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Old 06-20-2019, 09:41 PM   #1
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My new to me TV

I recently asked questions about and solicited opinions about LBZ Duramax engines and several trucks. I really appreciate all the answers and opinions. I learned a lot and, I think, it helped me avoid some lemons. After several false starts I am driving my new to me rig home. I had to go to Michigan to get it. A 2007 GMC 2500HD classic design LBZ extended cab, standard bed, 4x4, with 127k miles, SLE1 trim with towing/camper package. Almost just what I wanted. (I think the odds of finding a good LBZ extended cab, long bed are probably right up there with winning the lottery). It has been de-badged, though, which I don't like. I'll have to re-badge it when I get home.

This truck is solid. No body rust anywhere and minimal (almost zero) undercarriage rust. A few cosmetic issues but nothing serious - - less than $500 to fix altogether. It already has almost all of the mods I am/would be interested in - - EGR delete, 4" MBRP exhaust, PCV reroute, upgrade to LT265/75R16's, and a tune for economy/tow which added the exhaust brake (or is that the compression brake? whichever - I can never keep them straight). The only thing left is to add a lift pump.

I am most of the way to Texas to visit my sister and so far - - from central Michigan to just south of Little Rock - - this rig is purring and roaring along with never a hick-up. Gas mileage so far is 20.355 mpg (735 miles and 36.108 gallons of fuel). I am sure I got a good one. I am very happy. Thanks to everyone who helped.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:54 AM   #2
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Nice looking truck, congrats.

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Old 06-21-2019, 08:58 AM   #3
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Very clean! I always liked that body style.

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Old 06-21-2019, 09:43 AM   #4
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I don't see a Dodge or Ram emblem on there... HA HA congrats

BTW... get that gas word out of your mouth
Gas mileage so far is 20.355 mpg (735 miles and 36.108 gallons of fuel)
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:55 AM   #5
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Son found a similar GMC Canyon (gasser) similar miles and clean as heck about 3 months ago. Congrats on the nice find.
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:59 AM   #6
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Thats a nice rig! seems you did your Homework and I'm sure you'll be very happy with it for years to come!
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:22 AM   #7
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Well done! So few do their homework before spending their money. Congratulations!
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Old 06-21-2019, 04:55 PM   #8
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Thumbs up LBZ

A Great find that should provide years of service and good looking to boot
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:28 PM   #9
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Actually, Iím rather partial to the de-badging on that truck!
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:56 PM   #10
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Nice find! The LBZs are rare gems.

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