Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jarydM, Nov 3, 2018.
Yeah, that and old spice. Not new old spice, OLD old spice. Like someone was preserving a corpse.
Found some of these, but can’t figure out what decided the color match grille and dual exhaust bumper molding. Found a few worthwhile however.
I think 12-14 premium had the body color grill and dual exhaust bumper. The Platinum had duals, but chrome grill.
So, I’ve got it narrowed down to 4.
Two 2014 Yukon Denalis and two 2013 Escalades. All have 80-100k on them (no big deal).
Thing is, they’re all 5ish hours drive away from me.
Few questions for the experts:
1) the caddy has the magnetic ride suspension, but is this more of a hassle? I drove a 2011 Escalade, and it felt almost exactly like my old NBS Tahoe (a good thing), but I haven’t found a Yukon to test drive to feel the difference. But trying to do research on them isn’t yielding much useful info.
2) they have identical tow numbers, is the trailer tow package with trailer brake control in the Yukon worth it if towing is the goal, or does it not really matter / aftermarket brake control just as good?
Gonna make a decision today, thanks for all the insights!
Denalis and Escalades should have very similar ride characteristics.
The integrated brake controller, while nice, is not that big of a deal. Sure it's nice to have one built in, but a Tekonsha P3 will work just fine, and wiring it in is a breeze. I'm comfortable with a Tekonsha controlling my 8600-lb trailer.
More importantly would be the coolers. For towing, you want to have the auxiliary coolers - transmission and engine oil. Look up those RPO codes so you know what to look for when you see them, or ask the seller to send you a picture of the RPO code sticker in the glove box.
My Sierra Denali has the following codes:
K5L EQUIPMENT ENHANCED COOLING PACKAGE ENHANCED COOLING PKG(K5L)
KC4 COOLING SYSTEM,ENGINE OIL ENG OIL CLG(KC4)
KNP COOLING SYSTEM,TRANSMISSION,HEAVY DUTY HVY DUTY TRANS CLG SYS(KNP)
These are the codes you want to see.
Or, just look through the grille:
Haven’t heard anything good about magnetic ride, but ive never driven it so i cant say.
About the integrated trailer controller, if it has that it has k5l rpo heavy duty trailering pkg, which means more cooling, usually 3:42 rear gears, extra trans, oil and per steering cooling....also , usually transfer case with 4hi and 4lo not just 2 or 4wd
Literally was just coming back to ask this. It seems the Escalades have trans and oil coolers, but I planned to ask for codes today.
Isn't KC4 your power steering cooler? It is on the nbs.
KC4 - ENGINE OIL COOLING SYSTEM (from the build sheet on 2014 Yukon)
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