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Offline jackelope

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Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2017, 03:09:44 PM »
#1 do not put DEF fluid in the diesel tank! You will be purchasing expensive injection pumps and or injectors!
#2 3rd gen ram 2500 trucks and 3500s main difference is the springs. Buy a leaf pack from a one ton from some one doing a lift and you are most of the way there.

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Haha...if it's a 6.7 Powerstroke, you'll be replacing the complete fuel system to the tune of $8750.00+tax.
I know some one who did it on a brand new peterbuilt... $20+k later....

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Re: Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2017, 03:12:11 PM »
#1 do not put DEF fluid in the diesel tank! You will be purchasing expensive injection pumps and or injectors!
#2 3rd gen ram 2500 trucks and 3500s main difference is the springs. Buy a leaf pack from a one ton from some one doing a lift and you are most of the way there.

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Haha...if it's a 6.7 Powerstroke, you'll be replacing the complete fuel system to the tune of $8750.00+tax.
I know some one who did it on a brand new peterbuilt... $20+k later....

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You know it's bad when Ford/Motorcraft sells a kit.
The emmisions fiasco isnt to save the environment. Its to sell parts

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Re: Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2017, 01:53:11 PM »
All of the info you're looking for is handily located right here on Hunt-WA.
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ain't that the truth, everyone wants to defend their purchase...


So I got a 2016 Colorado.......  :tung:

KFhunter, what do you like or dislike about your Colorado?

I had a lot of problems at first, it took 3-4 trips to the dealer to chase down a wiring problem but once that was fixed I've really been enjoying it.  I read a lot of complaints about the seats but after a 3500 mile road trip to southern California and back I love them.  Make sure they fit you  :dunno:

I really like all the traction, torque management and stabilitrack stuff for daily driving, but when you need it off there's no way to turn it 100% off.  Yes, there's a dual zone switch to turn it off partially, then hold the switch longer and it supposedly turns it all off but it doesn't.   You have to remove a fuse.

I was hoping for better MPG. On the cali trip running 75 I got just a stitch under 20MPG, it fell off a cliff beyond 75 so I put cruse on 75. I also have the stock mud/snow tires not a highway tire.

transmission sucks.  It shudders and doesn't shift right because it's trying to save fuel all the time, so it's always a gear or two too low on a motor with no torque and falls on it's face a lot then you have to slam the throttle to get it to down shift.   Very annoying but fixable with a tune or throttle doohickey I did some reading about :dunno:  The V6 is a good motor but it's not about torque.  It's a direct injection Camaro motor


I think I got a lot more bang for the buck with the Colorado VS the Tacoma, but maybe not after resale as the Tacoma will retain value better.  I got a 2016 Z71 trail boss.   The new ZR2 is very interesting though, 8 speed transmission, lockers and more ground clearance.  Wish I would have waited.


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Re: Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2017, 10:02:36 AM »
KFhunter, nice review
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Re: Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2017, 01:44:39 PM »
I am thinking of getting a new truck this fall. going to get rid of my 2003 f-350 6.0. I think I am going back to gas. I don't tow enough to justify the diesel truck. Looking at the GMC Denali in gas. Any one have one? What mileage you getting?

 

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