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Tow/Haul Mode/ New Daily From IL

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Vink70, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Vink70

    Vink70 New Member

    Well after 176K miles my s10 decided it wanted a hole in the trans and it popped....

    After that while hauling it home I came across an s10, called the guy, got it all set up to pick up in 3 days... Drive all the way down (80 miles) to get it, guy stiffs me and says he sold it. Ok fine, whatever, karma will get him.

    Finally my dad and I talked, I was using his 06 Silverado to tow my car to the track(will make a thread for that car once I get situated here) We ended up convincing me that an s10 just wont do anymore, that its time to get a reliable, 4x4 for winter, and a good tow vehicle so i dont have to borrow his for towing mine to the track.

    Go to dealership to look at one, owner is a prick, I end up walking out. Strike 2.... one more im out. Guy wanted $22K for a base Sierra, 44K miles, one accident, and no options.... Guy was a straight up jerk, but I'm glad he was a prick to me.

    Hop on craigslist and finally found this one, test drove it. LOVED IT.

    2008 Chevy Silverado LT w/ LT2 4x4
    5.3L Flex Fuel V8
    23,000 Miles
    3 year/ up to 75,000 mile warranty starting 6/7/11
    5 year/ 100k mile warranty
    BLACK (wanted most)
    Cloth Interior (which I wanted)
    Center Console (I wanted)
    Z71 Suspension w/ Offroad Package
    Remote Start
    Power Everything

    on pure e85, im getting around 18-19mpg highway at 62mph with the ac off, I do notice it goes into and stays in v4 mode a LOT more with ac off. So i imagine gas will be even better.

    Mods to come are :
    Rough Country 2" Leveling Kit, showed up today at my house, will be installed this week :)

    35% tint on the front windows and windshield banner.

    Some form of an exhaust by the end of the year

    Next year probably wheels and tires

    Gonna keep it very mild and conservative since I really dont NEED to mod it.

    These are pre wax pictures, its been raining every other day here so I havnt taken the time to was it right.
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  2. mfleetwood

    mfleetwood New Member 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the Club!!! I REALLY like the year of your ride! Congratulations on your new ride...enjoy!!
  3. mad1500hd

    mad1500hd New Member

    looks good! welcome to the club!
  4. Vink70

    Vink70 New Member

    Thanks guys. I have a lot of reading to do and work ahead of me. cant wait to dig in.
  5. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member 1000 Posts

    Welcome aboard!!
  6. Vink70

    Vink70 New Member

    Thanks! Nice People here
  7. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the club. Thats a great looking truck!:great:
  8. McMahan

    McMahan New Member

    Welcome very nice truck
  9. Vink70

    Vink70 New Member

    Leveling kit went on tonight, I LOVE how it sits now.

    Also finally did a full blown detail on the outside of it. looks mint. Will post pics soon!
  10. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber New Member 1000 Posts

    Welcome!.......

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