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Old 06-06-2007, 06:58 AM   #1
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I sold my 89 s-15 2.5L 5spd and replaced it with a basic 2000 gmc sierra 1500. It has the 4.3 v6 and a 5 speed manual, it's 2wd long bed reg cab (max payload configuration for 1500). I plan to only used for hauling stuff, mostly firewood. I think it has promise for FE with it's tall gearing and low rpm torque, unfortunately the tank holds 35 gallons so it will cost an arm and a leg to fill the first time. It runs around 1700 rpms @ 60 mph and according to the original window sticker is rated for 23 mpg highway. In the end I hope to bring home more wood per gallon of gas, and I think it will . Besides, my 89 was rusting off it's frame .
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I think about making a Phil Knox inspired aero cover for the bed that can lift open for loading purposes. Maybe some disc hubcaps and a grill block too. As long as I can still haul 1 1/2 face cords of wood per trip .
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Whooee!!! Jamie has hit the big time. No more junkers. Red or blue?

If you get a ScanGauge for your truck, you will probably learn some things that will benefit you in the Geo. And you can tell how much fuel you are using without a $125 fill. Besides you don't want to be hauling around an extra 200# of gas.
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Whooee!!! Jamie has hit the big time. No more junkers. Red or blue?

If you get a ScanGauge for your truck, you will probably learn some things that will benefit you in the Geo. And you can tell how much fuel you are using without a $125 fill. Besides you don't want to be hauling around an extra 200# of gas.
It's white but may gain a blue fender soon . I bought it from my bro in-law and he crumpled a front fender and never got it fixed. I found a blue one in a junkyard that I'll probly get and may paint it white or not. ScanGauge is tempting, I could use it in my wife's thirsty taurus too.
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Congrats. Sounds like a nice rig.
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Paint the fender, jamie. A lot easier to do while it is off the truck. And you will look and feel a whole lot better.

Did your bro-in-law ever check his mileage?
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Thanks bill.

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I probably will paint it.... red , no really, I'll paint it white . Brother in-law said he never really checked the mpg because the tank took too much to fill.
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Go for the phil knox style cap! We need a diy on that posted up!
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nice! personally with a truck that old and dilapidated (dont worry we have a car that soudns about like that) i woulda driven it till it blew, till soem kajor repair came along and then either junk it or sell it off to someone for a cheap price. but least you happy with what you got.

but one thing: i belive the disc hubcaps are going to do jack mpg wise.. since its a truck with high stance and big front end...

yea those are geared for tourque out the yang. mmm least you got manual i do like long beds tho. im looking for one for my s-10...
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nice! personally with a truck that old and dilapidated (dont worry we have a car that soudns about like that) i woulda driven it till it blew, till soem kajor repair came along and then either junk it or sell it off to someone for a cheap price. but least you happy with what you got.
I just can never bring myself to junk my old vehicles. I usually just sell them cheap. I ended up getting some cash and my old yamaha maxim motorcycle back in a trade from a co-worker for it. The truck I sold had about 98000 miles on it so it would have taken a while to wear out the drivetrain. Much longer than the body and frame would hold up in michigan .
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but one thing: i belive the disc hubcaps are going to do jack mpg wise.. since its a truck with high stance and big front end...
Yeah, I would have trouble mounting them on my rims anyway. They are american racing alloys.
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