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Whipper Snapper
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Respond to this thread with submissions for the February 2006 Truck of the Month contest. Information on submitting your truck can be found here.

Submissions must be made by: Tuesday, February 28

Voting will take place: March 1 - March 15

(Submission and voting times are both cut down this month due to a late start)

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1994 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
6.5L Turbo Diesel

6.5 Litre Turbo Diesel
SS Diesel Supply Performance Air Intake
SS Diesel Supply Instant Heat Glow Plugs

Aluminum Racing Style Gas Door
Custom Graphics Package
Limo Tinted Windows
Clear Corner Lights
Clear Turn Signal Lights
Billet Grill Emblem
Aluminum Diamond Tread Tool Box
Rhino Liner spray in Bed Liner

2" Steel Lift Blocks in Rear
GM White Torsion Bar Keys in Front 2-1/2" lift

Chrome Motto 8 Spoke 8 Lug Wheels
Cooper Discoverer S/T LT265/75/16

Sony CD Head Unit
8" In Dash TFT LCD Screen
10" Flip Down TFT LCD Screen
Multi-Media DVD Player
10 DIsc MP3 Changer
Sony Playstation
Sony 1200 Watt Amplifier
2 Farad Capacitor
Sony Dash Speakers
Sony Rear Speakers
2 JL Audio 8W3v2-D4 Subwooofers
Custom Built Under Seat Sub Enlosure/Amp Rack
Custom Horn/Siren Combo
500 Watt AC Inverter
12 Volt Stainless Steel 8 can Refrigerator
Remote Keyless Entry/Alarm System


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My "Big Red"

2005 Chevy 2500HD
6.6 LLY Duramax/Allison

6.6L LLY
Airaid Intake

Al-ienator Complete Build
ATS 5-Star Converter

6” Skyjacker Lift
CSTD Tierod sleeves

Westers Tune
VA Harness Box
4” Straight pipe

TTS Dual Lift Pumps
Racor 660 Filter Kit
Shimmed PRV

Autometer Boost and Pyro

Wheels/ Tires:
16X10 Chrome Helo Maxx 8’s wrapped in
305/75/16 Trailcutters

Weathergaurd Toolbox
15% Tint all-around

Sound & Security:
Bose 6-Disk System
Kenwood 6402 & 7202 Amps
2 12” CVR Subwoofers
Clifford Alarm System
Remote start

Other Mods:
Western Ultra-mount Snow Plow
Manuel High Idle
All headlight mod
Spring Clamps

My truck is built for work and fun. With 450hp, it is great to drive daily and the snow plow allows for some added income (most winters…). I routinely pull ammonia tanks during the spring, gravity boxes & fuel tanks in the fall. The makes it a great truck for getting to those deer or coyotes in the fall. Once the weather clears up, you’ll find me pulling sleds or at the track trying some new things out!

Thanks for looking,



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~~~SoCal Ride~~~

Chevy CC/SB/4x4
Duramax 6.6L LB7


  • 6.6L Diesel LB7
  • YES - stocker
Fuel & Tuning:
  • HyperTech on level 3
  • VOLANT air intake
  • Homemade lower air ram
  • Fuel additives full time.
  • MBRP frontpipe (thx Clyde)
  • BANKS cat-back
  • 4x4
  • Stock ALLY
  • Mobil 1 syn 75w90 in both diffs
  • Mobil 1 syn ATF in transfer case
Weight reduction & transfer:
  • N/A
Suspension, wheels & tires:
  • 7inch ProComp
  • 16x8 Weld EVO Velociti 8
  • 315/75/16 BFG AT KO
  • BOSE Y91 Lux Touchscreen NAV, CDX and Amp from Escalade
  • Complete tint (factory matched up front)
  • WESTIN chrome nerfs
  • Black bow tie
  • Billet grill
  • VR tailgate straps
  • CIPA slip-on tow mirrors
  • Window stickers
Coming Soon:
  • Rear tweeters --- UPDATE: (3/4 of the way done...I think everyone will like this mod)
  • Some type of video
  • Different power mod
SoCal Style !!!

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I love Mariah!!!

Ok Mariah's Stats:
Most important is that she smells like cinammon all the time :)
6.6 LLY on Edge Juice
True-Flow Intake
EGR Blocked with FingerStick
4" from Turbo Back

Color Matched Handles and Fenders -- Someday i will get the mirrors and bumpers
Euro Clear Upper / Lower Lights
BLUE Turn Signal Lights
Billet Grill Emblem
Vertical Billet Grill
Chrome Rail Caps
Chrome lower rocker panel

Torsion Crank
Bilstein Shox (with spacer on front)

American Eagle Series 114 18"x9"
BFG All-Terrain 285/65/18 filled with Nitrogen

Stock Stereo / Ipod w FM modulator
Hard Wired Radar
ATS Edge Attitude mount
Blue neon lights under dash wired to ATS mount switch
Sony Playstation 2
Dual 7" LCD screens w/ DVD
Compustar Remote Start - Keyless Entry/Alarm System
Coming soon: Amp power steps, escalade guages!

Mariah is first and foremost a work truck. But she is still spotless after 40K. She gets my toys to and from the play areas. Whether its sleds in the winter (towing 26' Enclosed trailer) or the bikes in the summer, she gets it done with ease and quickly too! However with a quick cleaning she really shines and attracts the ladies. Good thing the back seat is spacious :muahaha: Plus she has the coolest license plate around!


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Since there probably won't be many submissions this month I figure I'll give it a shot.....

......She has no Name......

Frontier Gear Front end Replacement
Thunderstruck Rear bumper
2L Trucks Hauler Headache rack
15% Tinted Windows
TTT Mirrors
Waag Kickout Wheel to Wheel tubes
5P custom toolbox/transfer tank combo
Rhino Liner spray in Bed Liner
Phoenix SS simulators
Driverside mounted CB antenna
Paint match fender flares
Line of fire LED light bar
Cab chicken lights

Alpine 200w Amp
10" MTX w/ custom behind the seat box
(soon to be dual 10's in a custom box)
6 Disc Changer through Stock HU
Handfree Cell w/cradle
Magellan GPS w/cradle
Whistler pro3450 remote mount detector

Banks Monster Exhaust
Banks Big Head
Banks 6 Gun w/spd. loader
AFE Stage 1 Intake


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America’s Pride


6.6 LLY



Fuel & Tuning:

Banks Six-Gun with Speed-Loader upgrade
Moded air box with K&N air filter


Banks 4" S.S. with 5" S.S. tip



Weight reduction & transfer:


Suspension, wheels & tires:

No mods to Suspension

Stock Rims
285/75R-16 General Grabber AT 2


Tan leather
In Dash 6 Disk Changer XM Radio and IPOD MP3 player
Rear DVD Player With 3 monitors
Banks Dynafact Pyrometer and Boost gauges in a piller-mount


Victory Red
Extang RT Tonno cover
Billet Grill Inserts
"The Patriot" Glasscape
Westen 3 step Nerf Bars
S.S. Bed rails
Power extendable towing mirrors with turnsignals
Bug Shield
Vent Visors
Bed liner


266 Posts
Chain Smoker
GMC 2500HD 4x4
Crew cab, Short Box
Leather interior

6.6 LB7

ATS stage V
5 Star torque converter
Suncoast transfer case brace
MikeL cooler

PPE Hot et + 2
Edge Juice with Attitude
Superdiesel on demand lift pump

4" front pipe, 5" to the back
Afe stage stage 2 intake
Kennedy Boost Valve set at 32psi

Superdiesel Centerlink and Tie Rod Sleeves
Cranked up torsion bars
Timbren Load Boosters up front
Rancho RS9000 shocks

Exterior mods:
TTT towing mirrors
Back rack with lots of lights
Rhino Liner

Stock aluminum rims, 285/75 Cooper ATR tires (going bald in the rear)
H2 wheels, 315/70r17

Snow Gear:
Blizzard 810 snowplow:blizzard:
Lesco swing away spreader (snowex 1075)
Dual alternators

Upcoming Mods:
Reese Titan class V hitch
Air bags
EFI live
BD turbo
Chrome tube steps

96,000 miles, 3,955 hours

My truck gets used for work and play. It normally tows an enclosed trailer filled with lawn maintenance equipment during the summer. My truck also occasionally tows skid loaders or a dump trailer for landscaping work. It also isn't uncommon for my truck to have a little over 4,000 pounds full of retaining wall black or stone in the bed. During the winter time, my truck goes on snow duty. The truck carries a Blizzard 810 snowplow and is a very efficient snow moving macine (I just wish my area could get a snowier winter:(). During my trucks busy work schedule, the programming is always cranked up. I don't believe in turning the power down:D .

In addition to all of my trucks work related activities, she is also used for play. Whether I'm just crusin around town or deer hunting, my truck is there. I'm very excited for the upcoming summer, I plan on lots of drag racing and some sled pulling too. I have been driving my truck hard since I got it, and will continue to do so. This truck has many strong points, it's a great worker, its fast, and it's comfortable. I love my truck.

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1,686 Posts
Chicago Turbo Diesel Performance

1998 4X4 Extended Cab Short Box 6.5L

  • Peninsular Short Block
  • 18:1 Low Compression Pistons W/ Ceramicoated Tops
  • New 2004 GM Improved Heads
  • 2005 AMG International Harvister Block
  • Balanced Rotating Assembly
  • Remote Mounted PMD With Heat Sink
  • Polished Holset HX35 Turbo
  • Talking To Peninsular On Twin Marine Turbo System
  • Modified WasteGate
  • Running 24-26 PSI and 30 PSI Towing My Race Car
  • Custom 24" X 12" X 4" XS Power Polished InterCooler
  • All 3" Polished Aluminum Tubing
Fuel & Tuning:
  • Stock for now, ECM Reflash Comming VERY Soon
  • Custom 3" Down Pipe
  • Custom 3.5" SS Piping All The Way Back
  • No muffler
  • 4L80E with TransGo HD II Shift kit
  • 3.73 Gears
Weight reduction & transfer:
  • Push The Girl Friend Out Before a Race?
  • You Know, Every 100 Pounds Is A Tenth In the 1/4 Mile
Suspension, wheels & tires:
  • 2005 HD PYO Rims and GoodYear RTS 265-75-16
  • Running TimberLine 285-75-16 on Stock Rims For Winter

  • Tan Cloth
  • 2/3 Electric Bench
  • Gauges:
  • Autometer Sport Comps Pyro, Boost, Tranny temp
  • Prodigy Brake Controller
  • Stock Stereo
  • Pioneer Door Speakers
  • 2 10" MTX THunderBolt 10000
  • 2 Kenwood 600 Watt Amps

  • Copper and Pewter Two Tone, One of 450 With This Combo
  • Factory Extended Bolt On Towing Mirrors


6,412 Posts
1985 GMC 2500

(sorry but I couldn't think of another name)

This is my 1985 GMC 2500. It is equipped with the original 6.2 liter diesel V8 coupled to what’s left of a 700R4 automatic transmission. I have had the truck for about eight months and I love it.

The truck was purchased new by a small steel company as a work truck, which is why it didn’t have a lot of ‘comfort’ options on it. It just has power windows, power steering, power locks, and a tilt wheel. No headliner, no carpet, no cassette player, no door panel trim, no cupholders… Just a bare bones work truck. Lucky for me, they ordered all the fun heavy duty stuff: ¾ ton, longbox, step bumper, trailer hitch, and dual fuel tanks. No four wheel drive. Bummer.

Apparently when they sold the truck it went into farm truck service. I don’t know how long it was employed as a farm truck or how many owners it had. I do know that the last owner before me was a farmer and had had the truck for about ten years.

When I found the truck, it was sitting in weeds about a foot high with a for sale sign stuck in the window. It hadn’t run in a couple of years, and it was a little beat up looking. The guy had hit a building with it on the right, and backed into it with a farm tractor on the left. The brake pedal went readily to the floor.

I paid $350 for it and came back the next day with my dad’s truck and trailer (5.3L powered ½ ton Chevy). We hooked the truck up and tried to pull it out of the weeds so we could get it on the trailer. It wouldn’t budge. We ended up using two come-a-longs to pull the truck up onto the trailer, and it pulled the other truck and trailer backwards about six inches. I guess it had sunk in to the ground a bit. We drove home at about 35 mph, but even at that speed the 5.3 was feeling a bit overworked. It was running 3500 rpm the whole way!

I got it home and did quite a bit of work on it before I got it running. Among other things I discovered (the hard way) that the fuel tank had a hole in it. I was under the truck trying to figure out where the leak was coming from when the last bit of rust blocking the hole let go, dumping the five gallons of diesel I had put in a few hours earlier. It wouldn’t be so bad if it had just run out onto the floor, but it had to go right in my face. I smelled like diesel for days afterwards. The first test drive was made with a five gallon diesel can for a fuel tank.

I’ve been working on it for as long as I’ve had it. I’ve done all of the work myself. Here’s a list of the new parts I put on:

Water pump
Engine front cover casting (it had a hole in it)
Fuel tank
Fuel lines
Brake master cylinder
Two brake wheel cylinders
Two brake calipers
Brake lines
Right front fender
Numerous light bulbs

The truck is now very reliable. I am working on the body (slowly). I love the truck. People don’t think much of another 80’s GM truck. Then when I tell them it is a diesel they get this surprised look on their face. I love the diesel rattle, the smell, and , of course, the smoke. It has decent power, plenty of torque, and gets great fuel economy.

I would like to win the truck of the month award because I am rather proud of my truck. I think it is something different in this era of $50,000 dollar pickup trucks with 800+ horsepower. Not that those aren’t cool…


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