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Sounds like you need to read over some posts. I did not call anyone a lier. I do appreciate your post on the changes to the 11 Duramax as I did not know all that had changed. I do not have money to piss away, the whole reason I started this thread was because a used Duramax NBS and used 6.2 are similar prices and I wanted opinions on each. I do not appreciate your previous post and turning it personal.
Ok, the more i read this, the more I want a 2011. 50% quieter? wow. Damn, need more money or wait another year... http://www.popularme...kups-test-drive "GM says its revamped Duramax is not only more powerful than last year's 365-hp model and cleaner-burning (with DEF injection), but 11 percent more fuel efficient and up to 50 percent quieter at the most common operating speed of 1500 to 1600 rpm." Then again, I bet the 2014 will have an 8 speed transmission, and get even better fuel economy and more power / torque of course. It never ends!
Wow, I didnt realize all that changed? Is it really that much better of a truck for 2011? I thought with the incresased HP / Torque, they just did a tune since you can tune the 07-10 and get 130hp & 260 Torque. I thought about saving more and waiting for the 2014 truck release but am not sure if I want a first year and will like the aggressive styling everyone is going to. I thought I was sold on a 6.2 half ton but after reading duramax's getting 19 - 22 highway mpg and the used prices of the trucks about the same, i thought why not go big? Trucks I have driven and are in family - 2008 Powerstroke with tune, 2005 Dodge 5.9 Cummings 3500 with tune, 97 chevy 5.7 Gas. I am aware of the ride differences between diesel and gas. The turbo will definately put a smile on your face! I am a Chevy / GMC guy so that narrowed my choice to these two trucks. Truck would mostly be a weekly driver and family trips. Rarely towing. I've always wanted a nice new truck. I keep vehicles forever! I am used to seeing 1500 crew cabs and I saw a 2500HD crew cab standard bed today. I thought, Holy $hit that thing is a big bastard! But when you look at the dimensions there is only a 10in difference. Why the hell do the specs list "Length Overall w/o rear bumper? what does the rear bumper add 2 - 3 inches? I doubt either will fit in my garage. Are they selling trucks without rear bumpers? ;-) LENGTH 1500 Crew Cab short box 230.2in or 19.19FT 2500 Crew Cab std box 240.2in or 20.01FT CURB WEIGHT 1500 Crew Cab short box 5377 lbs payload 1623 2500 Crew Cab std box 7294 lbs payload 2706
Thanks for all the replies and keep them coming! Not sure If I like the plastic insert in new hood. Anyone know what was changed engine wise for the increased HP and torque in 11 and 12 models?
Frogfish and SouthCo, are you unhappy with your gassers? Just want to try something different? I was sold on a 6.2 for the past few years but then started looking at prices for 2007 - 2009 Duramax and they were damn close or cheaper than a 6.2. So what the hell! Plus adding an extra 100hp and 240 ft lbs torque with a tune is awesome! I wish the gassers had that much hp hidden away. Must be because of the turbo... Downsides for me on a Diesel is maint costs, stiff ass ride, increased tire wear, and F'N big ass truck! I know the 1500's have a rep for driving like cars. I do wish GM would offer a standard bed on crew cab 1500's. If Ford can do it then why the hell is GM not? I just can't get used to the ultra short 1500 beds on crew's.
So was the engine completely reworked or just tuned differnet to get more power in 2011? I know Banks makes a tune for 2007 - 2010 that unlocks 100 - 130hp and 240lb torque but nothing yet for 2011 - 2012 engines.
Why did they change frame? Problems or just something new to promote? My 32k range would prob be a 2007 or 2008 maybe 2009. If there is a big difference in later years then I will have to save. My brother has a 2008 Powerstroke and he recently did a exhaust and chip. Holy $hit that truck is a whole different animal! Burnouts are no problem and a large increase in HP, torque, and even better mpg! If anyone has recommended engine upgrades for Duramax that improve HP, torque, and mpg please post!
Hi, I am looking to buy a used 2007 or newer GMC 1500 with 6.2 or 2500 Duramax 6.6. My budget is 32K or below. I rarely tow but will have this truck for a very long time. I believe the 6.2 gets 18 MPG highway so i would think the Duramax gets the same unloaded? I would appreciate your insight on what problems or improvements any years have and what you all recommend. I live at 7,000 feet and drive a lot of mountain highways. Truck will mostly be driven unloaded and for trips, errands. My thinking is if the Duramax gets similar mpg as 6.2 then why not buy an HD with a turbo? I wish they made a 1/2 ton diesel! My dad owned a Powerstroke 6.0 ford that had all sorts for engine problems, so i definitely want to stay away from any years with problems. What years do you recommend? Is there any large difference between 2007 - 2012? MPG for 6.2 AWD or 4x4 stock and tuned? MPG for Duramax 4x4 stock and tuned? What to look for on a used truck? Maintenance costs on Diesel? Can you get a power bench seat or do you have to go captain chairs? Which years had the cloth seat lint problems?
GREAT info in this topic. I remember back in high school, my auto shop teacher preaching about coming to a COMPLETE stop before shifting gears. Most of us thought it wouldnt do much (if any) damage. Sounds like he was right! Have you had any 6 speed GM trannys (6LE 70/80) or something like that in for repair? I'm sure there aren't as many out there as the 4 speeds since the 6 was only in Denalis and SUV's. 2009 year available in the 1500's. I could have sworn I remeber someone saying the 6 speeds were mostly selnoids. What do you think about their build quality comared to the 4 speeds? Thanks!
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