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Old 08-06-2003, 02:28 PM
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The box unfer the dash is a brake controler for electric trailer brakes. There is probably a slide switch on it as well to control the sensativity of the trailer brakes.
Chris is correct, there is a slide switch. Thanks everyone for the congrats!!

As far as the gas is concerned, I'm coming out of a Tahoe with a 5.7 that got about 12-14 mpg. The burb should get 10-12?... It's the move from a 30 gallon tank to 42 gallons that will shock the pocket. I think the key is not to let it get below 1/2 tank.

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Got my truck last night It got one night with the Tahoe (it goes bye-bye today)
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Here is a picture of the compresser under the hood for the air bag system
I also found out (from the paperwork that i found) that the truck has a "Gale Banks engineering Power Pack" consisting of headers,exhaust, some special air intake thing and a chip.
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You will be amazed at the difference going to a 3/4 ton and a big block. The brake controller has a slide that you can operate the trailer brakes only with. I used to use it when braking on wet roads. Also, if you start swaying on the highway, a touch on the trailer brakes will straighten it out.
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Nice Rig Congrats!!! Keep your hands on your pockets at the gas tank!!!


The dealer gave me a voucher to go and fill it up last night because it was " runnin' on fumes". It turns out that it is a 44 gallon tank and it took 43.6 to fill it up $68.60 The good news is that this Gale Banks power Pack is suppossed to give it 10% better fuel economy , an additional 73+HP and 85 ft. lbs. of torque.

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BTW, Congrats on the new truck. What year is it?
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We have a 3/4 sub with the 5.7 and its has no problem pulling the 28 scarab. the 4-5-4 will rock!!! i have a buddy with a '95 sub with 454 and its a boat pulling mother. enjoy!
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I have a 2000 2500 extended cab 4wd truck with a 454/auto....love it tows like a beeeyatch!!! Going to a truck show tomorrow to pick up some goodies

Craig, I bought a set of the new style GM aluminum wheels on E-Bay. Less weight and they look great!! I uped the tire size to a 285/75R16 Nitto Terra Grappler. The tires are great in the rain and aren't very noisey. I have a 3.73 gear and haven't noticed any performance loss with the tire size. Nice truck ....Good Luck!!!
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I had a 2000 dually with that 454 in it. Towed a 12,000 pound boat @ 90mph like it weighed 3,000. Why 90mph? Cause I could!! I miss that truck (divorce).
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