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Joined the 8-lug club finally!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by 7d9_z28, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Finally got me a 3/4 ton! 2001 Silverado 2500HD LT Fully loaded, 8.1L/Allison with 3:73 non posi. This truck has some PEP! For weighing 9200lbs! Now I just have to find the right LED lightbar, 8.5' or bigger plow, and transfer over my computer and all from my other truck! Thumbs Up

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  2. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    That is a sharp truck
     
  3. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    Thats a nice truck! FYI, it doesnt weigh 9,200 lbs, that's what it's rated for.
     
  4. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Trucks GVWR is 9200lbs. Subtract the actual weight of the truck from 9200 and what you have leftover is the legal payload.

    Nice truck btw.
     
  5. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    Yeah, 9200 is probably the GVWR. That thing probably weighs around 6700-7200 empty.
     
  6. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Nice truck!
     
  7. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    And as for posi......yes it does, to a point. All of those trucks have a G80 locking rear. Better than a limited slip, and the closest to true posi you will get.

    Nice truck!
     
  8. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    good luck with that sharp lookin' truck
     
  9. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    No g80 code in the rpo list = no posi. And as for the gvwr, i thought thats how it worked but had been told different. Either way, peppy truck! Thanks for the kind words guys!
     
  10. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Looks good, 8.1s like their oil keep an eye on it.
     
  11. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    Looks good, you'll be about 6900lbs
     
  12. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    That`s a nice looking truck
     
  13. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Stik208- likes its oil AND its gas! But I like it, so thats ok!

    Thanks for the compliments guys! Trying to get a 911ep Millennium lightbar to put on it, these trucks with a low profile led lightbar look killer IMO. And i still godda transfer over my stuff from my old truck!
     
  14. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Nice truck. I have always wanted to drive an 496, just to see how it feels. A flowmaster will make that truck sound awesome :nod:
     
  15. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    It DEFINITELY has get up and go. I pass people like I'm in a Ferrari..... Thumbs Up

    I plan to just hack the big bus muffler out and weld in two welded mufflers (flowmaster or thrush welded, you know) and leave the rest stock. the tailpipe is two into one after the muffler, into a single 3.5", which I like. But for now its still original and still very clean ussmileyflag

    Thank you for the kind words guys!:salute:


    P.S. Someone sell me a 911ep Millennium!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Flowmaster makes a 2 in 1 out mufflers. Get an 80 series suv or a 50 series suv muffler. A lot eaisier than running 2 mufflers.
     
  17. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Welcome to the club. Enjoy the truck.
     
  18. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    And their gas :nod: But, I used to love all the power. And the Allison transmission is great to. Mine had 4.11s in it though. So I bet yours will be easier on gas. I always wanted to put true duals on it. Mine had 2 cats on it then went into a Y pipe then into the muffler. Wouldn't have been to hard to start from the 2 cats and go back with duals. Something I wanted to do but never did. I bet it would sound awesome. Nice looking truck you got there!!!
     
  19. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Stay away from those, go with a Whelen Responder with Lin6s.
     
  20. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
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