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Old 07-03-2014, 11:53 AM
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I feel as if I either need to upgrade the rims or the boat....either way here's a pic of them together for the first time. Unbelievable how well the Allison 6 spd and the extra 65 some odd horses tow!



Obligatory perspective shot/photo to emphasize importance of BOAT (size enhanced for her pleasure)

I can help with upgrading the rims.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:11 PM
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Things I love about this rig:

Far better looking than any other comparable tow vehicle out there (Yukon > than Tahoe)...

Using the back up cam to hook up - no one to help get me close and guessing (and getting it slightly wrong is tiresome)

The air leveler kicking in... worked well. (I wish I could turn it off though) - Leveled it was too tall and would hit top of the garage header (it's with in a MM or two from hitting as it was). Too high even with a new 4in drop hitch - I needed to use the '05 Silverado to get it out of the garage first. 6-8in drop hitch coming..

Having the kids in 3 separate places inside the truck far enough away from each other ..... finally allowed us to tow in peace.

Pleasantly surprised at how well shifted under load in tow/haul mode. (was prepared to go to Manual to get it up hwy 50... didn't need to)

Finally...... got a feel for fuel economy and... the climb killed it as expected.

Going to be a great 4th of July weekend regardless.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:14 PM
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I can help with upgrading the rims.
Was waiting for this! PM me some options to run by my wife will ya?

(fair warning - I may need to come back to it though, one thing at a time... I still have my '71 Demon to worry about)
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:14 PM
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:33 PM
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Ok I'm on track now! I thought maybe they were offering an Allison and 6.2 combo or something of the sort. I don't pay much attention to the new stuff so I had no clue.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:41 PM
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Ok I'm on track now! I thought maybe they were offering an Allison and 6.2 combo or something of the sort. I don't pay much attention to the new stuff so I had no clue.
On that note, the neighbor across the street has an old '70's Suburban for sale.... Your project with that rim combo make considering it Tempting. (wife would kill me though)

The good: His burb appears to be truly rust free and complete
The bad: but I believe it is only a 2wd.

Anyway this kind of project definitely falls into the category of "want" but don't really have a use for it. (Maybe fix it up <i'd have to outsource the work> and have a cool relatively safe ride for my son?)
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:33 PM
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On that note, the neighbor across the street has an old '70's Suburban for sale.... Your project with that rim combo make considering it Tempting. (wife would kill me though)

The good: His burb appears to be truly rust free and complete
The bad: but I believe it is only a 2wd.

Anyway this kind of project definitely falls into the category of "want" but don't really have a use for it. (Maybe fix it up <i'd have to outsource the work> and have a cool relatively safe ride for my son?)
Rust free is a bonus! They are cool rigs and I have people stop and talk to me constantly about mine. I love it and will have it a while!
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:35 PM
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Rust free is a bonus! They are cool rigs and I have people stop and talk to me constantly about mine. I love it and will have it a while!
I still contend you need to go with the Orange Cream sickle color scheme... to match the star.
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:24 PM
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It's always a possibility.. But alot of work
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:01 AM
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