Coeur d'Alene National Forest area.

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Old Griz

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Man the 496 I thought I was having gas issues with my 454 lol. I love suburbans they are perfect for this! Doing some more work to ours hopefully get some more trips in this summer.

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It's really no worse than the 454 on gas. The thing I like most about it is the torque. Our driveway is a 19% grade mile and gravel. Going up the driveway I never go over 1500rpm. It's rated to pull 12,000 pounds and I know I have pulled a lot more than that. We pulled a 30+ foot trailer with 2 bobcats with buckets and 2 backhoe attachments as well as a spare track for a John Deere 450 dozer. It did great.
 
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War machine

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It's really no worse than the 454 on gas. The thing I like most about it is the torque. Our driveway is a 19% grade mile and gravel. Going up the driveway I never go over 1500rpm. It's rated to pull 12,000 pounds and I know I have pulled a lot more than that. We pulled a 30+ foot trailer with 2 bobcats with buckets and 2 backhoe attachments as well as a spare track for a John Deere 450 dozer. It did great.
That's impressive for sure I was just asked last night what my towing rate was to be honest don't have any idea lol I've never pulled my than a couple dirt bikes lol

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Dilldog

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Im hoping to get out to that area this spring as soon as the snow melts off. I used to spend a lot of time up there when I had a dual sport motorcycle. I love it up there, its only 40min. drive from my house and feels like another world...
 
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Old Griz

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Enthusiast I

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North Idaho
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Has anyone gone across Christmas pass from the Avery side?
I want to drive across to see where the two guys were stranded this winter.
Bill #9810