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    Where to get SS Grille??

    picture That's the cheap part of it, yeah. I'm looking for all of it, though. Cross-bar and everything.
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    Where to get SS Grille??

    Really?? All the non-$300 ones I've seen on Amazon were like billet grille inserts, not the whole grille. This is what I'm doing:
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    Where to get SS Grille??

    Yeah, that's what I'm gathering... Sucks that the aftermarket companies don't make them, because the regular model grilles are like $35. I'll probably just get an aftermarket, open LT grille and cut the sides off of my stock one (and paint them black) to snap into the headlights.
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    Where to get SS Grille??

    So, I'm looking to swap to the SS grille, but don't want to pay $300 for a new one from GM. I can't seem to find them for the SS, aftermarket. Anybody know if there's any place to get aftermarket ones (or good used)?? I'm also not opposed to the LT grille, but by the time I get the grille and...
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    MDB Fabrication

    Yeah, just... Send me a PM... Mike
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    2016 MIDWEST MEET - - Elkhart, IN - - July 23

    Ground 0. Grimor - ? - Providing place and PORK 1. Hardtrailz - 1 (for now) - Bring Cole Slaw 2. Sparky - 1 - assorted bags of chips/snacks 3. Matt - 1 - you know the one thing I'll bring. Plus, plates, red cups cutlery. 4. Bartonmd - 1 probably - All the STDs
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    Front hitch

    Yeah... Everything you are talking about doing is a really, really bad idea... If you want to keep the plastic bumper cover, just replace the center part of the bumper support with a small, internal bumper, and so it like that.
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    How's the 6.0L Vortec as a powerplant to tow with?

    I've actually towed with a 3/4 ton 6.0 Quad steer 'burb like you're talking about. I think it was an '03 or '04. It towed fine, and the quadrasteer is REALLY NEAT to tow with! Changing lanes on the highway, the trailer doesn't whip back and forth, and you don't have to swing nearly as wide with...
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    Goodyear Duratracs

    Kyle is right... if they are load range E, the conversion chart from the mfg will say like 42psi for that tire. Thatswhat it worked out as for the 245/70-17 LT/E Duratracs that I had on my TB. Mirror, to your issue, the combo of a really floppy 2-ply sidewall, and really tall, really siped...
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    When Did Your Fuel Pump Fail (or has it yet)??

    Wait... If the gas pumped itself onto the road, you had a leaking fuel line, not a bad fuel pump... Mike
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    When Did Your Fuel Pump Fail (or has it yet)??

    I've got a general question about how long fuel pumps last, these days. Used to always be that they failed around 140k miles, but I'm not sure that's the case on post-2000 vehicles. So the question is, when did your fuel pump fail, and/or what mileage is currently on your TB or other post-2000...
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    Would a certified GM shop do this???

    Just call the GM customer service line, and they'll sort it out. Mike
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    Finding the proper full size tow vehicle

    I had a diesel and bought a gas, so there are some of us. My use is very similar to yours, I think. Use it like a truck whenever I use it, tow car trailers, a couple trips with the travel trailer per year, etc.. You just have to drive a TON of miles for a diesel to pay for itself, especially due...
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    Finding the proper full size tow vehicle

    If by "heavy" you mean 13-14,000# trailer, then yes. The 6.0 doesn't like towing more than about 13k# in the mountains, and can't keep speed going up the passes with more than that. The 8.1/Allison, on the other hand, is comparable to a stock diesel built during the same time. But yes, 3/4 ton...
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    Reality thread...continued.

    BOOM! CList WIN! So, I've had a 5HP 2-stage Crafstman snowblower for a couple years (used off Clist), and it does pretty well. However, since my driveway is like 5 cars wide at one point, I end up blowing the snow twice, which the 5HP doesn't usually have very much fun with. I also have to blow...

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