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Old 12-04-2018, 02:55 PM  
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Gas mileage will suck no matter what.

I can't see parts or repair being any different between 2500/3500.

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I hear heavier duty axel and brakes as well.

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I hear heavier duty axel and breaks as well.

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Not between the 2500hd and 3500hd.

Possibly between 2500 and hd model.

Not much difference between the HDs at all.

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I hear heavier duty axel and breaks as well.

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Yes the 3500 has a reinforced rear end housing as well as helper springs





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Saw these the other day. Gms, i think they were gas trucks not sure though
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I think I heard something about the single mirror bar and body mount change for 2020 GMC/CHEVY trucks.

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Yeah Chevy just released pictures of the 2020HD pick up truck and those are similar because of the side mounted bed step


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Yeah Chevy just released pictures of the 2020HD pick up truck and those are similar because of the side mounted bed step


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I think you should order the one you sent me.
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The side step is really ugly, somebody should be getting fired for that.
Ugly yes, practical though.

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Ugly yes, practical though.

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It is practical but they could have come up with a better design. Maybe that’s just the WT package and the fancier packages have something more aesthetically appealing.
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I am getting really close

https://www.chevrolet.com/trucks/sil...stalCode=49341

Being I am also a recent grad, I qualify for a GM discount comparable to the supplier or military discount. Apparently these discounts are not allowed to be combined.

I'll be getting wheel2wheel step rails although some may not be compatible with wheel splash guards.

I am looking into a bed liner like https://dualliner.com because I know the spray in liner will get beat up around the wheel wells with just a rubber mat floor. However, I still need to check I can attach a https://www.rackitinc.com heavy duty rack to the rails with the plastic liner. I may need to modify the side rail liner.

I'll be getting new rail bed tool boxes and looking for the largest I can find where I'll hang/attach them to the rack uprights. I have some large lower quality aluminum deezee rail boxes now but they required bolts to the truck bed. I'd like to avoid penetrating the bed and rails if possible.

I have a cheap harbor freight box rack that I slightly modified. It's been a decent rack for $200...

Finally, wheel flares. I may put some on to protect the wheel panels.



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Not between the 2500hd and 3500hd.

Possibly between 2500 and hd model.

Not much difference between the HDs at all.

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I think the only difference between the 2500 and the 2500hd is the hood height.


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I am looking at this European underbody coating.

DINITROL 4941

https://www.rencosupplyonline.com/Pr...ode=DIN4941LBX

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I am looking at this European underbody coating.

DINITROL 4941

https://www.rencosupplyonline.com/Pr...ode=DIN4941LBX

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For undercoating?


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You have to be careful with products because Chevy waxes their frames and some products could soften the wax causing failure and exposing bare metal

The product they use is daubert noxrust on the frame


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You have to be careful with products because Chevy waxes their frames and some products could soften the wax causing failure and exposing bare metal

The product they use is daubert noxrust on the frame


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Thanks for that info.

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https://www.daubertchemical.com/stor...ox-rust-x-121b
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NOX-RUST X-121B
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"Nox-Rust*X-121B (also known as "Nox-Rust*X-121 Black") dries to a firm wax-like film that will repel water, self-heal, and remain flexible at low temperatures. Can be easily applied using low-pressure airless equipment."


It is my understanding Nox-rust isn't very durable much longer than a year.

Dinitrol 479 appears to be a longer lasting product. However, still not sure about applying Dinitrol over Nox-Rust.


"DINITROL 479 Black 1 L 12-P

DINITROL 479 is a thick corrosion preventative compound with a ”rubbery” consistency which forms a very hard, elastic, wear resistant protective film with extremely good sound damping pro-perties. The product has high thixotropy, contains low aromatic solvent that do not attack paints, plastics and rubber parts of the car. The thick layer of coating has a heavy-duty structure, which looks like orange peel and absorbs very well outside road noise resonance from vibrations of vehicle parts as well as damps sound from stone chip and sand attacks. The product withstands heavy mechanical wear with excellent adhesion properties. DINITROL 479 is an approved alternative for wheel arches covers from plastic or felt. The product has good adhesion to painted and primed surfaces, original PVC and steel and ensures reliable protection from corrosion. DINITROL 479 is designed as sound deadening and corrosion protective product for treatment of underbody *components, like wheel arches, door sill plates of all kinds of vehicles, busses, trucks, trailers etc."

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Thanks for that info.

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"Nox-Rust*X-121B (also known as "Nox-Rust*X-121 Black") dries to a firm wax-like film that will repel water, self-heal, and remain flexible at low temperatures. Can be easily applied using low-pressure airless equipment."


It is my understanding Nox-rust isn't very durable much longer than a year.

Dinitrol 479 appears to be a longer lasting product. However, still not sure about applying Dinitrol over Nox-Rust.


"DINITROL 479 Black 1 L 12-P

DINITROL 479 is a thick corrosion preventative compound with a ”rubbery” consistency which forms a very hard, elastic, wear resistant protective film with extremely good sound damping pro-perties. The product has high thixotropy, contains low aromatic solvent that do not attack paints, plastics and rubber parts of the car. The thick layer of coating has a heavy-duty structure, which looks like orange peel and absorbs very well outside road noise resonance from vibrations of vehicle parts as well as damps sound from stone chip and sand attacks. The product withstands heavy mechanical wear with excellent adhesion properties. DINITROL 479 is an approved alternative for wheel arches covers from plastic or felt. The product has good adhesion to painted and primed surfaces, original PVC and steel and ensures reliable protection from corrosion. DINITROL 479 is designed as sound deadening and corrosion protective product for treatment of underbody *components, like wheel arches, door sill plates of all kinds of vehicles, busses, trucks, trailers etc."

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The problem I’ve had with cars/trucks rusting out is the bottoms of the painted panels on the sides. I wouldn’t get too worked up over underbody coatings.

For $20/month you can get a mister car wash unlimited package. $30 for the ultimate wash package. Definitely worth the $$$, there are mister car washes all over around here. Keeps the salt off in the winter.
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Salt? That stuff the put on the roads in MI is nasty stuff. Like some sort of brine.

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