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    Jr. Apprentice Chevyfuzz's Avatar
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    Central Pennsylvania

    Default Long time Chevy lover new to site!

    Hello all!

    This looks like an awesome site and I've only read a few threads! Way back when I was young I tried Ford. I quickly realized the error of my ways and after a few small cars to get me through a poor stage of life, I switched to GM and never looked back!

    My first "real" truck was a 1983 GMC Sierra which I gave to my best friend when I upgraded to a 1992 Silverado. He still has that truck and is slowly rebuilding it to its former glory...

    I kept the 1992 until I was able to afford a 2000 Silverado 1500 extended cab Z-71. That truck was great to me. No complaints at all! Just minor tune-ups and the regular tire/brake changes.

    Tragically, I was on the way to deer camp after a long night shift last weekend and dozed off. During my momentary slumber, my faithful truck decided pick a fight with a tree stump on the side of the road - and lost... Fortunately I wasn't injured and thank God no one else was coming the other way. The insurance company told me I had to let go and the ole' boy was permanently retired.

    I am now on the hunt for my next truck. I can't afford to go new, but my wife and I are looking to buy a decent sized camper. Thus a bigger truck is needed. I am looking at the 2500HD series Crew Cab 4x4 with a 6.6 Diesel/Alison combo. It's quite a bit more truck, but definitely what we need moving forward. I can afford something in the range of the 2003 - 2006 model years.

    I am looking forward to getting better educated from you guys. Any heads-up information about the type of truck I'm looking for would be most appreciated. Thanks!
    "To all those, who in the terrible heat of battle, pressed forward into eternity. To you who have purchased for us this rich heritage. Forever will your victories echo in the laughter of our children on every playground of this great nation."

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    Good luck on your search.
    Pavement sucks... :grrrrrr:

    1994 K1500 4x4 Ext. Cab
    PCM chip and Xenon 8000k bulbs bored over .050"
    balanced Crank, 10:1 compression
    Flat top pistons,cam,ported heads
    Option Racing Cold Air Intake
    Holley Throttle Body Spacer
    Accell Igition, 45kv coil
    FloTech Headers, no CATs, dual exhuast
    Goodyear Silent Armor A/T 305/70-16
    Pioneer SupertunerIII CD USB Bluetooth
    Kicker ZX200.2 ZX Amp
    Kicker Audio COMP 10" Subwoofer

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    Welcome to the Club!!!!

    (Scott) Myrtle Beach, SC
    January 2012 ROTM WINNER
    2011 GMC Sierra Z71 MAX 6.2 L w/ Trailering Package
    Rough Country, XD Rockstars, Nitto Trail Grapplers, N Fab, Lund Genesis, Putco, Gator Grip,
    Flowmaster 40 series, Diablosport InTune, Banks Ram Air CAI,
    WeatherTech, AVS Aeroskin, Tow Mirrors,

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    Welcome to the GMTC! Ah the ignorance of youth! I owned a Ford once.
    86 911 Porsche Carrera
    98 K1500 Suburban LT
    2012 Nissan Leaf

    ​General Motors.
    Because life is too short to drive a Ford

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    Welcome to the club. Cool dogs!

    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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    Jr. Apprentice Chevyfuzz's Avatar
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    Thanks for the warm welcome! In my search, are there any specific things I should be on the look-out for in the 2003 to 2006 Duramax lineage?

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    Welcome to the G M T C ! Glad to see no one was injured, but the truck!

    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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    Jr. Apprentice Chevyfuzz's Avatar
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    Central Pennsylvania


    Now have a new truck!!!!

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
    6.6 L V8 Duramax w/Alison 5-Speed
    4x4 Crew Cab

    Thanks for all the input.... I'm sure I'll be having many more questions on other threads....

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