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Old    SulMaxwell (sulmaxwell)      Join Date: Dec 2003       08-27-2005, 2:22 AM Reply   
Yeah..I posted about my last truck and lust for a new one..now that I have secured a new(to me) tow rig..lets see what y'all got? Really they are how we tow our loves to and from the floaty places..share some info in regards to what ya have under the hood, what your running for wheels and tires as well as gas mileage..sigh...although not to depress..ha ha!
POST SOME PICS!
and of course so on..I saw an article in a 4X mag a while back that had a sweet yukon built to to tow a guys response lx..anyone recall the article??? NICE RIG!
look forward to any responses
PS..my 96 burban...was/is a tow machine..with upgraded susp, edlebrock headers, esd supers- duals out the back, eagle alloys(058 type series)with 265 75 16 geolander at's...if I can compress my shots I will upload..I now have a stock 01 yukon xl..not as much FUN!! SO...I need to modify..so am looking for some ideas!

(Message edited by sulmaxwell on August 27, 2005)
Old    Randy (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-27-2005, 6:00 AM Reply   
Here's mine. Pretty stock '04 F250 Lariat. Not over the top but works for me. Got a really sweet deal I couldn't refuse.






Old    mccb            08-27-2005, 8:35 AM Reply   
is that your house in the back
Old    Randy (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-27-2005, 10:11 AM Reply   
No that's not my house. That's some community down in Orlando that the dealer I bought the truck from takes all of his pics in front of.
Old    Jeff Moore (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-27-2005, 10:48 AM Reply   
See if I can find some pics of my bagged dually, and color matched Malibu. Sold them both this year. That set up was hard to top.
Old    tyler (wakinbakin)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-28-2005, 9:39 PM Reply   
2004 Sierra z-71, lowered around 3 inches, painted door handles, fender flares and mirror caps, billet grille, sittin on DIP 20" wheels with 285 good year rubber and stock interior.





Old    1wakedad            08-28-2005, 10:21 PM Reply   
'04 Stock quad cab (HEMI)... '05 Malibu LSV

Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-28-2005, 10:55 PM Reply   
Tyler, you lowered your 4X4?
Old    S Dub (sdub)      Join Date: Jan 2003       08-29-2005, 10:45 AM Reply   
Sharp rig Tyler......do you think you could fit 22's on your truck after lowering?
Old    shoeish            08-29-2005, 12:08 PM Reply   
Here's my rig.

2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4x4 with the 6.0L Vortec. I put a Kenne Bell supercharger on it for that "little" extra pulling power.



Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-29-2005, 1:38 PM Reply   
My old truck was a '96 Chevy Z-71. 15" wheels and 32x11.50 All Terrains. I put helper spring air bags on the back, so no sagging. It was a great rig.

The 'new' one is an '01 Yukon 4x4, stock suspension, with 22x9.5 Milanni's and 305/45 rubber. Also, a good tow rig, but much more comfortable than the truck.



Old    Romi (romi)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-29-2005, 1:46 PM Reply   
05 F-250 diesel - Donahue Racing 4.5" lift, Ice Metal 18" wheels, 35" Toyos

13-14 mpg highway, 11-12 mpg city, 8-9 towing LSV.

If I were to do it all over, I would have bought the Cummings diesel. I have had nothing but problems with the Powerstroke.

Old    sebastian            08-29-2005, 3:57 PM Reply   
ford make diffren engine?
I'm thinking aobut f250 diesel.
Old    scott shoemake (above_the_levee)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-29-2005, 6:44 PM Reply   
cummins cannot be beat, I get about 12-15 pulling. 18 just driving around and my truck has about 95000. those fords suck, but they look good, I guess.
Old    stillstandin            08-29-2005, 7:50 PM Reply   
I have always been a Dodge guy, but cannot get into the looks of the new ones. I have countless numbers of people I know that have put a lot of miles, towing massive wieght with the fords, and not had a problem. I also know of one guy, who had the cummins, and had numerous problems. I know the Cummins is just suppose to be a bullet proof motor. My point is don't judge the truck on just one experience. Lemons get through on all the brands (ford, gm, dodge).

Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-29-2005, 9:14 PM Reply   
Tyler your truck looks clean.
Old    Romi (romi)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-29-2005, 10:39 PM Reply   
Your right Craig about all brands. I constantly tell myself that. I love the truck, but I dont trust it now. I worry about be stuck in the middle of the desert with my wife and daughter.

It like having a bad meal at a restaurant, you will be more likely to try something different than go back for a second try.

But in reality I will have to ask myself if I want another Ford once this truck gets about 100k on it. Time will tell.
Old    stillstandin            08-30-2005, 12:10 AM Reply   
Oh, I agree. If you are not confident, and your driving to some desert lake, not the place to wonder if you are going to make it. Myself, Im leaning towards getting the duramax in the Chevy 2500. Just havnt decided yet. Like I said, I've always been a Dodge fan, and have owned one of each of the major 3 ( and had good luck with all of them) but I just cant get use to the look of the Dodge (pluss there is more leg room in the back of the other two.) Dont think you can go wrong with any of the 3, but def sucks when you get a lemon.
Old    Christpher R. (boats4every1)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-30-2005, 8:44 PM Reply   
My truck is a 2000 dodge Daota. It has on it a Performance acc. 3 inch body lift. Cold air intake, throttle body spacer, and a custom duel exhaust. the wheels are Baja's from AR and 33 inch BFG AT's. there is aslo the Westin brush/grill guard with four off road lights. two lights 150 watt ea and two others 55 watt each. I also have the MAAP ss nefr bars and a one of a kind bed cover that a friend made for me to color match the paint and tribal pinstipes. Left to add is a 3 inch rancho suspenion lift, mopar direct headers, and a hypertech programer. The mastercraft decal has been updated since the picture. It is hte new D1 MC by design Prostar graphic.







Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       08-31-2005, 7:31 AM Reply   
Hey Shoeish,

I am going to put some tower speakers on my XLV but was concerened about the Bimini and the space for the speakers. How does that work out for you? When you put the bimini up are the cans in the way? What kind of speakers are you using?

Thanks for the help!

Oh it's a bad pic but the keep from hijacking the thread here we go. 04 Ram 1500 with the hemi (tows great). Only mods are bull bar on the front, NERF bars and Tonneau and Cap for the bed...

Old    Flack (flackpack)      Join Date: Feb 2004       08-31-2005, 10:50 AM Reply   
The Photos are a little old, but I have 20" Sport Metal Wheels and 50 series tires on the Expedition. The ride is better than when I had 22" wheels. Adjustable shocks and 1" lowered suspension really helps the handling and ride. Custom Billet Grill on the upper and lower grill intakes and a cold air induction helps breathing. I changed out to a Cat-back exhaust sytem that really helped. The only concern is it seems Ford sells about 3/4 of all Expeditions in White.


(Message edited by flackpack on August 31, 2005)
Old    Matt (flyspec14)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-31-2005, 8:03 PM Reply   

01 GMC, Slammed 4/6, notched frame, Air-Lift in the rear, Doetsch-Tech shocks, Eaton Posi (after towing 3,000 miles and SMOKING the stocker), 18" Fuels w/ Toyo Proxes + more than I can remember...
Old    Matt (flyspec14)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-31-2005, 8:07 PM Reply   
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Old    Scott Taylor (taylormade)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-01-2005, 8:25 AM Reply   
Here's my baby, the only thing I MIGHT love as much as my boat. I've got a full blown computer installed in it with touchscreen, GPS/DVD/MP3/MPG,AVI/MAME, etc.
nali
Old    bruky__            09-02-2005, 12:57 AM Reply   
Our '01 with the 7.3 Powerstroke was GREAT. Our '05 F-350 with the 6.0 Powerstroke has had nothing but problems, though, with only 15k miles on it. Injectors began misfiring and the engine overheated on I-5, about 300 miles from home. We said screw it, and kept on driving, truck is spewing over at the moment. WAJ.

sulmax, don't lift the SUV. Some nice 22's or 24's at stock ride height are perfect, imo.

Old    the_skeptic            09-02-2005, 5:43 AM Reply   
'05 Chevy 2500HD, 6" Lift (35's on it now, need 38's) 6.0 Motor... Pulls Moomba and 40' Camping Trailer just fine!

Old    John (summerobsession)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-02-2005, 7:44 AM Reply   
I tow mine (06 24V Tige`) with an '03 2500 HD crew short bed, Duramax diesel.
In my own personal experience, there is nothing better than a Duramax. I have all three (Dodge, Ford, GM) in my business fleet, and the Duramax has been the most trouble free by far.
My personal truck has a 6" Fabtech lift, 37" Goodyears on 17" rims, an Edge 95 hp controller, and the Kodiak electric steps like pictured above.
I keep looking at new trucks (usually trade every year or two), but I can't find anything I would like any better, so I just keep mine!!
I keep waiting for a Duramax suburban, but I'll probably DIE before those idiots build one!!!
Old    hyperryd            09-02-2005, 7:57 AM Reply   
'03 Sierra HD
Old    John (summerobsession)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-02-2005, 8:06 AM Reply   
NICE rig!!

Gotta love the red!!
Old    Christpher R. (boats4every1)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-07-2005, 6:18 PM Reply   


Old    Ken W (kenteck)      Join Date: Jan 2005       09-07-2005, 9:37 PM Reply   
Old     (midwesty)      Join Date: Aug 2003       09-08-2005, 1:23 AM Reply   
well...u guys can check out this link ...i am too lazy to post the updated with the boat

http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/pics/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=19544
Old    bruky__            09-10-2005, 2:48 PM Reply   
Yep.
Old    bruky__            09-10-2005, 2:50 PM Reply   
Oh yeah.
Old    Phaeton (phaeton)      Join Date: Feb 2002       09-10-2005, 3:58 PM Reply   
Tahoe 4X4 lifted with 38's


Yukon 4X4 lowered with 22's


Dodge Cummins 4X4 with 35's
Old     (nbeihl)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-11-2005, 2:13 PM Reply   
I have a 99 F-250 chipped Powerstroke (160,000 Mi) and the only problem that I have is that I have to keep looking in the mirror to make sure the boat is still there!

You guys with trouble must have the 6.0 ltr. I have heard nothing but trouble from those! I have the 7.3 Ltr.

Old    Phaeton (phaeton)      Join Date: Feb 2002       09-11-2005, 3:33 PM Reply   
nbeihl it's the 6.0 that has many issues. I drive one for work and it is in the shop almost every month. Has plenty of power when it's not broke.
Old    shockwave            09-15-2005, 11:09 PM Reply   
I love my suburban
My Tow Rig
Old    Ken (kenv)      Join Date: May 2002       09-15-2005, 11:38 PM Reply   
Not modified, but still, 20's are an option from the factory on the Superduty now.
Superduty
Old    bruky__            09-20-2005, 10:02 AM Reply   
Gorgeous King Ranch, Ken!
Old    Ryan Bush (ryanbush11)      Join Date: May 2003       09-20-2005, 2:45 PM Reply   
04 denali, 04 x80 gotta have 20s
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       09-21-2005, 9:02 AM Reply   
That is a big boat. It makes the denali look like a mini cooper. Awesome setup. Does the denali tow it very well?
Old    Ryan Bush (ryanbush11)      Join Date: May 2003       09-21-2005, 10:04 AM Reply   
Well, I can't say that it does a great job, it's nothing like our diesel, but it handles it ok, I can cruise down the interstate 65-75 pretty well with out it hunting for gear, but once you get in the mountains it struggles a little bit. the thing I was most impressed with is the AWD and autoride, has fas as the ride is concerned you can barley tell it's back there, and in the mountains it handles the curves very well, and has plenty of braking power.
Old    Craig Cox (wakedoctor)      Join Date: Dec 2004       09-21-2005, 2:48 PM Reply   
I haven't seen wake pictures of the x-80 yet what is it like?
Old    tyler (wakinbakin)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-25-2005, 7:45 PM Reply   
S DubSharp rig Tyler......do you think you could fit 22's on your truck after lowering?
J-RodTyler, you lowered your 4X4?
S Dub- Yah 22's would fit but you have to go with some smaller rubber, i'm running 275 right now. J-Rod- I live in the city and work downtown and I never do any offroading so it made sense to lower it, it still drives and handles the same.
Old    ntron            09-25-2005, 8:09 PM Reply   
Here is our rig.

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