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stein_burgundy
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Member since Jan 2016
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Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
If everything goes smoothly, I will be the new owner of a 17 GMC 2500 Crewcab 4x4 with the 6.0.

Sold my 2010 Sierra Extended cab z71 a day after I listed it for sale.

Anyone have any firsthand experience with the lifts for these trucks? I know I can crank the torsion bars a little but don't want to go too crazy and throw my CV angles all out of whack. Looking at the rough country, zone, and CCM 3" lifts.


mylsuhat
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.


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Ace Midnight
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
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If everything goes smoothly


If by "everything" do you mean you need mama's approval, the bank's or both?



Image: https://www.technobuffalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/shoveling-money-into-fire.gif


stein_burgundy
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
Not even close to 60k. I'm not one of those people.

And by everything goes smoothly, I meant as long as we get the paperwork done so I can pick it up Saturday.

Bunch of smartasses in here.


Ace Midnight
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
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Not even close to 60k.


Doesn't a stripped one list for $53k and change? So, TTL will get you to $60k - even if they take 8 to 10 off, that's still $50k for a pick em up truck without a diesel motor.

What am I missing?
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stein_burgundy
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
42 and a half out the door = not close to 60. (And that's not including down payment).

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Grassy1
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
Make your money.
Spend it how you want.



Congrats on the new truck. I got one similar to that.

again


SwampBandit
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Livonia, La
Member since Jun 2016
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
Get a zone offroad lift and check out the Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks if they make them for a 17 GMC 2500


stevengtiger
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
My dad bought that exact truck about a month ago. It is pretty awesome and drives great. He won't be getting any lifts, accessory's, etc. but I really like it. Congrats on the new rig.


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stein_burgundy
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
Yours stock height? I just want to get rid of the super arse high look and put some meatier tires on it. Nothing ridiculous.


Fachie
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
Torsion keys, decent shocks. Used to run Fox, but just put a set of King's on the 4R, depends on end use.


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stein_burgundy
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
The adjustables are for 1500 trucks with strut suspensions. The 3/4 ton is torsion bars so the lifts all consist of keys, differential drop spacers, upper control arms and new shocks.
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SwampBandit
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
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I just want to get rid of the super arse high look and put some meatier tires on it.


3" Adventure Series (Zone)


stein_burgundy
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Member since Jan 2016
276 posts

re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
That's the one I was looking at. Just wondered if anyone on here had firsthand experience with it. How to the angles look on the CV shafts.

Zone actually offers a free 5 yr /100000 mile supplemental warranty on parts that the dealer may not cover because of the lift if there is ever an issue.


A_bear
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baton rouge
Member since Sep 2013
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
I second the zone adventure 3". That's what I'll be putting on my truck. Out of curiosity, why would you buy a 3/4 ton gas burner? Diesel is the way to go, especially the new L5P Duramax.


stein_burgundy
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Member since Jan 2016
276 posts

re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
No need for a diesel. Like the ride of a 3/4 ton. 6.0 has proven a very reliable engine. My dad has a 2001 that's never missed a lick


Martini
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
I've got a 2011 with almost 200k miles on it and it still runs fine and quiet. I had a GMC Duramax and a King Ranch diesel before and just wanted a quieter truck for a change. I have a F450 to tow anything heavy but I hardly use it. This one pulls fine.

I'm not sure if I will get a gas of diesel on the next one but really have no complaints. I really want to drive this one just to see how far I can get out of it.

Enjoy.


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Clames
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
Friend of mine finally sold his 2007 Duramax 2500 for a 2017 version. Apparently GM put enough upgrades into the newest Duramax to convince him it was worth the buying a new truck and making payments again. The 6.0 is a great engine but I'd delete the AFM system.


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rattlebucket
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.
Gas is $2.....$2! I have a 6.8L ford gasser and I dont even track mileage. Who cares at $2 gal? However i only pull on weekends every month or two. Drive what you want. Congrats on new truck. Dont elmer island it.


GCTigahs
Member since Oct 2014
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re: Pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton gasser.


Got my 2016 in late December. Been very pleased thus far.


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