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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by nerraw117, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. nerraw117

    nerraw117 1/2 ton status

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    so i need your opinions. i am looking for a new dd. i would really like a larger truck that can haul anything i need to. i was looking at a z-71 1500 with a few mods maybe a 96-2003. i would really like a way to haul my k5 on a trailor but i dont see a 1500 doing that. i cant find too many 2500's and i would preferably have a reg cab long bed but i dont see them too much. but i dont know i was just looking for peoples opinions on what would be a good dd. byw i can spend maybe 10k-15k max. thank you.
     
  2. thezentree

    thezentree 3/4 ton status

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    This is tech. In the lounge.

    What are you thinking?!


    (Get a 3/4 ton something or other with a big engine if you plan on towing the K5)
     
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    I was thinking maybe a Diesel.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep. Extended cab.
     
  5. nerraw117

    nerraw117 1/2 ton status

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    i cant afford a diesel or i would. i cant find very many for under 20k and if they are they are 150k+ miles what do yall think of a newer 2500 6.0 (if i can afford it) or a older 2500 with a 5.7
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    buy a 70s 2wd chevy with 454/th400 and use that. Prolly be years if not decades before fuel costs catch up. Desiel costs more... and repairs and parts cost a LOT more. Insurance would be higher on a new desiel too.

    If I didn't have a budget, don't get me wrong, I'd have a 900 ft/lb Cummins 1 ton dually in my driveway.... but I do...

    j
     

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