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One of the many reasons I will never own a Chevy...

If you are expecting a true "kill" story about my truck smoking a duraturd, and said duraturd destroying tie-rods or going into limp mode, I am sorry to disappoint. However if you like pics of a Chevy doing what a Chevy does best-- being useless, please read on.

Today at work, I was driving around the job site in my company truck (2004 2500HD, 6.0 Vortec), giving my client, WisDOT, a tour of the jobsite. At regular intervals, I was pulling off the road and parking on the shoulder to show them an area of special interest. In one such area, I was beginning to pull over, and felt the front of the truck start to sink, naturally, I proceed to apply additional horsepower and turn the truck back onto the road. However, the Chevy had a mind of its own, and slid further into the soft shoulder and sinking into the mud. Even switching to what passes for 4 wheel drive (open differentials front and rear, so really 2 wheel drive ) was no help. With two of the worn, highway tread tires in the mud, I was thoroughly stuck, and embarrassed... Luckily, there was a utility contractor was nearby to pull it out with a backhoe, but not before some incriminating pictures were taken:





PS: I did not have my truck at work, i prefer to drive my car that gets 38 mpg to work Otherwise there would lots of pics of a PSD dragging the Chevy back to safety

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Been there, done that.

Although I have to give the 2000 chebby I had credit.... I had that thing up to the axles in mud a few times.... only got stuck once!
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Yeah I am sure this is not the first time I'll get this truck stuck, I am kinda nervous about taking it out on the grade this spring...

Hmmm, I wonder if they'll notice if I put four new mud tires and tow strap on my expense report

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I have to completely agree about not ever owning a Chevy my company truck is a 2011 duramax 3500 dually 4x4 we tow offroad a lot and well this thing never survives I've used my PSD at work a lot lately and I've pulled out my coworkers in the duramaxes I Gota get some pictures up soon. The main problem with them Chevys is their IFS it's just not built for anything but 2wd on road work


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I hope Ford never wimps out and put that sissy IFS crap in the Superdutys! The Dmax is a good engine, and the Allison is tough but the trucks are sissy, IMO.

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Sorry that you have to drive that every day, Adam... Hopefully they issued you a bag for your head as standard equipment.

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i have to agree with cook. the engine is super quiet and the tranny is super. too bad they woosed out on the truck to make it a car. from the reviews i have read the 2012's are something to be reconed with. we need to see what ford can come up with

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cut me some slack, its a work truck.
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With two of the worn, highway tread tires in the mud, I was thoroughly stuck, and embarrassed...
Hate to say it but burying any truck in the mud like that with worn highway treads would probably get stuck .

Maybe this is why for some reason I have 305 70 mud grapplers......sounds like a bi-plane going down the road but would probably get out of that situation, after I got out and stood in that mud to lock my hubs

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Way to go Adam.....Learn how to drive













Just joking man, That sure is alot of mud for a Durapad LOL

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Haha yeah I am hearing alot of the learn how to drive crap

The sad part was the the two tirs on the drivers side were about 3 inches from the edge of the pavement on the gravel shoulder... a truck with limited slip probably could have got out...


I tried really hard to get myself out, and it just sunk deeper.


That truck rides nice sownthe highway, but is totally gutless, and handles awful! My PSD which is a good foot taller wil corner much better

and no they did not give me a paper bag, but I just wear sunglasses and a hard hat so no one recognizes me... and I never work close to home .

All I know is that my Ford would have walked right out of there



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