2000 GMC K2500 Sierra Crew Cab Stepside

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  1. TerryD

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    I do too. They look great on there and are pretty quiet. It's nice to have a set of tires that are balanced again. I had to change tire guys. My old tire guy always gave me good prices but the last 3 sets I've gotten from him he couldn't get them balanced and he doesn't have an alignment rack so I tried a new shop that I've gotten some good reviews for and I'm very pleased.

    These Nittos were about $2/ea cheaper than the Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLTs in 285 which is pretty much nothing but I decided to give them a try. I'm going to play with air pressures a bit but they seem to be running pretty flat. The rears showing pretty much full tread contact at whatever pressure they are at.

    The LT tires also does so much better at controlling the nearly 7klb of pickup sitting on them than the P series 265s I had been running (emergency $100 buy to get the truck inspected while the wife was in school last year).

    I guess we'll see in a couple thousand miles if I still feel the same about them!
     
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    As soon as I'm comfortable that the Xterra is good to go with the new diffs, I'm going to jump into a few things on the truck that need taken care of.

    I need to take it back and let the guy find and fix the A/C leak. He cleaned, flushed and filled the system last time and found one leak but said it would leak out again but he put in the dye to find it. The oil cooler/filter adapter is leaking pretty bad as is the CPS on the timing cover so I need to get that fixed, it's leaving puddles. Plus it needs valve cover gaskets. It also needs a driver's side front power window motor and driver's side rear power lock motor and the passenger's side front interior door handle is almost broken like they do.

    Just standard wear and tear I need to get caught up on from the last couple years of just nursing her along while the wife was in school. I'm looking forward to getting her squared away and back in shape. I really like my old truck and doubly so since I recently priced a 4 year old Power Wagon with 30k miles for nearly $40k.... NOPE. I'll stick to my $4k Gimmy and put a locker and winch on her!
     
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    Ordered the stuff to rebuild the front brakes. Two wheel bearings, two Raybestos slotted rotors, set of their EHT pads, and Bilstein 4600 front shocks. Then I'll look into the leaks on the engine.
     
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    All my pieces are in for the brakes.

    Yesterday after work I replaced the passenger front door handle and changed the rear diff fluid. I didn't realize the 14bsf had a drain plug in them. Really sped up the job.
     
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    Dropped the old girl off to have the brakes and shocks installed. After almost dropping her on this melting pavement I called the shop I've been using and they quoted me $180 to do both front rotors and wheel bearings, pads and shocks with my parts. Couldn't say no to that.

    The A/C leaked down again. Looks like the seal in the middle of the compressor body is shot. Need to get that fixed next.
     
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    $180 seems like a really good price. I assume that doesn't include parts?
     
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    Yeah, I supplied Raybestos slotted rotors, Raybestos EHT pads, Timken bearings and Bilstein 4600 shocks. Labor total was $155 :eek:

    Wouldn't hardly be worth me pulling out the jack stands for that!
     
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    Yeah, still a good price. I was thinking if it included parts it was a too good to be true price.
     
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    So either the shop or my offspring busted my 60/40 bench console lid. After hitting three yards today I found one. The cloth is in better shape than mine but it's a little more brown because the truck was sitting without doors. $14, eh, whatever. It's fixed now. Maybe it'll lighten up as the upholstery cleaner dries.

    Couldn't find a nice headlight switch knob or a temperate sensor and temperate mirror. Gonna have to bring some more tools next time and dig a little deeper though the 'Burbs.
     
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    Just ordered a Kenwood stereo for this pig. Be nice to have the Bluetooth and a working CD player finally. Don't know why I've put this off...
     
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    Truck rolled over 300k this week! Pulled down 12mpg today running 80mph though the flat lands.

    8klb of 1980s technology barreling down the interstate at 80mph. Fun times!
     
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    Back from the beach. The old truck did great!

    Next project for it is plugging the holes in the camper shell, replacing the A/C compressor and then I'm going to look at the back brakes. I thought the new rotors and brake pads would take care of my vibration during braking but it's still there as well as occasional grabbing. I'm beginning to think it's the drums. I would imagine 300k on them, they're pretty worn. And I haven't had them off in a few years so I could have killed a shoe as well. Just gonna have to dig in and see...
     
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    The guy that does my inspections said I needed new brake shoes soon. I think he was being generous....

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    Now to order a bunch of big, heavy 9.5" stuff...
     
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    Well, that's $250 in parts!
     
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    You got ALL the life out of those! Haha
     
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    No kidding! It's been acting funny for a bit. I guess I should have gotten on this earlier. Haha!

    Stuff should be here by Thanksgiving. Hopefully I can get it back together pretty quick and be rolling again.
     
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    Well I got the new shoes, wheel cylinders and springs installed. Looks like one cylinder was blown out so I'm glad I ordered them. Rock Auto has a hard time with listings for this truck, and I didn't do my due diligence, and ordered the wrong drums.

    So after cross referencing the OE number I found the right ones and ordered them. Got the old ones boxed up and headed back to them as well. Hopefully I just have to slip the drums on, adjust the shoes and bleed them and I'm back in business.

    This thing should stop so much better now that it has ALL NEW BRAKES.
     
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    I can understand the parts ordering issue. I have to be careful ordering some stuff for the 89 crew cab because GM overlapped bodystyles in those years.
     
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    That's one of the issues. I have to specify that it's a K2500 and not a Sierra 2500. Some kids have issue with that.

    The other issue is the 3 3/4 ton K2500s they made. The heavy duty 1/2 ton (6 lug), light duty 3/4 ton (14bsf) and heavy duty 3/4 ton (14bff) and the difference in parts listings. My 14bsf drums are the same diameter as the 14bff but mine are 1.5" wider with the same shoe width. They listed my drums for a 13" x 3" brake when both are 13" x 2.5". It's on me as much as anyone.
     
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