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Old 02-25-2007, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A new (and different) article from me...

Slightly different style than the usual - but here's something I threw together about my new tow rig, a 2007 Silverado 2500HD 4x4

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Old 02-28-2007, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice truck! Congrats.

I just put an exhaust brake on my truck but heard that the Chevy's may not need them.
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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"As you can imagine - I darn near soiled myself."

I think I would have.

Nice truck.

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Old 02-28-2007, 02:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sweet truck and congrats!!!

I have the same color in a '02 2500HD duramax xcab. I just bought it 2 weeks ago and love it!!

enjoy the new ride!
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with you on the small tires, Chevy should put 265/75R16's on there 3/4 ton trucks.
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Nice writeup. There is a lot of info in there. The 6.0 is a nice engine, for a gasser.
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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have the same truck with dmax, so in my biased view, you made a good choice. ran the stock tires until time to replace and then went with a mich that filled the wheelwells with no lift and no rub. don't forget to linex the wheelwells-it gives a nice finished appearance to this area and protects from wear.
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Old 03-03-2007, 06:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Enjoy the new tow rig, it's a winner. But you think the new tundra is ugly?

/vanguard sends a curse/jinx/pox toward Canada's general direction

That'll teach ya!
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Old 03-03-2007, 06:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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But you think the new tundra is ugly?


Dude, like the face of a bulldog licking piss off a nettle!
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Old 03-03-2007, 08:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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those 6.0's are very strong engines, driven my uncles a couple times and they are nice. Good luck with the new truck
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Nice choice!

Funny to read through the comments "what, the radio stays on until the door is opened?". Took a while to adjust.

" have an '02 2500HD 6.0 gas. Indentical LS trim level, only difference is 2WD. About 70,000 on it, not a problem every.

Same color... best thing about it, you don't have to wash the truck as often as dirt just blends in.

Sigh, I'd keep it for another 5 years -- but still paying off lots of medical bills, so time to go back to driving a beater for a couple of years.
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don't those have the new 11.5" 14FF not the old 10.5"
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I think only the D'max versions (2500HD and 3500HD) got the 11.5".

Good question though - gonna check more closely if it EVER gets bloody warm enough to go outside and crawl around!
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I think only the D'max versions (2500HD and 3500HD) got the 11.5".

Good question though - gonna check more closely if it EVER gets bloody warm enough to go outside and crawl around!

correct, only the d-max and the 8 liter get the 11.5". the 6.0 is the 10.5"
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:11 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Nice truck I drive one just like it and have 6 in my company fleet. Mine has 258,000 miles on it no real problems just a couple things to watch

You will run out of gas when the instument panel starts acting up. it will show over 1/4 tank and you run out. Hapens alot with this model chevy, at 1/4 tank I look for a station hope you have better luck than I have.

The instument cluster will start acting up around 100,00 miles. It will show low oil preasure. kind of alarming. The speedo will stop working sometimes and other weird stuff. A replacment panel fixes the problem but costs $500 or so.

dont' lean too hard on the center console. the plastic breaks. I am on my third.

I know what you mean about the smallish tires but I put 1" larger ones on and ruined my milage and some of the manners. I would not have thunk it would have made a difference but it did. I put stock size on when they wore out and the milage and manners came back too.

Iike I said I have several of these one is nearing the 500,00 mark and still runs fine so I think you will be happy. I just wanted to let you know what I have found with my company rigs and my personal rig.

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