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    Sr. Apprentice Z28Johnny's Avatar
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    Default what is better?

    I currently have a 96 Suburban 2500 that we bought last year to tow our 23' toy hauler (about 9000# loaded). It does alright, but hates the steep hills. I have ended up using it as my work truck for my business that I started and it gets dirty. My wife also wants a 4x4 for herself. So with all of that said we are thinking to get rid of her Honda Accord and buying an additional Suburban/Yukon XL. We are looking to get a little bit newer one with the 8.1.

    I am going on Saturday to look at an 01 2500 Yukon XL with the 8.1, 4.10 gears, sunroof, everything. It is listed at $6900. There is about 2 square feet of damage on the rear quarter. The owner jack knifed a small trailer into it and it needs repaired. It also has a bad sensor for the auto ride. It has brand new AC and other than that has not had any issues.

    Today I found an 01 2500 Suburban loaded with everything but the sun roof. The gears are the 3.7. It has a 4 or 6 inch Fabtech lift with 35" tires. I'm going to look at it tomorrow. I'm not sure if it has aftermarket gears or not (hopefully it does). I don't think the 3.7's with the bigger tires are going to help my towing. It is priced at $7,900

    Both have around 135,000 miles, are black, have tan leather.

    What should I be looking for on the lift to make sure it is good? The ad stated that it had autoride so I'm assuming they have the shock extensions. Assuming both are in decent condition which way would you go? I have a friend who does bodywork that says he can repair the quarter panel of the first one for about $400 and the owner said the autoride part was about $300. I love lifts. This will become my wife's DD (Yes I know the gas mileage sucks, but she doesn't drive that far).

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    Last edited by Z28Johnny; 10-22-2010 at 12:22 AM.

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