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A good resource that [MENTION=85]EmersonHart13[/MENTION] has posted frequently but i dont know about ever in it's own thread. it's quite comprehensive it seems but it is missing a few here and there it seems.

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sidenote... 8.1 powered 4x4 burb's with 4.10 gears were rated to tow 12,000 lbs... :bowdown:
 

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excursion rated for 12500 4wd 6.8 with 4:30 gears, probably a bit over kill for my 18' boat and camping gear lol
 
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so much beastli-ness.
 
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ugh i want a 6.0 bulletproofed excursion like [MENTION=653]BrianG[/MENTION]'s or [MENTION=561]shaferz[/MENTION] so bad but i don't want their headaches.
 

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I want one also, I just dont want to pay the money everybody wants for one, I dropped a cool 4k on mine lol same year more miles diesel would run 15ish
 

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ugh i want a 6.0 bulletproofed excursion like [MENTION=653]BrianG[/MENTION]'s or [MENTION=561]shaferz[/MENTION] so bad but i don't want their headaches.
Hate to burst your bubble, but no bulletproofing has been yet undertaken on my Ex. I gotta get this rust under control before I even consider throwing close to 5 figures at anything else on it.
 
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Hate to burst your bubble, but no bulletproofing has been yet undertaken on my Ex. I gotta get this rust under control before I even consider throwing close to 5 figures at anything else on it.
bubble isn't bursted :rofl:

i meant moreover 6.0 excursion, but i'd want a bulletproofed one...

bad rust?
 
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a cunt hair over the 5.3 5400# the tahoes/yukons etc :rofl:
depends on gearing though too i think, i think there are some tahoe/yukons with 5.3s that could probably pull 7k id bet
 

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so looking at this for my dad, he has an 11 yukon with the 3.42 gears and tow package rated at 8100, his boat is like 8500ish he really wants to keep you truck since he just dropped large duckets on a new boat, I noticed going from 3.08 to 3.42 gears adds 500lbs to the tow capacity, do you think going from 3.42 to 3.73's would do the same?

edit he also just put bags on the rear, and has a load leveling hitch deal
 

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bubble isn't bursted :rofl:

i meant moreover 6.0 excursion, but i'd want a bulletproofed one...

bad rust?
The bumpers are running away REAL fast. I noticed some bubbling a year or 2 ago, and now they're just disintegrating. I want to do some brushing on the frame and get some POR on the underside. The inside bottom edge of the doors are just barely starting too. I'm fine with the bumpers going because those can be replaced easily, and I'll deal with the doors if I have to, but if the rear quarters start to go, then I'm in trouble. The 250/350 truck bed sides go bad over the wheels, so I can't imagine the Ex would be any different.
 

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depends on gearing though too i think, i think there are some tahoe/yukons with 5.3s that could probably pull 7k id bet
I think i was at 5400 to gingerman and back with the '11 5.3 I had and the rotors seemed warped after, carmax didn't seem to care on trade-in :rofl:
 
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so looking at this for my dad, he has an 11 yukon with the 3.42 gears and tow package rated at 8100, his boat is like 8500ish he really wants to keep you truck since he just dropped large duckets on a new boat, I noticed going from 3.08 to 3.42 gears adds 500lbs to the tow capacity, do you think going from 3.42 to 3.73's would do the same?
it'd make it easier to pulll for sure of course but who knows what it would be "rated at" then... it looks like 2011 5.3 crew cab silverado's with 3.42's were rated at 9500ish...

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The bumpers are running away REAL fast. I noticed some bubbling a year or 2 ago, and now they're just disintegrating. I want to do some brushing on the frame and get some POR on the underside. The inside bottom edge of the doors are just barely starting too. I'm fine with the bumpers going because those can be replaced easily, and I'll deal with the doors if I have to, but if the rear quarters start to go, then I'm in trouble. The 250/350 truck bed sides go bad over the wheels, so I can't imagine the Ex would be any different.
:tear:

was your truck from up here originally?
 
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I think i was at 5400 to gingerman and back with the '11 5.3 I had and the rotors seemed warped after, carmax didn't seem to care on trade-in :rofl:
no trailer brake controller im assuming? :rofl:
 

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only problem is he bought a town house in lemont and the garages are small, he cant fit a long wheel based vehicle in the garage, he has been looking at standard cab 2500hd's but its going to be bumper on the wall and bumper on the door I think
 
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only problem is he bought a town house in lemont and the garages are small, he cant fit a long wheel based vehicle in the garage, he has been looking at standard cab 2500hd's but its going to be bumper on the wall and bumper on the door I think
i was moreover looking for a number to compare to... id also weigh the boat/trailer combo see what it's at... who knows maybe it will be at 5k or something... or maybe 12k :rofl:

he needs a 2500 burb :naughty:
 

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no trailer brake controller im assuming? :rofl:
nope :rofl: I knew it was getting rid of it and knew I was right around the weight limit, pretty sure hitting some traffic on the way back with the stop and go sent the rotors over the edge
 

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i was moreover looking for a number to compare to... id also weigh the boat/trailer combo see what it's at... who knows maybe it will be at 5k or something... or maybe 12k :rofl:

he needs a 2500 burb :naughty:
its not light lol that big blue boat i posted in the boat thread on the triple axle trailer, Im pretty sure hes already weighed it and it was just shy of 9k lbs and he hasn't put much of anything in it yet
 
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nope :rofl: I knew it was getting rid of it and knew I was right around the weight limit, pretty sure hitting some traffic on the way back with the stop and go sent the rotors over the edge
well yeah that and the trailer-you-were-pulling's brake's were 100% not functioning... :rofl:
 
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its not light lol that big blue boat i posted in the boat thread on the triple axle trailer, Im pretty sure hes already weighed it and it was just shy of 9k lbs and he hasn't put much of anything in it yet
i was being sarcastic with the 5k :s00ls:


more of a joke towards the wakeboard boats of late that claim to be 6k lbs and 23 feet long. :rofl:.
 

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well yeah that and the trailer-you-were-pulling's brake's were 100% not functioning... :rofl:
was uhual trailer that did probably have the brakes, doubt I had the controller in that tahoe, i think the 'tow package' is just the electrical for lights and the button to keep it out of overdrive? you have to add those brake controllers separate I think?
 

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i was being sarcastic with the 5k :s00ls:


more of a joke towards the wakeboard boats of late that claim to be 6k lbs and 23 feet long. :rofl:.
is that the excuse to have a bro diesel to pull it with, I think our 26 searay was 6k and that seemed like a huge bitch on the trailer
 

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