The demise of the 2500 Suburban

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by Jamm3r, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Where/how are you getting your information?
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Cargo pants. That's my next purchase. I've got 3 kids too ... 9, 5 and 2 1/2.
  3. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

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  4. DuraBurb

    DuraBurb New Member

    Bad news

    My information, The manager of the service Dept for our GM store here (a very close friend) has a brother-in-law who manages the equipment maintenance dept at the Arlington plant


    some of our fed info is accurate but some unknown

    the Mexico plant in Silao was retooled and has been building the new generation of direct injected V8 family (obviously as they are out) for some time now.

    but no V V T 6.0s are showing up at the Arlington plant anymore :(

    He said even Reuben Jones the assistant plant manager doesn't know for sure but it dose seem odd that as the changes are going into effect (the stamping equipment for the 2015 line is up and running now) and frames are coming in but no 3/4 ton hardware.

    It could come in later as they do build the 2500's in batch runs but Ricks brother-in-law said they should at least see hardware, but there are no 10.5" rear diffs or 6.0's nor any 8 lug wheel packs.
  5. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    There hasn't been a 2500 suburban since they gases out the diesel option IMO.
  6. DuraBurb

    DuraBurb New Member

    They build the 2500 SUV in batch runs and then put them in the "Pig Pen" for later shipment, I understand that on retool it is last to be built, Tahoe/Yukon/Escalade/ then Suburban/XL/ESV and last 2500 Sub/Yuk

    PS the Escalade was first this time and its body is in production and will arrive as the 2014

    soooooo its possible that it will be later in 2014

    We here at DuraBurb obviously stay very close to these changes and so I talked with Donna (client relations) over at the Arlington plant and she admits that there are a lot of rummers rolling around the production floor but the powers to be have not said yea or nae and that neither the staff, she or even Reuben really know for sure.

    As for now all that is known is the option for a 2500 SUV is not currently available and that yes the 25906 GMT900 is discontinued, while there are still plenty in the yard for the next year of sales. But as Donna said "just because we discontinue a old platform while still building variants of it does not mean it wont return on the new platform, we just aren't building the old one anymore".

    I think the confusion comes in where folks see "DISCONTINUED" and the think "GONE" but that may be an over statement that just may not be totally true.

    As a side note the body mount torque carriage isn't scheduled to be retooled which would indicate that the body mount positions have not changed so worst case we can always re-frame the 2015 with a GMT900 25906 frame and still continue the 2500 Duramax Suburban.
  7. baumsquad

    baumsquad New Member

    I wanted a suburban that would remind me i'm NOT driving my wife's minivan, so I bought a 2011 2500 4x4. I love it! It's big, loud and stiff just like the trucks/4x4's i grew up with up in Minnesota farm country. The 2500's stand out from the 1500's that are on every corner in the big cities in TX where i live now.

    Drives great out on the highway (14mpg) but then again, it sucks on speed bumps at the local grocery store. Watch you head!

    Would really be unfortunate if these go away. Am looking forward to pulling the snowmobiles this winter and the boats next summer with it.
  8. GM Customer Service

    GM Customer Service Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts


    I just wanted to stop by and say "Thank you" for being a loyal customer! I am happy to hear that you love your vehicle and by your post, enjoy driving your vehicle.

    Safe travels,

    Jennifer T.
    GM Customer Care
  9. DuraBurb

    DuraBurb New Member

    Don't worry Baumsquad

    As long as all of us are here at the DuraBurb build center there will always be a 2500 Duramax SUV, I can asure you of that my friend. :)
  10. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    ever do a cummins swap?

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