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Posted: 2/28/2006 2:26:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 2:55:05 PM EDT by deej86]
(bugle plays "Taps")


My dad dropped my BIL off at the dealer last night because his(BIL, not dad)'s truck needed repair, and the dealership "wanted" the truck above so:




The Specs:
2006 Chevy Silverado
2WD
4.3L V-6, automatic
extended cab(with rear opening doors)
20 miles
CD player
crank windows, locks
LS package

Oh and before you ask, it has buckets with a seat/console in the middle. I consider it a bench.

So far:
the 4.3 is a good motor, the best damn motor IMO GM ever made.
the rear opening doors will come in handy, for putting groceries in the back or laundry
I didn't get a pic of this, but trust me, the numeral 87 was written on the windshield in dealership marker.
Farewell 1997 Chevy C-2500. Even though your time was short (1 1/2 years) it has served the deej86 household well.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:27:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:27:53 PM EDT
You take some crappy pics. I thought you were artistic?
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:27:54 PM EDT
2WD truck in IL?

Congrats, anyway!
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:31:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
V-6 and crank windows in a full-size? Blasphemy!


If there's one thing my dad hates, it's power stuff in a vehicle.

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
You take some crappy pics. I thought you were artistic?


I'm definitely a n00b at digital pix.

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
2WD truck in IL?

Congrats, anyway!


I don't know why he got 2WD. But, he put semi brake drums in the back of the 97, and as this was an impulse buy, he didn't remove them. Surprise, the next owner will recieve a complimentary set of rusted semi brake drums
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:32:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 2:35:47 PM EDT by Kalahnikid]
I like the new ride, but I love those 90's Chevys. We had a 94, fireengine red but my mom totaled it. Then we had a green one new in '96. I spend so long in one before my mom totaled it. (Notice a pattern)

Dumbest thing chevy ever did was drop the 350ci engine.

(ETA: 4.3>350)
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:32:56 PM EDT
4.3 V6, the best GM ever made?

Not even close.



Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:35:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
I like the new ride, but I love those 90's Chevys. We had a 94, fireengine red but my mom totaled it. Then we had a green one new in '96. I spend so long in one before my mom totaled it. (Notice a pattern)

Dumbest thing chevy ever did was drop the 350ci engine.


The pastel blue 97 had a 305 He also had a 95, with a diesel.

Another thing I want to add, I never really cared for the Chevy front end of new, but they put some chrome trim pieces above the grill.

My parents drive well.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:38:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 2:39:11 PM EDT by deej86]

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
I like the new ride, but I love those 90's Chevys. We had a 94, fireengine red but my mom totaled it. Then we had a green one new in '96. I spend so long in one before my mom totaled it. (Notice a pattern)

Dumbest thing chevy ever did was drop the 350ci engine.

(ETA: 4.3>350)


Actually it's a 262, but you're forgiven...

Krpind, my parents had an 88 Astro with the 4.3, 122K trouble free miles before it threw a rod.

Also a 2000 Blazer with the 4.3, trouble free also.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 3:43:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

I don't know why he got 2WD. But, he put semi brake drums in the back of the 97, and as this was an impulse buy, he didn't remove them. Surprise, the next owner will recieve a complimentary set of rusted semi brake drums



Link Posted: 2/28/2006 3:48:28 PM EDT
Nice truck Deej! Shiny and black, I see waxing in your future.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 3:52:02 PM EDT
Nice truck, I hope you enjoy it.

Should have bought a DODGE...
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:03:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1shott:
Nice truck, I hope you enjoy it.

Should have bought a DODGE...




Pipe down.

Deej, don't listen to the heretic.
Everyone know Chevy is what it is all about.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:12:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 4:16:29 PM EDT by deej86]
CSM: It's midnight blue

1shott, After two disastrous K-Cars, my family's never getting a dodge.

Doc308:

Edited to add, my dad's thinking of accessoring his new toy already. Thinking of a tonneau cover and a "Rhino Lining".
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:15:45 PM EDT
Damn, I was about to ask how much ya'll wanted for the old truck.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:15:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
V-6 and crank windows in a full-size? Blasphemy!



Mind reader.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:17:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Damn, I was about to ask how much ya'll wanted for the old truck.


Subnet, he paid in July 04 $7200 for the truck.

They gave him $7000 for it.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:22:06 PM EDT
Not too bad.

Max
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:22:10 PM EDT
We had a 4wd silverado WT with the 4.3. The cap and rotor(believe or not on that new of a vehicle) corroded 4 times. It wouldnt start after letting it sit awhile, or the motor would start cutting out while driving. Tell your Brother GL from me.

The 4.3 is a 350 just its 2 less cylinders.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:22:21 PM EDT
since we are on the subject of new trucks... heres my 2006 F350 i couldnt post pics of it when i first bought it so here it goes... imo only two things feel as good as buying a new truck- new guns and new women. not always in that order.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:22:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Damn, I was about to ask how much ya'll wanted for the old truck.


Subnet, he paid in July 04 $7200 for the truck.

They gave him $7000 for it.





Can your dad come with me when it's time for me to trade in one of my vehicles?
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:23:19 PM EDT
The 350 is the best motor GM ever made.

The 4.3 is a 350 with 2 cylinders cut off (do the math).

As far as the truck goes, it should be 4x4 and at very least a 5.3L. V6 in a fullsize kinda sucks.

Oh, and I like crank windows and regular door locks. Less shit to break (Murphy is a bitch).

WIZZO
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:29:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WIZZO_ARAKM14:
The 350 is the best motor GM ever made.

The 4.3 is a 350 with 2 cylinders cut off (do the math).

As far as the truck goes, it should be 4x4 and at very least a 5.3L. V6 in a fullsize kinda sucks.

Oh, and I like crank windows and regular door locks. Less shit to break (Murphy is a bitch).

WIZZO


I was also incredibly surprised that he didn't get a V-8 after the 305. But it has decent power.

As it's an extended cab, I checked out the legroom while at Culver's this evening. The seat needs to be adjusted to between all the way back and forward to have decent legroom(I'm 5'10 ish).

His truck, his money. But I like it, and he does too.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:31:25 PM EDT
Can we cut out this 87 crap, please?
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:32:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
You take some crappy pics.




ROFL +11
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:35:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By builttoughf250:
since we are on the subject of new trucks... heres my 2006 F350 i couldnt post pics of it when i first bought it so here it goes... imo only two things feel as good as buying a new truck- new guns and new women. not always in that order.




Awsome truck deej. Nothing beats a Ford.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:46:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JohnnyMcEldoo:

Originally Posted By builttoughf250:
since we are on the subject of new trucks... heres my 2006 F350 i couldnt post pics of it when i first bought it so here it goes... imo only two things feel as good as buying a new truck- new guns and new women. not always in that order.
i6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/builttoughf250/My2006F350.jpg




Awsome truck deej. Nothing beats a Ford.


Damn straight.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 5:05:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jerret:
We had a 4wd silverado WT with the 4.3. The cap and rotor(believe or not on that new of a vehicle) corroded 4 times. It wouldnt start after letting it sit awhile, or the motor would start cutting out while driving. Tell your Brother GL from me.

The 4.3 is a 350 just its 2 less cylinders.


It's my dad's truck. My brother in law's Chevy TrailBlazer 2002 is in the shop for a TSB on the cylinder head lining cracking.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 5:38:46 PM EDT
Looks like you should have bought a new camera.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 5:58:12 PM EDT
I still have my late father's 4.3 S-10 pickup with manual roll-ups and locks. Great motor with good power and it's only a '94 with TBI, and they've definitely improved since. Still running strong at 130,000 miles.

4.3's are great, but not the best ever made by the General. Cheap is NOT the only reason all the old Ford hotrod rebuilds are done with Chevy 350 motors in them!

Great looking truck, btw. Everyone in my extended family has some sort of Tahoe, Yukon, or full size GM pickup with 5.3's save one 4.3. All are strong and trouble free.

Hope your dad enjoys it!
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:00:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By builttoughf250:
since we are on the subject of new trucks... heres my 2006 F350 i couldnt post pics of it when i first bought it so here it goes... imo only two things feel as good as buying a new truck- new guns and new women. not always in that order.
i6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/builttoughf250/My2006F350.jpg



Excellent taste! 'Cept mine's white.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:01:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BBURN:
I still have my late father's 4.3 S-10 pickup with manual roll-ups and locks. Great motor with good power and it's only a '94 with TBI, and they've definitely improved since. Still running strong at 130,000 miles.

4.3's are great, but not the best ever made by the General. Cheap is NOT the only reason all the old Ford hotrod rebuilds are done with Chevy 350 motors in them!

Great looking truck, btw. Everyone in my extended family has some sort of Tahoe, Yukon, or full size GM pickup with 5.3's save one 4.3. All are strong and trouble free.

Hope your dad enjoys it!


I hope so too. He's going to a church retreat up in MI next week and he'll drive it up there.

Sorry to hear of your father.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:08:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WIZZO_ARAKM14:
The 454 is the best motor GM ever made.



Fixed it!
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:13:50 PM EDT
Not bad not bad, I would have gotten 4WD and a Ford though, but each to his own.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:30:48 PM EDT
i'm a bow-tie lover, but i wouldn't brag about an engine slinging a rod at 122k. or call said engine the best, having endured said experience. the gm small block v8 is by far the best engine. the 4.3 is only an adaptation there of.


Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:31:41 PM EDT
I need to replace my POS
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:35:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:
I need to replace my POS


You could get a good deal on a Silverado, my dad got the "auto show" discount.
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