I have a 2012 that just rolled 30,000 a few weeks ago. Low mileage is possible if it is not a daily driver and only used occasionally. Mine is used in the summer to carry our truck camper and tow a trailer with a UTV. Basically a weekend work truck in the summer and occasional use in the winter.
I'd recommend going to a 2011 or newer for the upgraded chassis over the 07-10 models. Everything under the body was upgraded with heavier suspension and 6.0 engine/transmission updates. Fuel mileage of the 6.0 2500 is not what your 5.3 1500 gets, but it tows and hauls sooooooo much better.
That's true, however the tire manufacturers have lowered the 17" tire ratings, doesn't matter what the truck came with back in the day. Most loads in pickup are on the rear axle, my 3,100lb camper hardly adds anything on the front axle.
If you carry heavy loads abandon the 17's, the tires have all been de-rated to around 3,200 lbs max, 18" & 20" were the other available factory wheel size and have a much larger payload available. Bolt pattern was changed to 8x180mm in 2011 for HD trucks.
From my experience with leveling kit, I'd never do it again. The front rides rough and you loose suspension travel. A 4" lift kit set at the lowest setting with keep your axle/CV joint angles normal and give a much smoother ride.
You need to list your truck year and model, the fenders are different between a Chevrolet and GMC so the decals are in a different location. I never noticed the difference until my truck arrived at the dealer, it was a custom order so I was there when the truck arrived and the dealer installed some of the factory options that were just in the cab of the truck, the decals were one of those items. My truck has the chrome Z-71 decals which are different that the stock Z-71 4X4 decals.
My winter tires are Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT 275/70R18 with studs. At full lock to the left I have a very slight rub in the inner fenderwell. https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/ultra-grip-ice-wrt-lt/sizes-specs?cta=TireDetailsViewSizesSpecs
The ONLY repair I've had done to my 2012 2500 6.0 is a leaking front axle gasket where two sections of tube are bolted together. Excellent truck so far! Mine is used mostly for hauling a 3,000 lb truck camper and towing ATV's.
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