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RE: truck tire choices

I have the SST's on the front of my DRW 3500 and EXO Grapplers on my SRW 3500. I have only had the SST's on since December and after I burn the existing tires off I will get the back shod. Wearing well so far, always towing. The EXO Grapplers are a really good tire in my opinion. I will buy them again for that truck.
ksss 05/26/16 10:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ridgelines leaving the factory

I read a press release that stated that all male buyers of the Ridgeline will receive a year supply of Androgel. I guess after that it is on you. I swear I read it somewhere.
ksss 05/19/16 04:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Calling Duramax owners 1st trip with camper bad fuel mileage

I have an 06 LBZ 3500 DRW. It is lightly tuned, and pulling my Fuzion fiver I get 9.5 to 10.5 at about 70 mph. I have not weighed this trailer, but my last Fuzion combined was around 25K same tow vehicle. It could be poor fuel quality. I would think if you had a major malfunction it would throw a code. That seems though that is really poor mileage for that type of load. I would have it looked at by the dealer to see if something comes up. It is a good motor, likely one of the best put in a pickup.
ksss 05/08/16 05:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Time for a new Truck

Powerstroke/TorqueShift both medium duty and comes in all Super Duty configurations.... I have 91k miles on my 6.7 and not a single issue to date. Also I plan to keep my truck for the long haul and I have no concerns as well. I agree with testing all brands and when looking at the window sticker look hard at what country that truck was assembled at. You might be surprised. Good luck... When did the rating go to medium duty? They didn't used to be MD. They offer the 6.7 up to the Ford 750, so that would certainly qualify as medium duty.
ksss 04/27/16 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Some Ford 6.0 Stories True

You guys dont drive them enough. I put 100k on a 07 6.0 in a year and a half and only had a sensor go bad. Sitting around isnt good for the 6.0 Cant afford to drive them and cant afford to park them. Get kicked in the trunk when you try to sell or trade them. Hard to find a sweet spot with the 6.0
ksss 04/18/16 10:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire type advice

I have been running the Nitto EXO Grapplers for the last 30K on a 3500. I like really like them. Great off road, seem to wear well.
ksss 04/11/16 12:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Concern with my 6.4 Ford diesel.

Blown head gasket is my first guess. Yea that is what I say as well.
ksss 04/06/16 06:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2005 6.6 duramax check engine

OnStar will tell you what your code is as well if you have it. You want to make sure you check it soon as it will cycle out of the computer and it will be lost.
ksss 04/03/16 02:36pm Tow Vehicles

I have been buying exclusively GM pickups all my life. I simply haven't been disappointed enough to go somewhere else. I like the comfort of my 15 3500 LBZ, I love the way it handles a load at or above GCVW. The exhaust brake is excellent. I buy them because I need to move a heavy load in order to make a living and the GM trucks since the Duramax have always delivered. Unless GM gives me a reason to shop around, my biggest issues in buying a new pickup are whether it is GMC or Chevy.
ksss 03/29/16 06:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Full pics & some info... 2017 Super Duty

I am not sure when enough is enough as far as power, but I does not appear that anyone wants to back out. I think GM would have liked to and while they perform well in the real world, they cant win the battle in ads on TV and print at their current output. So the big power show will continue. I have to think that when they all hit 1000 pounds of torque and 500ish hp that they will largely call that good (give or take a 5-10 hp or torque bump here and there. I also wish they would spend some time on improving the mpg's but that does not seem to be a big issue, especially currently. Next couple months will be interesting in the HD pickup world. I would have never guessed even 5 years ago that you could buy a pickup off the showroom floor with these kinds of projected numbers.
ksss 03/29/16 05:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Full pics & some info... 2017 Super Duty

I suspect that GM and Ford are waiting each other out to release info/specs on their 2017 powertrains. Both are releasing a significantly upgraded HD pickups for 2017 and no one wants to release their truck and have the guys across town up them by 10 hp.
ksss 03/28/16 06:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Silverado 3500 - Ike Gauntlet Pull

They are trying to take as much subjectivity out of the test as possible. That is why they don't put it in the manual shifting option. They want to make the test as fair and duplicatable as possible. It may not be in reality the manner in which the truck operates optimally but its is the same in all the trucks. Put it in TH, and go down the hill. The fewer touches the better in their scoring system. The GM brake is clearly stronger, although having a couple different modes like on the Ram would be nice. Coming down the passes out here at full GVW, I have to hit the gas at times. The power of the engine brake is incredible. What I find most interesting is that with considerably less engine hp and torque the Duramax continues to do very well. I look forward to the 30K plus tow capacity version which I hope will be out in 2017.
ksss 03/17/16 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Checked out a Nissan Titan XD

I doubt that is set up for warranty denial (although I think the door is open for that to happen, since few will follow this to the letter). I think it is primarily just to keep the vehicle bringing in money to the service department. Some of this is ridiculous. Antifreeze at 45K? The stuff is good for at least 5 years and 100K as I recall. Brake fluid every 10K miles? I cant see any reason for that, except as stated to keep these pickups bringing in money to the service department.
ksss 03/16/16 06:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Silverado 3500 - Ike Gauntlet Pull

I have always said that I would like to know what the temp gauges say when they make the run to the top. That to me is telling as well.
ksss 03/15/16 06:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: OMG!!! Thank you friends for my education.

I don't think they pretend. The reality is most don't take the time to learn, partly because they don't take the position seriously enough to be a true sales professional and partly because most customers don't put that much thought into the purchase, so the salesman isn't really required to be that educated on such matters. The commercial sales guy is really the only salesman that MUST know and understand such things.
ksss 02/28/16 10:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: OMG!!! Thank you friends for my education.

I have found that speaking to the commercial sales rep will yield a much better experience. They know specs, they know capacities and they tend to be the smartest salesman that the dealership has. Reason is commercial sales require going off of spec sheets. There is no BSing. Make a mistake on a Gov. bid and your lose your bid bond or the sale or both. Be as educated as you can be, but sometimes you have to rely on the sales rep for some detailed info. I would request to speak to the commercial sales department, if they refuse since you are not a commercial customer, I would threaten to walk. They will certainly relent if the option is no sale.
ksss 02/28/16 07:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nissan Titan and Cummins

Your comparison assumes that the buyers are the same. They are not, at least not yet. Is the High Country 6.2 buyer going to want a Nissan XD that doesn't ride like his 1500 and doesn't pull anymore or carry any more? Same goes for all these half ton gas buyers in this market. They are spending near top of the line Diesel money already. I think if this buyer wants a diesel, it wont be a Nissan with its half ton gas specs and worse mpg. They will spend the additional money and get an HD diesel. Nissan is banking on some sort of conversion of mentality in this market. If there is one they will be a hero and if not they will end up a zero. Time will tell.
ksss 02/24/16 03:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nissan Titan and Cummins

I think Ram hit the market square pretty much square with the Eco Diesel. Good MPG, towing numbers in line with middle of the road half tons and priced well enough to keep them moving. The XD hits nothing. The MPG is poor, price is high and capacity is inline with high end half tons with similar payload capacity. I don't think anyone is purposely trying to urinate on Nissan's corn flakes here. However few people are seeing this XD as a path to success in the fullsize truck market. Drop the MSRP by 10k and that could change things considerably. MPG is still pretty miserable, that will be ok for now, but when fuel goes up again that could be an issue.
ksss 02/24/16 11:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Newer D/A owners, please chime in.

That is pathetic. They deserved to lose that sale.
ksss 02/21/16 05:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Super Cab vs Crew Cab

That bed issue has been changed with new trucks. You can get either the 6.5 bed or the 5.6 bed with the CC. The GMT900's that was the deal. Interesting discussion on resale values. Different philosophies I guess. I buy and sell equipment all the time, I am an end user not a dealer, not just pickups but large trucks and yellow iron. I do buy with resale in mind, it may not be the biggest factor but always a consideration. Unless it never leaves your hands after you buy it really should be a consideration if you want to get the most out of your asset. But each situation is independent of the others so there are no hard and fast rules, way to many variables at play.
ksss 02/20/16 03:03pm Tow Vehicles
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