Oh Beau, as an afterthought.
My 99' came with a very steep rear end. Probably part of the tow package. After I stopped taking it off road, I went way up in tire size. That pretty much compensated for the high rear end ratio. I also added a stainless cat back dual exhaust. I don't know how much it helps, but with the cold air intake, it sure makes for a nice sound! The first was a FlowMaster, but I swapped it out about 15 years ago for a DuraMax. Still good. I also had it adjusted by a friend to adjust the shift patterns that were more to my liking after I put on the big tires.
Several reasons, I was confident too close the sale / sight unseen physically.
- good improvement List their STJ
// but I got lucky, as most already done
My 2003 RubyRed
, was owned by a fuss nut.
- 2nd owner since 2006, purchased with 28K miles // over next 13 years, he added
- he did much to it, over the years / besides winter stored, in a heated garage
- closing the deal was literally a no-brain'er
- rare truck was far beyond, general used condition average
- guys Dad even had a garage hoist, on the family farm...so seller knew his mechanical stuff
Besides 5.3L running perfectly strong, with great oil pressure...he added many upgrades.
- Borla stainless steel catBack exhaust // only singles, fit the Quadrasteer axle
- Airaid cold air intake
- brand new BFG Baja T275/55r-20 (Load range D) / on mint 20" chrome OEM alloys
- Pioneer single-din stereo with added amp & sub woofer, under rear seat / sounds great
- gave me a free 4ws complete axle rack & pinion system, he bought off e-bay
- unit never used, still crated // as GM Service made an improper diagnosis and he wasted $1,500 on spare parts
And my rear axle RPO Code is a G86 Eaton HD Limited-Slip 4.10 with Tow Package.
- so the 30.9" diameter summer tires, should offset gear ratio nicely
Still has those new tire...aka "rubber titties", on face of the rubber.
- and rim chrome mint...due to heated stored wheels