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October 14th, 2009, 1:19 PM   #1  
Silverado 2500HD

Hey guys, I'm new around here... but not new to Chevy. Well as of right now I"m driving a Toyota Tacoma and want to step up... waaaay up and get the new Silverado 2500 and was wondering if anybody has pics of a Crew Cab the regular bed I believe, they don't have the short bed for the diesels do they, that's lifted. And what MPGs are you guys getting? Thanks!

 
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October 15th, 2009, 2:26 PM   #2  
Hi Wareagle 5693,

Welcome to the Chevy forums.

You'll love the crewcab roominess, and the back seat storage.

My 04 2500HD was getting 11.5 MPG highway from the factory, after I installed a fiberglass cap over the bed, it started getting @14MPG. Low end torque is not as important as MPG to me, so I converted to 342 gears for the highway travel, and now I see @18MPG highway.

They used to come with 410 gears standard, but I can't speak for the newest models.

If you like a firm, solid ride, I think you'll appreciate the E-radials and the 2500HD suspension.


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October 15th, 2009, 6:30 PM   #3  
Thanks! I'm still in the looking stages right now, gonna go with a Diesel that's for sure. But do you know of any engine mods that would increase MPGs? I know on my Tacoma if I install a new exhaust and a Cold Air Intake I'll get increased MPGs, up to around 2.5 extra in the city. But what do you suggest for a diesel?

 
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October 15th, 2009, 9:51 PM   #4  
get a diesel performance chip i have the superchips cortex gas version for my silverado 1500 they also come for diesel trucks the mileagexs tuning file works extremely well. you can also change tuning files for towing and performance

 
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October 16th, 2009, 1:52 AM   #5  
Posted By: All Throttle No Bottle get a diesel performance chip i have the superchips cortex gas version for my silverado 1500 they also come for diesel trucks the mileagexs tuning file works extremely well. you can also change tuning files for towing and performance
Thanks! Does anybody have any pictures of lifted current model 2500s? Just interested to see what they look like. I won't be lifting it as soon as I get it.

 
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October 16th, 2009, 10:06 AM   #6  
I'm sorry, that was GAS mileage for a 6.0L Vortec with a 4l80E trans-4WD. Lo siento,no habla diesel.

 
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