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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Ihtanni, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Ihtanni

    Ihtanni New Member

    Hi all, I'm new here, picking up my 08 Crew Cab 1500 LTZ tomorrow. Last ride was an 01 Dodge Dakota, so I'm looking forward to having a full size truck and the MUCH better aftermarket support... :)
    Pics of the new truck soon!
  2. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the site and congrat's on the new truck! Should be a shock going from the Dakota to the Chevy!
  3. Ihtanni

    Ihtanni New Member

    yeah, i got the dakota in 06 with exactly 100k miles, has 156k miles now and things are starting to go wrong, figured it was time to upgrade with me graduating from college in 4 months. That and get rid of it before the trans blew completely... definitely liked the power and handling of the new truck in the test drive
  4. bry2500

    bry2500 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site. You'll love the chevy versus the dakota. Mine friend has a 08 dakota and everytime we are in it i can't wait to be back in the roomy interior of my chevy. Plus the Powere difference. But I also have the 8.1L. Soi guess that's unfair to him.
  5. 04sierracrewcab

    04sierracrewcab Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    :sign0016: to the site!:great:
  6. 95CTburb19

    95CTburb19 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    welcome to the forum!:great:
  7. Davandy

    Davandy Moderator 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site :sign0016:
  8. MWright936

    MWright936 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    :sign0016: to the forum! I know how it feels going from compact to full size. My previous truck was a Ford Ranger. Definitely a step up!
  9. Ihtanni

    Ihtanni New Member

    Well, picked up the truck today at noon, and absolutely love it.


    Not noticing too much of a power difference between the 5.3 and the 4.7 my dakota had in it with the weight increase... I'm sure its faster, but doesn't feel that much faster. Still have to do the performance mods though :)

    Oh yeah, the size is a little strange to get used to... I'll manage somehow though. Like seeing over (or through) everything on the road now! Definitely like the feel of the larger truck though, not to mention the increase in interior room!
  10. MWright936

    MWright936 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    The main thing I've had to adjust to is parking. Definitely can't swing into the spots I could in my Ranger, but the pros outweigh the cons exponentially!

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