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Old 04-25-2015, 09:16 PM
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Default 06 LLY Part Deux meet "Snow"

Well after almost 2 years and 32k miles I never really fell in love with "Casper" my 2013 3500HD dually found here: http://www.duramaxdiesels.com/forum/...ad.php?t=55217

The fuel economy, emissions and terrible seats is what led me to make a decision that it was time to go back to an OBS truck like my first Duramax, my 06 LLY. So the hunt began for a new truck, this time I wanted a 2WD as I have the flatbed to drive in the bad weather. This time it had to be white, because naturally it had to match the fleet.

Low and behold I found a unicorn. An 06 LLY 2WD with 10K miles, NO WAY. That has to be the lowest mile used truck on the market. So naturally I got the ball rolling, dealer I bought my truck from wanted my truck back in stock form, so I thrashed and made that happen and quickly snapped up this truck.

http://www.karmacarsofaz.com/invento...sel-Phoenix-AZ

I ran it through all my sources and this a true unmolested 10K mile truck. It should be here in a couple of weeks. This truck is identical in options to my old truck which makes it great.

I have to thank forum members callie454, carhauler and crazycrew for all the help getting this all put together.

Plans are as follows:
Exterior

  • Full exterior color match, mirrors, handles, front and rear bumpers, grille
  • Removed tow mirrors for small mirrors
  • debadge and demold except Duramax
  • paint protection on the needed surfaces
  • rear fender liners
  • 3" drop shackles turn the front down a shade
  • KYB Monomax shocks
  • 22" Eagle wheels (ole scool, special thanks to carhauler for making the efforts to pick these up, package them and ship them to me) painted somehow
  • 305/45/22 tires, still undecided
  • LED tail lights with stupid bright reverse lights
  • clear front housings with HIDs and Morimoto XB switchbacks(eventually Morimoto Mini H1 projectors)
  • 30" bar behind the grille and 7" bars under bumper for reverse lights


Interior

  • Putco LED domelights
  • Autometer dual pod with Cobalt EGT and boost gauges
  • WeatherTech liners front and rear
  • Carhartt seats covers up front
  • iSimple iPod adaptor
  • OEM navigation unit(when I find one)
  • maybe a blood red leather Katzkins kit
  • window tint front 3 windows


Performance

  • EFILive with DSP5 switch
  • 5" Stainless MBRP turbo back with 5" Magnaflow performance DOC
  • 6" MBRP tip
  • Intake mod
  • lift pump either FASS or AirDog
  • TransGo Jr.
  • Mobil Synthetic fluids everywhere


Should make a great tow vehicle with killer fuel economy, has to be better than the 11-14 I was getting in Casper.

Here are a couple pics:













And the wheels.

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Old 04-25-2015, 09:58 PM
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wow, nice find.
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:59 PM
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Holy crap, unicorn indeed. Sharp truck man!


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Old 04-26-2015, 06:51 PM
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Beautiful truck, but I'm more scared of a truck like that then one that sees normal ware and tear.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:56 PM
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Beautiful truck, but I'm more scared of a truck like that then one that sees normal ware and tear.

No offense but I am too.. The last 3 super low mile trucks I have seen have been more problematic than 95% of the other trucks I see. One with 60 leaking out of every seal on the truck. Next truck had 80k needed a turbo from vanes being rusted, one with 90k rusted vanes..

However this one is 10x nicer than those 3


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wow, nice find.
thanks.

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Holy crap, unicorn indeed. Sharp truck man!


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Beautiful truck, but I'm more scared of a truck like that then one that sees normal ware and tear.
I wouldn't at all with this one. Been stored inside, towed a 5th wheel camper, not been in salt or corrosion areas of the country.

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No offense but I am too.. The last 3 super low mile trucks I have seen have been more problematic than 95% of the other trucks I see. One with 60 leaking out of every seal on the truck. Next truck had 80k needed a turbo from vanes being rusted, one with 90k rusted vanes..

However this one is 10x nicer than those 3


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I am with you. I have seen some 45k miles trucks that are rust buckets, it is all in where you find them. I am modding it so I will find all of its faults quickly.
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Yea at least your prepared for it. Honestly it might be fine. The low miles trucks I've seen had a TON of idle time.. Both vanes stuck at 75%

I can't wait to see how this one turns out


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Yea at least your prepared for it. Honestly it might be fine. The low miles trucks I've seen had a TON of idle time.. Both vanes stuck at 75%

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I am. If it goes bad I will have Russell at Axis build me a turbo.
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I am. If it goes bad I will have Russell at Axis build me a turbo.

Good plan!


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I ran into gains sticking/rusting from lack of driving. Great reason to upgrade the turbo. Very nice truck.
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I ran into gains sticking/rusting from lack of driving. Great reason to upgrade the turbo. Very nice truck.
Me to ... 75k on an 07 and my turbo was throwing fits but a good excuse for the stg2r
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Me to ... 75k on an 07 and my turbo was throwing fits but a good excuse for the stg2r
My last 06 LLY did the same thing at just over 100k miles. Dealer was kind enough to replace. If this one has an issue I will get it fixed up.
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Nice truck! My '07 has 47,000 on it, but I don't think my vanes will be stuck because a lot of those miles were pretty hard ones, well pretty much every time I get in it I get on it. Please post pictures when you finish it up.
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My last 06 LLY did the same thing at just over 100k miles. Dealer was kind enough to replace. If this one has an issue I will get it fixed up.
My local dealer would try and change the spark plugs in my truck... Couldn't imagine letting them change a turbo
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My local dealer would try and change the spark plugs in my truck... Couldn't imagine letting them change a turbo

I hear ya... I'm working on an lmm right now that someone who apparently was drunk or had no knowledge of working on one had been working on.


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