My new (to me) truck

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by gdcpony, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. gdcpony

    gdcpony New Member

    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 don’t haul firewood now. The Marines sent me to Lejeune and the rental we are in now doesn’t 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 haven’t 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. Don’t 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 I’ll 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:
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  2. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Nice truck and thank you for your service
  3. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Welcome to the Club and thank you for your service :great: That definitely is a good looking truck
  4. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    That is a great truck, welcome to GMTC~!
  5. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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.
  6. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    This times two!
  7. Jeremy09LTZCrew

    Jeremy09LTZCrew Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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.

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