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leftyf
01-26-2009, 09:24 PM
The truck arrives Saturday. I've got a VA appointment to see their Driver Tester for the decision about my power swivel seat and my behind the seat chair lift.

Not much to do on this thing other than Gimpy Type modifications. But, if you think of anything I missed let me know.

Pictures and progress to follow.

"Stumpy"

egnors
01-27-2009, 09:46 PM
Congrats on the new truck, and hope it all works out for ya lefty, you've been waitin on this for a while now.

leftyf
01-28-2009, 06:29 AM
Congrats on the new truck, and hope it all works out for ya lefty, you've been waitin on this for a while now.

Boy Howdy, have I been waiting. Wonder if I still know how to drive a truck.

caokgafamily
01-28-2009, 07:01 AM
Lefty,
You should have bought a Ford.

leftyf
01-28-2009, 08:15 AM
Lefty,
You should have bought a Ford.

:eek: huh?

Cyclone Traveler
01-28-2009, 10:19 AM
No, Lefty chose wisely! J GM all the way especially with the new EPA mandated particular filters the GM gets better fuel economy.

Barry & Tammy Martin
01-31-2009, 07:40 PM
Your best bet would have been a Dodge with a Cummins diesel. I have 220,000 and just getting broken in. Get 24 MPG hwy and 10+ towing 18k 5er.

leftyf
02-01-2009, 07:34 AM
Mileage on truck sux! How long does it take to breat a duramax in?

jnbhobe
02-01-2009, 07:45 AM
:DHey Lefty; It won;t take long, A diesel usually breaks in at about 10,000 mi. or so!!! JON :D :D :D

leftyf
02-01-2009, 08:07 AM
:DHey Lefty; It won;t take long, A diesel usually breaks in at about 10,000 mi. or so!!! JON :D :D :D

Well, given my current situation, I should be considered broken in somewhere around 2115.

Sorry, I'm still on oxygen after buying it. Single largest cash purchase of my life...spending the $$$ was no big deal until I looked at my account balances...I got so excited that I started hyper-ventilating...nothing like going from 5 figures to 1 figure in the old checking account. :eek:

I'm ready for my shot now, Nurse. Can I get some oxygen with that?? :p Whoopeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

westxsrt10
02-12-2009, 08:41 PM
The truck arrives Saturday. I've got a VA appointment to see their Driver Tester for the decision about my power swivel seat and my behind the seat chair lift.

Not much to do on this thing other than Gimpy Type modifications. But, if you think of anything I missed let me know.

Pictures and progress to follow.

"Stumpy"

You bought a Ford right? Dodge?

JohnDar
02-12-2009, 09:51 PM
:DHey Lefty; It won;t take long, A diesel usually breaks in at about 10,000 mi. or so!!! JON :D :D :D

Happy to hear that, too. I've managed to put a whopping 220 miles on mine in the past 10 days. The mileage jumped from 10.5 to 12.5 mpg !! :rolleyes: Can't wait to get the first 500 on it so I can stretch its legs.

leftyf
02-12-2009, 09:53 PM
You bought a Ford right? Dodge?

Chevrolet Silverado Duramax

leftyf
02-12-2009, 09:55 PM
You bought a Ford right? Dodge?

Chevrolet Silverado Duramax..and @1800 miles I'm getting 15.9 mpg combined highway and city.

Already better than my Silverado gasser.

jnbhobe
02-12-2009, 10:09 PM
John; don't worry about the 500mi Drive it like you stole it !! Change the oil at 1000mi and 5000mi. JON :D:D:D

JohnDar
02-13-2009, 11:59 AM
John; don't worry about the 500mi Drive it like you stole it !! Change the oil at 1000mi and 5000mi. JON :D:D:D

With the rebates, decent trade-in allowed, and GMS price, I almost did!;) I cheated a little and had it out on the freeway a bit the other day. That's where the mpg's went up. I really liked my '02 Avalanche, but this baby makes me grunt like Tim Allen on Tool Time.:D

leftyf
02-13-2009, 12:46 PM
With the rebates, decent trade-in allowed, and GMS price, I almost did!;) I cheated a little and had it out on the freeway a bit the other day. That's where the mpg's went up. I really liked my '02 Avalanche, but this baby makes me grunt like Tim Allen on Tool Time.:D

I had my truck less than two weeks...less than 2000 miles on the clock...and I truly believe in a proper break-in period.

Maybe that's the reason I got a warning ticket for competition racing earlier this week.

Ya just gotta break 'em in right. And, remember those tuners that give you 500+ horsepower...truly do work.

A.J. Lefty
The Drag Racin' One Legged Santa Claus

GORDINEER
08-10-2009, 08:01 PM
Stop with the truck debate. Their is only one truck out there and it has a straight six, haven't had to change engines with every model year.... Buy what you like.... Airborne....

truknutt
08-11-2009, 08:06 PM
Stop with the truck debate. Their is only one truck out there and it has a straight six, haven't had to change engines with every model year.... Buy what you like.... Airborne....


Hmmmmm, my '85 F150 has a 300 straight six with a granny low 4-speed to boot. :rolleyes:

That baby's still purring; to bad the body was stamped from Asian steel...er swiss cheese. :mad:

dieselengineer
08-11-2009, 08:31 PM
Got to love that Granny gear, It can move the house (the one without wheels)

truknutt
08-11-2009, 08:55 PM
Got to love that Granny gear, It can move the house (the one without wheels)

Ah Glory Days:

Lock the hubs, slap her in 4 wheel LOW & Granny 1st and watch er go. Pulled many a Winter ditch-dweller back up on the road with the old girl. Now she's been relegated to hauling grass clippings and tree limbs back to the brush pile.

leftyf
08-12-2009, 10:33 AM
Please move this discussion to a more public area so that others can enjoy your antics.:)

This area is reserved for the lesser abled.