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About kstruckcountry

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    #dantheman
  • Location
    Hills
  • Gender
    Male
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    Vehicles usually
  • Interests
    Fishing, Hunting, Boats, Snowboarding

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  1. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Short life and DIRTY was my experience with them. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  2. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Towed the boat. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  3. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    $8500? I changed my oil this evening, Amsoil XL. 10,100 miles on this change, no oil added. Consumed about 1/2 quart. Ordered new lowbeam bulbs. The Philips in there were in the pickup when I got it in 2011. Needless to say, that's what's going back in.
  4. Dreaded p0449 evap solenoid code

    Yes, the new module should come with a filter. I opted to place mine under the hood to try and get it in the cleanest location possible. Don't be surprised if the module alone doesn't fix the issue. If you drive a lot of dirt, it is possible the charcoal canister is full of dust and needs to be replaced as well.
  5. Yes, tune to increase mileage is a pipe dream. I'm sure there are some "hacks" out there, but I have never heard bad things from someone working with a reputable shop. What you don't seem to realize is that the stock tune is designed within a specific set of conditions. When people do things like change intake, exhaust, put on a supercharger, etc, the stock tune generally is not capable of fully responding to these changes. Additionally, some people just don't like the sluggish response of the General's transmission tuning, along with gear hunting, waiting too long to upshift when in lower gears at lower throttle, etc. I'm sure you've driven lots of tuned vehicles, though, so you probably know what you're talking about. I have only put 80,000 miles on my rust bucket since it was tuned. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  6. Kayak Fishing

    I fish from an Ascend 12T. The storage and nice seat drew me to it. It handles bigger waves on the lake easily. I would feel comfortable taking it through a Class 2+, and maybe a 3 after another season with it. It is much more stable than "recreational" kayaks I've paddled. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  7. AMSOIL Easy Pack gear oil

    I already have an oil pump, otherwise maybe it'd be more attractive. For marine fluids I'd be interested. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  8. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    It isn't really a paint issue, on the exterior it has held up very well. The issue, at least on fenders and rockers on my pickup, is that the design incorporates folded seams, with spot welds. Dust and moisture collect there no matter what. Maybe with the proper treatment, it could be slowed down more. Or with glass bedsides. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  9. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Ordered a new 4x4 selector switch. The current one seems to be part of why it's throwing service 4x4. The rust on my rear fenders is finally breaking through. They really do rust inside out. I wish someone made OEM style fiberglass bedsides I could put on. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  10. Bed Wheel Liners

    The rust usually starts in the seam where the wheel well and bedside are tacked together. Dust/moisture/salt gets in there, and you can wash it out by sticking your arm up in the front of the fleetside of the the bed. However, they are bound to rust eventually. My 2006 is rusting in this area, and sees more gravel than most pickups. No chip rust, and I've never had liners, but it is rusting inside out. Do they coat the inside of the bedsides? Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  11. 06 Sierra 5.3 exhaust

    Flowmasters generally bring out the popping and rattling, especially when the baffles break loose. I like the large Magnaflow mufflers for a civilized sound. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  12. kstruckcountry's 2006 Silverado Z71

    At 173xxx miles, the balancing beads seemed to have lived out their usefullness. Tires started vibrating significantly, so I had them taken out and wheels rebalanced. Kind of a bummer since they worked well at first. Pulled a large pontoon last weekend, and the pickup did great. I did see coolant temps around 220 on the longer hills, though, so I'm thinking it might be time for a fresh water pump. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  13. Looks like a monochromatic Ford+Toyota lovechild.
  14. 2016 Silverado Accident

    The steering rack is likely trashed/stripped. I would be concerned about the front of the frame as well. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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