2000 GMC K2500 Sierra Crew Cab Stepside

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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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