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  1. That is a sharp looking truck!!!!! very nice. What the specs on that?
  2. I think the 3500hd will be better for pin weight. I have the same, and with that pin weight it maxes out the trucks gvwr. The def fluid has a shelf life on it. Just have to keep that fresh. Other than that run it ones and while up to full temperature to keep thing good.
  3. factory z height is a measurement on level ground using a level and tape measure. You put the level on the knuckle bottom where the ball joint nut is. Place the level on the machine surface of the knuckle. Use the level and hold it level. Measure from the center of the lower control arm bolt at the frame of the truck, to the level. It should be between 5"-5.5". need to check both sides. Service adjustments allows .5" side to side.
  4. I think there get a grove wore in them, and it catches on the lip of the other spring and thats causes the clunk. Mine is bad again. Im going to call the dealer again to see if there is a fix for it now.
  5. My truck did it. They greased the leaf springs, it worked for a while. It started it again, really loud now. Gotta bring it back. Mine is right rear. 32,000 miles on it.
  6. Well i put the sumo springs in the front. Brought front up 3/4-1". That also drops the rear hitch height slight. I have an ez hauler 6x12 enclosed trailer and run my hitch at 5"drop.
  7. I have stock suspension height, but run timbren and summo springs up front. I use the curt adjustable hitch. 2.5" size 6" drop. Two balls with 2" and 2/5/16" balls.
  8. What kind of plow do you have? What is the condition of you battery's? Does it have dual battery's?
  9. For one, congrats on the new truck. I think it is great idea. I would love a diesel, but i work on them and drive on for work. It is a pain during the cold winters. The reason i went with a 6.0l. I can't wait to see this build.
  10. Yes this happens. Its luck that it did idle. Most times the filter gets a wax in it and doesn't flow fuel. In your case it let enough fuel threw to idle, but as the rpms and load increases it cant supply enough fuel to do this. Diesel needs to be cut or have additives in it to keep it from gelling.
  11. I run timbrens in all my trucks. Had them in my half tons too. I tried both air lift, and Firestone air bags. I hated that i needed to add air when loaded and take it out when not. They leaked air when it got cold, and had to take air out when lifting truck on lift. I just put timbrens in and forget about them. They just work. Air bags did help but more expensive and harder to deal with. In the picture it is 12,000lbs total. The truck sits nice. not sure why it cut picture off, maybe its the way i took it on cell phone. I also haul my tractor in my dump trailer
  12. Hey sillywillie07, I'm not good at how to post on these forums. In reference to my transmission that was rebuilt on my 3500, they said they had to program it again. Its shifting real hard in 4th now so they want me to bring it in again. The service manager said he didn't quite know what else to do to it because they already reset the programming on it but they would figure something out. So I need to weigh my truck I guess. I don't really have much on it but tools, compressor, and generator welded to service bed. I know this all adds up but I have friends with 3/4 tons Chevys that pull 8000 lb skid steers with their truck. I'm just having a hard time understanding a heavy duty transmission not performing I guess. I appreciate you replying back on some info and will ask them what you said when I get it back to them. 

  13. Hello, I just joined tonight. I have a post about my 6L90 and 6.0 3500 hd with a service bed. I had it rebuilt 2 weeks ago by gm, under powertrain. They said it would shift funny for a while and I don't know what a while is. It still shifts hard as of a week of being repaired. the truck weighs 13200 or that's what it says on the door anyway. With my tools, I'm at about 14,400. Is this too heavy or too much for the 6L90 stock? If it is, I am trying to understand why the dealer's couple a crew cab 4x4 with a service bed when they know someone will use it for work. If you guys have any ideas or advice I would appreciate it. I can't backtrack and get a diesel with a stronger transmission at this time like the dealers said I should have done. I still owe for my newer truck. Thanks . Your truck doesn't weight 13,200. That is the gvwr of the truck. So if the gvwr of your truck is 13,200lbs and it is 14,400lbs then you are over weight by 1,200lbs. That's the max the truck is supposed to be loaded. When they rebuilt it did they reset the transmission shift adapts? If not when they rebuilt it and didn't reset this it can be bad for the trans. It learns how you drive and adapts the shift points to how it is used.
  14. Your warranty starts the day its put on the road. In service date. So that means when you bought it.
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