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Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       03-03-2010, 9:12 PM Reply   
Im looking to buy another truck. Preferably lifted. Looking for an 04-07 silverado 1500 with no more than 60,000 miles. NO regular cab, must be extended or 4 door...any finds or any trucks you know of would be helpful im looking for a chevy but will be open to any truck 04 or newer. price range is around 14,000-19,000. im located in tennessee and want to get something relatively close to here, but will be willing to travel a bit. Thanks guys!
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-03-2010, 9:38 PM Reply   
Traveling, towing, and lifting a 1/2 GM truck aren't the best things to mix. I've owned several lifted/lowered trucks and tell you from experience, it's not a good idea. I'm not saying it's not safe, it's just that when you put the bigger tires on the truck, it throws the gearing off. The 5.3L GM motor barely has enough torque to turn the bigger wheels, and it really sucks when you've got a load to tow.

In that price range you can get a decent crew cab 2500HD with the Duramax/Allison combo. Of all the trucks I've had, that's the one I miss the most. Fuel economy was the same as the 1/2 ton stock, and when I towed, the mpg was the same. With the 1/2 ton it was less than 10mpg....
Old    WAKEMAKER01 (wakemaker01)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-03-2010, 11:22 PM Reply   
how about a 2005 ford f250 4x4 diesel with 6 in lift 20 in rims and tires custom exaust, intake,$4500 stereo,and its a 4 door with 71000 miles will make great deal.
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       03-04-2010, 4:50 PM Reply   
WAKEMAKER any pics? also do you have a chip/programmer? Whats your MPG? i know diesel is going to be ALOT this summer thats the only thing that pushes me away from a diesel.
Old    WAKEMAKER01 (wakemaker01)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-04-2010, 5:19 PM Reply   
yes i can email pics it gets around 16 mpg on hwy and 14 when pulling boat no programer.
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       03-04-2010, 5:46 PM Reply   
my email is ctillett_04@hotmail.com think you could get more MPG out of it? i have a buddy with a lifted cummins and he is getting around 23
Old     (tro)      Join Date: May 2009       03-04-2010, 6:44 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by wakemaker01 View Post
yes i can email pics it gets around 16 mpg on hwy and 14 when pulling boat no programer.
that seems REALLY high for MPG based on truck and mods.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-04-2010, 7:37 PM Reply   
My F250 does 16.5 average. 18-20 on flat highway. 14-15 in town. Around 12-14 towing our heavy a$$ x-star loaded with lead. I'd say those numbers are right on. Where they shine is in the mountains. It get's almost double what my Chevy Tahoe got with a 6" lift and 33's. That 5.3 was a dog. It got the job done, and was bomb proof, but a dog when towing.

I have a hard time believing a Dodge getting 23. Maybe on a slight downhill with a tailwind. Maybe. Ha, ha, ha.

For reference.... My F250 has 34" tires, no lift, but has a programmer running a pretty mild tune. It rips just the way it is. Great truck.
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       03-04-2010, 7:51 PM Reply   
lol on a good day thats what the dodge says. His dad works for ATS and he gets all his mods at cost..it is for sure the fastest truck i have EVER been in..we were running around 45 and he punched it and we slid sideways lol scared me but he acted like nothing ever happened
Old    Brandon Zubke (bzubke1)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-04-2010, 8:04 PM Reply   
My dads 03 dodge cummins gets consistently 20mpg. And on a straight highway trip doing 65 it gets 22-25. This is with a six speed i would imagine the auto would get worse mileage.
Old    Derek (bigd1031)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-05-2010, 5:28 AM Reply   
Hey Wakemaker,

Will you send me some photos as well? That may be the truck I have been looking for.......if Chase doesn't want it of course.........

d_hembree@hotmail.com

Thanks
Old    Josh Miller (jaxm211)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-06-2010, 7:30 PM Reply   
have an '07 silverado 1500 Classic crew cab short bed 61000 miles 5.3L V8 I might be looking to sell
Old    Chris Durcan (chrisdurcan)      Join Date: Dec 2009       03-06-2010, 8:21 PM Reply   
I have a 2005 F150 Roush about 27k miles 5.4 v8 tow package ect.....Let me know if your interested. Also I live around the DFW area

Durcanchris@yahoo.com
Old    WAKEMAKER01 (wakemaker01)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-06-2010, 9:07 PM Reply   
Will post pics of f250 sunday .
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       03-07-2010, 8:52 AM Reply   
Josh, does your truck have the Z71 package? if not is it 4WD? thanks
Old    Josh Miller (jaxm211)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-07-2010, 1:38 PM Reply   
yes I forgot to mention the Z71
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       03-07-2010, 6:48 PM Reply   
any pics of the Z71?
Old    Josh Miller (jaxm211)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-07-2010, 11:32 PM Reply   
I'll try and email you some tomorrow
Old    Bryce (brycejb328)      Join Date: Aug 2009       03-08-2010, 8:32 AM Reply   
I just want to give my personal experience with my 2001 silverado 1/2 ton (which i believe is going to be the same running gear as a 2004). It was a great truck!! until you put a trailer behind it. a list of things i towed with it; 8x12 snowmobile trailer with 2 sleds, small trailer with 2 motocross bikes, and a 24 foot haulmark enclosed trailer. Even with the lightest load i listed here, you would expect the truck to behave as if there was nothing behind it. that was not the case at all. it was quite annoying how my fuel mileage got sacrificed so much with less than a 1,000 pound load. I will say that particular truck had 20" rims, but the tires were probably only a inche taller that the stock ones. I wouldnt think that would make a drastic difference. But it defiantly seemed the gearing on these trucks is quite high.
Old    Josh Miller (jaxm211)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-08-2010, 3:27 PM Reply   
Chase sent you an email

Bryce you realize these trucks come with different gear ratios? My bro-in-law has a 00 1/2 ton with very low gearing
As for mine not sure where its at but I have no trouble pulling my Mastercraft... but I will say its no Duramax, but I also dont need 1
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       03-08-2010, 3:45 PM Reply   
I agree with John. If you buy a used, lifted 1500 to tow with, make sure you set aside money for gas and transmissions. I would go 3/4 ton for anything lifted that you want to tow with.
Old    Adam Fullmer (adam4x4)      Join Date: Jan 2009       03-08-2010, 3:54 PM Reply   
Thats not always true. I had a GMC 2002 lifted with 33"s. I pulled a 25' toy box fine. and got about 8-10 mpg. I did have it geared low 4.56. The trans i had a bigger cooler on it, and when I sold it with 140,000 miles on it. She still had the same trans. that i bought new with. the truck got 12 to 15 on the freeway
Old    Josh Miller (jaxm211)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-08-2010, 4:36 PM Reply   
But your still paying for more gas going that route
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       03-08-2010, 6:17 PM Reply   
Truck looks good!! possibly buying a truck locally tomorrow or the next day will post pics if i wind up with it its SICK
Old    Bryce (brycejb328)      Join Date: Aug 2009       03-08-2010, 6:56 PM Reply   
josh.. yes i am well aware there is gearing options. i was just giving some insight from my personal experiences to the dude looking to buy. I'm sure the truck i owned most likely had a higher gearing set up.
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       03-09-2010, 7:45 PM Reply   
well i picked her up today hope you like! im in love
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Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-09-2010, 8:53 PM Reply   
Looks like a nice truck, hope it tows well. I had an 08 silverado lifted 4" with 20 x 35" tires. It was a TOTAL DOG so I switched the gearing out to 4.56 and tuned it. It was still a total dog and would constantly shift in and out of OD on the highway so I sold it a bought an 08 F250..... can pull houses off their foundation, pass on the highway without even coming out of overdrive...man I will never tow with anything but a diesel again as long as I can afford it!

Jake
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       03-09-2010, 9:07 PM Reply   
the only reason i didnt go with a diesel is because of the price of diesel, just couldnt do it lol
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-10-2010, 12:14 AM Reply   
Well its a sharp truck! Happy motoring!
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-10-2010, 7:28 AM Reply   
I just took a 500 mile road trip towing my 07 24SSV to the dealer with my wife's 05 Denali.

For sale or trade: 04 Caddy CTS-V, 405hp 6-spd <-- so I can buy another diesel truck to tow my boat with.

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