I'm using a Viofo 119v3 currently. Holding up so far just fine. I haven't had an SD card die in any of my dashcams and I don't use the endurance versions either. I also use the max size supported which right now is 256 gig in my 119v3. I have hardwired so anytime my truck isn't parked in my driveway that camera is running. Haven't tried running anything as a rear camera yet, not sure if I ever will or how much good a rear facing camera will do. Might try running one eventually.
While I was in the Dominican Republic my buddy started on Fatty's new bumpers. He did a great job welding them together, especially since it was his first real welding job. Still need to do a few more things before they get put on permanently. Sent from my SM-N986U1 using Tapatalk
Take the glasses (or your head) and turn them 90 degrees and see if you can see the screen that way. If you can then it's just the way the lenses are polarized. I had the same problem with an old phone. The way the screen was made "clashed" with my sunglasses and I couldn't use my phone in landscape.
My 09 is 11,100 or 11300 GVWR I can't remember which. Not sure what the GCWR is probably 20k or less. I think it found the curb weight saying it was 7k from the factory. Not sure how accurate that is but 900lbs of stuff added by me is completely believable. Just interesting that the new 2500 short beds are just as heavy as my loaded 3500 dually is all.
Good to know. I measured my '09 CC Dually and from nose to the hitch/head was about 22ft. It's interesting to see how much heavier these newer trucks have gotten though. Mine is 8100lbs (soon to gain a few more lbs with the bumpers that are going on it) with me and my usual load out. GM's new 2500 short beds are 8k "dry." Which means I'll probably be pushing 10k when I get a new truck.
The upfitter switches on the 2500/3500 are not install at the factory either. Either the dealer is nice and does it for you or you do it yourself. At least that's what I've gathered from this forum
Don't need a lift to rotate your tires. Jack stands and a floor jack have worked just fine rotating my dually. Also don't forget about oil rebates to save even more. Both Mobile and Shell have rebates. I was buying 10 gallons of oil for under $100 which is good enough for 4 oil changes. Figured out it's even cheaper not buying 5 gallon buckets on sale from autozone/orielly's and next time I need oil I'll be getting gallon jugs from walmart and using Mobile's rebates that way. Or you can buy the oil and filter yourself and bring it with you to the dealership. I think they'd charge me $10 just for the labor, that was worth it when I wanted to be lazy.
Bumper pieces and new lights came in the week before Thanksgiving. Hopefully my buddy will be able to weld them together and install around the end of this month. I'll need to get them powder coated as well. I'm interested to see how much of a difference I'll see going from about 18w pod lights to 40w. I think we'll be removing the little light bars from behind the grill too. Sent from my SM-N986U1 using Tapatalk
https://www.chewy.com/petsafe-happy-ride-quilted-bench-car/dp/135509 This has worked for me so far. Been almost a month. Covers the back seat of my '09 crew cab just fine. Sent from my SM-N986U1 using Tapatalk
Good to know. I think I've only been building Sierra 3500 duallies. Not that it matters hopefully I can make my current pickup last another 5ish years or so.
Can't get an 8ft bed though so that's a no go for me, well any 1500 is a no go for me. Sent from my SM-N986U1 using Tapatalk
The way they all force you to buy stuff you don't want in order to get the 1 or 2 things you do want is annoying. One of the reasons I haven't bought a new truck. Sadly it's only going to get worse. Is there even an option to not get a sliding back glass on a LTZ even? Every build I do it automatically adds that stupid thing. By the time I get a new truck it'll probably be the same way with sunroofs.
Don't forget when buying powder/primers online you pay a hazmat fee ($20?) on top of the regular shipping fee. Used to be 70lbs was the max per order. My friends and I would all buy together if we ended up buying online. Used to go to the gun shows and buy supplies too until they got too commercialized and annoying, not to mention the increase in admission fee.
If you can afford it go for the 3500 SRW. Always nice to have extra capacity for little if any empty ride impact. Personally I'll never go back to a short bed and going from a crew cab 2500 short bed to a crew cab dually wasn't as huge of a deal as everyone seems to make it out to be. Maybe the fact that I avoid cities by default helps but yeah. With a dually I'm guaranteed an 8ft bed. So would I choose a 3500 SRW 8ft over a 2500 short bed? Yes, every single time if given the choice. You already said you'd use the 8ft bed on a regular basis so you answered your own question
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