New GMC Truck for me.....major upgrade

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  1. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Finally got rid of my 05 F-250 FX4. It was nothing but trouble. Uncontrollable shaking in the front end around left hand corners. 4 injectors going bad, and the turbo had a nice little growl.

    Here's the new ride:

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    Airbags for heavy loads
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    Switch and gauge for the airbags
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    Next week I'm having a pressure tank installed to supply air for filling tires and cleaning parts. Should make filling the bags quite a bit faster also. Bed rails are on the way with D ring tie downs and a 2" square cross bar to protect the main toolbox.
     
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    airbags are just a "band-aid". Not a fan of those.

    You should also get some beefier tires.
     
  3. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Just to keep me level while loaded. I hate that ass sag you get when you put 4 drums in the back or a little too far front loaded gooseneck.
    Plus the on board air will be really handy.

    I just have to wear these tires out then my company will buy a new set.

    edit: I straightened up the gauge after I posted that pic....Was listing to the left a little.
     
  4. Milky

    Milky I'm in your Millenium Falcon, rumbling your Wookie

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    :werd: you need bigger tires
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    These companies need to stop putting toys R us tires on the trucks in the first place :squint:
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    The tires are fine. It's the truck that's too big. Look at the bodywork; there's a metric shit-ton of empty space under the sheet metal, and they hadn't gone for the super-boxy look, the tires wouldn't look like training wheels.

    EDIT: Then again, maybe they know you're just going to replace the wheels anyway, so they cheap out.
     
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    the old 2500HD had the same problem.

    The tires are small.
     
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    You gonna tune it?
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I haven't researched anything or decided if it'd be worth it.
     
  10. IHAVECRABS

    IHAVECRABS Diversity is our strength. LOLOL

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    beautiful truck :bowdown:

    now get that exhaust replaced :mamoru:
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Thanks.

    Probably not gonna happen. It is a work truck afterall, and will probably only be around for about 3 years. Plus I don't need that rumble/vibration while driving all damn day.
     
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    looks too much like a ford. Fail for GM with the new body style.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (SAMSUNG-SGH-I607/I607FG1 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows CE; Smartphone; 320x240))

    I don't see the resemblance. I'm just glad they got rid of the chinky eye headlights and that it looks nothing like the Tundra :big grin:
     
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    fucking nice :bowdown:
     
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    yea, you're an idiot.
     
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    Fuck no. The new exhaust is a work of engineering. That thing is freakin' complicated and is designed for optimum output.
     
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    PPE standard and hell yes its worth it. I have a 07 Classic GMC and went from 16 mpg @ 80 to 18 mpg @ 80. It has 4 settings and I run around on the 90 horse setting and it really runs good. Tows fantastic too.

    Check em out. Pacific Performance Engineering. And I put a 4" cat back (Youd have to go with a filter back) MBRP and it isnt much different from stock sound and it really perked the truck up too. Turbo spins up faster.

    Also check out Diesel Place dot com. Good info on the D-Maxes.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Thanks, I really appreciate it. I guess since my truck allowance covers almost all of the payment I could afford to spend a little on performance :)
    I kind of need to keep my warranty intact for a while, though:hs:
     
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    IHAVECRABS Diversity is our strength. LOLOL

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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Well the nice thing is ---as long as you keep the filter forward stock it will be under warrenty. with the tuner you can take it out and put it back stock and they cant tell its been in there. :bigthumb:
     
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    they can tell... the ecu does log certain things. They probably won't notice or care but if they wanted to, they'd find out.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    That's what I was thinking.
    I was looking at all the things that OnStar records and checks every month. It seems like the dealership could tell if you did anything to the truck.
     
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    Hmmm the techs I know tell me the only way they know if there is one on the truck is if its on there when you bring it in.

    These are GM Techs that are into hotrodding and dont believe in not being able to tune their vehicles n such. When I get home Im gonna put mine back to stock and go see one of em and get em to update it. Im gonna see if they can tell.
     
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    Wonder Showzen Domeshotter

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    the space underneath the wheel wells is so that you can fit 36" tires (i believe 36 may be wrong) without having to lift it. they're just too stingy to actually sell them with 36s
     

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