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Re: Pulley's Dually Build Thread
« Reply #50 on: August 13, 2015, 03:12:33 PM »
After 2 days of heavy rain I had to travel the 2 mile muddy road today to retrieve our tractor and I have to say I am extremely impressed by the performance of the open country a/t tires. Never got stuck once even towing the 9,000 lbs load out. I've only got about 500 miles on the tires so I can't be a judge on tread wear. Overall happy with the performance and look of the tires so far.

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« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2015, 10:47:50 PM »
Little update: I've developed a leak in my radiator so in the next few days my dad and I will be replacing it so I can go more than 2 days before the low coolant light comes on. I've also been having an itching to boost the power so I'm looking at the options.
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« Reply #52 on: October 22, 2015, 09:18:45 AM »
Little update: I've developed a leak in my radiator so in the next few days my dad and I will be replacing it so I can go more than 2 days before the low coolant light comes on. I've also been having an itching to boost the power so I'm looking at the options.
I wouldn't mess with anything less than a supercharger. If you throw in a set of headers, you really won't notice the 10 extra HP pulling your 8,000 pounds. You need to go in for big 50-75% power increases.
Spend nothing, or supercharge or 6BT, nothing else makes sense
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« Reply #53 on: October 22, 2015, 03:58:57 PM »
There are turbos too. But Don is right. If you need to feel the power, Turbo or Supercharge.

 I think the STS is an option and mounts downstream vs on the engine. Just found out they are being restructured under the original owner. A friend of mine has one on his gas 2500hd and likes it.

A custom tune might be the best bang for your $$ up front though.
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« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2015, 08:21:47 PM »
the 6.0 is garbage.  I hate to say it.  Its neutered for the EPA.  I owned one and the power curve is way to high.  4400 rpm is where max torque is made.

Camshaft, tuning and headers would be the most I would put on that engine before just scrapping it and going diesel.  Probably better to sell it and buy a clean dually that came with the diesel.

The issue is the rpm range where the power is made. 

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« Reply #55 on: October 22, 2015, 10:54:37 PM »
I agree the 6.0 isn't the greatest but a new truck isn't an option at the moment. Being just out of school my dad still pays my insurance on the truck so I have to get the ok from him and a supercharger would probably be my best chance.
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« Reply #56 on: October 23, 2015, 12:08:05 AM »
Understand.  It might be a worthwhile calculation to put it on paper.  What would you be able to get for the 2001 that you have and what would a used 2001-2003 dually with the duramax cost you.  If the realistic difference is 3-4k then it might be a better way to go to.  If you are going to spend 3-4K in mods anyway, it would be a much better deal to get the diesel for that amount.
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« Reply #57 on: February 06, 2017, 10:11:51 PM »
Well its been a long time since I've posted but the truck is as good as sold. I've got a guy that has cash ready and already told me not to sell it to someone else. Just need to get my next truck lined up and I can sell. Currently looking for a 2012+ 2500 lml ccsb 4x4 around 70-110k miles, preferably a 15. Really hate to sell the truck, its been great for me and has only left me on the side of the road once but I can't really justify having 2 trucks at 20.
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« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2017, 07:17:18 PM »
Well, you will really like a LML, especially a deleted one!
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« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2017, 08:05:35 PM »
I hope so because I'll have it for a while. It'll stay stock for a while especially if it still has a warranty left. Anything I should look for that could be problems?
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« Reply #60 on: March 23, 2017, 09:38:07 PM »
So I changed my mind and I'm heading to Dallas to look at a 2006 2500 ccsb 4x4 lbz with 79k miles tomorrow. Not sure of any problems I should look out for on a diesel. This will be my first time buying a diesel and if everything is good I'll be bringing it home tomorrow. http://www.autoxtremeonline.com/2006_Chevrolet_Silverado%202500HD_Mesquite_TX_267665620.veh#
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« Reply #61 on: March 23, 2017, 11:55:18 PM »
Those are great trucks. However just be aware that diesels can put you in the poor house quicker than usain bolt can run the 100. My first diesel was an LB7 with 125k on it. Within a year I had $12k in repairs.


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Re: Pulley's Dually Build Thread
« Reply #62 on: March 24, 2017, 01:33:40 AM »
The LBZ is a great truck, just like mine.

Pump rub. See if that has been fixed or taken care of before it leaked. The Tcase pump will rub on the rear housing, passenger side right in the gussets. I glued mine and it has held fine but I really need a new rear housing. If it has oil underneath, thats it.

You can tune and retune the LBZ and it leaves no traces. With those miles I bet it was a vacation truck.

The hubs and the upper joints wear fast. You have to jack it up by the lower A arm to check. Nether is a big deal and you can check front end slop too.

Pics look good but a few are from a dodge.

Price if you don't mind?

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« Reply #63 on: March 24, 2017, 05:58:13 AM »
Judging by the chrome and tool box below the rails I get the feeling that it was a vacation truck. They originally wanted 27,500 which I thought was fair but the lady filling out my loan application said she couldn't get it to book for more than 24,925 so I let them talk to her and she actually talked them down to 26,000 so I'm very appreciative of her. Everything listed seems to be what I planned to check, I don't get the feeling there is anything wrong but I got my loan set up so that I can still back out if it has problems or I can drive it home if it looks good. I also know that diesel repairs can be very costly so going with the lbz allows me to keep the dually that I can use for back up if it craps out on me. Thanks.
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« Reply #64 on: March 24, 2017, 06:52:35 AM »
Two truck solution. I like it.  I'd sell you my LB7 for much less than that even with it being basically completely rebuilt.


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« Reply #65 on: March 24, 2017, 07:23:11 AM »
Sounds like a fair price and you have the bases covered.

I have 138k on mine with 100hp tune and it runs solid.
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« Reply #66 on: March 24, 2017, 08:32:04 AM »
It will serve you well.  I just passed 181k and love it.
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« Reply #67 on: March 24, 2017, 05:55:40 PM »
So I ended up buying it with no regrets. I got up there and it was in pretty good condition, not much to complain about. A one owner truck from Oklahoma everything on the carfax was registration or wash/detail. There was a small dent by the rear bumper, small scratch on the tailgate they covered with their dealer sticker, and a small spot on the roof where the paint is missing which I'll get fixed before it spreads. No oil anywhere on the transfer case, trans or engine. No leaking trans lines and they also painted at least the outside of the frame and front end with undercoating. They said what was on there was already flaking off but very little rust. Drove it around and it shifted through the gears smoothly and doesn't smoke plus it's very quiet. Interior looks just as good as it did in my mom's 2006 half ton when she bought it brand new. Drove by her work and let her look and she was jealous because that was her favorite interior. My only complaint is I'll probably never be able to keep rear tires on it because they always spin when I hit the go pedal. :grin: Ultimately I'm very happy with it, had no problems driving 200 miles home and hopefully I'll get many more.











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« Reply #68 on: March 24, 2017, 06:54:12 PM »
So, what's your favorite color? ;-)

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« Reply #69 on: March 24, 2017, 07:06:04 PM »
Very Nice.

Time for a bedliner and fluid change.
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« Reply #70 on: March 24, 2017, 07:25:37 PM »
Nice job young man!  Congrats. Although I'd paint it red.  Jus sayin


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« Reply #71 on: March 24, 2017, 08:24:09 PM »
Red Red, nobody drives a red truck....OH wait...red, or off red would look good.

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« Reply #72 on: March 24, 2017, 08:38:32 PM »
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« Reply #73 on: March 24, 2017, 08:47:57 PM »
Nice job young man!  Congrats. Although I'd paint it red.  Jus sayin


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You know I found a red one in Houston with color matched ranch hands at 109k miles but I just couldn't bring myself to buy it haha.
I know for sure I don't have to change the oil because they had that done yesterday but the fuel filter life is at 40% so I'll pick one up Monday and attempt that. I guess I need to start a build thread for this one, I'll probably update it much more than the dually as there wasn't anything reasonable left to do to the dually.
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Re: Pulley's Dually Build Thread
« Reply #74 on: March 24, 2017, 08:59:24 PM »
Just shy of 80,000 miles -- she's just a baby! Mine had almost 84K when I got it 7/5/13. Pushin 109k now.
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« Reply #75 on: March 24, 2017, 10:16:05 PM »
Time for a built Allison from MikeL and some starlitediesel tunes and than a set of tires every six months after that. Looks really nice.   


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« Reply #76 on: March 24, 2017, 10:31:01 PM »
For doing the fuel filter, there is a kit for a cut out inside the fender well. I highly recommend it but easy enough to make you own.

You cannot have to much filtration. I run a 5 micron at the tank with 5psi pump and a 2 micron cat up top.
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« Reply #77 on: March 25, 2017, 11:09:30 AM »
He's closer to Brad at Calvin's in sulphur for the trans and tunes.  $6000 turn key and you're good to go!  DSP5 Kory tunes and a 850hp transmission
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« Reply #78 on: March 25, 2017, 03:09:39 PM »
$6k for a trans?


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« Reply #79 on: March 25, 2017, 03:25:43 PM »
$6k for a trans?


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Who would spend that,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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