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Juan91
02-04-2010, 10:44 AM
opinions on using them for landscaping, we're moving up from the 08' Sequoia to a truck. First of all, my uncle has one which hes interested in selling, its a 1992 3500 silverado 454 4x4 dually. Now my main question is, it is lifted 6-7 inches with 35's (??) on it, included the dually.....is this too big (wide,tall)?

thanks for everyone's opinions.....

-Juan

Jason Rose
02-04-2010, 11:12 AM
Shouldn't be much of an issue, other than the age of that truck. How reliable will it be?

A lot of guys would say NO to using a lifted truck because of the bed being higher and harder to work out of, but I doubt the bed on your uncles truck is any higher than a dump bed is. I have 2 dump bed trucks and they are certianly a stretch to get things into in the bed. It's not that big of a deal for me though, since I'm 6'4". lol.

It's certinaly a lot more truck than you need for a trailer that small. You aren't going to be able to even see it behind the truck.

Juan91
02-04-2010, 11:18 AM
were getting a new trailer.......so that won't be an issue

LawnmastersMikejr
02-04-2010, 11:54 AM
I've had trucks lifted anywhere from 4'' to 10'' and the worst part is getting in and out of them all the time. I dont have as much of a problem as some (I'm 6'6''). The older I get the more I hate getting in and out of them. My next truck will just have a leveling kit.

treemover
02-04-2010, 05:44 PM
lifted trucks or extremely pimped out trucks are extremely unprofessional. And a lot of other things i wont say...on here.

KrayzKajun
02-04-2010, 05:49 PM
lifted trucks or extremely pimped out trucks are extremely unprofessional. And a lot of other things i wont say...on here.

i highly disagree! ive always had a lifted truck or socalled pimped out. i take pride in the way my vehicles look. the lifted truck goes with the theme of my company name!:cool2:

treemover
02-04-2010, 05:58 PM
you talking about your truck in your sig? I guess i should explain a little better. I am talking anything 5 or more, 20" on a work truck is horrible and so on. your truck is fine. pride and pure stupid are two totally different things. With all this said... i 3" leveling kit, bigger tires, exhaust, intake and programmer on my 07 cummins

KrayzKajun
02-04-2010, 06:07 PM
you talking about your truck in your sig? I guess i should explain a little better. I am talking anything 5 or more, 20" on a work truck is horrible and so on. your truck is fine. pride and pure stupid are two totally different things. With all this said... i 3" leveling kit, bigger tires, exhaust, intake and programmer on my 07 cummins

i agree with you! my last truck had 7" of lift with 20's! it suxed gettin in and out of it all the time!

treemover
02-04-2010, 06:11 PM
explaining one's self always helps out!!!! I seem to learn how to do it better

Juan91
02-04-2010, 09:35 PM
ok so i got all the facts.....

1992 silverado 3500 4x4
10" lift
33's
dually
snow plow!! :)
107,ooo miles

and a 454 V8!

Cummins343
02-04-2010, 09:37 PM
have fun with that 454 man. You'll be lucky if you get 8mi to the gallon.

Jason Rose
02-04-2010, 09:43 PM
Only 33's on a 10" lift!? You could put some 38" meats under a lift like that! lol. Not sure how that wold work on a dually though.

Unprofessional looking? I guess that's on you. I don't think so, but this here is the land of trucks. If you lost a customer because they think your truck is too lifted, well I'm thinking yu wouldn't want them as a customer anyway.

TXNSLighting
02-04-2010, 10:13 PM
ok so i got all the facts.....

1992 silverado 3500 4x4
10" lift
33's
dually
snow plow!! :)
107,ooo miles

and a 454 V8!

10" lift and 33's??!! That truck has got to look dumb..those tires prob look like little donuts..

Juan91
02-04-2010, 10:26 PM
maybe not 33's, maybe i miss-heard on the phone, i'll get a pic this weekend

rcslawncare
02-04-2010, 11:33 PM
10" lift and 33's??!! That truck has got to look dumb..those tires prob look like little donuts..

lol! thats great!

Alpha Property
02-05-2010, 08:59 AM
my work truck is totaly stock... its also my every day truck, and as much as i'd love to throw on an exhaust and a set of wheels and tires and a small lift, i'm going with the poor man just getting by bit for now, try and squease a little more money out of my accounts for this summer

mudwisr2
02-05-2010, 09:33 AM
Only buy the truck if you are going to remove the lift and put smaller tires on it. You can sell the lift and put the money towards new tires. You want your work truck to be as simple as possible and cost you as little as possible on fuel and maintenance while still doing what you need it to do. If you need a dually to support your trailer weight and payload then go for it. If you don't need a dually then don't get it. Four tires are much cheaper than six tires. "Work truck" models come from the factory with minimal options for a reason. Look at your budget, see what you can afford and buy a work truck. If you work hard you will have the money to buy yourself a "look-at-me" truck before you know it.