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Old 03-08-2019, 12:08 PM
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5.3 in the Tahoe will have no issues towing anything on your list. 2014+ with the DI motor will do it much better than the 07-13 models. 6.2 will do it better, but no reason to spend outside your budget if you don't need it. 6.2 is also premium only and the 5.3 runs on regular, also consider the 5.3 makes 355/383 on regular and 383/408 on E85.
Thanks for this. I didn't realize that there was a difference in both the fuel between the 6.2 and 5.3 but the HP difference from regular to E85 in the 5.3.

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I would definitely recommend trying to get the 6.2 if you go with a Yukon or Tahoe. I previously had a Tahoe LTZ with the 5.3 pulling my X10. It did ok but you could definitely tell it was back there and it was constantly downshifting on hills. I ending up having problems with the rear end (not sure if it was from towing) and got rid of it. Currently in a Yukon Denali with the 6.2 and its a significant upgrade in terms of towing. Also agree with other comments about the leveling system. Both the Tahoe and Yukon had it and its really nice.
If you don't mind me asking, what rear end issues did you have with it? Anything that this generation is known for or was yours a one off?
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Old 03-08-2019, 12:10 PM
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Old 03-08-2019, 12:43 PM
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I posted this on the other towing forum but I'll play. I'm all about the SUVs. Here's the rusty daily driver 2004 Z71 Tahoe pulling the Prostar. Stock 5.3, 2nd 4l60e, 3.73 gears.


I'll be towing with the green giant once I finish the transmission. 1997 GMC Suburban K1500 SLT. Vortec 5.7, MSD ignition, Gibson headers, custom exhaust, 2nd 4l60e, 3.42 gears.
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Old 03-08-2019, 02:05 PM
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Thanks for this. I didn't realize that there was a difference in both the fuel between the 6.2 and 5.3 but the HP difference from regular to E85 in the 5.3.



If you don't mind me asking, what rear end issues did you have with it? Anything that this generation is known for or was yours a one off?

Just check the gas cap to make sure itís yellow, gas door will also say E85.

If I had to guess it was the pinion bearing, I finally had to do mine at 150k. G80 locker can brake if you drive it like you stole it, other than that itís a fairly solid rear end setup.
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Old 03-08-2019, 02:35 PM
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Just traded in the Ď15 4Runner for a Ď17 Yukon. So far I love it but already scared me with a fouled plug. Sounded so much like a cylinder down that I had AFM nightmares till I got it in to a service appointment. 205v pushed the 4Runner down a gravel covered road one day and I swore Iíd get rid of it after that. All the kids and gear in my f250 isnít nearly as cushy as the Yuke. 5.3 not sure on rear end


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Old 03-08-2019, 04:41 PM
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Thanks for all of the responses guys! It sounds like the best rig, if I can find one in my price range would be a Yukon/Tahoe with the 6.2.
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:34 PM
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Based on the boats you listed, a Tahoe with the Max Trailer package would be a good choice.

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Old 03-08-2019, 10:38 PM
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Just check the gas cap to make sure itís yellow, gas door will also say E85.

If I had to guess it was the pinion bearing, I finally had to do mine at 150k. G80 locker can brake if you drive it like you stole it, other than that itís a fairly solid rear end setup.
Just out of curiosity, whereíd you find those numbers?
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:05 PM
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Do whatever you can to get the 6.2L if you are going to be towing. The 5.3L with the 3.43 rear end will do okay for your needs, but the 6.2L will do so much better. It will make those long trips a lot more enjoyable.
The 5.3 feel like an absolute dog after driving the 6.2

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You may be able to find a Tahoe with the 6.2L, but it may end up being a newer year model.
what years? I might consider trading up
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:29 AM
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Just out of curiosity, where’d you find those numbers?
It’s listed on the GM site as well. My TQ numbers were a little off on this one, previous 07-13 5.3 only saw a 10/10 bump but it was noticeable once I hooked the X25 up.

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