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BigBlue2014's 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Long Bed

Postby BigBlue2014BigBlue2014 is online! [OP] » Jul 25 2020, 2:42am

So today is the day I added another truck to the fleet. Welcome the *New to me* 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Long Bed with a 6.0 Gas engine and 73XXX miles. This truck is going to be primarily for work and projects so we decided to just get the work truck trim, but just like all of us, we can't leave anything alone and we have to put our touch on things.

I don't have a bunch of extreme plans for the truck, but I am thinking of a few things right off the bat:
-Side steps
-Boost Auto Parts Tow mirrors
-Backup Camera
-Add lock to tailgate handle
-Tint rear windows
-Change wheels
-Change Center Jump seat to one with a console
-Winter tires (with stock wheels)
-Remote start
-Upgraded lighting
-Fog lights
-More More More

First are just a bunch of pictures from the dealer and just getting it home. Nothing special at this point, but we need to start somewhere.

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Re: BigBlue2014's 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Long Bed

Postby BigBlue2014BigBlue2014 is online! [OP] » Jul 25 2020, 2:58am

So the 1st project to accomplish as soon as I got the truck home was to install some steps. I mentioned that I wanted to put some on there when at the dealership and the manager took notice of that. Hoping he would say that he will toss on a set to help the sale, unfortunately, he did not. He came back and quoted me $700 installed for my choice of black or chrome. I told him that I will pass (knowing that I can do it myself for a heck of a lot cheaper on my own).

So Surfing FB Marketplace I found a set of oem steps off of a 2016 Crew Cab for $40 - just because it has a tiny dent on one of the steps. I included the pics from the FB ad, and looking at the pictures they are worse than in they are in person. Also figured for a work truck, that dent wont bother me one bit. I did some research and found that they should bolt right up from the newer body style to the older, and even if they didn't, then it was only a $40 gamble.


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So I crawled under the truck to line everything up, and the bolt holes lined right up to the brackets.... WIN! Unfortunately I ran into one small speed bump. The threads in the holes were all gummed up from some surface rust, so I had to use my Tap and Die kit and clean them out with a thread tapper. I couldn't use the original handle from the kit, and I couldn't attach it to my drill either, so I had to improvise and use Pliers and Vise Grips to get a good grip to turn the tap, but slow and steady wins the race. Cleaned up the (4) front mounting holes and added the speed nuts to the rest of the tabs and spots.
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Just finished up after sundown with the very late start that I had and the interruptions but the steps are on, and they look pretty decent... (coming from a person who is not a fan visible steps). Daytime pictures to come.
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Re: BigBlue2014's 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Long Bed

Postby roorancher » Jul 25 2020, 3:58am

Congrats Matt!
2014 or 2013???
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Re: BigBlue2014's 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Long Bed

Postby BigBlue2014BigBlue2014 is online! [OP] » Jul 25 2020, 4:01am

roorancher wrote:Congrats Matt!
2014 or 2013???

Thanks Jeff. It's a 2014. The body style changed for the 1500 series trucks (like my blue one) and the this is the last year of that body style (2500/3500 series)
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Re: BigBlue2014's 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Long Bed

Postby BigBlue2014BigBlue2014 is online! [OP] » Jul 25 2020, 1:23pm

So it’s finally daylight and I took a couple quick pics of the installed steps. As you can see the dent is on the passenger side and it’s minimal at most. Doesn’t bother me at all.
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Re: BigBlue2014's 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Long Bed

Postby roorancher » Jul 25 2020, 5:03pm

BigBlue2014 wrote:
roorancher wrote:Congrats Matt!
2014 or 2013???

Thanks Jeff. It's a 2014. The body style changed for the 1500 series trucks (like my blue one) and the this is the last year of that body style (2500/3500 series)


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Forgot about the "body style carryover" on 2500/3500 Models.
Truck sure is long! LOL!!!
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Re: BigBlue2014's 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Long Bed

Postby BigBlue2014BigBlue2014 is online! [OP] » Jul 25 2020, 5:49pm

roorancher wrote:
BigBlue2014 wrote:[quote="roorancher"]Congrats Matt!
2014 or 2013???

Thanks Jeff. It's a 2014. The body style changed for the 1500 series trucks (like my blue one) and the this is the last year of that body style (2500/3500 series)


Oops!
Forgot about the "body style carryover" on 2500/3500 Models.
Truck sure is long! LOL!!![/quote]Ha ha... that’s what she said.. but yes, it’s very long.


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Re: BigBlue2014's 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Long Bed

Postby BigBlueLB756 » Jul 25 2020, 6:42pm

Tell her, "Just use what you need and leave the rest for others".

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Re: BigBlue2014's 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Long Bed

Postby BigBlue2014BigBlue2014 is online! [OP] » Jul 26 2020, 3:21am

Just placed the order with Amsoil for the fluids necessary to change the Front/Rear differentials and Transfer case fluid on the GMC. Since I had some left overs from the when I did the same job on the other truck, it helped with the cost of everything, but still a pretty penny. But if you want the best, you have to pay for it. Can't wait to get everything in the mail so I can tackle it!
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Re: BigBlue2014's 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Long Bed

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