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Posted February 29, 2016 - 02:38 PM

6 speed stick my friend, 6 speed!

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Posted February 29, 2016 - 03:10 PM

Ok... Now that I did more thinking I remember he said it was 30 miles to the gallon all day. Don't know about loaded though...

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Posted February 29, 2016 - 05:16 PM

30mpg imp gal = 25mpg US gal


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Posted February 29, 2016 - 10:06 PM

30mpg imp gal = 25mpg US gal

That makes sense. My 92 2wd 5spd would get that empty and most of the time with a trailer on it till one injector went bad



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Posted March 01, 2016 - 06:22 AM

I'll agree the Cummins is a very dependable beast, but the trucks around them.....nope... Not happenenin' same with a fraud.. You need to take the cab off just to work on it .. If only Toyota had a diesel in the Tundra... And it got decent fuel milage... Oh the bother.... I just hate shopping...

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Posted March 01, 2016 - 06:31 AM

I'll agree the Cummins is a very dependable beast,

 

There you go , you do such nice fabricating I'm surprised you don't have a Cummins swap going by now lol  


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Posted March 01, 2016 - 07:07 AM

You know Al, I would, but state regulations for emissions is all but impossible to get an exemption. I have done this before... And it is a pile of work that never seems to end..
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Posted March 01, 2016 - 08:34 AM

I am looking as well.

 

Went last night and looked at a 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Hemi.  42k 3k dealer discount 3k rebates.  36 plus tax and title.

 

I need a bigger cab! 

 

I would not lease for anything in the world.  mileage restraints, dents, dings, maintenance cost, ect all add up at the end of the term.

My wife has done Lease returns for years @ her dealership and knows all the zingers that grab ya..  We purchased Lease return insurance that will cover all the nasty grabbers that bite ya when you terminate the lease..  The milage is the only thing that is going to be a problem..  15K/year comes up quick..  


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Posted March 01, 2016 - 08:40 AM

My wife has done Lease returns for years @ her dealership and knows all the zingers that grab ya.. We purchased Lease return insurance that will cover all the nasty grabbers that bite ya when you terminate the lease.. The milage is the only thing that is going to be a problem.. 15K/year comes up quick..

15k a year would kill me. I easily average 20 to 25 a year

 

This emission stuff makes me glad to live in ohio


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Posted March 01, 2016 - 08:57 AM

 

You know Al, I would, but state regulations for emissions is all but impossible to get an exemption. I have done this before... And it is a pile of work that never seems to end..          

Never thought how the emission testing changes everything . Here in Pa on older pre ODB2  they only do a visual so when I put the 1988 350TPI in 1983 Malibu they only needed to check that any emission the Malibu had in is still on the vehicle , which it is .  With the OBD2 vehicles they plug a scan type tool and vin #'s and all that crap comes up .



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Posted March 01, 2016 - 09:11 AM

I will probably drive my 04 Avalanche till it dies completely.  166K, 5.3 gas, averages 16.5 all types of driving by the computer, oil is changed ever 3K about 3 times a year.  Body is solid with no rust showing up (yet) but I keep it washed up good.  Not much salt used here any more.  All gone to the liquid preventative that is corrosion free.  Have one local dealer that has only Arizona vehicles, mainly cars, SUV's and light trucks. Buys them there and hauls them himself 4 at a time.

 

With any used vehicle, check the VIN to see what was on that vehicle when it was built.  My Avalanche was built with the automatic ride control and automatic rear shocks.  Front shock with those sensors are $300 each.  Rear are $150 each.  That stuff had been removed prior and now uses standard gas shocks all around.  A dealer won't tell you or may not know what is on the vehicle or what the repairs could cost.  I made the dealer put mine up on the rack so I could see underneath to know what was on it.  He just wants to sell you that piece of metal and plastic.


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Posted March 04, 2016 - 05:28 PM

Finally!!! My truck showed up!! But too late to take delivery until Monday . This gives me time to get some seat covers for the back ..
What a dream to finally drive a real truck!! Im happy, but will be really pleased when its in my garage .. And it isnt a frod.. YUCK!
It's the anti Ford LOL I got a Chevrolet LT Z71 crew cab in quick silver. 2016 5.3l with tow package.

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Posted March 05, 2016 - 08:01 AM

Good luck with it!


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Posted March 09, 2016 - 01:46 PM

A few days now with the new truck and its really starting to get some decent fuel milage, the average is now up to 18.3 with a best of 22.3 mpg. This is a lot better than the Yota .. That hog was bested at 14.7 and it only had a 3.4 v6... How the heck that little engine burn so danged much fuel, I'll never know.. I will try to snap a few pics of the new ride soon.
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Posted March 09, 2016 - 02:57 PM

The tundras newer or older drink gas. V6 or v8. Toyota desperately needs to update the drive line in that line but they sell like hot cakes as is.

Sounds like some decent mpg out of her. Should get better as it "breaks in".




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