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Rustys GMC, not much of a build.

RustyShackleford94

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Picked this up on the cheap with 118kish on the clock. Its a 08 gmc 1500 SLT, 6.0, 60e, 3:73s “NHT” (towmax) package. Loaded with everything but nav and a sunroof, clean black leather, only 1 dash crack lol. It was whacked in the passenger side so i had my brothers shop fix that and some rust that was starting. Anyway heres when i finally got it
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Had the windows tinted immediately
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threw a new hitch on it because the old one was questionable at best.
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Threw a 1.5” body lift and bilstein 5100s on all 4 corners.
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Got some 315/70r17 Mastercraft CXTs and a Fold-a-cover G4 elite i got from marketplace on it at some point.
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broke the tonneau at some point so i said screw it and got a black low profile toolbox TSC had on sale.
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Newphew came in handy keeping the toolbox balanced on the cart. Bought him a sucker for his hard work.

How it sits now
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Its got a custom EFIlive Tune by wait4me performance with the AFM shut off so it averages like 12mpg. Has an S&B CAI and a corsa sport muffler. Its been driven by the Mrs more than me since i got my ranger. Needs a front brake job before the Ranger roundup down at the badlands but other than that its been a solid unit.

Its done as far as im concerned until the 60e inevitably dies, then itll get a 6l90E. Thats about it i think.
 
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Blmpkn

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RustyShackleford94

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Here. For Inspiration!
Nah, its staying in its current form since its my tow pig. Only power adder i might consider is an LSA supercharger but the 60e would never live behind that with 35s lol. Its reliable AF right now and id like to keep it that way.
 

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Toonces drives a Ranger . . . . just not very well.
Nice looking truck. That shade of red really pops!
 

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It's up there.
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Can you really "OWN" red?
 

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What if you CAN own a color but you're color blind... How could you own something that doesn't exist to you?

Great there goes another night's sleep....
 

Dirtman

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I dont follow...
You said it's "GM'S red"... Meaning they OWN a color... How can you own color? It's not even a physical thing it's a perception of an effect!? It doesn't actually exist!
 

RustyShackleford94

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What if you CAN own a color but you're color blind... How could you own something that doesn't exist to you?

Great there goes another night's sleep....
Who said i was colorblind :icon_confused:
 

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You said it's "GM'S red"... Meaning they OWN a color...
Its a proprietary color? No other manufacturers use Victory red.
 

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Great now my nose is bleeding... Here comes a lawsuit from GM...
 

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Keep your mind like an umbrella, it only works if its open... Continually learning.
Bring your goat lawyer. And is it really a "victory" if red means "stop" throughout the world...
 

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Got the brakes knocked out today. Ready to haul to Attica.

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needs a good undercarriage power washing and coating before it snows.
 

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