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Out with the old and in with the new!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Silverado10923, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Silverado10923

    Silverado10923 Member
    Messages: 82

    What do you think??? Can't say I am 100% happy about giving up my 02 Silverado 2500 HD, it was a beast with the 6.0, 4:10 rear and 8' Boss RT2. Too much rust underneath, brake lines, cooler lines, cables power steering lines. Every other month was something. Sooo with only 70k on the odometer out it goes. Got what I think was a great deal to trade against a 2010, same truck, only 3.73 rear with a 6 spd tranny instead of the 4. Pics are of my old buddy the 02. New truck is getting a leveling kit, 285's and an 8' western pro plus. Post some pics when I get it back.
  2. Silverado10923

    Silverado10923 Member
    Messages: 82

    Try the pics again.


    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  3. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Nice looking ruck and you will love the pro plus
  4. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,731

    if you pull you will miss the 4:10, I had a 2003 2500hd just like yours but green, now I have dodges with 3.73s and I can tell a difference pulling my 8.5x20 enclosed
  5. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    The 6 speed trans seems to do a good job of making up for the 3.73s, i would like to drive a new 6.0 with the 4.10s just to see how much better it would do...
  6. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,748

    Where is the new truck??
  7. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Very nice 02. I sold my 02 and got my 08, but I wish alot that I would have kept my 02. Basicly the same truck, just different body and the 6 speed trans. You won't see much of an improvment in mileage. Post some pics when you get some.
  8. Silverado10923

    Silverado10923 Member
    Messages: 82

    Thanks for the input. I don't haul often or heavy so I thought the 3.73 would do better on gass but still only average 12 around town. Hopefully will improve with break in, I only have 1200 miles on the new rig. I will get some pics up soon, I am getting the plow set up and some tires. Mossman, you have me thinking about taking off the mouldings, I have seen alot of your truck on here and it is sweet. Anyone have any ideas on a clean looking backrack??? Or something clean for back up lighting?
  9. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

  10. Silverado10923

    Silverado10923 Member
    Messages: 82

    Some pics of the new rig. Mossman, that is a nice job on the lights and rack. Unfortunatley I am better with wood and nails than metal! How did you cut the bumper? What type of hole saw?


  11. EliteJ

    EliteJ Member
    Messages: 30

    Nice Truck!
  12. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 308

    Super nice rig man are those 285's
  13. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I used a standard hole saw you can get at the hardware store. Just go nice and slow and some cutting fluid doesn't hurt. There are some bumper braces back there so look before you go cutting and make sure you have room for your light. Mine was tight.
  14. snowman6

    snowman6 Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Very nice rig. Any ideas on what type of light bar you might run?
  15. Silverado10923

    Silverado10923 Member
    Messages: 82

    Thanks guys. Have not decided about a lightbar or headache rack with independent floods and strobe. Might give Mossman's bumber lights a shot. It will either go well or I will be buying a new bumper! The tires on my new rig are Dunlop Rover Maxx Traction 285 75 16's.
  16. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

  17. Silverado10923

    Silverado10923 Member
    Messages: 82

    I don't really like those. Have not seen one on a truck but just don't get the robocop look. Thinking more on the lines of the protech or deezee aluminum style.
  18. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    That is why I say paint it. It would tame down the "robocop" look. :nod: I think the lines of the new trucks have that "robocop" look, as you say. I think the deezee is to old man looking, but everybody has their own taste. There was a guy that posted a pic of one way back. I will try to find it.
  19. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

  20. LaPlante's

    LaPlante's Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    My 07 6.0 has 4:10 gearing and 08 gm has 3:73 gearing. For pulling the 24 ft enclosed trailer, the 4:10 pulls way better. Night and day diference but I will be honest for plowing snow I prefer the 3:73. Doing parking lots you can back up way faster and keep rpms down. Pushes better to