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Old 12-13-2012, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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topkick Pickup

Well, I just painted and started putting some miles on my new tow rig. It is a

-1990 topkick 6500 with air brakes and a cat diesel
-98 crew cab cab
-short bed
-freightliner air ride rear end

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What cat and why not a Duramax? Looks awsome, I would like to make a 6 door truck for my family and 5th wheel. Though yours might be a bit tall for my little ones.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My little one loves it! It had the cat in it. Its a 3116
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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nice truck
2007 Classic ccsb LBZ, sport red
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20% tint
92,000 miles
4" mbrp cat back with 5" tip, cat delete pipe
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Very nice truck
2006 LBZ duramax silverado CCSB 4x4.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Keep the temp in check. Those 3116's are decent engines when the run, but a huge pain when they don't, and they are a dry sleeve, so an in frame is out of the question.

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I keep hearing stories about these motors but I have had pretty good luck so far. It does smoke allot. I think someone before me turned it up some. The only complaint so far is its loud.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Nice truck
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:30 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i know threads a little old but didnt you have this truck in reader rides in dieselpower magizine? pretty sure it looks familiar
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