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  1. Yea. I’ve been following. You probably need to start building a transmission-rear end fund as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Why didn’t they order all the stuff together? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. After you quoted me I did an internet search. Evidently you stop during regen too many times it can force a regen too burn off soot. Maybe in light duty operations they’d address that. It’s worth researching before purchasing. It appears it’s not seamless going from gas to diesel. People should know that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. My 28,000 mile testing on my 14 showed no difference in mileage with it on or off. This was at Hwy speeds of 70 MPH and up. In town it was so annoying between the V-4 and trying to go to high gear. I would put in M5. It perform well there. Eventually I bought a tune and turned it off. There are people on here where speeds are lower, trucks are lighter, who changed their suspension and temperatures. They worked real hard to stay in V-4, that showed mileage improvement. At 60 MPH I did too. As much as 3 MPG without it. A traffic jam forced me on a secondary highway. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I had a 04 Z71 that I loved. So far the only vehicle I kept over 150K miles. I had two problems with it. One that happen pretty quick. A rattle in the steering column. They put grease in it. Came back pretty quick. It wasn’t constant. The second the speedo quit showing speed. I used garman gps, it shows mph. I never dreamed of complaining. Guess I missed out on some money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Their giving you money, you can keep the truck. Then trade it in. Never heard of that. Wonder if that will be on car fax. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Depending on emissions requirements where you are the possibility’s are endless. You’re doing your self a service by researching your options. Painless is a good place to check making some of your options plug and play. LMC truck has been priceless in getting parts in some of the parts I needed. I once had a 65 step side that a 92 suburban engine and transmission was put in with full electronics. Curtesy of salvage yard parts. And a complete after market ac- heat unit. Happy hunting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I might add after re-reading the thread. I was following the pattern of this thread. I’m also will add any info is good info to a point. I bought my 14 GMC without research. I went awhile almost 10 years between new trucks. I was extremely happy with my last 04 Z71. I bought a 06 trailblazer SS after that. I didn’t do as much traveling for work so I bought my 92 hot rod truck and sports car to go back and forth to my office. Getting a call from my ex son in law salesman on 12-13-13 pushed me towards buying a new truck. Didn’t have time to do research, first time ever. After all I was happy with my last one. The 15K off was to good to pass up. Big mistake. I hated the new 5.3. Love the truck and the power. I didn’t like Cylinder Deactivation. That started a pattern of me buying good deals to get out of vehicles I didn’t like. I miss my sports car. I would have really been upset if I sold my 92. So I try to input experience and what I’ve read to give people more to think about. You don’t like it block me.[emoji2961] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Read it here, you can’t stop during regen. That’s the only comment I made about that. I didn’t mention the cost replacing those emissions parts when they fail. That I’ve heard from owners who choose delete instead. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Maybe the CEO is responsible for the additional people hired under her tenure. I remember a great CEO named lee Iacocca. Famous for the mustang. Who ended up savings Chrysler. Naaa he wasn’t worth the money either. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Funny little story, I’m old cut me slack. I know the 6.0 is a beast and probably the new one is too. Back in 95 the dodge V-10 was hot. The Cummings was bulletproof then but diesel were painfully slow without mods. I ran the numbers looking for an excuse for the V-10. 300HP verses 165, TQ the same. More RPMs better down shifting on hills less speed loss. Ah, price difference equals 40K miles free fuel. The V-10 was like driving a hot rod empty. Pulling was less stress. I hit a hill down shift no speed loss. The dealer said it could handle whatever I dished out. The exhaust would get so hot it melted the undercoating. Out of town going to a demo show hauling my machine it happened. I noticed power loss. Pulling over to fuel up oil pressure drops. I kill it. Open the hood, the dip stick push out oil every where. I had just turned 40K miles. The dealer did cover it. They claim bad injector seal and lean out. There were 3 blown pistons though. The big advantage of diesel is power lower. If you’re pulling within limits and keep RPMs low gas can handle it. I believe high RPM downshifts killed the V-10 and bad tuning. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I driven my share of diesel trucks, all before the low sulfur change. Their mileage and durability was incredible. My brother and nephew continue for awhile. They weren’t as reliable after the changes. I read here that sometimes you can’t stop driving when you want to because of regen. Even in the light duty diesel. That alone would deter me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. When I started working for my dads company in the early 70s it seemed most people were happy. The best operators were paid more and respected. They all relentlessly prank me for awhile, the owners son. They soon noticed I started at the bottom just like them and it let up. Lunch times and coffee break was fun, no jealousy or tension. They all new how hard my father worked to build his company. The original hires were still with him. The respect was tremendous. That’s the story of most companies out there. The risk takers run companies and are leaders. In this country that could be anyone. The same could be said for people who are born with talent. Isn’t it amusing that people never complain about talents pay or wealth. Their pay directly affects what you pay to see them. Games or concerts. In fact the more they get paid, the more people flocked. It’s a lot easier for the average person to advance through their job. Hard work and enthusiasm, no talent needed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. The difference between overpriced CEOs and the rest. Is the same as a public defender and OJs lawyers after the acquittal. Perception. Half the battle is won just by walking in the room. Respect, winners, priceless. Money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. 70 CST big block Tied with 70SS elcamino. My number 1. Close second 2001 GMC extended cab. SUV 06-08 Trailblazer SS. The ultimate, 2014 GMC with the 01 engine and transmission, 373 gear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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