99 K2500 Suburban 6.5L

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  1. blazen71

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    The 6.5 is decent if taken care of and if the quirks are fixed. But they are underpowered compared to the other domestic diesels. I didn't care cause I love burbans
     
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    They're alright empty if you're not in a hurry. Torquey, great for WI, but would suck if trying to pull heavy out west at elevation. Not great for merging in a hurry, but pretty damn good for just driving around normal and getting OK mileage.
     
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    Honestly I'd probably break it. I had a heavy foot in my old 350, but it's gotten even worse now that I daily a 454; I go to pin it in a 6.5 and the truck would just leave the engine behind at the stop light.

    I hear that, my first truck was a 97 K1500 Suburban, loved that thing to death.
     
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    gstubbz Hi I'm Gavin and I have an OBSession

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    I'm on 6.5 truck number 3, all the 6.5s I buy have 250k+ and are all 94s lol. I haven't started a build thread on my new 94 eclb k2500 6.5 yet :)
     
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    very nice find

    welcome aboard
     
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    I just picked up a 6.5L truck myself. Yes they are a different animal than the other diesel engines of the era, but are still capable. I did a lot of researching on them before taking the plunge just to know what I would be getting into. Dieselplace.com has a lot of great info about them.


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    I've towed a skid loader with success. Part throttle and full throttle feel exactly the same, but Im not trying to win any races while towing 12k lbs.
     
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