rjpoog1989 started following 6.6 Gasser, Logical tire question and Can the itch for a new truck be cured by an old truck?
I have 40k on mine. I run a 45-50 psi and rotate around 5k miles. I’m hoping to get another Winter or 2 out of them, depends how many miles I drive I guess. No issues balancing them. Great traction in snow, ice, and mud. I’ve never gotten stuck.
I can’t imagine fuel would cost double. Remember, my 6.2 runs on premium which is 60+ cents more per gallon. I’m averaging about 17mpg with it. I’m figuring on 10mpg for the 8.1, but it’s not my DD so it doesn’t matter much. It would just be used for towing and hauling stuff. I’ve already got LT tires on my half ton. Thanks for the info on brakes, I’ve only ever dealt with brake lines once and it’s a pain.
Hi guys; I’m looking a 2006 Silverado 2500, loaded, crew cab, 8ft bed, 8.1 v8. Right now I’ve got a 14 Sierra 1500 with 6.2. It’s been a good truck for 4 years and I still like it well enough. It’s been my dream to get a camper and the 1500 just doesn’t have the payload to get me where I want to be. Plus about every 4 years I get this itch for a new truck. Getting the 2500 with 8.1 would pull anything I desire, plus free up cash since my payments would be cut in half or less. The truck looks really solid for an 06 in pictures but is a good drive away so hard to tell for sure what it looks like underneath. What are some known issues, if any, with the 8.1 other than eating gas?
rjpoog1989 replied to gearheadesw's topic in 6.6L Gas V8 & HD Transmission Powertrain (L8T/MYD)I’m disappointed this motor isn’t flex fuel. Ford’s 7.3 isn’t either. Guess I’m stuck with a Ford 6.2 if I want to run corn oil...
Right now I’ve got 1 kid and 2 big dogs that go everywhere with us. We do a good bit of camping and are getting a travel trailer before next year. Another kid will put me over payload for my half ton and there are time I’d like an 8 foot bed. I have a cap on my truck now and still run out of space with the dogs in crates back there.
I came from a 2005 GMC Canyon ex-cab std-bed. I would have kept it longer if it wasn’t the biggest piece of junk in the world. That being said, it was only rated to tow 4K lbs so I couldn’t pull my current trailer. Also, this was before I ever even saw a rear facing car seat. If kids are even a remote possibility, a midsize is not for you. I was looking at midsize diesels at the time and I’m extremely glad I didn’t go that route. Would’ve taken a financial bath to upgrade. These days I’m shopping 3/4 ton with an 8 foot bed. I won’t get one unless we have another kid, but that’s what the plan is.
I don’t understand this hitch ball nonsense. I take mine out almost every time I unhitch, I only leave it in if I’m hitching up again in the next day or so. Honestly I think this tailgate is brilliant.
My 14 6.2 has been great but only has 70k miles. That price seems a hair high, 20k be better.
Yes, I’m sure that’s part of the problem. I’m sure that the toe alignment is out of whack. I’d bet when the previous owner installed the leveling spacers it was not realigned. I, like an idiot, didn’t bother to check or have the dealer I bought from align before purchasing. All four tires are like this at this point. I’m concerned that since they are so worn the they will force the truck back out of alignment if I just do that.
So I’ve got KO2s on my truck, 31k miles on them, and rotated every 6-10k miles. Truck has coils spacers up front and AAL in the rear. Tires are 275-55-20 lt running 48psi. I’m assuming the truck is out alignment, causing my problem. They are worn a much more on the outsides, and the insides look almost new. I’m wondering if I should have them taken off the rims and flipped so the outside becomes the inside? Then align the truck? Or just flip tires and leave the alignment alone? I’d like to get 1 more winter out of these, but as it sits I don’t see that happening. I will definitely align the truck when it’s time for new rubber. Plan was to get either new ko2s or general atx fall 2020 (pushing 50k on my current tires at that time). Probably go up to 285-55-20s for the next set.
I’d just keep your truck. You’ve got a nice rig there and unless you’re towing there’s no need for the cumins. I wanted to unload my truck a year or so ago, and once I realized how little it was worth, I kept it. I was by no means upside down, but the hit just made me sick to my stomach. In the end I’m glad I still have it and not any of the POS trucks I thought I could pay cash for.
About my truck? 1. All black interior. I wish for cocoa dune or brown High Country interior. 2. It’s not a NHT. 1500lbs payload is a bit shy of my needs. Probably going to need to upgrade to a 2500 in the future. A NHT would have allowed me to keep this longer.
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