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specta

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Posted: 11/07/22 03:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mkirsch wrote:

ProjectMon wrote:

bgum wrote:

How does one get a quarter million miles out of a set of brakes?


I bet the Flinstones have him beat on the breaks! [emoticon]


No salt and lots and lots of Interstate driving, I'd imagine. Just big loops down I-10, up I-5, across I-90, and back down I-75.


The majority of those miles are with an empty truck and on the highway.

Impressive but they are due.


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midnightsadie wrote:

nice rig,I like the back round.


That's Butch Cassidy's boyhood home just out side of Circleville, UT.

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Posted: 11/08/22 07:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have 170,000 on my “03” 20 year old GMC truck. Same brake pads.



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FlatBroke wrote:

Have 170,000 on my “03” 20 year old GMC truck. Same brake pads.


A few years back I was having new tires put on nd I asked my friend if I could walk out into the shop and check my brake pads while they had the wheels off.

He asked me how many miles I had on my truck and I told him just over 80,000.

He laughed and said, "Kenny, they will never wear out".

I didn't realize he was serious. LOL

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ksss wrote:

The GM 6.0 may be GM's best motor they ever built. Not the most powerful HD gas, certainly not the most fuel efficient but even with just moderate care, they will last a very long time. Hopefully the 6.6 gas will turn out to be as awesome.

I am not a fan of GM at all, but I was always miffed when people talked down on the 6.0 gas engine. Its not the most modern, the most powerful or the most fuel efficient... but it is a steady and dependable engine. My FIL has one in his work truck with well over 100,000 miles.


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I never was a big Chevy fan either until I started driving this one.

It had that 8.1L gasser, 1-ton dually regular cab.

It had a CGVWR of 22,000 lbs. The truck, trailer and snowcat weighed 27,000 lbs.

At least 75% of the miles on that truck were towing that snowcat and we never added oil between oil changes. It worked its guts out towing that cat.

We had a Ford, Dodge and this Chevy and this one was the most comfortable for me to sit in a drive.

That truck is what made me look at buying a Chevy instead of the others.

And I'm glad I did.

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You grooming this year?
Snows hit pretty good in the Rockies and Cascades already.


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Grit dog wrote:

You grooming this year?
Snows hit pretty good in the Rockies and Cascades already.


I hope to get up there a few times this year.
We had very little snow last year.
Its snowing right now.

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Still running the factory brakes.
New fuel pump at 180,000.
Miscellaneous items and regular maintenance.

Doesn't use a drop of oil between oil changes
and that's carrying the 4000 lb camper fulltime.

It sure has been and still is a great truck.


I think it's just broken in, truck looks like it's in great shape.. congrats!

Mike


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