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About Chevyguy85

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    2009 GMC 3500HD CC Duramax

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

    Since I don't have a gasser anymore my edger and mower get fed Mobil 1 that I never got used on the 6.0s. They get blown off after every use too, mower looks almost brand new even though it's 10+ years old. Sent from my Find7 using Tapatalk
  2. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    They do the rebates twice a year. Glad to see I'm not the only one stocking oil. I had 20 gallons of oil, I think I'm down to 10ish and I've got another oil change coming up. Always nice getting 10 gallons for about the price of 5! I think next time I'm going to get the gallon jugs instead of 5 gallon buckets. If I did my math right it'll be cheaper that way too. Sent from my Find7 using Tapatalk
  3. I rotate mine every 5-8k depending on when I get ambitious. I go by the manual which is apparently different than how tire shops rotate duallies. The only reason I don't rotate the spare is I don't feel like messing with the spare tire carrier. Since I have 7 steel rims they're all the same so that's not the issue for me. I try to do it around the same time as my oil changes. Rotations are easy and I know that the lug nuts are being torqued down to the proper 140 lb/ft. Unlike some places that require me to use a cheater bar on my cheater bar to get the lugs off. Sent from my Find7 using Tapatalk
  4. Interesting. I'll have to look back in the "what did you do with your truck" thread and see if I can find the picture of my results. I must have deleted the picture off my phone or I'm just not seeing it. I'm pretty sure I had at least one somewhere in the 20s. I have defenders though.
  5. Call/email Michelin and ask what the max numbers are for your tires. I think mine were in the 20s when I had them replaced. Sent from my Find7 using Tapatalk
  6. I'm having this problem on my '09 dually. I had 3 bad tires on the rear so I put 6 new tires on the truck (old tires had 38k on them). Took it to multiple shops for months until tires were finally deemed out of spec. Vibrations/shakes are already starting again, had the tires balanced last weekend and then road forced yesterday as well as an alignment done. Tires probably don't even have 6k on them yet. I've got around 1,000lbs of wheel weights in the bed so adding weight does nothing. If anything I'm starting to believe that having a load is whats causing the tires to go bad even though I'm no where near under inflated. I thought maybe it was because I was running a different size than stock but from all I can find the tires and rim combination should work, at least if I really do have a 6.5" wide rim. Regardless the rim size requirements between stock tire size and the one I'm using only vary by 0.5 inches. Everyone tells me my truck rides fine, it's dually they ride rough. It's not the rough ride it's the dang shake/vibration Another reason I think it's the tires is like you, when they're warmed up it gets worse. Plus if I increase the tire pressure the shake/vibration lessens some. Good luck to you.
  7. You can do 2 rebates twice a year (2 rebate periods each year) so 4 rebates. Also Amazon was taken off the list of retailers last year and numerous inquiries to the rebate support confirm they don't accept Amazon. Unless it changed for this current rebate period, but I don't think it has. Like Gone_fishing said Walmart works even though it hasn't been listed.
  8. Looks like Ozer supplied you with links already. But for me I used to wait for the 5 gallon buckets of Delvac 15w-40 to go on sale at Autozone. I'd then buy two and submit the rebates for them. After sale price and rebates I was almost getting 5 gallons of oil free, especially since they upped the rebate to $35 for a 5 gallon bucket. Sent from my Find7 using Tapatalk
  9. Don't forget to do the Mobil 1 rebates if that's what you use, makes your oil changes even cheaper.
  10. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Friday I used my truck to help setup for ladies day at my range moving our picnic tables around on one of the trailers. Surprisingly I did well at backing the trailer up, especially considering the dually fenders hid the trailer and the reverse camera was fairly useless. Saturday did the same thing except the opposite, moved things back after lady's day was finished. Also took a bed load down to the range's storage unit. The picture is what I received when I asked Michelin for an inflation table for their Defender LT tires. Figured I'd post it in case anyone else was having trouble finding a chart on them. I wanted to see if maybe I was messing up the tires by being under inflated but running duals at 55 psi their carrying capacity would be over the gross for the axle according to the door sticker. So running 60 psi and only having 900-1300 lbs of wheel weights in the truck shouldn't do crap to the tires.
  11. I like how the capacity stickers are now. On my '09 dually I need to do math to figure out how much fatter it's gotten since it left the factory and other weights.
  12. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    My Solid Fold 2.0 Toolbox Truck Bed Cover came in while I was at work today. Spent a while installing that trying to get things the way I wanted it. Instead of cutting a notch in my bed rail cover I just left a piece out and the front clamp works fine. Only real problem I'm having, and it's somewhat a big problem, is I can't get the rear clamp to work because the bed is in the way. Of course it also sits right in the middle of that metal piece so moving the cover forward or back isn't an option either . I think I'm going to see how much another set of the front clamps are and modify those to work in the back. Even if the rear clamp did work I think I'd want another set of the front clamps in the rear just because I like how they are made vs the rear one. I don't need the quick releasing feature anyway and if I did I could always just put the backs back in. Crap picture but the dang rear clamp goes right where that metal piece is.
  13. I don't think it's meant to be a long range vehicle yet. Considering there are well over 100 pre-ordered already some companies don't think the range is a joke. Makes sense for city to city runs. Sent from my Find7 using Tapatalk
  14. I say go with the "standard bed." I DD a CCLB dually and it doesn't bother me. Previously I had a 2500HD crew cab standard bed, I don't miss the smaller bed at all. I don't think I'll ever have anything less than an eight footer again. I've never owned a vehicle that comfortably fit in a garage anyway, even my '73 c10 reg cab eight footer took some effort of moving things around to fit in my garage. Parking isn't an issue, I don't go down town and parallel parking isn't very common outside of the city. I also park out in the boonies regardless of what I'm driving anyway because people suck and I need the exercise so the extra walk is good for me.
  15. license plate fee

    $164.69 for my 2009 3500HD here in Florida. Pretty much any modern fullsize pickup have tags that expire in December and cars go by birth month of the owner. Tags use vehicle gross I believe, my tag did go up from my '06 2500HD to the 2009 3500. Then again everything seems to go up almost every year anyway. If you want exact #s I can probably search my emails for the receipts.

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