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VanguardK2 last won the day on October 17 2019

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  1. Agree with Jim here, a regear would be my fix but I honestly wasn't factoring in people and gear to max out the 3.73s and going waaay past the 3.42s the 2500/3500 gambit is the best choice. I sympathize with O.P as I bought a 16 5.3l because I wanted black, leather and CC short bed with the face-lift model and color match bumpers. My only regret is getting some with an 8 speed but that's what I found that I wanted to the tee and sometimes there's one small change that just isn't perfect for what you need it for. Fortunately people have a new generation to trade in for, so there's plenty of t
  2. Well a regear is much better than trying to resell and getting something with a bad history or underlying problems due to lack of maintenance. Regear is the way to go and yeah my 5.3 with 3.42s is rated for 9600. The law could care less about that because it has no ecological impact for them to legislate against cause its not like removing a muffler (loud noise, disturbing peace or whatever) or removing at catalytic converter (enables emissions). Regearing is 100 percent legal everywhere in the states. Never saw anything ever against regearing a vehicle. Its legal to do a LOT of mods to
  3. Just reading through the thread and looked through the pdf on here and just spitballing here but wouldn't the problem be solved by throwing a new set of gears at it? 3.08s to 3.42s or even 3.73s would bump that rating up no? The ratios can be changed by swapping out gears in the front and rear differentials and the rest of the trucks are built the same... Sent from my SM-G986U1 using Tapatalk
  4. Thanks, and yeah, you called it. I heard back from insurance and they are going forward with repairs. I've only been more happy to have a 5.3L once... and that was the day I picked this thing up as my first truck, first chevy, and first car I went out of my way to look for, and purchase. Proud of it. I just hope it doesn't do what my jeep did and exact revenge every time I cash a paycheck XD Thanks to everybody for their kind words on the whole thing. Pretty tore up about it as the other guy had his family with a little girl inside. Even though I have a girlfriend and no kids planned, it s
  5. Thanks, and to[mention=191210]CajunFries[/mention] it is a yellow tint wrap I got from Amazon for like 7 bucks. Tbh, kinda wanted to get rid of it last couple weeks but the output is pretty cool and useful (I'd say). Low and behold, I got in an accident with the truck today.... Pretty beat up over it, but I think she will be okay. I hope this truck isn't totalled, I want it fixed, but if it is, I'll get another one. I love it so much, I hate to have it be this way. In a dumb way of thinking I feel like I let her down today. She's never given me any sh*t, despite all the coworkers at my Toy
  6. Ah. Well that's the right way to do it. Now it'd just be calling different dealers and asking if you can get the update and if it's free or paid for. Might get lucky.... Sent from my SM-G986U1 using Tapatalk
  7. At that point I'd call every dealer in a reasonable area and ask if they'd do it and for how much... mention that you have heard it's free update and if they say it's free then throw em a bone and get an oil change there or something so they get something out of it too. They'd be more inclined to do a free radio update if they get 50 bucks out of you for something else. When I had my old jeep I paid a tech 20 bucks to get my new key fob programmed cause the writer didn't want to make a ticket for it. And at the dealer I work for we do small stuff like that for people if they ask and are payi
  8. Subbed as I've wanted to do this to mine for a while and in same boat (broke lol) Sent from my SM-G986U1 using Tapatalk
  9. Hit it with some leather cleaner like 3 times in 1 week. Leave it sit there for a few to let it draw the oil and stuff out. Try to have sleeves down or something in the meantime and it'll go away. You won't have to replace it all the time. Mine gets really bad when I don't wash my upper forearms after a day in the dealership.(Lube rack guy and now apprentice) I cleaned the hell out of it and it was good for quite a while until I didn't bother to clean my truck for 3 months. Sent from my SM-G986U1 using Tapatalk
  10. Ah! I totally forgot about that route! I read that in here once before and absolutely forgot. Good call [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G986U1 using Tapatalk
  11. 6 speed or 8 speed trans? I'd like to add a deeper pan but I'd like to offroad my truck next year and having some space between my fabricated skid and pan would be nice. Post pics of how low it hangs once installed? That'd a solid upgrade [emoji108] Sent from my SM-G986U1 using Tapatalk
  12. So I'm one of those 'enable all pages' type of guys where I have the pages on the cluster even for the crap I don't use, and while I was scrolling I noticed I hit 3000 hours on my truck, which I don't know how good that is to see or not. My truck is a 2016 with 93K on her. I know for a fact the day I picked it up it was 2303 with 76K on it so I did 1st grader math an found I spent almost 700hours in that truck in the past 17 months putting on 17K on her. Just seems like a lot, but I'm curious what everybody else has mileage and hours wise. Can't tell if this is a lot or average. Certainly
  13. [emoji51] Oof. I'd be heated to some extent like why not see how close in the mirrors or backup cameras but things happen, as long as my insurance wasn't taking the hit and I don't pay out of pocket at all I'd be okay with it in the end. I'd also have to give em some S**T for it at the next family gathering just for good fun too [emoji28] Sorry to see it happen in any case my man Sent from my SM-G986U1 using Tapatalk
  14. Interested in the front end of your truck, I see you took out the lower air dam, which I was planning on doing but what is in the center tucked in with the tow hooks? Doesn't look like any skid plate I've seen before, love the way it looks as it sits Sent from my SM-G986U1 using Tapatalk
  15. Really love the look. This is about how I wanted my truck to look a year ago or so. The bed rack and trail boss wheels are pretty tough to come by so I abandoned that idea. Solid looking truck though 10/10 [emoji108] Sent from my SM-G986U1 using Tapatalk
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