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GMC Yukon XL and Yukon XL Denali



  • ssmilesssmiles Posts: 35
    Dropped by Macpherson Chevrolet in Irvine, CA to check out their first 2001 Suburban Z71 that arrived a few days ago. It was a white one. They placed it on the lot Friday afternoon. It sold Saturday morning for the full sticker price..$42K+
  • fabfixinfabfixin Posts: 2
    As of last week, could not order 8.1 Suburban. Not sure if they are done for 2001 or just done
    with the 8.1 engines. Had to find one at a dealer. As of Thursday, they did not have pricing on 2002 yet either. Good luck!
  • My husband and I are considering buying a used (1999) GMC Suburban. Our question is, what type of millage do these vehicles get... what is too many miles?

    Wayne and Leah
    [email protected]
  • lambdaprolambdapro Posts: 51
    Is there any information out there on whether or not the 2002 Suburban will have a Duramax Diesel option?
  • grogman1grogman1 Posts: 76
    I was hoping that I could get some group feedback for a cabin sound that's developed on my 2001 1500 YXL with auto climate control(in lieu of the other option - "schedule a time and we'll have a looksy") I just logged 3K total miles and have just started hearing a popping sound that sounds like its coming from the left front air duct(driver side closest to the door). It can only be heard at faster speeds(50-75) and does not seem to stop when I open or close the air duct or turn the AC on and off.

    Sorry about the limited info -Any help is appreciated
  • drb2002drb2002 Posts: 72
    Muncho, I was wondering where you got the numbers for the Yukon XL? You stated the following:

    "I got the Denali XL figures from"

    This article states:

    "They also seem to be more respectable in the 0-to-60 department -- 8.7 seconds for the Denali, 9.2 for its bigger brother, according to GMC."

    So where is the data for the "regular" Yukon XL? Funny how the eyes can play tricks on us when we want to see something else. I f anyone else has data comparing the 53.L XL to the 6.0L DXL, I am interested.


  • drb2002drb2002 Posts: 72
    I am looking at all the different brake controllers out on the market, and I was looking for some experienced users of the Hayes Lemmerz Micro Control unit. It has been replaced by the Energize XPC, and they can both be used with a remote push button control.

    I want a brake controller that can be mounted "way" out of the way, and then mount a small remote trigger somewhere convenient.

    I would appreciate any opinions from someone who has shopped around, or users of the above mentioned unit.

    Thanks, Dave
  • Most dealers I have talked to indicated that the autoride would not help when towing a trailer under 3500 lbs. The comment I got was autoride would make the ride stiff and I should stick with the Premium Ride Suspension package.


  • rhanson3rhanson3 Posts: 69
    Just ordered a front protection 3m film from clear mask 1-817-251-2177 for my 2001 yukon XL.
    The product covers the side mirrors and painted part of front bumper. $ 65 and my cost to have it installed locally will be about $ 50 but it comes with a video for the do-it-yourselfers. And no I do not work for the company. Ask for Jim.
  • jgmilbergjgmilberg Posts: 872
    Auto ride will make the ride SOFTER. I got it on my 3/4 ton Yukon XL. It makes a big difference between with and without. If you are considering a 1/2 ton model it will ride like a Denali XL. As far as helping with trailering, on the half ton it will level off the truck when you tow, so it helps out no matter what the weight you're towing. It is worth every penny for the option wouldn't get one without it, ever again. Ask Heatwave3 for his input, he has a Denali XL. Drive a couple before you make the choice. If one with autoride can't be found, look for a Denali XL. Keep in mind if you have to try it on a DXL the driving characteristics are different from a regular Burb, or YXL, because of the all wheel drive. Just use it as a suspension comparison. WARNING- You may fall in love with the DXL. I have heard many good things about the extra features.
  • mitch43mitch43 Posts: 10
    Just to add my two cents to this discussion, I just last week took delivery of my 01 Yukon, with auto ride, based on the advice of this board and particularly jgmilberg. The wife drives it to work every day. We were both a bit concerned about how the ride would feel (this is our first SUV), that it would be too much like a truck. With the auto ride, my wife loves the drive and says if rides and handles almost like a car (which, I know, not everybody thinks is a good thing). If your seeking a "car like" ride, I would recommend auto ride.
  • jgmilbergjgmilberg Posts: 872
    Thanks for putting $750 on the words from me, but lets share the wealth a little bit with Heatwave3. He backed me up on all the post as far as Autoride goes. Glad you like it, and hope you can get more time behind the wheel to enjoy it. My wife is "scared" to drive my beast, so I don't have to worry about drive time.
  • msncowtnmsncowtn Posts: 18
    to rain bud 66...Autoride will greatly enhance hauling and pulling. Many dealer reps are unfamiliar with how this option works, and are too lazy to find out. See msg 510 for more info. Also, brochure makes reference to "loaded or empty", when describing the option. I would have paid twice the price for this option.

  • lambdaprolambdapro Posts: 51
    Unfortunately, autoride and 9 passenger don't mix. I need to seat three occasionally with all the seats down. That precludes the autoride option for me. The autoride was the one feature available with the LT package that made me consider going up from a base package.
  • jgmilbergjgmilberg Posts: 872
    HUH? It should make the ride more comfortable for all the passengers. Are you saying that you can't get a bench in front and get Autoride as an option on a base model? I didn't look into that because I got the full boat option pkg and all the extras on my Yukon XL. Only option I didn't get was the 8.1L engine.
  • lambdaprolambdapro Posts: 51
    No autoride and LS. Have to have LT. LT does not have a bench. I did not think to check the Yukon XL. I just checked and you can get an SLE with bench seat and autoride. You're right. Advantage - GMC.
  • sreidvtsreidvt Posts: 2
    We're going to begin doing some family camping and are replacing our 1999 Suburban K1500 SLE with a van-conversion RV. There are pros and cons to this decision, of course, but we'll try it and see how it works out. It has been one of the best vehicles I've ever owned. Rather than turn it in next week (end of lease, heavy excess mileage charges) I want to sell it privately but am having trouble deciding what a fair selling price would be. Kelly and NADA put it at $25,000 (with the mileage deduction for 87K miles) but I'm thinking $22,000 is closer to market value. It is in excellent condition, no scratches, proper maintenance, very good tires, etc. but I don't know what the market is like for these right now. Any advice is welcome on list or to me privately at [email protected] Anyone know of a shop in New England that specializes in selling used Suburbans? I know there are a few out west but around here (southern Vermont) I haven't heard of any.
  • Does any know if the 2002 yukon xl's will have a new look. thanks
  • rhanson3rhanson3 Posts: 69
    Want a front bug screen that covers the complete front end for my Yukon XL( not a bra ) that goes on and off easily. I saw one on a internet site a couple of months ago and now 4 hours of searching I can't find it. It attached with velco under the hood. Not ment to stay on at all times. your help is appreciated.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Did you run across these links or messages already? Good luck.

    Dodge Accessories (I know, Dodge, but...)
    link seems to be dead, but an address

    usual disclaimers :-)

    Vans, SUVs and Aftermarket & Accessories Message Boards
  • skipjack2skipjack2 Posts: 29
    I just replaced my 245/75/16 Gravestones with Michelin 265 75 16's LTX M/I and my speedometer is reading about 3 MPH fast at 70 MPH. I had this done a a dealership in Charleston, and was assured that they would adjust the computer to compensate for the larger size. I thought I detected some uncertainty about the adjustment, but they said they adjusted it. I checked my speed coming back to Florida on the I/I 95 and at a speedometer reading of 66 I was doing about 69 MPH. It may be that I need more adjustment, which I understand I might be able to do. Has anyone tried this. Where is the adjustment located and /or do you need special equipment to do this? I have the 3/4 LT model, 6.0 engine with Autoride and 410 rear, 4 wheel drive. I really like the Autoride feature and I feel I do get a better ride. I got about 12 MPG at an adverage of 67 MPH on I/I 95 (GPS)pulling a 3200 LBS boat. I had been getting 8.4 pulling an 8000 LBS boat, 14.5 +/- hi way and dismal around town. I hope the tire size up grade will help. (4300 miles on it now.) BTW the Michelins were a vast improvement over the Firestone tires. Both 10 ply. I would like to get the speedometer on with GPS. Any input appreciated.
  • jgmilbergjgmilberg Posts: 872
    Had mine adjusted at the plant I work at, and the dealer should have the same tool. It is called a Tech 2. You just plug it in and follow the directions to get to the tire size adjustments, pick the new tire size and save the change. It worked on mine, paced a car with a digital speedo and everything was right on. I am not sure about it but HyperTech's power programmer is supposed to be able to do it also. Costs around $300 and can do other things too, like get rid of the speed limiter, and change your performance curve. May be worth it, but have read some posts saying something about needing some kind of GM code to change the settings. My '01 3/4 ton Yukon XL is set up the same as yours, and had no problems. The Tech 2 IS a GM designed and programmed computer diagnostic tool and this would explain why the others have posted about needing a code with the power programmer from Hypertech. If you go back to the dealer with your paper work saying that they adjusted for the tire size change, and your speedo is still off, they should fix it. It only takes 15 minutes to do, if the guy knows what he is doing, and can do it in the service write-up area. You must find out if he dealer even has a Tech 2, if not it will have to go onto the big computer in the service bay and I am not sure if it can be done on there or if the service tech knows how. If possible watch them.
  • ssmilesssmiles Posts: 35
    My dealer called me today at 2pm, said my Burb was rolling off the truck into the lot. Will be picking it up tomorrow. Ordered it March 1st. That was a long 8 weeks and 3 days, hopefully worth the wait.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    You do not need a "gm" code. It only works for 1 vehicle however. You plug it in the diagnotic plug and it downloads the trucks info (vin model)

    Then you go from their answer a bunch of yes/no questions then program takes 15 min

    Did this to compensate for larger tires (285's on my silverado)
  • dicksiedicksie Posts: 4
    Tell me more about your 99 suburban that you are going to sell. My daughter is looking for one. What color, 4x4? and options. please e-mail me. [email protected]
  • jffitzjffitz Posts: 3
    I am looking at a used 2000 Yukon XL w/ low mileage and great condition, but it has second row bucket seats, which we did not really want. Anyt thoughts on the positives/negatives of this? What about swapping in a bench: is it possible and how much?
  • ssmilesssmiles Posts: 35
    Took delivery of my 2001 Chevrolet Suburban Z71 this afternoon. It was worth the 8+ week wait. It came equipped exactly as I ordered. I was already aware that the roof rack would not sport the rear facing auxilary lights as Chevrolet originally advertised. After a thorough walk through to check for problems before leaving the dealer, my wife found that the seat belt in the middle seat of our second row bench was installed backwards. The dealer corrected this within 15 minutes and we were are on our way home. It was built in Silao, Mexico and came with 17" Goodyear's.
  • jgmilbergjgmilberg Posts: 872
    The only things I can come up with for 2nd row buckets are as follows:

    Easier access to the 3rd row for kids.

    Open space between the seats when folded down, a big thing if you want to haul long stuff, like 2 X 4's
    Loss of passenger carrying capacity.
  • don4341don4341 Posts: 69 now lists the 2001 Shop Manual as available.
    Price = $120.00 + $6.50 to ship.
    Land Line = (800) 782-4356
    Fax = (313) 865-5927
    This is Irv. covering for Brother Don 4341.
    Good health to all.
  • moss6moss6 Posts: 12
    Hypertech programmer is the only way you will be able to reprogram for a tire size change; it is done by tire diameter and is accurate to 1/4" increments. The tech 2 tool will register on the link hook up but will not actually adjust any parameter on the actual trans. or speedo profile.
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