of heavy traffic in an Escalade!
    You can get the Escalade in either 2wd or AWD. I would rather have the part time option so I can have the best of both worlds. Rwd handling on the hwy and the ability to take it off the pavement with 4WD. We looked at the Escalade and the Denali but I really did not see the value of the AWD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandhopper View Post
    I think GM would sell a lot more 2500 Burbans if they would drop in a diesel or go back to offering the big block. I don't see nearly as many 2500's in the new body as the 2000-2006 and there are even more 99-older 2500's. Seems like GM is pushing everyone to pick-ups for towing. I tried waiting as long as I could for GM to get off the pot on bringing back the diesel but I had to pull the trigger. With out ordering one, I could not find a new 2500 Burban so I setteled for a 1500 Z71 to hold me over until either GM offers another option or (God forbid) they retire it.
    I agree. We were towing a travel trailer with a 2000 'Burb 1500 and was a bit under powered IMHO. I did manage to find a '09 'Burb 2500 LT (LT2 package) -which was hard to find. I would have liked to see a bit more HP like in the 6.2L, but the 2500's currently only come in the 6.0L It would seem for the 2500 as it's a HD, they would have dropped in the 6.2L.... go-figure?

    All in all, very psyched about our new 'Burb as it is a world of difference from our old 2000.


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    I don't know much about the 6.2, but the 6.0 is proven in 3/4 ton apps, and is probably more suited for heavy towing. They can be modded for more power. Your pocket book is the limiting factor. Given the popularity of the crew cab pickups, the market for heavy Subs is probably limited.

    The death of the Big Block is just plain sad.
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    I agree with the big block comment...

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    The 6.0l in the 2500 is different then the 6.0 max, its tuned different. the 8.1 even though yes was a big block was not popular in the fact that it had to be detuned in essence for a truck application to not tear the tranny apart or hooking it to the very expensive Allison tranny. Alot of 8.1 owners that also had the 6.0 in a 2500 said the same thing, the 6.0 had better use of its power in lower rpms, and the 6.0 had almost the same power rating as the 8.1L so thats why it went away. the 6.0 was too good a motor is what it came down to. its the same consept as the current 427 that was in last Z06 big block cubes and power out of a stroked and bored small block. technology has made the BB obsolete, you can achieve the same power numbers in a more eco friendly small block
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