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Old 01-02-2019, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Buying new truck

Looking at buying a new truck soon
There's a couple trucks I've found
One is a 2005 silverado 1500 with 200,000km (125xxx miles) 6 inch lift 35s and a few other upgrades and appears to be in good shape
The other is a 2003 2500hd bone stock 1 owner all receipts and records but has closer to 300xxx km (186xxx miles)
I like the look of the 1500 as it's a little cheaper and I don't really need a 3/4 ton but I'm a little skeptical on buying a lifted truck with no proof of being maintained well
Is it worth to get a truck with a few more miles and know it's been well maintained and taken care of
Or could the lower mile truck still be good even with the lift

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The stock 2500 probably is a better bet for a "new?" old truck. Who knows what the previous owners driving style was ? Maintained well does not necessarily mean that it was treated well and never overheated or abused either.
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The lifted half ton being ifs and 10 bolt rear with a ready to pop 4l60e trans is a looser. You will be maintaining or rebuilding the front, its weak with any real 4x4 use and who knows what shape the drivetrain is in.

The 3/4 ton will ride like crap unloaded, get 10.5 mpg average. Has a reliable rear axle and the 4l80e trans.

Do you need a bro truck or a tow truck? The 3/4 ton is a great work truck and will last for a long time. A half ton is a throw away.

And id add a couple grand for a 35-40mpg beater. Daily driving a 4x4 3/4 ton if you dont need to is stupid finacially should you have a decent drive every day.
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The lifted half ton being ifs and 10 bolt rear with a ready to pop 4l60e trans is a looser. You will be maintaining or rebuilding the front, its weak with any real 4x4 use and who knows what shape the drivetrain is in.

The 3/4 ton will ride like crap unloaded, get 10.5 mpg average. Has a reliable rear axle and the 4l80e trans.

Do you need a bro truck or a tow truck? The 3/4 ton is a great work truck and will last for a long time. A half ton is a throw away.

And id add a couple grand for a 35-40mpg beater. Daily driving a 4x4 3/4 ton if you dont need to is stupid finacially should you have a decent drive every day.
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Looking at buying a new truck soon
There's a couple trucks I've found
One is a 2005 silverado 1500 with 200,000km (125xxx miles) 6 inch lift 35s and a few other upgrades and appears to be in good shape
The other is a 2003 2500hd bone stock 1 owner all receipts and records but has closer to 300xxx km (186xxx miles)
I like the look of the 1500 as it's a little cheaper and I don't really need a 3/4 ton but I'm a little skeptical on buying a lifted truck with no proof of being maintained well
Is it worth to get a truck with a few more miles and know it's been well maintained and taken care of
Or could the lower mile truck still be good even with the lift

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I cannot recommend, in good conscience, for anyone to buy a lifted half ton IFS GM product. This coming from an admitted GM fan. GM IFS should not be lifted or fucked with in any way, IMO. Maybe, MAYBE, a set of leveling keys at the most.

I would just focus on getting the lowest mile truck you can find. And look out for paint failure. Both my 99 and 06 white trucks had the dreaded separated base/primer issue resulting in a truck that resembles a cow.

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OP, where are you? I've potentially inspected both the piles of shit you're looking at buying. They sound familiar, and they're both chundered.
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OP, where are you? I've potentially inspected both the piles of shit you're looking at buying. They sound familiar, and they're both chundered.
In BC, 2500 is in burnaby and 1500 is in Langley

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Do whatever you want.

We all know you'll be back here asking stupid questions when you buy the lifted truck since it's "cool". Then you'll spend more that you paid for it fixing the drivetrain.

I daily a crew cab long box 3500. It gets a hot 12mpg highway, 8mpg city, and 5-6mpg towing 10k lbs. I can afford to because I have a good job, but also because I couldn't pay for a beater car with the 2-3 tanks of gas I burn in a month.

Expect either truck to get single digits mileage on the regular. The lifted one will most likely be way off on the odometer because of the 35's. I've had people tell me they get 20mpg in a lifted truck. After doing the math they refuse to believe they actually only get 10, but gears and tires are way off and nothing is close to calibrated.
My dad's Jeep had 169k on the odometer, but if you factor in the tires he's run it's actually about 220k.
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In BC, 2500 is in burnaby and 1500 is in Langley

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Ah, I'm farther north.

Don't buy the lifted one. I've never looked at a lifted half ton GM and found anything good going on.
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Ah, I'm farther north.



Don't buy the lifted one. I've never looked at a lifted half ton GM and found anything good going on.
Yeah that's what I'm thinking
I'll probably keep my eye out for a lower k stock 1500

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At least you didn't say Toyota.
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At least you didn't say Toyota.
Comanche? Almost a ridgeline. Though a ridgeline has a little tiny frame under the front end. Which is more frame than a comanche has.
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Comanche? Almost a ridgeline. Though a ridgeline has a little tiny frame under the front end. Which is more frame than a comanche has.
More leg and head room too.
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Comanche? Almost a ridgeline. Though a ridgeline has a little tiny frame under the front end. Which is more frame than a comanche has.

Now now that's not true. They have a frame out back, almost like a good truck. Still has a flappy front half though, plus the inherent jeepiness. But to be totally honest, they do have a frame at the back.
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Now now that's not true. They have a frame out back, almost like a good truck. Still has a flappy front half though, plus the inherent jeepiness. But to be totally honest, they do have a frame at the back.
That's the back of the unibody.
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Built one for a friend. Xj front lift, spring over rear. Tj plate bumpers so they didn't stick out the sides. Reinforced rear unibody frame thing that they have goi g on back there so the guy cold haul a 16 foot travel trailer off road to his cabin. It was cute.
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That's the back of the unibody.
They have actual body mounts off of it though don't they? And the box is removable.

I haven't really messed with one, I don't want to get jeep all over me. I tried jeeping once, got about 100 yards and blew up an axle. Had to go get my dd stock toyota to tow it out.
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I was going to buy a jeep for my son. Just turned 16. But I really want something for him that will not break down on every wheeling trip. So I will get him either a toyota with a 3.0......still better than a jeep,or a honda ridgeline...... which is also still better than a jeep.


That is shitty that the jeep blew up the axle before the axle had a chance to break itself.
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Comanche? Almost a ridgeline. Though a ridgeline has a little tiny frame under the front end. Which is more frame than a comanche has.
Just keep spewing your stupidity, it's only making me laugh harder and harder.
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Just keep spewing your stupidity, it's only making me laugh harder and harder.
If that makes you laugh, we may be on the same level of stupid.
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