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Thread: My new (to me) truck
02-12-2012, 08:09 AM #1
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- Jan 2012
- Richlands, NC
My new (to me) truck
My last truck an old 1989 K1500 Stepside was rusted out, and showed the years of abuse I had pushed on it. None the less it never failed me and I usually got my firewood out by driving through the woods to it rather than the other way around. Even with 3 tons in the trailer it never complained. Right now my best friend still drives it daily and it still hauls with about 250k on it.
But I donít haul firewood now. The Marines sent me to Lejeune and the rental we are in now doesnít even have a fireplace much less the two wood burners I had to feed before. The most hauling I need now is deer, lawnmower, and kids. However, I missed having a truck so much my wife pointed one out for me.
So I got a 1999 Silverado 2500 with the 6.0. With titling in Ohio and ten day tags I havenít had it on the roads much, but I have driven it enough to say I like it. It rides well, goes off road as well as I need it to, fits the three kids and wife, and has more creature comforts than I need in a truck. I had to hunt down an intake leak, and a loose rocker bolt, but that made the price really cheap and cost me about $2 and some hair pulling to fix.
I would like to say it is perfect, but nothing is ever perfect. Donít we always want more? In this case I am looking for what people are doing to their trucks like this one. What am I in for in troubles, limitations, and any other information like that? I doubt Iíll be throwing a blower on it anytime soon. Maybe an electric fan though to help with gas mileage would be nice. My old TBI 350 got 22mpg unloaded so I figure this truck might match it someday being 10yrs newer.
So far it has a K&N Kit, flowmaster exhaust, 3" body lift, Flowtech headers, some kind of trailer braking kit, and a 10k hitch, and the top end was redone 10k ago.
Here are some pics for you all:
02-12-2012, 08:14 AM #2
Nice truck and thank you for your service
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1999 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 | 5.3 Vortec | Spectre Cold Air Intake | TransDapt TBS | Hypertech 30005 Tune | 2005 Chevy Tails | Denali headlights | AWS Bug Shield | 265/75/16 Mastercraft Courser A/T | "Ghetto" painted tailgate | Boss HD Speakers | 2005 Overhead Console | Dual Thrush Turbo Mufflers
Bigger Amp Alternator | Electric Fans | Oil/Trans Fluid cooler | Re-done exhaust | Paint | Interior Restoration/upgrade with newer model stuff | Window Visors (In channel) | Tint | Low-Profile Tool Box | LEDs throughout stock cab locations | And whatever is spurr of the moment
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02-12-2012, 08:19 AM #3
Welcome to the Club and thank you for your service That definitely is a good looking truck2002 Chevy Silverado & 1995 Ford Bronco
02 Silverado: 50K miles, 20" Motto Rims, Flowmaster 50 Series
95 Bronco: 160K miles, 4" Superlift, 33/12.5/15 Mickey Thompson
01 Civic: 75K miles, DD
02-12-2012, 09:58 AM #4
02-12-2012, 11:24 AM #5
Welcome to the club. That is a great looking rig. There are many trails int that area. We used to hit many of them when I was stationed at New River.
04-18-2012, 01:05 AM #6
04-18-2012, 06:58 AM #7
Nice truck. Congratulations. It looks like you've already got a nice start on mods, even if most of it was done by the previous owner. And you've already posted pics. Thank you for that. Good to have you around and hopefully we get to know you and your truck better.
To Be Completed (Eventually):
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