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My new truck...

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by heavy4x4, May 22, 2005.

  1. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Pictures to come in the next week or two...

    I bought a 2000 Chevy 1500 4x4 LS, Z71 with the 5.3L.
    It has 127,000 on the ticker but looks and drives like new, and the dealer I bought it from sells their vehicles with a 5 year, 100,000 mile warranty from the day you buy it.

    Anybody have some information on these trucks or a good website I can check out. I'd like to hear more about the engine and how good/bad it is...seems very powerful & torquey to me. I'd also know what slightly-larger size tire I can put on in the fall. It currently has 265/76R16's.

    Thanks.
     
  2. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Sounds fun. Same deal as the 90's trucks, you can fit 285-75R16's stock and they won't rub most of the time, as long as they are on stock wheels.
     
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    The engines like the tick and/or knock at start up from time to time. Its even more noticable when its colder out. My truck, and 02 2wd 5.3L does it, and so did my 01 2wd 4.8L GMC. GMC was worse though, but that truck was abused before I got it. Overall they are great trucks. Haven't had any problems with either of mine.

    Kris
     
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    Is this anything to be alarmed about? What is "ticking?"

    Thanks,
    -Steve
     
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    Go to pistonslap.com to read all you would ever want to know about this issue. I could go on and on about it but its just easier for you to go there.. :grin:
     
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    Also, be careful if you have to fold the side mirrors in either direction. GM has a TSB out on these things, admitting that if the mirror is folded, a little pin in ther can break, and the mirror will then be loose on it's base.

    http://www.carwash.com/News.asp?mode=4&N_ID=53937

    GM has a fix it kit for about 50 bucks, and they might fix it for you if you bitch loud enough. Your mirrors retail for an astounding amount of money, so be careful.

    Tom
     
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    Congrats! Thats a real sharp looking truck. I like the black on red! :)
     

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