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RE: 2015 Calorado

Thanks for the info.! OP what’s your numbers on truck and camper? Here in Florida I see some midsized trucks pulling small campers. I just saw a Honda Ridgeline pulling a 22 or so foot Sunline trailer yesterday. I’m thinking you should be good depending on those numbers. My buddy is buying a diesel Colorado, but it sounds like he needs the Z71 not ZR2 because of payload. Anywa he’s got a small TT to tug around.
kw/00 03/08/20 05:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Calorado

I am towing a 19 ft. double axle trailer with a 2016 Colorado. Have been all over the East coast with three trips to Florida. No problems but you know it is back there. Average between 12 and 14 mpg. I put on a WD hitch, not because of the sag, but to take out some of the bounce on the Interstate bridges in SC and GA. As long as you don't have a 2017 0r 2018 Colorado with the **** transmission you will be good to go. What transmission problems are theses trucks having? Reason I ask and sorry if I hijack the thread...don’t mean to but a coworker looking at one with the diesel.. ZR2 I think that’s what he said that he was buying.
kw/00 03/07/20 08:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

I've got a '56 F100 that could be a candidate for a 7.3. Is it available as a crate engine? Really cool! I don’t know if it’s available just yet but sure it will be soon. For several years the LS engine has been a popular swap. I’ve seen this engine in almost everything including Ford F100 series trucks. So now the 7.3 will be just as desired I’m sure... I have a 69 C10.. pretty close to original, I thought at one time to do the LS swap. Haven’t pulled the trigger since I like to keep this one old school. But if you do that Ford... u need to document on YouTube, I would def would want to see it. The 7.3 is really impressive!
kw/00 02/05/20 04:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

Liked the 89 Iroc but loved the same year Transam GTA. Regardless both really cool rides.... mustang ran fast back then as well with the famous 5oh....I had a few Pontiacs running with both the 5 speed 5.0 TPI and the 5.7 auto... raced a lot of my buddies. Smoked a 944 Porsche with the 5.7. Kid was so butt hurt he sold it a few months later... anyway impressed with that hill run... the 7.3 sure did well. Now it’s time for GM to stick the 10 speed behind the 6.6 and throw some 4.10 gears in while their at it.
kw/00 02/01/20 08:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas engines in class c or b

I have not heard of any issues with the gas versions. I guess people just trade up or down depending on what works for them. U can tow with some of these so you will need to look at the tow rating if u intend to pull a small utility or motorcycle trailer behind. I know someone that had a Mercedes version and it was crazy expensive when things needed service, but that was for the Diesel engine.
kw/00 01/29/20 06:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 8.1 truck with low miles?

There is a reason GM got rid of it! Emissions was the big killer of the 8.1. It was a filthy Large bore engines of that era were filthy as far as emissions went. That's why Ford went to a V-10, smaller bore lower emissions. Technology was not all that great back them compared to today. In its day the 8.1 was a good truck engine. Why didn't the 8.1L have more power and get better gas mileage? 9.1:1 compression. But then once again, I don't think the intention of this thread was to compare to old against the new. Just to reminisce the old 8.1.And why was it a filthy engine? It was because it was not an efficient engine! That's why they killed it. Reading your post, I take it that you really didn’t like that engine or any other BB. Just a note, GM still produces BB engines in the 8 liter size. The 8.1 was discontinued because of the change in emissions. No big deal, it’s really a great engine, has tremendous power and easy to produce more. The GM 6.0 was upgraded along with 6 speeds that took the helm during that time. I’m thinking that GM will release another version of the 8 liter engine soon for larger trucks. I don’t think the duty cycle of any smaller displacement engine last as long. I have 2 friends that own both 8.1 trucks. Both tow regularly and have had zero issues. One of them pulls 15k horse trailer all around the Country. Has a lot of miles on it, last I heard was around 300k.. still runs and does the job. My other buddy has around 100k on his and zero issues. As long as I have personally worked on engines I’m a fan of both SB and BB variants. I even like the Ford Ecoboost series. My Fav are the GM LS series, but Ford has done a good job with the ecoboost so far. Now I’m watching the 1/2 ton Diesel engines. I expect good service from those as well. But if one ever finds a good deal on a low miles 8.1 and cheap... Best Buy it... it will last...
kw/00 01/14/20 05:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Racking up the miles.

Ah the benefits of the GM 6.0.... I spoke to a guy a few weeks ago that has an 08 model. Pulls trailers for his land clearing business all day. Got over 300k so far with nothing but a few batteries, water pump and brakes ... .I hope the new 6.6 last as long.
kw/00 01/05/20 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: GAS 6.6 GM

I have to believe that the 10 speed will soon find its way behind the 6.6 gas motor. It seems to baffle the entire automotive industry as to why they didnt release it with the 10 to begin with. At least with Ram, I dont think they yet have a 10 speed. GM has them sitting on the shelf and yet they continue with the 6 speed. My thoughts as well. There’s really no reason not to not use the new 10 speed, unless they want to get rid of some excess 6 speed autos hanging on the benches. Hopefully the new 10 speed series will make up for the 3:73 gear set. Still wish they would have used the 4:10. I have the 6.0 with the 3:73 gear set and 6 speed. Love it, pulls 10k very well. I’m sure the new 10 speed with the 6.6 would be a nice pull dog though.
kw/00 01/02/20 07:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

Not sure why anyone cares about the 7.3L. According to the HD gas owners here, they don't need more power which is why they bought the gas engine instead of the diesel. So why would an engine with more power that you will have to pay more for matter now? Funny but not exactly true. Reasons are pretty simple, gas overall is easier to own and work on verse complexity of Diesel engines and emissions. Just my take in having owned both.
kw/00 01/02/20 07:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Single Rear Wheel vs Dually - Whats the Best for You

Good job boys, but we're only 3 pages into the hypothetical scenarios and rhetoric! I’m just commenting to help push it to page 5....
kw/00 12/15/19 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Auxillary Fuel Tank ?

Just a thought, when GM offered the long bed, it also came with a 36 gallon tank. This will be a perfect replacement for your current fuel tank. They offered the long bed trucks during that model that you have and still do. Some junk yards have those trucks and or fuel tanks, I’m sure that you could get it cheaper there. It would be factory and basic plug and play to install. That’s what I would do. But if the tank would fit under a short bed would GM go to the expense of making 2 tanks? Not at least offer the big as a extra cost option? I wish they would have offered it as an option to short bed trucks. My cousin had an 01 with the long wheel base for construction. He also had the 4 door so it was a very long truck... lol anyway his came with the larger tank. I can’t recall but the standard for sure was 26 gallons and long bed models came with I think a 36 gallon tank. It might have been a 32.... but I will have to ask him. Oh it that tank does fit the standard bed... so easy swap for those wanting the extra gallons..
kw/00 12/12/19 06:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New suburban and tahoe reveal! Duramax 3.0 is in!!

Who can afford these anymore? I know right! My goal is not to live in debt and so far it’s working... it would take a while for me personally to save up, which I will do for th next truck. I think prices today are just to much, then the initial depreciation hit is not worth it for me. I will just save and pay cash for used in a few years. Daughters in school right now and has plans for college in years to come.... so nothing new coming my way...lol
kw/00 12/12/19 05:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Auxillary Fuel Tank ?

Just a thought, when GM offered the long bed, it also came with a 36 gallon tank. This will be a perfect replacement for your current fuel tank. They offered the long bed trucks during that model that you have and still do. Some junk yards have those trucks and or fuel tanks, I’m sure that you could get it cheaper there. It would be factory and basic plug and play to install. That’s what I would do.
kw/00 12/12/19 05:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: New suburban and tahoe reveal! Duramax 3.0 is in!!

Win for the diesel option for sure, otherwise GM stole that grill right from Toyota and Lexus... take a look at those vehicles and you can see the resemblance. Not to excited about the push button controls for a shifter. But I don’t plan to purchase one so not concerned. What I am watching is how that Diesel engine will hold up. Down the road, I see myself getting another 1/2 ton, most likely it will be the GMC version with the diesel. I really prefer the gas LS 6.2, however with the mpgs that diesel is getting, a 4x4, 4 door with that engine will fit the bill.
kw/00 12/11/19 05:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: MOTOR OIL ?

I do 90 percent of all my mechanical work on all my vehicles... only a few times to my mechanic since I don’t always have access to a lift. On my families Diesel engines I do some work; but kinda hard if the cab needs lifted for major repair, which I’ve done, just time consuming...On all oil changes, I’ve always done by myself, regardless of vehicle. My neighbor had her oil done at a quick lube place and they completely overfilled the oil... there are several stories of these places messing up customers vehicles, hence I don’t trust them...
kw/00 12/10/19 04:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: The Big Boys have Just Arrived

Going to be great to see how this new 7.3 does...
kw/00 12/10/19 04:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Locked radio on my 2001 Suburban

Interesting responses here today..... so this is typical if the previous owner had a code for the radio. However if you can’t find it written down anywhere then I’m pretty sure u can find a tutorial on you tube on how to gain access and unlock it without the dealer. On those models of years prior 2007 I don’t think that they were VIN coded. The 2007 and up are all VIN coded and require a dealer program... but I had an 01 years ago and was locked out as well. The PO had no idea of the code and I recall you tubing and got it to work. Hope this helps!
kw/00 12/08/19 05:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Goodbye DPF and soot?

Well if u drive a gas job, this would never be an issue.....JK guys... anyway yes sounds good. I’m hoping they do something soon. Some of the trucks we have had a lot of money dumped into the emissions.....
kw/00 12/03/19 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: '83 Toyota pickup start trouble in cold, wet weather

Make sure your carb priming pump actually works. You can't assume anything on a vehicle this old. This as well.....
kw/00 12/01/19 06:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: '83 Toyota pickup start trouble in cold, wet weather

Carb issues? If it starts with starting fluid, I would look into the carb. Modern fuel made of ethanol really messes with the carb. I use non ethanol in all my carb equipment, even my 69 C10. Also check the fuel filter and replace.
kw/00 12/01/19 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
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