Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > General Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 24th, 2013, 07:28 AM   #1
Hoss Blazer
!SPARTY ON!
 
Hoss Blazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-25-07
Location: Boyne City Michigan
Posts: 2,579
iTrader: (15)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default Possible new tow rig

I'm going to look at a couple trucks today, my old 98" 1500 w/ 238,219 is getting tired. I've found a pair of trucks one is a 99" 1500 w/ the 5.3 and 151k on it. The other is a 02" 2500HD w/ 6.0 and unknown milage. I want to ba able to haul my K5 to local and far away mud runs and bogs. Is a 5.3 gonna be able to haul my K5 w/ BBC, tons, 38.5 monster mudders. I've lightened it up by removing 80% of the hard top, doors, and soon to be tailgate. Or should i just look @ the 2500HD. There's a $2000 difference between both trucks.
Hoss Blazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 24th, 2013, 09:42 AM   #2
Mudking
Senior Member
 
Mudking's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-15-13
Location: Chelsea/MI
Posts: 713
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoss Blazer View Post
I'm going to look at a couple trucks today, my old 98" 1500 w/ 238,219 is getting tired. I've found a pair of trucks one is a 99" 1500 w/ the 5.3 and 151k on it. The other is a 02" 2500HD w/ 6.0 and unknown milage. I want to ba able to haul my K5 to local and far away mud runs and bogs. Is a 5.3 gonna be able to haul my K5 w/ BBC, tons, 38.5 monster mudders. I've lightened it up by removing 80% of the hard top, doors, and soon to be tailgate. Or should i just look @ the 2500HD. There's a $2000 difference between both trucks.
Time to get a real truck bud. I wouldn't even consider the half ton. Your pulling a 3/4 ton mud truck essentially and gonna do it with a half ton?

If you had a little xj or something maybe get the half ton. But you don't have small rig

Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk 2
Mudking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 24th, 2013, 09:57 AM   #3
mudrunner456
Senior Member
 
mudrunner456's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-29-06
Location: north muskegon, MI
Posts: 731
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I also just went thru this same situation. Ended up going with the half ton for gas milage reasons over the 6.0. When towing i definetly wish i had the 6.0 and i only tow a wrangler. But i did drive my truck to detroit a few weeks ago and got 19 mpg with it.
mudrunner456 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 24th, 2013, 10:02 AM   #4
Lousypirate
Yo
 
Lousypirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-11-08
Location: Norton Shores 49441
Posts: 10,372
iTrader: (31)
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Default

The higher the weight rating, the happier you'll be towing. That truck is most likely too heavy (w/ trailer) for most 1/2 tons, save some of the newest ones probably.

Sure, you can tow it with the half ton, but she won't like it if you do it on a regular basis.

If you get a 6.0, get it tuned for 91/93 octane. Well worth the money from all the research i did and everyone i know that has done it.
__________________
2003 gmc 1500hd quadrasteer "Miley"
2000 jeep cherokee "Herman"
1977 Ranger 150a bass boat
1987 Yamaha Moto 4 quad
Lousypirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 24th, 2013, 12:29 PM   #5
Hoss Blazer
!SPARTY ON!
 
Hoss Blazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-25-07
Location: Boyne City Michigan
Posts: 2,579
iTrader: (15)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I'd say my K5 weighs about 5,000 or so.
Hoss Blazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 11:41 AM   #6
chasetheface123
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-13-09
Location: Boyne City
Posts: 903
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Kurt, You're going to hate the 2500/6.0 combo. A kid I graduated with towed town to twisted for dog party, and had his truck behind it. Going up the Elmira hill it was screaming, and i doubt if it dropped below 3-3500 rpms the entire time. Find a cheap diesel. You'll enjoy it much more, and then Garrett can brag about his dad having one too!
chasetheface123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 11:48 AM   #7
chasetheface123
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-13-09
Location: Boyne City
Posts: 903
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/4016207792.html

http://nmi.craigslist.org/cto/3995509382.html

http://flint.craigslist.org/cto/3995814842.html

http://nmi.craigslist.org/cto/4024424473.html
chasetheface123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 11:48 AM   #8
chasetheface123
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-13-09
Location: Boyne City
Posts: 903
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Or ill sell ya mine for 8500 ;)
chasetheface123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > General Tech
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:40 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.09986 seconds with 26 queries