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Old 09-10-2020, 12:12 PM
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Kind of expensive, but very effective


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ugraded to a dmax is about the best you can do! what year is it!!
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Man that is funny - I was going to say that this is what I would do.
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
ugraded to a dmax is about the best you can do! what year is it!!
2019 with 21K miles. Leveling kit, Toyo tires, extended 100K warranty and has been lovingly maintained.

Was a deal we fell into - had been half heartedly shopping and one of my wife's clients casually mentioned he had just bought a 2020 and needed to thin the herd so I stepped up
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It'll pull more than any 5.3 Silverado ever will. 😁
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Congrats! Beautiful truck!!! What leveling kit do you have?
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Originally Posted by kernmw10 View Post
Congrats! Beautiful truck!!! What leveling kit do you have?
Thanks and no idea...dude we're buying it from installed it and the tires...but I can ask.

This was his "pretty" truck.. ..you could lick the floor mats
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Thought for sure he finally get that 3.5 Ecoboost he always wanted
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Thought for sure he finally get that 3.5 Ecoboost he always wanted
Well played sir
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now you can buy that bigger boat you always wanted
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Originally Posted by captain28570 View Post
now you can buy that bigger boat you always wanted
I've had a pretty bad 32 Fountain itch for a while - but firmly glued to the fence like others waiting on the sky to fall
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My brother made the same mod yesterday. He went with black though.
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That is a fine looking truck.
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That truck has plenty of power. I would put Bilstein Shocks on it and a Black Bear Tune......
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Looks nice! If you experience too much squat with high tongue weight like my 2000 1500 truck did, the add-a-leaf kit really did seem to help. I changed to 4.10 for better towing when the original rear end gave out, but I doubt you’ll need to do that.

— Wait is the HD considered a 1500 or 2500?? It looks like it has the hubs like a 2500. Is the smaller 5.3 the only difference ?

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Originally Posted by southquay View Post
Looks nice! If you experience too much squat with high tongue weight like my 2000 1500 truck did, the add-a-leaf kit really did seem to help. I changed to 4.10 for better towing when the original rear end gave out, but I doubt you’ll need to do that.

— Wait is the HD considered a 1500 or 2500?? It looks like it has the hubs like a 2500. Is the smaller 5.3 the only difference ?
Had a 20' tandem axle trailer with a 4550 Mahindra tractor on it yesterday - she squatted at least...an inch

Yes is a 2500, the 5.3 reference in the title was pure sarcasm.
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Doh! Yeah that’s one nice upgrade!
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Originally Posted by avalonandl View Post
That truck has plenty of power. I would put Bilstein Shocks on it and a Black Bear Tune......
longer shocks or shock spacer definitely needed if not done with the level. blackbear only tunes gas jobs
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oversize pan on transmission and engine, and a 165 thermostat
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Perfect mix of rugged and classy...sharp looking truck. Congrats

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