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I am in awe of this truck. Ordered a couple months back, I was surprised by a phone call from my pal that manages the local Chevy store. It arrived a month early. Night and day difference from the 2007 1500 LTZ I had or my '06 Supercharged H2 for that matter.

2011 Chevy 2500HD Crewcab LTZ 4x4 Diesel.

It's basically stock right now (added billet bowties powdercoated black front/rear). Won't be like that for long. :)

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Robert, that sure is one shiny new truck! I can't get over the new mirror style, do those extend out as well?

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They do extend out. These mirrors are a $50 or so option, well worth it and if you're towing a boat they make all the sense in the world.

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That is a beautiful truck......

Congrats

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That's a beauty Robert, I aspire to be able to buy some of the stuff you do.

I think the Duramax is a beast of an engine, and with the Allison it's a no-brainer.

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Make sure you chip it, my buddy has the GMC Denali version of that and its a BEAST once chipped! Rides like a Cadillac sedan, tough as nails towing!

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Thanks guys. It goes into the shop Monday - front and rear bumpers painted to match, AMP retractable steps, hardwired Valentine One radar detector, Lloyds Mats, Grant steering wheel, A.R.E. Tonneau painted to match, bedliner, JL Audio component speakers, 2 ten inch subs under the rear seats, 900W 5 channel amp, and in a few months a Cognito leveling kit, wheels, brakes and 33" tires. Oh and a Diversi Tech adjustable ball mount. :)

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I have to ask, and If you can't answer thats fine but I like to know what successful people do for a living? That truck is downright nasty!

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Very nice I like the dodges better just for that cummins and styling the body lines are sharp on the dodge but chevy is in a close 2nd. If they could pair the cummins with the allison in any body truck that would be the shiz. Ya def gotta beef up the engine though as much as u can the new laws make diesel's *** no black smoke and that DPF with urea injection is soooooo ***. If u run out your truck goes into limp mode till u fill it again.

I love the billit bowties powder coated to match then all the mods ur gonna get will make this truck a head turner for sure.

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I considered tuning it, but with 760+ lb-ft of torque, why mess with a good thing. :) I will say, the Bose sound system sounds awful.

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I have to ask, and If you can't answer thats fine but I like to know what successful people for a living? That truck is downright nasty!

Successful people work hard and they work smart.

I saw the 2500HD at the Chicago Auto Show this past spring and it was by far the sharpest looking truck at the show. I hope she performs well for many many miles.

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Successful people work hard and they work smart.

I saw the 2500HD at the Chicago Auto Show this past spring and it was by far the sharpest looking truck at the show. I hope she performs well for many many miles.

Isn't that the truth. :)

I've failed more times that I've succeeded. The one thing I can tell you is that I've never given up. I don't think it matters what line of work you choose. Stay with it, treat people fairly and always think of your customer first. That type of commitment will see you through.

Oh and by the way, I'm a Real Estate Broker and investor.

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They do extend out. These mirrors are a $50 or so option, well worth it and if you're towing a boat they make all the sense in the world.

They look like what I need on my '05 GMC. The ones I have extend, but are no where near that size. Not bad with the boat on the back, but I'm blind as a bat when I'm dragging the 30' trailer down the road.

We need more pics when you've got it all decked out!

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I wasn't trying to offend you in anyway, and I fully understand that hard work and intelligence play a huge factor in becoming affluent. I just like to make note of what career paths various successful people pursue. It varies so greatly, and that is simply because with that hard work and intelligence one can be successful in an array of fields. :D

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I believe along with all the other advice for being successful, there is one more thing. I have seen people.over and over go too far into debt to try and be the latest and greatest at what they do. I have learned it is best to always pay cash when possible and never over extend yourself. Grow your business as your grow, don't shoot for the stars with a very small budget.

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Rob, that beast makes my '09 Silverado look like a little sissy girl. Beautiful truck.

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No offense taken at all. I enjoy discussing what I do and if I can help you avoid some of the pitfalls I've been through, good on you. :)

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No offense taken at all. I enjoy discussing what I do and if I can help you avoid some of the pitfalls I've been through, good on you. :)

Good deal, I would ask for some advice in the real estate field, but I will be pursuing accounting and my CPA.

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My dream truck! My wife can't understand my love for the HD Chevy pick-up's. She thinks the beds are a waste of space!! Women? Sometimes they just don't get it!!

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I'm going with a rugliner in the bed and an A.R.E. LSX Ultra Tonneau painted to match. Tell her it's a giant trunk. :)

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No matter what business you choose, It's not how much money you make... it's how much you KEEP.

Sweet truck Robert. Can't wait for more pics.

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That's a slick lookin truck. I bet that thing will be a beast once you get all the mods on.

Why did you opt to go with the Duramax instead of a Cummins or Powerstroker?

Was it just based on looks or what?

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The Duramax/Allison combination is a tank. I plan to drive the snot out of this truck. All of my domestic trucks have been GMC or Chevy. I prefered the squared off look of the new Chevy 2500HD to the GMC. Not to mention, I'm not a fan of the 'Denali' look. I'm not that cool. :)

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Great looking truck, Robert. That thing'll haul the Ranger around without even sweating. The black bowties look darn good. You need to post up some after visiting the shop pics.

I have to ask, and If you can't answer thats fine but I like to know what successful people do for a living? That truck is downright nasty!

Work hard, invest wisely, don't spend more than you earn.

I'm on my....third business now. I can tell you from experience, it isn't easy. Find something that you enjoy doing first. If you don't like what you do, you won't put nearly enough effort into it. Part of becoming successful is learning from each mistake, and learning something each and every day. I'm not sure if I'm ready to consider myself a "success" yet. In one year, I've outgrown my property and am looking for a new building so we can continue growing. Thankfully I've built a client list that affords me the opportunity to continue moving up. There isn't much cold calling to do now to generate income. Almost all of my current business comes from repeat customers and people who have been referred to us. Customer service is key. Keep the client happy and you'll be happy in the long run.

Having a d**n good person as your CPA sure helps also. Initially I thought I was going to owe money, she does her stuff and find out that I was owed over 10k.

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May I commend you on your excellent taste in color and brand (close enough)?

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