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About Chevyguy85

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    Central Florida
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    2009 GMC 3500HD CC Duramax

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  1. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Changed my oil and fuel filter. I was going to change the transmission filter but I ran out of energy so I went and had it balanced. Loaded a probably 100-200+ lbs of wheel weights into the bed while it was getting balanced. Again too tired and it's too hot to remove the buckets of weights and dump them out so I've got some traction control until I dump those out. Maybe next weekend I'll rotate the tires and wash it.
  2. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Went and jumped my buddy's patrol car. So that's 2 jumps and a tire change in 3 years for him lol
  3. Fuel Economy For 5.3L & 6.2L With DFM Released

    Maybe because they grew up in a truck family. Or they like the visibility as stated, it's saved me from quite a few accidents. Maybe I don't see the point in cars, or having 2 vehicles when I have zero desire to "go fast" when the roads are too full of idiots in a hurry to go no where while paying more attention to everything but driving. Or the safety in having 8-10+ foot of metal between you and the previously stated idiot when he runs into your butt doing 40 mph. I'll be the first to admit DD'n a dually is overkill and stupid, but I enjoy driving it, and will probably replace it with another dually. I couldn't give two sh*ts what people think of or about me because of what I drive, or any other reason for that matter. Cars aren't enjoyable for me to drive at all. It's great to have a choice and live in a place where we can all have opinions and disagree on anything and everything.
  4. Best inexpensive torque wrench

    Other than the 3 Harbor Freight ones I've got that seem to work fine I bought https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C5ZL1NS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 for the higher torque rating. The HF one one maxes out at 150 lb/ft with whatever % variation, while I'm confident even almost maxing it out, the % variation wouldn't matter, I still wanted a higher rated one for other tasks that required higher torque. From your post you don't need it, but if you wanted 300 lb/ft Tekton has one for $15ish more.
  5. Elon Musk Needs Your Help Designing His Pickup Truck

    They can use whatever reasoning they want to try. My reason is the "big 3" are way too comfy when it comes to the 2500/3500 market. I just want someone to enter it to shake up the market. Another gas spike while crap for everyone, would probably turn into a good time to buy a truck.
  6. Elon Musk Needs Your Help Designing His Pickup Truck

    I can hope though. I think Nissan "tried" with the Titan XD but it's more of a joke if you look at the specs than an actual attempt.
  7. Elon Musk Needs Your Help Designing His Pickup Truck

    If the semi is going to have a base price of $200k the pickup priced at $175k better have every single bell and whistle known to man as well as some that aren't. I hope the pickup happens and is successful. The pickup would most likely be a half ton, but I would love if someone would give the "big 3" a swift kick in the rear in the 2500/3500 market.
  8. 2500 to 1500?

    All depends on how much you think you're going to lose capability wise and whether or not it's a compromise you're willing to do for a better ride and better fuel economy. Personally I couldn't do it. The stiffer ride doesn't bother me but I don't want to give up the ride height and stronger components. Yeah I could have a 1500 with a lift kit and replace brakes, front end components, and other stuff but by the time I'm done with all that I'd be not much better off than if I'd just stayed with a 2500. My first vehicle was a '73 c10 with the 8 footer and then 2 2500HDs with the 6.0L and short beds. I'm pretty sure I'll never go back to a half ton. What do I know though, I'm the moron daily driving a crew cab duramax dually. Having an 8 foot bed again that I missed having with my 2 previous short beds I don't think I can go back to a short bed either. I know I don't need a dually, but I have a feeling when it's time to replace this truck I'll be sticking with a dually, they're just purdy. Yeah there's the trailer route but when I move people they're trying to do it on the cheap so we stuff my bed and back seat with whatever we can fit, making multiple trips if we have to, and I get paid in food. Extra bed length matters especially when you have a tool box.
  9. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Yesterday I put another passenger headlight assembly on my truck. Got lucky found one on ebay a guy had removed from another truck, in pretty darn good shape for only $60.50 with shipping. Prices were cheap enough I almost considered buying both assemblies. I think he was selling the rear tail lights as well. Now I have to go back and sand down my driver's side assembly again so it matches the passenger. Maybe sometime in the next week or so I'll give the truck a bath.
  10. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Driving home from breakfast after work this morning and a bird decided to fly into my truck. Now I need a new headlight assembly. Are non GM ones any good, thinking I'll just fork out double and get OEM. I'm surprised the fender isn't dented. Sent from my Find7 using Tapatalk
  11. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Traction control and smoother ride. Also a reminder on how weak I am. I have a couple friends that think they will be good for exercise so I picked them up a tire each. Sent from my Find7 using Tapatalk
  12. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    A lot of times I can't see car roofs either, truck's butt is high up plus the tool box I have in the bed. My favorite is when I come out and the car behind me has hit me. Especially the newer cars with plastic bumpers, when I pull out I hear those bumpers POP back out haha. I believe having a rear view camera has made me worse at parking. Seems like I pay less attention and rarely get backed in in 1 try anymore. Then again with the dually I have to be a bit more precise than I did with my 2500s.
  13. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Wait you're implying that hitting things while backing isn't normal? How do y'all know when to stop? I keep going until my hitch hits the concrete wall, pole, tree, or hill behind me. I've bent a few fences that way at work, they should just have more fence poles so I hit those instead of in between them where I bend the fence back.
  14. Group Buy Ideas? Let's hear them

    Even though this is in the 2014+ forum, lockable under rear seat storage boxes.
  15. Interesting. I've been wanting something somewhat secure for storage. The safe variants I've been looking at for years are too expensive for me to justify getting. I wonder if they'll come out with a longer version that will fit items longer than 35 inches. I also wonder how easy it is to pick or force open. *edit* Looks like they have the longer version.

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