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Traded in the Colorado....

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Stik208, May 9, 2011.

  1. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    Hello all,
    I traded in my 05 Colorado with the Fisher HT on it about a week and half ago. I outgrew it with the family. I was looking for a while and finally came up with this 07 GMC Sierra SLE Z71 Crew Cab. It has just under 60k, and a 5.3 V8. I love the room and power, I will not be plowing with it I will continue to work for the Landscaping company. I plan on putting a nice tonneau cover on it, as well as AVS vent visors and roll in bed liner ($90 compared to $600 for Line-X). Well here it is after Dawn wash, Mothers Clay Bar, Dawn wash/rinse, Optimum Spray Polish with Porter Cable 7424XP, and finally Formula 113 wax with same buffer.
    Last edited: May 9, 2011
  2. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    nice truck but just warning you from experience theres a very good reason that bedliners 90 dollars.....
  3. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,831

    Nice new toy stik! Quick question, whats Mothers Clay bar? Whats it used for?
  4. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    Removes garbage adhered to the clearcoat, tar, overspray, road grime etc. Leaves the paint silky smooth.
  5. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    A clay bar is an amazing, yet simple detail tool!! I use one quite often.

  6. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    please do NOT do the "home roll in bed liner". Get the line-x and be done with it forever.
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Nice truck! Agreed on the bedliner issue....the linex is worth the money!
  8. jgsxr750

    jgsxr750 Member
    Messages: 84

    get the pray in bed liner. i had the rhino liner and loved it. had one some issue and the dealer fixed it for free. they are well worth the money.
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Nice truck. I'm suprised you didn't keep your HT to put on this truck. I also think you should get a Line-X bed liner instead of doing it your self.
  10. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    It would have cost $1500 to swap it over, and I only used it on my 50 ft driveway.
  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Ya, I don't blame you for not swaping it over. My uncle just bought a new 2011 GMC 2500HD and he thought about swaping his 5 or 6 year old 8' Boss trip edge from his 2003 Dodge 2500 to his new 2011 GMC 2500HD but, he said it's not worth it so he is just going to buy a new plow. What are you going to plow your driveway with now?
  12. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    I am hoping to move around the route that I plow and hit it with the company truck. :)
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Nice truck. When you are shopping for parts and accessories, tell them it's an 08.
  14. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    Good point, as to not be confused with the Classic.Thumbs Up
  15. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    Nice rig, from experience, I also know the do it yourself liner is a total POS and waste of time... I bought my truck with it already done so I didnt have much of a choice.... Line-X is worth every penny... and its only gonna cost you more when they have to blast your old bedliner (or whats left of it) out and line X it and do it right...
  16. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    I washed and waxed it yesterday, I have not put any accessories on it yet either such as leveling kit, tonneau cover etc. I was contemplating at least setting the truckside up for a plow but cant come up with any good prices on anything. Next is a transmission flush at 75k, along with some more Mobil 1. I plan on doing the plugs, coolant, diffs and t case at 100k. Here is another question, how much work/plowing can one of these GMT-900s handle? Say if I were able to get a Fisher SD or something similar.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
  17. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    I used the raptor bedliner kit 2 times so far. I think it is great. Its not a roll kit. You still have to spray it. To get a nice thick coat i would buy 2 kits.
  18. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    You have been bit by the plow bug again :D
  19. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    I kick myself for trading in the HT but it is what it is ($1500 was a little high at the time for the swap) I still have a job plowing which is a plus. I have been really thinking about doing some driveways again but the insurance and added stress of big snows on myself may not equal out.
  20. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    There is something about having your own equipment. Once you have a plow it is hard to go without it. I just have a few driveways but I really enjoy plowing. Some of the big storms make me sick of plowing for awhile but I am always excited about the next storm.