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Old 02-23-2010, 04:49 PM
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I don't know what they boxed on the frame but a boxed frame usually isn't repairable it is also a rust magnet so anybody in the rust belt will have problem with frame rust.
Wouldn't the underbody coating solve that?, even though i would just have the underbody line-x'd or rhino lined
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:56 PM
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Wasn't that a thought the first time GM came out with the c channel hydro formed frame?? Now that toyota, dodge and ford, heck maybe even nissan have boxed GM follows suit?? I don't know much about gauge of steel, boxed vs C channel frame but to what extent can a pickup 1/2 or 3/4 ton model withstand.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:35 PM
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My duramax has 365 hp, 660 # of toruqe and a 6 speed allison. It does everything i expect it to do and then some, it is however a pickup! When i need to do heavy duty hauling i use my medium duty dumptruck! It seems like some people expect too much from these rigs, they are after all, only pickups?
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:30 PM
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It seems like some people expect too much from these rigs, they are after all, only pickups?
Depending on trim level, they're actually glorified cars with extra capability.

It's true though, most 'HD' work 'pick-ups' are considered to be overloaded on a regular basis.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:42 AM
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Wouldn't the underbody coating solve that?, even though i would just have the underbody line-x'd or rhino lined
It is pretty hard to stop water getting into places and rusting it out. The thing that stops rust is grease or oil.

If Chev is using a hydroformed frame its a cheap POS.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:13 AM
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I like every about it except the way it looks. The epa killed diesels. Now its a pain to upgrade them. I hate the exhaust pipe on the Chevy's. I which they sat lower.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:29 AM
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So when are they these trucks coming out? Early summer or hype the truck all season and they come out late fall?
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:31 AM
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std cabs and crew's are april/may, ext cabs are gunna be auguest-ish
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:30 PM
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:12 PM
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Word is that ford is toting 390HP and 735TQ.
Regardless, I am still a Chevy man.I own a couple D-Max's and am very pleased with them.
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