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    I would go 4.56 if you are pulling. I had a 2003...

    I would go 4.56 if you are pulling. I had a 2003 silverado z71 with 3.73's and I put a 3" body lift on it with 285x75r16 tires (essentially 33's). It was a DOG in normal driving, with any kind of...
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    The greater majority of my driving is on country...

    The greater majority of my driving is on country roads - state routes. Only about 20% is in-town. I am not on the highway that much either, about 20% maybe. Driving through the country you hit towns...
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    I've been getting under 14mpg so far, 13.5-13.7....

    I've been getting under 14mpg so far, 13.5-13.7. Is that about right for a 6.0? I am also showing about 2300 RPM on the highway at about 68mph. Any idea on the axle ratio? My 6.4 power stroke got...
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    My second to last truck was a 2003 silverado...

    My second to last truck was a 2003 silverado extended cab short bed Z71 with the 5.3L. I it was an LS model with cloth seats and center console. I got it in late winter/spring of 2004 with 9,000...
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    2wd, I put that in my first post. I've...

    2wd, I put that in my first post.

    I've already got for sale signs for it :) I figure I might as well advertise it and see where things go. I'd rather have it on the market a couple months before...
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    Something else I have noticed driving around is...

    Something else I have noticed driving around is there seems to be a lot of resistance on the truck. When I let my foot off the accelerator it slows down pretty quick. When I back in to the driveway I...
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    Well I went ahead and bought it.

    Well I went ahead and bought it.
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    Buy? 2001 GMC 2500 ex.Cab, Short Bed 6.0

    I am in a bit of a weird spot here. I lost my 2010 F250 in a roll-over in January. I have a lead on a prestine 2001 GMC 2500 with 70k miles for $10k. It's an extended cab, short bed 2wd with the 6.0....
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    Can you link me to what your talking about? I...

    Can you link me to what your talking about? I just went to their site and the tuner is $369 with another $40 for the USB computer interface. That makes about $410.

    Steve
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    Diablo Predator Tuner and 5.3L

    Before I pull the trigger - based on some research I did it looks like this is the most versitile route to go for tweaking as well as codes. Is it worth the $400+? (tuner and the computer interface...
  11. Sticky: 2003 Silverado 1500 4x4 Z71 Short Bed, Extended...

    2003 Silverado 1500 4x4 Z71 Short Bed, Extended Cab
    285x75R16's and 3.73's (not stock tires - stocks are 265x70R16's)
    3" body lift

    14-15mpg DD mostly country roads, some stop/go
    15-16mpg hwy ...
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    Loose hub and bearing. Theres more though, but...

    Loose hub and bearing. Theres more though, but this is the source of the grinding I'm sure. More later but the rest I'm pissed about :grrrrrr: New guy mesured something wrong and it's screwed me less...
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    That might be. I am curious as to what the...

    That might be. I am curious as to what the outcome is. It is in the shop now. I had a friend look at it a little while ago and he said to have the shop diagnose it first and then we will see what to...
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    Intermittent Grinding

    I know trying to diagnose a problem over the Internet is probably worse than trying to diagnose it over the phone, without actually hearing and feeling what it is doing, BUT:

    My truck is a 2003...
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    Yea maybe for simplicitys sake I'll start out...

    Yea maybe for simplicitys sake I'll start out with a hand held. That way I can get going with something off the bat and not have to mess around with stuff too much. I am swapping my gears with...
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    Programmer? '03 Silverado 5.3L

    I am wondering what programmer would be good to get. There are a lot of them out there that all have slightly different applications. What I am looking for is one that will be able to adjust for...
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    After talking to some friends and people on other...

    After talking to some friends and people on other forums I think I am going to go with the 4.56's. I am sitting at about 5900lbs over the stock 5500lbs or so. Even if I get the stock torque and RPM...
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    Well I know how the truck drives now with 3.73's,...

    Well I know how the truck drives now with 3.73's, I have been driving it like this for a few years. It could definately use a bit of help on the gearing for power, but I would like to drop the fuel...
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    45rpm over my stock tires and 3.73's, not new...

    45rpm over my stock tires and 3.73's, not new tires and 3.73's.

    Ill gain 172.3rpm going from 3.73's to 4.10's in my CURRENT setup with the 285x75R16's.

    Going to 4.56's I will gain 386.5rpm over...
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    I just ran the calculator witha .7 4th ratio on...

    I just ran the calculator witha .7 4th ratio on 35's and 4.56's - 1996RPM @65mph. If I go to 4.10's on my tires Ill be at 1909RPM @65mph, 4.56's Ill be at 2123.5RPM. Stock I was at 1863.5RPM @65mph....
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    Can you give me a bit of data on this one: what...

    Can you give me a bit of data on this one: what is your 4th gear ratio and what is your average mileage? How about peak mileage (highway only)? Do you pull much?

    If I put 4.10's on there I am...
  22. Thread: Any Hams???

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    For those not in the know - we call CB the...

    For those not in the know - we call CB the "Chicken Band"

    But thats another story...

    CB is a great driving aid. I have had a CB since I was a kid and won't hit the road without that...
  23. Thread: Any Hams???

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    I am a Ham. Hence my user name :rules: I just...

    I am a Ham. Hence my user name :rules: I just joined up here, though, so sorry if I am late on the party.

    Anyway - for mobile installations heres everything I've got and done:

    This is...
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    Another set of numbers: When I first got the...

    Another set of numbers:

    When I first got the truck I was seeing average mileage around 18 and peaking between 21 and 22 (on trips, all highway). On my last tank I averaged 14.5mpg (no tire...
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    First off, I HAVE the 285x75R16's on the truck...

    First off, I HAVE the 285x75R16's on the truck now. They have been there for about 4 years, if I remember right.

    I do some cross country trips up in to Canada (trip was 21.5hrs over the summer,...
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