3/4 ton vs 1/2 suburban

Deepfish
0

Asked by Deepfish Mar 27, 2011 at 11:55 AM about the 2011 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 1500 4WD

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I am planning to buy a new Suburban and am torn between the 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton.  I have an 04 3/4 ton now and love the autoride suspension that is not available on the new 3/4 ton (is available on the 1/2 ton only).  I need to tow my boat that weights about 8500- 9000 lbs on occasion (3-6 times a year).  Does anyone know if there is a way to beef up the suspension to make the 1/2 ton capable of towing this ? ie: added air bags to manual assist or other ideas.

2 Answers

justinzaso19
25

Your better off buying a 3/4 ton. It will make it easy to tow your boat around.

Eric Fritz
555

depends on how far you have to pull it. if it's more than 20 miles or it's hilly, go with the 3/4 ton. I occasionally pull that much with my 1/2 ton burb, but it really dogs in the hills. As far as the suspension goes, if you get a burb that's 2000 and up and is LT trim or up, it will come standard with the nivomat auto leveling hydraulic suspension (not autoride, that was an option.) You can buy spring loaded shocks to help out though if it doesn't have the nivomat or autoride.

Your Answer

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Suburban Questions

Chevrolet Suburban Experts

#1 Eric Fritz
Eric Fritz
Reputation 480
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 340
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 270
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Yukon XL"
368 Great Deals out of 10,616 listings starting at $2,550
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
1,006 Great Deals out of 32,142 listings starting at $1,780
Used GMC Yukon Denali"
178 Great Deals out of 4,881 listings starting at $2,990
Used Ford Expedition"
494 Great Deals out of 16,528 listings starting at $1,950
Used GMC Yukon"
336 Great Deals out of 10,679 listings starting at $2,685
Used Cadillac Escalade ESV"
126 Great Deals out of 3,257 listings starting at $4,995
Used Cadillac Escalade"
264 Great Deals out of 6,968 listings starting at $1,595
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
1,971 Great Deals out of 172,181 listings starting at $950
Used Lincoln Navigator"
118 Great Deals out of 4,283 listings starting at $3,950
Used Toyota Sequoia"
122 Great Deals out of 4,831 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD"
447 Great Deals out of 38,672 listings starting at $3,200
Used Ford F-150"
2,238 Great Deals out of 182,601 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Armada"
163 Great Deals out of 4,500 listings starting at $4,995

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 1500 4WD For Sale
2,170 listings starting at $62,495
2014 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 1500 4WD For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 326 listings starting at $44,975
2013 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 1500 4WD For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 321 listings starting at $34,998
2012 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 1500 4WD For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 186 listings starting at $35,000
2011 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 1500 4WD For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 335 listings starting at $26,987