Everything posted by aseibel
The 5.3 is more than adequate for any driving you need to do on public roads. The 6.2 is purely for fun/showing off/bragging rights. If you want to pay for the bigger engine, just do it. You don't need permission from strangers online to spend your money. But you definitely don't need a 6.2. There's a lot of things I don't need that I pay for too, but I don't regret having a 5.3 for 1 second.
I agree. Most mods don't add any value to the vehicle. Unless this is the exact setup he's looking for and doesn't mind paying extra for it. Lifts are a horrible investment and mostly a cosmetic "improvement" that only leads to more maintenance costs long-term. I would never buy a used truck with modified suspension, but that's just me. If you want to go through with this, have the front end examined carefully to check for any worn components that you will need to replace soon.
Here ya go. Its a long thread. Go to page 11, or the posts on Jan 7, 2019 to see my finished product. I bought the clear cyclone LED lights from KC. Others went with a ridgid surface mount light, but i don't like how deep those are and the wires go straight out the back. But they do work as well.
Yup. I also changed all 4 white bulbs to LEDs on mine thinking the cargo light would help. It does nothing. I ended up mounting some KC cyclone lights inside the rear bumper step cavity and tied the wiring into the cargo switch, so now I can have bright back-up lights that come on only in P or R when I flip the switch. I have some info/pics in another thread if anybody is interested.
For sure. Obviously the bottle jacks are not the best solution, but they are compact and work in a pinch. I tested mine out to confirm it has adequate extension. I would have no hesitation to use it on the side of the road to put on the spare tire if needed. Of course you wouldn't climb under the truck, you only need it lifted for 5 minutes to swap a tire. How many of you have used the emergency jack ever? I've never needed one on my own car in 20 years, but I have helped 2 people put on a spare with their own OEM jack (both scissors). I don't get all the fuss about this jack that you may use 1 time for the life of the vehicle at most.
I get what you are trying to accomplish, but that's a lot of work for a jack you should rarely if ever need to use, only in an emergency. If you are jacking the truck up in your garage for maintenance, there are many better options available. Plus where do you store that thing? As it no longer fits in its "home" with all that wood attached to it?
This is true. I know each model truck is different, since they all have different headlights. But on my 15, the headlights are very good. Turning on the fogs doesn't change much, it may illuminate the edge of the road better right at my "hood line" of vision, but it does nothing more than 20 feet in front of me.
I did a quick search on truecar.com. It appears from what I saw that 28.5k is a pretty decent price, with some similar suburbans being listed for up to 34k. I'm actually surprised its that low, considering what they get for new ones. if that's what you want, I don't think you'd go wrong to pick it up.
I'd be calling the local junk yards looking for the front bumper off a rear-ended truck. Then you can get an original OEM bumper, possibly with the fog lights still in it, for a better price.
My beater is still on the same battery I had installed when I bought it used in 2009. I had them replace it because the original was weak. But 10 years of Wisconsin winters later, it still starts fine. And that car is not driven daily, more like 3x a week. My wife got 8 years out of her old car battery, too. I've only had to replace a couple batteries in 20 years of driving. Seems like they care able to last a long time as long as it doesn't start out defective.
Totally agree. Give them a chance to help you. I know salespeople get a bad rap, (often for good reason) but there are plenty of good ones out there. If you're nice to them, they should help you out.
Extreme heat seems to be harder on the batteries than cold is. I don't know if that's a fact, but i do remember several other people complaining on here how early their batter went to junk and they lived in the desert southwest. I'm in Wisconsin and my truck is 4 years old with original battery. Never a hard start and we hit -20s last winter.
How much would it cost for you to get to the other dealership and just drive the new truck home? Have you talked price with the out of state dealer, or do you not care about the price because you want that truck so bad? Honestly, I'd start by talking to your dealer first, they may even be able to locate an identical truck closer, or get it on their lot for you. But, as the other said, don't commit to anything until you have a price in writing.
I know you didn't ask me, but these are the anchors i have, they are awesome. https://www.amazon.com/Bull-Ring-2007-2019-Silverado-Retractable/dp/B00TOUP7OQ/ref=asc_df_B00TOUP7OQ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312158556709&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3994038974109055820&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-569302011530&psc=1
I'm in the process of relocating. You better believe I carry around a Hilti laser range meter to measure every garage. I have a short bed, but the added difficulty to park my truck inside with the plow on it in winter. Luckily we found a 25' deep garage and we are moving in before snow season. For the truck alone, I pretty much need a 20' deep garage, and that is just to park it, I can't even walk around the truck. Last winter sucked trying to cram it in and still leave room for the wife's car. My truck has been outside all summer. Can't wait to get it covered again.
My truck has double digits of small chips on the leading edge of the hood, last time I counted. I'm not too anal about it because its a truck. But I could see some being very unhappy about it. I might try to touch them up next summer just to make sure no rust forms. Need to protect the front end with something (clear bra/ wrap) if chips will bother you.
I don't think E rated tires are going to change the way you drive. Just go into it aware that you will decrease MPGs in town and it will be a bit rougher ride. If you like the tires, you likely won't care about those changes. But if soft ride and fuel economy were very important to you, you would probably want to select a P rated tire.
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