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RE: Brake Pads

I also put Hawk SD pads on my 3500 with EBC rotors.
ksss 03/28/15 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help from GMC/Chevy 1500 6.2L owners with NHT package.

If GM thought they could get away with putting the 6.2 in an HD they would have done it already. While the 6.0 continues to hold it's own and in some tests even outperform the more powerful offerings from RAM and FORD, it kills them in the ad wars to be underpowered on paper in comparison. The 6.2 gets great mileage for the power level and runs as well as the spec sheet says it should. I am happy with my second 6.0, especially with the 4.10's, even the mileage is not bad, but I would be way more happy with 460 hp/450 ft and a solid 18 mpg at 75 mph.
ksss 03/28/15 03:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GMC 2500 question

I ordered my 3500 in the third week of November, and picked it up Feb 2nd. However there was considerable shutdown time during Christmas so I think you can take a week or a 10 days off of that time.
ksss 03/23/15 10:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Ram 3500 vs 2015 F350 diesel mpg test

Better fuel mileage from the only medium duty diesel available in a pickup truck. Sounds like a win-win to me :B What are you saying, I have a 6.6 Duramax in a 5500 medium duty vehicle.
ksss 03/23/15 07:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GMC 2500 question

I had a '12 2500HD and this time opted for the '15 3500HD with the 10800 GVW option. Handles hitch loads much better than did the 2500HD. I think you will have better luck doing a search for the 3500 in the smaller, rural dealerships. There are a lot of them here, in fact more 3500 than 2500's typically at the Chevy dealership, not so much from the GMC dealer. The Chevy dealership here figured out that customers are typically happier with more truck than less truck, especially when the price is nearly identical.
ksss 03/23/15 07:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 6.0/4sp vs. 8.1/Allison vs. 6.0/6sp

I can say that the 6 speed 6.0 will pull. I have run as high as 16K with 3.73's at 6-7K feet and I thought it handled the weight well (these were equipment trailers without the wind drag of an RV). My current 6.0 has 4.10's and I have not pulled over 12k with it yet but I like this trucks ability even more than the 2012 3.73's so far. The tranny seems more smooth than the '12. I am a fan of the 6.0 while it is no Duramax, for the money it pulls very well.
ksss 03/23/15 07:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pulling with a full load of Water

Some of these trailers have had some issues with the tanks falling out or trying to fall out. My 2010 Fuzion had this issue, I caught it before it departed on it's own but others have not been so lucky. I would travel as light as makes sense, fill the tank 1/4 full so you can use the bathroom and so forth but top off when you get where you are going. I don't know that pulling an extra 1k makes a lot of sense if you can fill when you get where your going.
ksss 03/23/15 12:18pm Toy Haulers
RE: Cadillac New Engine

Here's a picture of Cadillac's new EcoBoost errr I mean new twin turbo, DI V6 engine. Wonder how long will it take GM to put this under the hood of a truck? Link 1 Link 2 Wonder why Cadillac didn't copy the ED? Doesn't anyone remember when Cadillac came out with their 4-6-8 engine several years ago? That one came out with huge hype talk of incredible gas mileage savings and just the right amount of power when needed...and was just as quickly put back to bed never to be heard of again. Reference the 8-6-4 I think you meant to say "three decades ago" as in cica 1981. Never to be heard from again? It was a pioneer in cylinder deactivation that we have in many engines now. Did not work well in 81 I will give you that, but the technology is certainly relative today. I see this has all ready been addressed.
ksss 03/22/15 04:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM to cut powertrain warranty to 60,000 miles

I have an 08 2500HD doing the same thing. The molding may suck, but damn that thing has not missed one day of work in 103K.
ksss 03/21/15 04:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Have a Dually with an valve stem mounted TPMS?

I went to transfer the rims and tires from my 2012 2500HD to the 2015 3500HD SRW, got down to having to deal with the TPMS and found out that the 3500's don't have it. I thought that was interesting.
ksss 03/20/15 08:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2013 chevy 1 ton dually

I have used Amsoil, NAPA Gold, and Fleetguard on my Duramax engines.
ksss 03/18/15 08:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2006 Dmax Performance

Once you hook your LBZ up to load, you will forget about your day to day mileage. I get 16.2 on the Interstate unloaded and 9 with my Fuzion 342.
ksss 03/14/15 10:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM to cut powertrain warranty to 60,000 miles

If the extra long warranty is not seen as a value to the consumer then there is little incentive for the manufacturer to offer it. If I thought my Silverado, Ram, or Super Duty was going to have a catastrophic drive train failure in the first 100,000 miles, I would not buy one in the first place. I am another one who "leases", in that I trade long before the vehicle is worn out. According to an article on the GMI forum this is the reason for the reduction. My personal thought it is on it's face it would appear to be "stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime". The existing warranty limits may play a larger roll in a purchase decision than GM thinks. Since all the OEM's are basically the same currently, most don't really pay any attention to it. However lower the GM warranty and now you could see it becoming an issue, especially for fleet owners. 10 pickups that run out of warranty 40K sooner than other options puts more of a potential financial burden on the company. Ironically we will soon be seeing the larger transmissions that were co-developed by Ford and GM. Perhaps this has something to do with the reduction in warranty. Lastly, it will be interesting to see what the other two OEM's choose to do. Will they try and capitalize on reduction of GM's warranty, or will they quietly all get on the same sheet of music and step back as well?
ksss 03/14/15 10:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Nissan Titan Diesel

Calling it the American Titan and stressing where it was made and designed. It didn't work for the Tundra... designed and made in Texas. ?? I don't own a Tundra and have no dog in the fight but it was a game changer for a Non-Big 3 full size truck. The popularity seems to be fading a bit but for a couple years their ad campaign was smoking hot and it was the talk of the 1/2 ton truck world. I don't know that it faded as sales have never really been that bright. That is not to say it is not a good pickup but Toyota for whatever reason has not had great success in this market.
ksss 03/14/15 03:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Superduty Spied

That is one homely looking pickup. Looks like the value of the 15's and 16's should be really good. The front clip looks like a Ford Flex to me.
ksss 03/12/15 04:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck deal today

You had a bad a s s looking Dually. I am personally disappointed you bought a Dodge, I will have another beer and be over it soon. I wish you the best with it.
ksss 03/09/15 08:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Removable Diesel Aux Fuel Tank

Consider looking at Enduraplas. http://enduraplas.com/product-categories/diesel-units/rdu025c10d/ Easy to remove, easy to use.
ksss 03/08/15 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.4 Gas Mileage

If I get on top of Teton Pass and drive into Victor,Idaho I would probably get like 50 mpg (I have no idea what it would be, except very high). I am not going to then claim that I get 50 mpg, it is misleading and ridiculous. I could take a video of that and it would look good though. The vast majority (minus one 18.1 mpg claim on Fuelly) all are south of 15 mpg. That is still nothing to be ashamed of, big horses have to be fed. There is no value to anyone else when you cherry pick the most optimal driving conditions and claim the resulting mpg as your "mileage". Now if you want to qualify the statement with "when the stars aligns (going downhill with a tailwind), I can see 18 mpg" that puts your statement in a context that we can all relate to. Either way, you have a very nice pickup with big power, it is not necessary to be misleading on its mpg, it is what it is.
ksss 02/28/15 10:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.4 Gas Mileage

Nobody is trolling. When you post mileage that is 4-5 mpg above 90% of what every one else seems to get, you can expect to get challenged on it. I am sure that the 6.4 guys (heck I am even interested) that are getting the mpg norm would like to take lessons on how to drive so that they also can achieve 18 mpg. May I suggest an informative Utube video. It might make ya famous!;)
ksss 02/28/15 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.4 Gas Mileage

Some guys seeing 18 mpg in a 6.4 and some guys seeing 12-14ish (which is on par with the 6.2 and 6.0 gas from Ford and Chevy). Ram needs to find out what they did right when they made the 18 mpg trucks and replicate it so all of their 6.4s can share in that kind of mileage.
ksss 02/27/15 11:43pm Tow Vehicles
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