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So on our wedding anniversary we went out bought a truck for me. I know great anniversary gift!!

So I got my self a 2004 Chevy 2500 Crew Cab 4wd 6.0L V8 w/ about 97K miles on her.
Here she is right after I got her....


So a week after that I went out and got some bigger tires. Got 265/75/16 Nitto Grappler A/Ts. (These are about 31.5x10.5) Sits much better now.

I have since took the tonneau cover off and the bug shield up front. Hoping to have the tonneau cover sold by this weekend. Then I will get the bed Line-X.

I have some maint. issues I want to take care of before I start towing BlueX up to Rausch. Want to make sure she is as reliable as she can be. Brakes, alignment and things along the way.

I love the truck so far and love the room inside and the power!! :D

As for mods keeping it simple. Stereo upgrade, tint the windows, and FLowmaster out back. :) Will be saving to buy a trailer w/ cash...till then will be rent one from Uhaul the 4 or 5 times I go up to Rausch a year.
 

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Seem like to cover would be great to have.. Could keep tools and such hidden in there.

I like the tow pig name :)
Thinking of getting a tool box for that.

Thanks! :D
 

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she's a beaut, jason

if you want a set of 17" rims to go on her, i have a nice set of Konig OffRoad wheels for sale :)
 

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Sweet truck, very similar to the work truck I used to drive, '03 GMC 2500 Sierra Crewcab, in all reality they are the same truck. I absolutely love that truck (still drive it when we go back home to Minnesota) although the gas milage is questionable at best it has no problem pulling the 4K lb trailer with the 5K lb scissor lift on it at my family's shop.

Congratulations Blue, I'd be disingenuous if I said I never thought about adding one to the herd.
 

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just out of curiosity, why did you go with a gas-engine 3/4 ton?
Well son...LOL

Didn't have the extra $10K to get a diesel w/ some what low miles. The 6.0 will do just fine the 5 times I will tow BlueX up to RC.
 

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wow that much extra for a diesel? i haven't really looked at prices for trucks bigger than 1/2 tons so i didn't know the price difference was that great
 

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wow that much extra for a diesel? i haven't really looked at prices for trucks bigger than 1/2 tons so i didn't know the price difference was that great

OO yea buddy. Don't look at 1/2 ton..those r almost like cars. Look at 3/4 ton or bigger. Diesel new will cost you about $7500 more then a gasser...
 

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Another update...

Getting the windows tinted on the tow rig.

Will be going w/ 20% back windows and 50% front 2 windows.

Will post up some pics over the weekend.
 

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