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    Default New guy, long time GM owner

    Greetings! This is my first step on my way to getting that damn "Welcome!" message from appearing at the top of the page ;)

    Up until a month ago I'd driven a '93 c3500 turbodiesel that I loved very much.. contrary to the reputation that 6.5 has had, that truck was the most dependable rig I've ever owned. Only had to replace 1 starter, 1 OPS, and a set of U-joints in over 8 years of ownership. Taken from me by a careless driver in an Expedition who thought the center turn lane was actually an on-ramp and hit me head on.

    Just replaced the truck last week with a '99 GMC Sierra 1500, ext cab 4wd with the 5.3.. Now have to learn a whole new vehicle (I actually like that part). First order of business appears to be to learn about nickle plated slip yokes and G80 clunks ;)

    Looks like a real nice forum you have here!

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    murdog94's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
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    Welcome aboard and congrats on your new rig and sorry to hear about your old rig.
    And you are more than welcome to send the truck to me and i can transplant the power train and the bucket seats into my truck...


    1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).

    2009 Saturn Aura XE (wifes car)

    2011 F-150 Crew 4X4

    "Hold it to the floor till you see God.... Then Brake!!!!"

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    welcome to the club. sorry to hear about your old rig
    2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
    1960 Land Rover Series II 88
    2001 Pontiac Sunfire
    2013 Toyota Avalon Limited (Wife's Car)
    NRA Life Member

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    Welcome to the club. Congrats on the new rig.

    1987 Chevy Suburban
    5.7 350 with Edelbrock Cam and Intake
    32x11.5x15 tires
    True Dual Series 40 Flowmaster exhaust
    Long Tube Headers

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    Legend mmorgan1865's Avatar
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    Feb 2010
    Port Orange, Florida


    Glad you made it through the head on OK.
    2010 Silverado Ext. Cab LTZ 2 WD 6 ft bed
    5.3L 6 speed w\ 3.08 rear end
    Navigation Package
    Westin lighted boards
    Undercover SE tonneau cover
    It's a start!

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    Eddie Z71's Avatar
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Hi, and welcome to the site! Glad to have you here!
    Eddie , 2000 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (old style)

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    Welcome to the site!!
    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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    Welcome to the GMTruckClub! I've known several friends that had great luck with the 6.5 diesel engines, too.

    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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    Kinda funny situation with the wreck.. The lady in the expedition hit a Ranger ext cab, and then hit the gas instead of the brake. She pushed him backwards about 30 yards into the traffic lane and into me. All motion stopped once they hit 6000 lbs of Chevy ;)

    Unfortunately, it doesn't take much body damage to total a 17 year old 2wd rig.

    I thought about fixing it, just needed a grill, bumper, hood and radiator (plus some very light frame work), but I've got kids now so the Ext cab makes more sense. Also like the 4wd and the tech advances with the '99. I do all my own mech work unless it requires cost prohibitive tools (alignment racks, etc), so it'll be fun learning the ins and outs of a modern-ish truck.

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    Master Mechanic rustyk2's Avatar
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    Mar 2010
    South Carolina


    welcome,sorry about the old rig and good luck on the new one. One would think that after 120' of skreeching ranger tires, she might have thought something was amiss.
    Dana South Carolina

    1986 V20 Suburban
    1988 V20 Suburban
    1995 Camaro convertable
    2003 Trailblazer LT

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