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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab

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2005 2500HD Duramax
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By Duramaxpower
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


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I have to say this truck is awsome! I own several semi trucks and Chevrolet has spent alot of time designing this Duramax. I have the LLY and I pull a 10,000lb trailer and don't even know it's back there! The best thing they could do for this truck is ride height increase! It's no taller than a Colorado! But overall, it's one tough truck! The Duramax is the quietest diesel on the market! I put a K&N air filter in with no increase in fuel mileage but, I am averaging 17mpg. city driving mostly.


Favorite Features

Tow mirrors w/turn signals and extended view. Ride is very smooth. 4 wheel disc brakes. Awesome stopping power!


Suggested Improvements

Tire size! It's a 3/4 ton! Lift it a little!


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2500 HD silverado EXTENDED CAB LT
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By george bowdoin
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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I spend at least 4 hours and 225 miles a day - 5 days a week, driving the '05 Silverado. Safety, comfort, and performance is a requirment for the truck I drive. This truck fulfills these requirments very nicely. The truck's four wheel disk brakes enables it to stop {loaded-3200lbs} quickly and safely. The interior is quiet and spacious. The large 8 way adjustable seats are akin to the recliner in my den. The lofty view of the road from this seat is unparalelled to any truck I have driven. The 6L engine enables me to move 3,000 lb. loads with ease. With the cruise control set, interstate driving is a pleasure with no downshifts for grade changes.


Favorite Features

The braking system is flawless. The interior is spacious, quiet, and comfortable. The sound system is fantastic. The view of the road is very nice.


Suggested Improvements

The availabilty of a navagation system would be nice.


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SILVER BULLET - (DURAMAX / ALLISON)
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By Big AL
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

Traded a great '04 Loaded LS Crew Cab SWB 4x4 W/LB7 D-Max & Allison in for Loaded LS Extended Cab 4x4 W/LLY D-MAX & Allison. Ride is much firmer, but this truck is 10" shorter than my other truck; therefore the reason for the firmer ride. I think the extended cab SWB in the 2500HD's look better than the rest, but this is soley my opinion. My LLY is getting 2 MPG (17.1 HWY)less than the LB7 was(19.2 HWY). Still decent MPG for a 402 CID engine. If you plan on keeping the truck for a long period of time or if you drive many miles yearly, get the D-MAX, either with auto or standard transmission. Overall, it will cost you less at the pumps than the gas engines, will last longer & have a higher resale.


Favorite Features

"Quiet and powerful" Duramax Turbo Charged diesel engine. "Stout" Allison transmission and its grade braking feature. XM Satelite radio w/Bose Speakers & premium sound system. Redundant steering wheel controls. Power folding mirrors & great looking alloy wheels.


Suggested Improvements

Interior is "dated". Needs upgrading & needs to be constructed of higher quality materials, not the cheap plastic junk being used now! Needs to have more (taller/wider) tire & wheel options! The stock 245's look dumb. Very little front & rear end ground clearance for off road 4x4 use with 245's.


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Good work truck
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By das
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

No problems great work truck, hauls 2 yards of wet top soil with ease. Pulls 7,000lbs trailer with ease in fast lane.


Favorite Features

Great towing and room for crew.


Suggested Improvements

Driver seat lumbar hits in wrong spot and seat wearing out.(foam)


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this truck is the best
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By mike onofrio
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


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Everything on this truck is great. from the nice sounding 6.0 to the comfortable ride it gives. Plus this truck is very roomy and very, very powerful!


Favorite Features

The huge 6.0 engine and the design


Suggested Improvements

The only thing I would improve are the speakers and thats it.


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