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  1. Yeah I’m just torn between 5.13 and 4.88. I’ve been leaning toward 4.88 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 6.0 or diesel? I have a 6.0 and I’ve been debating 5.13 and 4.88. Mine has the 6L90 6 speed with 3.73, 7.5 rough country with 37x12.50 on 20x14. I’m going to be going to 38x13.50 ridge grapplers when I change tires. When I tow my 34ft camper (10-11k lbs) at highway speeds about 70mph, it loves to live in 4th gear. I hate driving with it long distance at higher rpm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Yeah. Mine is a little older, 2011. It’s an extended cab 2500hd. It has the z85 suspension package as well as the snow plow prep package with the higher amp alternator and over head light switch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Start the truck and have someone stand behind it while you press the brakes. See if the tail lights are working. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Cummins 6.7 to GM 6.0

    Ahh yeah understandable. No matter what year of Chevy, there all good trucks. The newer ones have a 6 speed trans and the boxed frame. They also have a better looking front clip in my opinion. It comes down to personal preference and what you need it for if it makes sense for you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Cummins 6.7 to GM 6.0

    It would tow it fine. But at about 7-8 maybe 10mpg. Also you’ll know it’s back there. Maintenance is cheaper. But if it’s only a savings of $100 a month. I would stick with the diesel. I have a 2011 with 6.0 and it tows my 34ft camper fine. About 10k lbs. my parents have a 2015 ram long horn 3500 with Cummins. That doesn’t it know it’s back there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I’m jealous over all these blue trucks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 6.0 vs 8.1

    As for the winch, I don’t know my plan is full bumper with winch. Without the camper top. I would say 11-12 city maybe 14 highway. Actually probably a little higher. That’s about what I see with mine and it’s lifted with 37s and 3.73 gears. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 6.0 vs 8.1

    It is not a 5.7 350. It’s a 6.0 vortec motor. The trans I am not sure on, I know my 2011 has a 6L90 6 speed. The axle ratios, you will have to check the glove box there’s a sticker inside of it with all the codes for the options for your truck. Google codes for axle and trans and such and you’ll find what code goes to what and what it means. The axle ratio is most likely 3.73 or 4.10. I don’t think they came with any other option for axle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Those side steps are sweet and really dig that bumper. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Not me. I’m down in Florida. Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 6.0 vs 8.1

    There good motors. Plenty of power too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 6.0 vs 8.1

    Mine is at 102k. I got it with 82k. I barely drive it anymore, just on trips basically. With maintenance and taking care of it, there’s plenty over 200k closer to 300k. I personally had a 2005 1500 with 5.3 that had 280k on it before getting rid of it. And didn’t get rid of it because of mechanical issues. Truck was great, ran awesome. It leaked oil, but it was old and high miles, it’s expected. I could jump in that truck and drive it anywhere no issue. The 5.3 and 6.0 are basically same motor in nature. Both LS based. The 6.0 replaced the 8.1 if that tells you anything from Chevy end. There’s a lot of commercial companies that used the 2500 Chevy with 6.0 that tow heavy loads basically to stay away from diesel prices. I have never had a mechanical issue with my truck. I have an exhaust leak that’s starting at the manifold. But that’s it. Gas mileage isn’t great, no gas truck pulling a load is. But it will work and keep taking it no issues. Plus I believe parts may be a little easier to get for 6.0 vs a 8.1 being that they are a little more common. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 6.0 vs 8.1

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