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.
Sorry to hear about your dad. If you’re planning to keep the truck I’d go with the CST kit like txgreek. I like Dodge trucks but I think GM has a slight edge in reliability. Good luck with the build!
I’m very interested in these motors, but the 6 speed in the GM trucks in really forcing me away. Direct Injection is not helping me to stay with GM either. I don’t know why it bothers me given that both of my current vehicles are DI. I’ve just read so many bad things that it causes me to hesitate a little, especially since I plan to order my next truck, exactly how I want it, and keep long term.
You’re not wrong assuming money is a non-issue. A suburban with the same options is going to cost substantially more than a CC short bed truck. I think that’s why truck sales are exploding.
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