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John E Davies

“DuraBurb” Duramax Suburban

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This truck is very cool, has a tuned diesel with big turbo, built transmission, 1 ton drivetrain and wheels, 4wd, and you can have it for $135k.

 

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https://jalopnik.com/how-to-build-the-chevy-suburban-diesel-that-gm-wont-sel-1821199538

 

I reckon it would pull an Olle OK.... but they never mentioned the actual tow rating.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

 

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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John - I got rid of that double post for you.

 

Nice truck but I hope that they put it all together for that $135,000.

 

Bill

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2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"

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Hey John I just stumbled across one of these for your Land Cruiser.

www.resurrectionlandcruisers.com/engine/


2018 OLEII #344   |   2018 Ford Expedition


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Hey John I just stumbled across one of these for your Land Cruiser.

http://www.resurrectionlandcruisers.com/engine/

 

Thanks for the link, I was not aware of that shop. I have never heard of a late model (200 Series) diesel swap, there are lots of emission and other stuff that have to be addressed. Lots of older rigs get dieseled, but only in places where there are no vehicle inspections.

 

I just wish Toyota would bring the diesel 200 version here, it is a beast of a tow vehicle with 50% improved mpgs, and about double the fuel capacity.

 

John Davies

Spikane WA

 


"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

 

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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Me too. There aren't enough diesel SUV options here. I have a Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel, and I'm really hoping it'll be a "good enough" tow vehicle. If not there really isn't a better option in diesel without going with a pickup. I like the new Expedition, but no diesel, and range when towing is only ~250 miles. How many MPG do you get out of your LC when towing?


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How many MPG do you get out of your LC when towing?

 

When you buy a US spec Land Cruiser you accept the fact that it will suck gas. My truck has 33 inch LT mud tires and those hurt. I get 10 to 12 towing, depending on how much steep climbing is involved, and there is a lot of that around here. I got 14 one time, downhill with a stiff tailwind. But that was definitely an aberration. The truck is only rated at 18 highway, not towing,in stock form with passenger tires. It used to get that at a steady 60 mph, and even a little better, before I started screwing around with it...

 

If you go oversized on the tires, regearing from 3.9:1 to 4.3 or even 4.88 ring and pinions will _really_ wake up the towing performance and possibly increase mileage at the same time, but that is $3000. All models have two really tall overdrive gears. Regearing lets you tow in fifth instead fourth (6 speed tranny) except for steep grades. The later 8 speed trucks have tighter spacing between gears, and a much lower first gear, and are a little better at towing, than my 6 speed (2013 model).

 

The 4.5 liter twin turbo diesel Cruiser blows the 5.7 gas version completely out of the water for towing and range, especially when chipped - 50% more power at the wheels with just a chip, exhaust swap and dyno tuning. ... 

Fast forward to 5:00 for road test and fuel economy results.

 

Darn it.... Why won’t they bring these here!? ... https://www.toyota.com.au/landcruiser-200/range

 

John Davies

Spokane WA


"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

 

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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