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Old 03-22-2011, 08:12 PM   #15
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I have tried everything and there seems to be no way to get around the fact that it weighs 6700lbs
the weight is really only an issue during acceleration. it doesnt take much to keep something in motion. what size wheels/tires do you have on it? how many gears in the trans? whats your budget? I know you said you had 3.92s.

ive honestly thought about getting a new set of rear gears (as well as some upgraded axles as well) and getting something that is a little better for highway travel where 90% of my working is done.
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:22 PM   #16
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yes, the around town driving is brutal with lots of starts and stops. Running 17s so wheel should not be the issue. It has 5 gears so no sixth to get me the good mpgs.

I put some Seafoam in and so far so good. Waiting to get the stuff to put through the MAF but Autozone did not have it. I will let you know when I have had a chance to really clean it out.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:24 AM   #17
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yes, the around town driving is brutal with lots of starts and stops. Running 17s so wheel should not be the issue. It has 5 gears so no sixth to get me the good mpgs.

I put some Seafoam in and so far so good. Waiting to get the stuff to put through the MAF but Autozone did not have it. I will let you know when I have had a chance to really clean it out.
did you do the full can in the gas tank and the half can in the oil?
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:45 PM   #18
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So what are the final MPG numbers after the seafoaming and RP and plugs?
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you go to all the trouble to get better MPG and now your talking about lift kits and bigger tires. There goes your savings in MPG.
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So what are the final MPG numbers after the seafoaming and RP and plugs?
14.2 up from 10-11mpg
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you go to all the trouble to get better MPG and now your talking about lift kits and bigger tires. There goes your savings in MPG.
not necessarily. the lift kit... most likely will add to worse fuel economy which is why I'm not planning on doing it any time soon

the bigger WHEELS, on the other hand are going to have commercial grade tires on them with less overall weight and better road durability and hardness for better fuel economy. (think semi truck wheels/tires only a little smaller or think Prius tires only bigger). I'm not throwing mud terrain boggers on the truck. I'm going with highway terrain tires that are 100,000 mile rated.







as for the fuel economy...



here's the seafoam write up and vids
http://www.lt1engine.com/tech/how-to...arbon-buildup/










and for a video of how bad a car can smoke after the vacuum line portion is done...

http://www.myspace.com/video/camaros...rnout/10631047
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:32 AM   #21
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Yes and so far so good ! Want to get their product you spray into the engine ,but have not been to store to grab it.

Also going to put some Royal purple gear and oil in when I get a chance. Thanks for the advice

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Old 04-07-2011, 05:12 PM   #22
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Yes and so far so good ! Want to get their product you spray into the engine ,but have not been to store to grab it.

Also going to put some Royal purple gear and oil in when I get a chance. Thanks for the advice
sweet. you dont have to do the deep creep at the same time, you can really do it whenever, but just make sure you let it sit and soak in for about 15-20 min before firing it back up.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:58 AM   #23
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drained the rear diff yesterday morning. sanded down the rear cover that was starting to rust up and painted it black before filling it back up with RP 75w-90 gear oil.

no more gear whine!!!!

going on my monthly reserve weekend this upcoming friday and will see if I gained any extra mpg from the gear fluid swap
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:02 PM   #24
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time for an update...



been debating things about the truck and the 78 camaro... eventually, the 78 will have an LS based motor in it. quite possibly the motor out of the truck...

which would mean the truck would need a new motor... and a Duramax/Allison combo is the way to go.


that being said... I'm still sitting at 9.4:1 cr and wasting potential with the engine...

and considering I dont feel like spending the 5-7k to put on a supercharger...

I think a remote turbo setup is in order




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Old 07-25-2011, 07:32 AM   #25
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Spike you will definitely loose mileage with a lift kit, along with bigger tires you will see a Drop of 4 to 5 mpg, or at least that is what mine got. 06 2600 hd Duramax 4x4 with an Allison. But I didn't buy it for gas/diesel mileage, I bought it to pull.
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Spike you will definitely loose mileage with a lift kit, along with bigger tires you will see a Drop of 4 to 5 mpg, or at least that is what mine got. 06 2600 hd Duramax 4x4 with an Allison. But I didn't buy it for gas/diesel mileage, I bought it to pull.
you guys aren't hearing me right.

I'm not putting mud bogger tires on the truck. I'm planning on going from a 16" wheel with a 6" tall sidewall to a lighter weight 19.5" wheel with a ~3-4" sidewall and a much harder composition (going from the current 280 rating to near 600 rating). overall tire height will increase by an inch or so, but rolling resistance will drop considerably.

basically it will be a smaller version of a semi truck tire meant for long road hauls and low rolling resistance.





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Spike you will definitely loose mileage with a lift kit, along with bigger tires you will see a Drop of 4 to 5 mpg, or at least that is what mine got. 06 2600 hd Duramax 4x4 with an Allison. But I didn't buy it for gas/diesel mileage, I bought it to pull.
My mileage got better after my lift and 33's.... The PPE tuner might have something to do with it

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you guys aren't hearing me right.

I'm not putting mud bogger tires on the truck. I'm planning on going from a 16" wheel with a 6" tall sidewall to a lighter weight 19.5" wheel with a ~3-4" sidewall and a much harder composition. overall tire height will increase by an inch or so, but rolling resistance will drop considerably.

basically it will be a smaller version of a semi truck tire meant for long road hauls and low rolling resistance.

weight transfer baby!!!
I hope you can ride with someone that has the combo cause I have and the ride was CRAP.. These HD's need sidewall and good shocks or the ride is NO BUENO!! If you don't want to lift it consider a Cognito leveling kit with a pitman/idler brace. It beats cranking up the torsion bars. And if you can... Bilstein or Fox Shox will make it ride better than a Caddy. Check out DieselPlace.com for good info on GM HD's
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