Ok, so finally back from the engine rebuild. Bullet proofing done (wont be typing out all the details but hit all the big and smalls of that job), in addition to an upgraded alternator, radiator, drilled and slotted rotors, new steering gear box, edge 3 FICM, insulated and soundproofed doghouse,as well as a few other things. Excited to have it back!.... and so far is a job well done by Devil Mountain Diesel. Took about an extra month but at this point i've come to expect that and certainly don't want to rush through the job. Runs excellent. I am looking for a decent tune and may reach out to a few folks individually that ive been in touch with..... but would appreciate any other tune advice that anyone else has to share.
AND....all-in weight....Took the rig to the scales (not certified) and after the interior build out im at 10,190#. That does include about 20 gallons diesel so a bit over 10k# when completely dry.
Our beloved Sierra is pretty well roached at the moment so i may try and take 8-9 days and head to southern colorado somewhere to get the rig out into the wild....finally. Two years in the making. Some blood, sweat, and tears (at the pricetags)....but more than anything, patience. Lots of intense patience.