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2018 Silverado 3500HD #4730693
04/18/18 07:28 AM
04/18/18 07:28 AM
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Posts: 2,520
Indiana
Phishin Offline OP
Phishin  Offline OP
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Indiana
I've been looking for a new truck for awhile. I wanted something "different". I was eyeing older Chevy trucks that had been "restored" in the 1975--1987 range. I looked at a few commercial trucks (C6500, International Low Boys, etc.) Nothing really caught my eye....nothing made me want to spend my money.

So I'm tired of looking and I'm going to buy something from a dealer most likely.

Here is a single cab 2018 Silverado 3500HD with the 6.0L, 4X4, long bed, and single rear wheel. This is their base model (W/T) but has some added features (a convenience package: power locks and windows, cruise, and a decent radio) and it has the Snow Plow Prep package (wire harnesses at the front of the truck, back in the bed, and a transfer case skid plate).

For the same money, I can buy a Silverado 1500 Crew Cab with the 5.3 (and dreadful cylinder deactivation). EVERYONE drives that truck, they are a dime a dozen. Even though 1500 Crew Cab might make "more sense", because it's so ubiquitous here, I'm turned off by them. I'm going to use this truck for driving to work (3 miles each way, I'm a chemist), running errands, projects around the house, and I have a small hobby farm that I need to haul hay, feed, and manure around in.

I want the windows tinted. The bed has already been coated at the factory.

I think going to offer $36.5K with the windows tinted. It's currently listed at $39k.



I'll probably add a bull bar and a headache bar. I think it will give the truck a nice look.

Thoughts, opinions, comments are all welcomed. I'm probably headed to the dealer this weekend to possibly purchase the truck.


Last edited by Phishin; 04/18/18 07:38 AM.

2018 Chevy Silerado 3500HD 6.0L Gas: RLI 10w30
2010 Accord-LX K24: MaxLife 5w30 + Torco MPZ
2014 CR-V LX K24: M1 0w30
Re: 2018 Silverado 3500HD [Re: Phishin] #4730698
04/18/18 07:45 AM
04/18/18 07:45 AM
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WNY
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WNY
That is a very nice truck, the price really isn't bad.


17 Taurus Limited AWD - MCSB 5W-20 FL500S, 12k
14 Civic EX Coupe - NAPA Syn 0W-20 TG7317, 64k
09 Accord Sedan 5MT - Traveler 15W-40 XG7317, 151k
87 Regal Limited - Carb 5.3 LM7 20W-50 VR1 WIX 51042
Re: 2018 Silverado 3500HD [Re: Phishin] #4730706
04/18/18 07:52 AM
04/18/18 07:52 AM
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Posts: 386
Long Island,nassau county NY
nickaluch Offline
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Empty bed it's going to ride really stiff especially on bad roads.Its really built for commercial use the ride could get tiresome.I like the idea of four door pickup can be used for your commute and vacation and can carry up to five. I personally think in the long run that heavy duty pickup is overkill. Limited on personal use and empty bed your going to be miserable.


2007 G6 beater.2012 E450 box truck. 2018 Chevy Traverse.2017 E450 box truck.2017 Chevy 3500 extend cargo van.
Re: 2018 Silverado 3500HD [Re: Phishin] #4730711
04/18/18 07:56 AM
04/18/18 07:56 AM
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Seattle
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Seattle
Id take that 6.0l over the 5.3 any day, all day. Plus thats just a nice lookin rig and really when chevy has always been on the softer side of the suspension anyway whats does it matter. [censored] id take that 6.0l over all the other gas offerings from the big 3. Yes ive worked on most of them.

Re: 2018 Silverado 3500HD [Re: Phishin] #4730724
04/18/18 08:13 AM
04/18/18 08:13 AM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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I believe the 5.3 liter cylinder deactivation problem was eliminated with the 2014 re-design. Having said that, the 6 liter is an awesome engine. I have one with 150,000 miles. Runs perfectly.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: 2018 Silverado 3500HD [Re: Phishin] #4730726
04/18/18 08:14 AM
04/18/18 08:14 AM
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Posts: 386
Long Island,nassau county NY
nickaluch Offline
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Long Island,nassau county NY
Having three heavy duty commercial vehicles in my company fleet trust me they don't ride like a Cadillac when empty.


2007 G6 beater.2012 E450 box truck. 2018 Chevy Traverse.2017 E450 box truck.2017 Chevy 3500 extend cargo van.
Re: 2018 Silverado 3500HD [Re: Phishin] #4730728
04/18/18 08:16 AM
04/18/18 08:16 AM
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Posts: 2,042
Lakeside, CA
Blkstanger Online content
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For your use you are over buying.


99 Jeep WJ 4.7 190,000 Maxlife 10w30, Fram Ultra.
Re: 2018 Silverado 3500HD [Re: Phishin] #4730736
04/18/18 08:24 AM
04/18/18 08:24 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 389
Michigan
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Michigan
Originally Posted By: Phishin
I've been looking for a new truck for awhile. I wanted something "different". I was eyeing older Chevy trucks that had been "restored" in the 1975--1987 range. I looked at a few commercial trucks (C6500, International Low Boys, etc.) Nothing really caught my eye....nothing made me want to spend my money.

So I'm tired of looking and I'm going to buy something from a dealer most likely.

Here is a single cab 2018 Silverado 3500HD with the 6.0L, 4X4, long bed, and single rear wheel. This is their base model (W/T) but has some added features (a convenience package: power locks and windows, cruise, and a decent radio) and it has the Snow Plow Prep package (wire harnesses at the front of the truck, back in the bed, and a transfer case skid plate).

For the same money, I can buy a Silverado 1500 Crew Cab with the 5.3 (and dreadful cylinder deactivation). EVERYONE drives that truck, they are a dime a dozen. Even though 1500 Crew Cab might make "more sense", because it's so ubiquitous here, I'm turned off by them. I'm going to use this truck for driving to work (3 miles each way, I'm a chemist), running errands, projects around the house, and I have a small hobby farm that I need to haul hay, feed, and manure around in.

I want the windows tinted. The bed has already been coated at the factory.

I think going to offer $36.5K with the windows tinted. It's currently listed at $39k.



I'll probably add a bull bar and a headache bar. I think it will give the truck a nice look.

Thoughts, opinions, comments are all welcomed. I'm probably headed to the dealer this weekend to possibly purchase the truck.




I guess I wouldn't want to literally haul [censored] in "family" crew cab, either. But a gray pickup truck is pretty ubiquitous, too. If you have the money to waste thinking that you're cutting a style swath with that device, go spend it---the folks in Flint will be briefly grateful for your patronage.

Re: 2018 Silverado 3500HD [Re: Phishin] #4730744
04/18/18 08:31 AM
04/18/18 08:31 AM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
I agree with the guys above-find the roughest road and RR tracks you can find & see if you can handle the bouncing. If you can take it, buy it-it'll also have a full float rear axle & HD transmission (guessing 6L80 or similar?) that should be able to handle hauling heavy if you need to, as opposed to the weak (IMO) 1/2 ton GM pickups.


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: 2018 Silverado 3500HD [Re: Phishin] #4730753
04/18/18 08:36 AM
04/18/18 08:36 AM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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SE British Columbia, Canada
A 2500 might be a better compromise for the ride quality. Iím OK with mine. Heard the same complaint on the 3500 from a friend.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: 2018 Silverado 3500HD [Re: nickaluch] #4730756
04/18/18 08:40 AM
04/18/18 08:40 AM
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Posts: 2,520
Indiana
Phishin Offline OP
Phishin  Offline OP
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Indiana
Originally Posted By: nickaluch
Empty bed it's going to ride really stiff especially on bad roads.Its really built for commercial use the ride could get tiresome.I like the idea of four door pickup can be used for your commute and vacation and can carry up to five. I personally think in the long run that heavy duty pickup is overkill. Limited on personal use and empty bed your going to be miserable.


I know it might be a bit stiff, but I really doesn't care. I'm only 42 years old. The trucks I was considering before this one were rough riding (like a C6500 or an International). I'm willing to trade a stiffer ride for the more stout 4L90E transmission, and all the heavier duty parts, and of course, the venerable 6.0L


2018 Chevy Silerado 3500HD 6.0L Gas: RLI 10w30
2010 Accord-LX K24: MaxLife 5w30 + Torco MPZ
2014 CR-V LX K24: M1 0w30
Re: 2018 Silverado 3500HD [Re: Phishin] #4730765
04/18/18 08:46 AM
04/18/18 08:46 AM
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Posts: 2,164
Northern Ontario, Canada
Danno Online content
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Northern Ontario, Canada
Looking at the pricing game, the price only goes up from what you offer.
If it were me, I'd start at 32k.
Its a snow plow package truck at end of season, and with fuel prices going up, it may sit more than a 5.3L.
Worse they can say is no .....

Last edited by Danno; 04/18/18 09:14 AM.

2016 Sorento SX V6 AWD
2015 KIA RIO SX
2010 Mazda 3 2.0L
2009 Venza V6 AWD
2013 Sonata 2.4L RIP in write-off crash
Re: 2018 Silverado 3500HD [Re: Phishin] #4730769
04/18/18 08:50 AM
04/18/18 08:50 AM
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Idaho
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Idaho
Do you really want a such HD p/u? I own a 2002 f250 with the Powerstroke the wife and daughter tow the horse trailer with and to do heavy work and A 2015 F150 for general light stuff .


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: 2018 Silverado 3500HD [Re: Phishin] #4730776
04/18/18 08:56 AM
04/18/18 08:56 AM
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MD
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MD
As the owner of many F350's both in gas and diesel and a member of the bad
back fraternity I never had an issue with these trucks being a rough ride even at 80 psi
on the tires. I think Chevy trucks are even more isolated from the nasties than Ford.

You never buy too much truck when you buy a 350 or 3500. I do prefer crew cabs but
You are in a budget here. I thought I bought too much truck and in the end I was overloading my F350...... Good Luck.

The only thing I would say is that if you think you'd like to get an option but the truck on the lot doesn't have it, wait and find one that does. On Ford's fog lights after the sale are nearly $800 and in a package they are far cheaper. Get what you want upfront.

Re: 2018 Silverado 3500HD [Re: Phishin] #4730783
04/18/18 09:05 AM
04/18/18 09:05 AM
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Posts: 386
Long Island,nassau county NY
nickaluch Offline
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Long Island,nassau county NY
Definitely take it on a good road test trust me empty bed that pickup is going to ride really really stiff almost dangerous on a curve with bad roads and rain. Considering and owning are two different things.


2007 G6 beater.2012 E450 box truck. 2018 Chevy Traverse.2017 E450 box truck.2017 Chevy 3500 extend cargo van.
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