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KARNUT last won the day on July 8 2017

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  • Birthday 12/16/1955

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    Mongomery tx
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    1992 Chevy truck
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    cars trucks nascar wife grandkids, not in that order.

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  1. 1997 K2500 Suburban Denali

    I spent the 70s-90s tinkering, flipping cars. It’s was the only way I could support my addiction. I was lucky enough to lay hands on most of the famous muscle cars in one form or another. Strangely enough my favorite were impalas, had a few right up to the 94SS. I even had an American Motors Javelin SST MD special, the one I should have kept. Fun times, welcome to the club. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I don’t think I mentioned anything about reliability. I believe in an early post I mentioned I was part of a family business and we still use diesels and the 3/4 ton and up were much better as far as drivability. Although I mentioned that now emissions come into play, and that was a different debate. As far as earlier drivability, we modified usually with Banks and gear venders. We modified everything, even if was just a tune. If the GM 1/2 ton diesels has 300HP with the added gears in the transmission they wouldn’t be as bad as the early diesels. They could easily get the HP up, tuners will their chasing fuel mileage. So what point of yours was I proving? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. As I stated I spent many years driving diesels when they first came out to the early 2000s. My job change and started driving 1/2 tons. My father drives a pristine 98 Ram, my mother a semi pristine 2000 Ford diesel they wouldn’t give them up. Yes I test drive every new model when they come out. I get flashbacks of merging on the freeway trying to merge not being able to get up to speed before your on the freeway. Then stoping to get fuel, the gas pumps will be empty the couple diesel pumps will be combo pumps with gas vehicles pumping gas. The 3/4 and up diesels are fine now, with they exception of the emissions that’s a different topic. Now there’s no real savings in buying diesel fuel, gas 1/2 tons get good fuel mileage for trucks. Their performance rivals muscle cars of the past. I’m still wondering what the advantages are of a diesel in a 1/2 ton. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Can’t wait till motor trend or car and driver does a test probably take twice as long to get to 60 as the gas. Cool if you like it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Obviously you haven’t driven the low HP version of the diesel. From 1988-2000 I drove them everyday. You haven’t lived until you merge on a short on ramp to the freeway with a semi crawling up your a$s and you can’t accelerate. Common sense is why would you buy a half ton low HP diesel that cost more than the 6.2? Not much if any fuel savings and about 200 less HP. They’ll probably put the in the up model. You’d be better off get the 3/4 ton if you need a diesel for pulling. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. In the family business we had three 6.5s. One in a 1/2 ton, one in a dually and one in a 3/4 ton 4WD. The engines did well for the time mid 90s we kept them all to 100K miles. Our problems with GM at the time was transmission related. That engine worked real good in the 1/2 ton. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. One thing I disliked about the early diesels I drove was acceleration, they pulled well, merging into traffic was a challenge. They need more HP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Unfortunately the people who will find our are the third and up owners who paid 5-7 K for 100-150 K mile truck or SUV. They’ll be thinking that they’ll get 200-250 K miles out of them like they did with previous non cylinder deactivation engines. They’ll limp them around with the check engine light on till they wouldn’t pass inspection. Then we’ll start seeing more used Toyota’s and Honda’s on the road and the resale value of used GMs will tank. The seventies all over again. Speculation of course. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I’ve had free warranty and service work done by Toyota, GM, and Hyundai never a problem. Paying for it instead would never cross my mind. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I’ve spent my working career on pipelines and utilities ROWs. I’ve driven all the brands with different 4WD setups even used 2WDs in mud,snow and mountains. I’d never had a problem with traction control defeating my 4WD making my truck unable to move. I’ve turned it off to do roster tails or donuts playing. Maybe it’s worked as designed saving people from themselves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. GM went through a lot of trouble to insulate the cab from outside noise. At the same time getting good flow through the exhaust with out a lot of exhaust sound. That the reason they’re so many cats and mufflers. It’ll take some chopping to here it loud inside. I’m glad all the came about at the time I’m happy with quiet at 60. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I don’t doubt some people have some problems with theses trucks. These trucks are so quiet and smooth they rival some of the luxury cars I’ve owned. I think some of the complaints are road related. There’s roads in my area heavy trucks frequently travel, the wash board effect would make a luxury car feel like a Empty F-450. The wind noise bumpy ride of past trucks would mask bad roads. I think making trucks more like cars they are attracting people who expect them to be like large cars. Hard to do with such unbalanced weight distribution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Your just a barrel of laughs. I’ll just be lazy and not respond to any more of your useless replies. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I could add other sources and magazines that back the mileage claims by Toyota. But you already made up your mind and have tunnel vision. That’s ok most people do their own research anyway, and as all vehicle ads say you’re mileage may very. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I loved the old small blocks too, had a few. The reason you can go extended is the engine is more efficient no over fueling like with carburetors. I grew up in the sixties started driving in the seventies, can’t recall cars lasting 200K miles. Pretty common today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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