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Old 07-11-2012, 02:50 AM
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Couldn't pass up my deal on a new 1500. Honestly went looking for a cummins but it was a used diesel, a warranty, or spend more than I wanted for both.

I own a trash hauling company (COO if I want to sound like a prick but be accurate) and drive around 200 miles a day, 6 days a week. And idle for another 5-8 per day on top of that. I feel like a unicorn for leaving the dealer with the sentiment that I ripped them off.

I have a bumper to bumper for 100k miles. That will barely last me a year. The other owner set my one year over/under at 70k. We're the betting type.

I missed my avalanche until I put this thing to work. Don't miss the chevy at all now.

I look forward to this wealth of knowledge and providing some of my own in return. I use to mod cars for a living so I'm hoping I can help in the slightest. If you saw how I installed my brake controller...it would be clear that there's something off with my brain.

Anyway, it's late and I have another 300 miles of driving tomorrow, so I'll shut up. It's called Debbie the Dodge because she's a work...uh well if you're of age, there a franchise of movies...

Had 11 miles when I got her on Saturday and she'll be at 1000 by Thursday.

Hope everyone is doing well.

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Old 07-11-2012, 05:56 AM
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Wow that's alot of miles per day but at least your enjoying your new purchase. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:18 AM
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Hey there James and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us and congrats on your truck! Any pics of Debbie? We'd love to see your new ride! Lots of great people and info here, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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Welcome aboard James! Lots of great mod info and support here, enjoy the forum!

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Welcome to the Z. Great people and info here.

If you haul or tow heavy loads, please check out TotalLoadControl™ - we have the best air suspension for your RAM.

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Welcome to the forum,
This forum is full of great looking trucks; packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

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Old 07-12-2012, 06:41 PM
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Since it was requested, a crappy pic of it with the crappy old abused trade in.

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.

Had plans to keep her stock until traded in come a year or two, but thinking of putting in my old head unit and feeding it to a screen with a reverse cam to save me time every day, an under rear seat sub box for one of my tens, paint the wheels black and calipers white, and a shorter antenna. That's it I swear lol. Ok maybe ill try wiring up my pac audio control for the steering wheel to the cruise buttons, which I never use anyway.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:46 PM
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PS: The 5.7 with a 6 speed blows away the 5.3 gm with a 4. No surprise. I use to struggle to merge while towing the bigger of our trailers and do 65, and now I'm trying not to speed.

Same goes for the brakes. Night and day dif. Very happy.
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