Awesome! I'm glad this is going to work out for you. I haven't had enough dead starts yet, but with all the roundabout mad dashes in my usual commute I'll definitely get many.
Thanks Ekko, I took it to an empty parking lot, and did start stops and turning maneuvers for about 10 min, testing out that delay I have been so concerned about. I never noticed it at all on the drive to the parking lot I was testing it at. I don't think its really going to be any problem for me at all. feeling very relieved.
Started ordering the rest of the accessories for mine today.
My TPW is a little over a week away.
I order the custom made head ache rack last week, got the toolbox and husky liner floor mats ordered today. I am pretty confident now, that this truck will work out fine for me. Also picked up an extra set of OEM silver blade wheels off Ebay today, plan to get them either painted or powder coated black and put some Duratracs on them just like the trail boss setup.
Only negative things I noticed on the one I drove last night was the tires seemed a little out of balance, the ride seemed a little stiff, but that really wasn't a big shocker. Empty truck bed, cheap oem tires. The truck I drove was a regular Z71. The trail boss is about the only version I have seen that comes with a premium tire. My truck is an LT 4x4 , so I imagine it might ride a little smoother then Z71, not sure really, I think only difference is the shocks and stickers.
None of it is a problem mine will be loaded down some as soon as I get it upfited with the rack and toolbox likely weighs a good 300lbs combined once the tool box is loaded , and I am changing out the tires as soon as I get it home. That alone should take care of the only negatives I ran across in my test drive.