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Thread: My 1st truck!

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    Default My 1st truck!

    I just moved from the city to the country. I now have concerns about the winter. So this is my excuse to get a 4 wd. I was looking at a SUV becuase I have a large family. So I had to put my truck wishes on hold at least for the moment.

    Well I had to barrow a friends truck!!! ( 2001 Silverado LS 2500HD ext cab short bed with the 6L) Needless to say I feel in love with this truck!!!! It has much more room and better miliage then I thought. My friend is selling this truck!! So now I'm concidering getting it!!

    At this point I was just wondering what are the pros and cons about this truck?? My freind has always told me how he was impressed with it's towning. I will be doing quite a few jobs that will require towing and heavy loads. So I was wondering how this truck stacks up to like the Ford and the Ram! Is this a good year and model?? Thanks for the info in advance!

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    Legend unplugged's Avatar
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    High Deserts of SoCal


    Welcome. Looking forward to your pics and posts.

    I had an 06 2500HD and it was a great truck. I had to turn it in at 100k, and I really miss it. (Driving a F150 now) It handles well with a load and towed anything I put behind it. The brakes are fantastic. Went 100k on one set.

    Buy that baby.
    There is no way to happiness....happiness is the way.:yipi:  _vXMYypuKMJFw671uF2ZPhjez_j-atRmcjM2zQKpQi1JSsB75/burb1.JPG
    High Desert SoCal
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    Sr. Apprentice mainec's Avatar
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    Jacksonville, Florida


    I have never had a problem with the ones I have owned....Except they always have a need to be mod'd out. They are really needy when it comes to accessories.
    Charles :sign0011:

    2008 Chevy Silverado Z71 4x4 Crew Cab
    6" Pro Comp Suspension Lift
    20" Pro Comp Alloys
    35" Pro Comp Extreme A/T
    Flowmaster Super 40 Series Dual Exhaust
    Smitty Built Nerf Bars
    10% Window Tint

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    Go for it you won't be sorry!!
    If you find yourself slipping,.....tie a knot.....hold on tight

    2008 silverado
    1500 crew cab
    5.3 L 4x4
    Borla exhaust, rbp black tip
    tint, bed liner
    2.25 in ready lift leveling kit
    18x9 rbp 94r
    33x12.5x18 toyo mts

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    Like everyone else has mentioned,Go For It!!.....3/4 with a 6.0 Liter There is not much more you Could ask for in a Truck for Towing and also Ext Cab for the Family.


    5.3 l 3.73 l G80

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    Welcome to the site! The only thing I would add is that your gas mileage may be less than what you are used to, but most folks don't buy this kind of truck that are worried about low mileage. Good luck!

    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
    w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
    Canyon Lake, Texas

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    Hi, and welcome to the site!
    Eddie , 2000 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (old style)

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    Legend s5belford's Avatar
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    Kalamazoo Michigan


    go for it, you wont be sorry!


    2009 Silverado LT1: All Star Edition
    5.3 Liter V8 4x4

    Locking Rear Differential
    3.73 Rear Axle
    Fog Lamps
    Factory Remote Start
    Locking Tailgate
    20" Wheels

    Rear Wheel House Liners
    Molded Mud Flaps
    Stainless Nurf Bars
    Driver Information Center
    20% Tinted Windows
    Low Profile Diamond Plate Tool Box
    GM Bed Liner
    Silver Birch Metallic Mirror Covers
    Silver Birch Metallic Vent Visors
    Flowmaster Super 40 (knock off)
    20" Wheels
    Bed Rail Protectors
    Extang Tonneau Cover

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    Jr. Engineer lsutoms's Avatar
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    Sep 2009
    baton rouge louisiana


    the only complaint i've heard from a few people that i know with one or with the 1/2 ton with the 6.0 is the gas mileage but they have great hauling power! no problems at all towing!

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    Jr. Mechanic
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainec View Post
    I have never had a problem with the ones I have owned....Except they always have a need to be mod'd out. They are really needy when it comes to accessories.

    That's all the fun in owning a truck... making it your own.

    I always felt that Chevy really limits there vehicles compared to ford or dodge with EPA and all that b.s.

    But I tell you what, buy that truck and get a superchip or something of that matter, and you will wake up that bad boy under the hood. You can virtually do anything with a programmer like set the shift points, shift firmess and take off all of the limiters. That is all I would ask for from Christmas

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