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    First off let me start by saying this site has been a wealth of knowledge and i couldn't have made my truck look the way it does without your help. The good news is me and my wife have bought a new house.........the bad news is it's about 40min from my job. But it's its a great location and it will be a nice place for my kids to grow up. The worst of the bad news is i think i'm going to have to get rid of my truck:( I just can't see pouring all that money in the gas tank with the looonnngggg drive to work. Not sure what i'm going to do yet just wanted to share my situation. What do you guys think, am i being to girlie man?
    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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    I think your truck is way to nice to get rid of man, I drive 55mi one way almost every day on a college salary in a truck that gets 10-11mpg..Good luck with the decision, and congrats on the new house.
    1990 Silverado Stepside

    2003 Olds Alero-

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    Sorry to hear the possibility of having to sell your truck, But congrats on the new house.
    Only you know your true financial situation and if commuting with the truck will be affordable, I faced the same situation before and it wasnt fun making the decision to sell something I worked so hard to build.
    Dont know what the wife drives but maybe her commute is shorter and you and her can swap rides during the week, or maybe you can find an inexpensive beater to use for commuting.

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    Keep it and get something thats cheap, but good on gas like a S10.
    Bagged 06 Silverado Crew Cab.

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    Shorty, you can always ask Steve, if he knows of any good deals on a good used smart car. This way, the money you save on gas can go towards the new house! P.S. your not being a girlie man, it just falls under the "Yes Dear" category. And don't listen to tbplus, I use to let my wife drive my fully loaded 99 ext. cab Z 71 and had to take the keys away, because she thought she could run through and over everything. Luckily the dealership gave me the pay off and we traded it in on the impala after 10 months of use. Sucks on your situation, but trust us, you will regret it in the long run, I did until I bought another one. Good luck!!

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    Jr. Engineer sharpshooterusmc's Avatar
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    Camp Pendleton, CA & Opelousas, LA


    u could always look for a honda or corola for cheap to drive to work. before i joined the marine corps i had a 85 mile round trip daily communte and there was no way i was selling my baby so i drove it to work for a few weeks til i saved the money and bought a civic for $1500 that gets 32mpg. i dont think i could sell my truck for a gas saver
    2001 2500HD 4x4
    6.0 vortec
    spectra COI, poweraid throttle body spacer, true dual 3in straight exhaust, MSD 9.5mm wire, hypertech max energy
    lift keys and add a leafs
    18" eagle alloys wrapped in 33x13.50 baja claws
    8000k HID
    plus quite a few other mods

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    If its affordable, get a Corolla. My dad's friend commutes over 100 miles to the plant that he works at and he gets 40-45 easily. He has the cheapest one available, so its also the lightest and he has the manual trans, which is why he gets such good mileage.
    2010 Equinox LT
    2.4, 6 speed auto, power lift gate, remote start, bluetooth, xm.

    1995 Cheyenne C1500 ext. cab(my baby, my first truck)
    5.0, 5 speed, Silverado appearance package, power nothing, bucket seats and console Silverado, painted black interior, eBay halo headlights, eBay chrome tails, eBay cai, dual Flowmaster 40's w/no cats, 15x7 American Racing Hopsters, Walmart fog lights, SS mirrors

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    Jim, 1st of all, CONGRATS to you and your wife on the new house!!!!! 2nd- keep your truck man! (you notice I didn't put girlie) I agree with everyone, get something better on gas if you have to. 3rd- refer to 1 and 2!
    Eddie , 2000 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (old style)

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    Lead Hill, Arkansas


    Congrats on the new house and id keep your truck and get you a cheap s-10 or a ford ranger. My dad has a '99 silverado and to save gas and so he wouldnt have to sell his 'rado, he bought an old ford ranger that has over 304,000 miles on it now and still gets about 26 mpg.
    1995 Silverado,Z71, 3-inch lift,2-inch leveling kit, SkyJacker Suspension, short ram-air intake, throttle body spacer, MSD ignition coil, straight pipes

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    congrats on the house. i say keep your truck. if it's fully paid for, then you should just park that beauty in the driveway and drive it on the w/ends. if you can afford to keep the truck and get a beater, then by all means go that route. but i vote to keep the truck!
    2K Bowtie Silverado xCab 5.3L
    7" Fabtech Suspension Lift + 3" Perf Acc. Body Lift
    K&N Air Intake + Edelbrock Shorty Ceramic Headers + Flowmaster Super 10 Series dumped after muffler!
    Bridgestone Dueler 285/75/16 on stock rims
    SSBC Slotted Rotors & Pads
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