I used to have a 8.1L Avalanche, but was facing some annoying issues (3rd set of front hubs, trans was starting to slip, slippity sloppity steering, broken pieces and being @104K miles with 11mpg if I'm lucky so I sold it).On to the show... as I'm itching to have a big SUV again.
1) I drive 3 or so miles each direction every day, 20 mile each direction maybe twice a week, and see drives of 90miles to 300 each direction at least 3 times a month. Would this be compatible with a 7.3 diesel?
2) I have no tolerance for on-the-road mishaps, but maintenance scheduling is fine. Besides getting a built transmission, gauges, and free flowing exhaust, what are drivetrain areas that must or "should" be addressed? Or are those pretty much the gotta-do's anyhow?
3) On the chassis, any areas that see repeated maintenance? Any improved hub options? Bushings?
I'm also considering a 6.0 ex with RCD servicing to address 6.0 issues.
I'm open to any advice the sage minds have to offer.
Thanks for listening