I don't think your comparison between the 6.6 and 7.3 was quite what you meant it to be. A much larger displacement engine, with noticeably more power and a 10 speed, gets the same mileage as a smaller, less powerful engine using a 6 speed. Technically that would point out why the 10 speed is better.
As much as I'd love to see GM release a big block to compete with the 7.3 you have to remember it's also now been several years since there was even a RUMOR of that big block
For me to get keyless entry/push button start and LED I have to get the Lariat with the Lariat Ultimate package. Building a LT vs that Lariat with options as equal as I can makes the Ford MSRP (yeah I know no one pays MSRP but it's the only way I have to compare right now) $5,835 more expensive.
I kind of figured in my location it wouldn't really be a concern, but figured I'd ask. Last few years in South East indiana/south-west Ohio we've really only had 1 or 2 small snow storms with MAYBE a week of heavy snow. Now just have to figure out if my desire to own a Duramax is worth the potential headaches with the current emissions!
For me to get the same features on a Super Duty that I can on the Chevy I'd have to order a fully optioned out Lariat vs a nicely optioned LT. I won't be buying off the lot. They never have what I want, but have plenty I don't want, so I'm going to have to order.
So I've gone back and forth for a while now trying to decide what truck I want. I really would like the Super Duty because of the aluminum body but I'm not sure I can bring myself to have to possibly deal with death wobble or the fact they require more expensive trim levels for items that both GM and Ram offer on lower trim packages. Only real thing hanging me up on the GM trucks is the wax frame coating. I've always heard nothing but horror stories on how crappy it is and how quickly GM frames rust. This will be a daily driver in Indiana so depending on the winter weather it will see salt. Ford with comparable options will run me several thousand more. Am I over thinking this frame issue? ETA: Is there any difference in how the rear vents work between the front bench or the front console seating? I see there are vents no matter what on the current design, but I wasn't sure if the rears on the bench only blew if it was set to floor or something like that.
nick112288 replied to H.B. Shannon's topic in 6.6L Duramax Diesel & Allison Powertrain (L5P/MGM)I know none of them are perfect, but good lord does it seem like GM can't get their crap together with the emissions. Across forums for all 3 brands it seems I see more complaints about L5P emissions than the other 2, which sucks because I'd really love to trust a Duramax
Heated seats, center console, and keyless entry/start are all I want extra. I know for a price heated seats and the center console can be added, but push button start can not. I honestly didn't think I would care too much for the keyless stuff, but my wife's van has it and it just makes it so much more convenient and quick to not have to dig my keys out of my pockets.
Has anyone here that has purchased a WT become unhappy with it and wished they went with a higher trim? Obviously some things can be added after the fact using either factory or aftermarket parts, but some things you are just stuck without. It looks like to get the things I really want it would be about another $7k jump to the LT package, but that also includes several things I DON'T want.
So I know the actual towing numbers aren't much different, but what would be roughly the payload difference between a LT 2500 and 3500 gas? This would be a crew cab, not sure if the standard vs long bed really makes much of a difference. Yeah I know you can find exact numbers on the trucks themselves, problem is there are no trucks near me!
This thread is perfect timing. I'm getting down to the nitty gritty on choosing which truck to buy, and warm up is one of the things I'm looking in to. It's between a 21 Cummins and a L5P. I just can't bring myself to trust a Powerstroke as long as it has the CP4, no matter how much they claim it's not a wide spread issue or concern. From what I've read the Cummins block heater works whenever it is plugged in and goes to about 100 degrees. I know the Duramax block heater doesn't even come on until it's below 0, so warmup from cold is important.
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