That's probably an accurate statement. Me, I have a 65 GTO, a 1972 Chevy truck, and 1949 Oliver tractor to keep running. Literally the *last* thing in the world I want is to have to fix something on my 2500HD. But for someone who isn't satisfied with the factory performance and doesn't prioritize reliability to the extreme, I can certainly see why they would tune their truck.
So let's say we take 2000 identical 2019 6.0 trucks. We tune 1000 of them and leave the other 1000 on a factory tune. We then add up any driveline expenses for those trucks over the course of the next 250,000 miles. Does anyone really believe that the expenses will be less for the tuned trucks? Or are you just saying that the stock trucks might save a few driveline repairs but the differences won't be great and that the juice is worth the squeeze?
I understand there are some guys with good reputations and they know what they are doing. If you want a truck that is a little snappier, by all means, get it tuned. But don't kid yourself, there's no free lunch. If you want your truck to last as long as possible, leave it the heck alone.
Mods bring very little resale. I see a vehicle with even aftermarket wheels and I just picture the owner doing burnouts and snorting lines of coke off of the back seat. I know it's not like that, but personally I have absolutely zero interest in buying a modified vehicle.
Well if the Ford manages not to use any oil with those low-friction rings, then good on them. But I wouldn't want to be the first guy to buy that engine!
I have a 6.slow. I love it, but I'm certain the 6.6 gasser would absolutely own it. I'm pretty confident mine will still be going slow and getting crappy fuel economy 20 years from now, I hope the new 6.6 is even better in every conceivable way!
All I can tell you is that I have owned five new vehicles: 1) 2003 Ford Ranger 2) 2007 Silverado 1500 Classic 3) 2012 Jeep Wrangler 4) 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 5) 2016 Silverado 2500HD I went to the dealer more times for (3) and (4) individually than I did for (1), (2), and (5) combined. My personal experience is that Ford and GM build higher quality vehicles than Chrysler. I might buy another Wrangler some day, since taking the top and doors off is something you can't do in anything else. But for my money, you can always buy a Ford or GM pickup that does everything a RAM can do and will probably be less trouble.
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and i have a 2016 2500HD with a 6.0! but i don't kid myself about the fuel economy or power. i just wanted something basic that would handle anything i could throw at it for as long as i wanted to throw it.
6.2 much better mpg, easily handles that weight, and is a rocket. 6.0 will last longer than you do and some poor bastard will be towing 10k getting crappy mpg with it in the year 2057. get the 2500 if you think you might want a bigger travel trailer one day or just want something that will last forever. get the 6.2 otherwise.
There is no real difference. They roll down the same assembly line and some guy slaps different emblems on them. I know this because I used to be that guy. In fact, I am personally responsive for at least six Chevy Astro vans that were sent out of the Broening Highway factory in Baltimore with GMC emblems. You're welcome
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