1997 Suburban , weight
New to this forum and fairly new to working on cars. Unfortunately I did not spend my teen years rebuilding carbs like my brother, so I feel like I am starting way behind the curve.
Problem: 1997 Suburban is a nice comfortable vehicle for my wife and I, BUT with its weight etc, the MPG is horrible. So, is it possible to trim down the weight on this vehicle to eek out a few more MPG?
I was thinking oftrying to turn it into a 2 wheel drive, and wondering how much weight could be removed by loosing the front wheel drive mechansims. First is such a modification possible, and secondly would it actually save me any fuel?
I really like this vehicle, interior and all, but at only 12-13 mpg, it needs some fixing so I can afford to drive it for work related trips. (Road trips to sell products I turn on my lathe)
Any advice would be welcome, even if it is "YOU idiot, you cant get MPG out of that tank" LOL.