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Anyone Own A New(2004) Kodiak Or Top-kick 19,000 Gvw Truck

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Old 05-25-2004, 11:26 PM
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Default Anyone Own A New(2004) Kodiak Or Top-kick 19,000 Gvw Truck

I Am Looking At A New(2004) 19,000 Gvw With The 300hp Duramax & Allison 1000(m74) Transnission. any Bad Info I Need To Know?? Ron Bender
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Is that the 4500?

The Duramax and Allison combo is awesome.

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Ever thought about one of these? Same ball park price wise, but they blend in more than a Topkick. That is, if you want to blend.

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Ever thought about one of these? Same ball park price wise, but they blend in more than a Topkick. That is, if you want to blend.[/url]
That truck is sweet DD,

Now explain to me even if WT wants to blend how he's going to do that pulling an Outerlimit Stiletto?
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I have a close friend who has one. In my opinion they ride TERRIBLE even with the air-ride seats in front. Riding in the back is not an option for a long ride (more than 20 minutes). The interior leaves a little to be desired in my opinion as well as they still have that "commercial truck" feel. We used the truck to tow a 2 car enclosed trailer and it doesn't even hiccup with that kind of weight. It's an overall nice truck that definitely gets your attention. My buddy just got a recall on his as it needed additional structural support in the frame (not sure of exact reason but that's what he told me). If you are getting the truck for long hauls, the air-ride front seats are a MUST HAVE. If you are looking for a people hauler, I would not recommend this truck as it rides extremely rough.
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Oh yeah....they don't fit in "normal" sized car washes either if that matters to you. Parking ramps are the same way too. Just thought I would mention those as well. It is a great truck for towing though so you have to weigh that as a factor also.
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OSO Member Vagrant has one of the new Chevy 4500 Duramax pick ups. Might want to contact him for a hands on opinion
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Well I Just Test Drove One And It Rides Much Better Than My 550 Ford. It Has An Air Seat That I Liked Alot. Im Picking One Up(CC5500) In South Carolina On Monday And Taking It To Flint Mich,(monro Truck) To Get Bed Put On. Mitcher T Is Going To Do Taz Graphics. Any One Know Where I Can Get A Cap That Will Fit Bed? Cab Of Truck Is Much Higher Than A Standard Truck!!! Anyone Make A Cap To Fit This Truck Height?? Ron Bender
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