First Time I've Ever Owned a Truck!

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First Time I've Ever Owned a Truck!

Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:06 pm

I bought my first truck earlier today. I'm more of a car guy, but I needed something to haul my "racecar" (I use that term loosely, ha ha) around to events, as I'm about to make it a lot less streetable. I've always wanted a truck, but never had a chance to pick one up until now. Anyways, I bought a 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4x4 with a 6.0 down in Tucson, AZ. It's pretty high mileage (211k), but I snagged it for an "OK" price. Everything works so far and the interior is pretty clean, which was what sold me on it (I hate nasty interiors). Haven't had a chance to snap any pics of it myself yet, but here are the pictures from the CL ad I snagged before it was taken down.

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Paint is sort of crap, and it has a nasty oil leak and needs a little love in the brakes and suspension area it seems. Nothing crazy though. Also has an exhaust leak on the passenger side, ha ha. I wasn't expecting a perfect truck at all, but it's pretty decent overall. I plan on cleaning it up as best as I can and make it a nice hauler. Probably do what I can to put down a little more power as well, because I can't leave anything alone (ask the wife... ha!). Anyways, that's about it!


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Re: First Time I've Ever Owned a Truck!

Postby nissangirl74 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:19 pm

Love the Sierra! If the Frontier ever lays down, it will be my first choice for a replacement. Hope the repairs aren't a big PITA.

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Re: First Time I've Ever Owned a Truck!

Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:45 am

Thanks! I hope they aren't a PITA either, ha ha!

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Re: First Time I've Ever Owned a Truck!

Postby jessicaherman » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:54 am

Happy for you!

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Re: First Time I've Ever Owned a Truck!

Postby Rogue One » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:21 am

Wow! For a vehicle of that age with that many miles, it looks incredibly clean. Any rust issues?

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Re: First Time I've Ever Owned a Truck!

Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:43 am

Lol, back from the dead! The truck has been good to me for sure. No rust issues. Only things that have needed to be done (besides a rear main leak that I have yet to do) is a water pump job, AC overhaul, and knock sensor replacement/intake mani gasket. I am getting close to selling though, since I already bought a replacement truck in the form of an '06 Duramax.


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