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Thread: Hey fron SoCal.

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    Default Hey fron SoCal.

    Hey this is Doc from SoCal. I'm new to the pickup truck world. At 50+ yrs old I've never owned a truck. I'm tired of asking friends for help or renting so the time has come for me to get my own. I want truck for household chores, trailing my bike and maybe a travel trailer is in the future for the Mrs. and I. Yeah, I want it to do everything.....

    So I'm starting my homework on this, asking questions and reading up on the topics. Any advice will be appreciated.



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    Welcome Doc !!! I'm from So Cal as well Lake Forest to be exact..... Lot's of information to soak up on this site. What do you drive?

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    Welcome to the club, Doc. What type of truck are you driving?

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.

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    Thanks, I drive a Honda Accord. Looking to make the change to a pickup.

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    Hey Doc, Welcome to the site, any model Chevy pickup would be ideal for around the yard work and also hauling a trailer, i would go with a 1500, plenty of power for hauling and carry loads to the dump and many other daily tasks.
    John " Jon Jon" Harrington

    Twizted Stylz C.C.
    Boston MA

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    Welcome to the club, a 1500 with a 5.3 would be a good choice
    Go-Recon "xtreme" amber scanning tail gate light strip, Cobra ultra2 CB radio W/ 4 foot firestix antennas, dual exhaust with 40 series single in dual out muffler, 305/65R17 Mickey Thomson Baja ATZ on 17 inch Mickey Thompson Side Biters, 3 inch body lift

    "when the going gets tough the tough get cyclic:fighting0019:"
    "use the force luke:fighting0040:"

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    Far West, Oregon USA,
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    Welcome to the club Doc.....
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
    350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol

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    Welcome to the G M T C !

    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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    Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
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    Welcome aboard!


    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 Doc, I like the Crew Cab.

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