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Old 12-10-2010, 10:36 PM   #21
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Im a GMC fan. but GMC in my opionion adds on another 5000 for the name
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:44 PM   #22
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There All good truck until there broken, then there junk. Or so it goes. I have a GM HD 2500 for a services truck. Been one of my better truck. Had a dodge frame broke in the hump between the springs ( junk )
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:53 PM   #23
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We have a 2008 F350 SD, it pulls our 8280WS without any trouble. I have not chipped it and it has all the power I need, fuel is around 11 to 13 mpg at 60 and 65. I have not had any problems with the diesel or finding fuel on our trips. Good luck with you choice.
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:36 AM   #24
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If ya go with the 6.4, prepare yourself for the shock at the pump. Only getting 10 mpgs with mine around home. The only upside is I still get 8.5-9 while towing a 15,000 pound fiver. Had a 7.3 before, and could get 11 out of that pulling a lighter (13,000 lb.) fiver. Now, they are different trucks-single to a dually, both short beds, S cab to a crew cab, same rear-3:73 and 2wd to 4x4. Overall I love the new one, just think folks should be forwarned about the crappy mileage. And anybody with a 6.4 claims they get more than 14 is full of it as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:48 AM   #25
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The new motors have to be chipped. My friend, with his new Ford, and us went on a trip to the Black Hills. My old 7.3 was beating him badly on mileage. He was so mad that when we got back, he went straight to the dealer and got it chipped. HUGE difference. He's happy now!
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:57 AM   #26
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Im a GMC fan. but GMC in my opionion adds on another 5000 for the name
I have found that the MSRP and Invoice prices of both the Silverado and Sierra are identical. When I bought my truck I got the best deal by competing a Chevy Dealer's best quote against a GMC Dealer's best quote.

The GMC dealer went the extra mile by selling to me AT the dealer invoice price less incentives. So the final sale was actually 2500 bucks (the incentive in effect at that time) UNDER dealer invoice.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:09 AM   #27
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The new motors have to be chipped. My friend, with his new Ford, and us went on a trip to the Black Hills. My old 7.3 was beating him badly on mileage. He was so mad that when we got back, he went straight to the dealer and got it chipped. HUGE difference. He's happy now!
Your Right again. I when with the Edge Evolution. It help a lot with the open road pulling. You can keep your speed up with out down shifting for every hump in the road. It's

monitoring is a big + too. Help keep a eye on the EGT & other thing's to. I only use the tow or lower setting. Don't use the higher setting just to must for the 6L.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:15 AM   #28
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Just to open another can of worms consider the new 2011 Ford F250 V8 gas. Specs show lots of tow capacity and mileage is hopefully better than my V10

All depends how much towing you will really do, plans on upgrading in the future, distance of commute when not towing.
If you are using the 3/4 ton as a daily driver and for short drives I would seriously consider the gas powered version.
Love my V10 which is now extinct. From what I have been reading the GM 6 litre is no better on fuel mileage

If I were retired and on the road full time a deisel would make more sense but not now.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:33 AM   #29
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And I'll throw in my .02. Since you mentioned the possibility of towing in the Rockies, the diesel is the right answer for you. And to defend the 6.0L (just a little anyway), they had their share of problems, but if you have a good one, it will last forever. Most of the major problems with them came from people chipping them and making the drivetrain do more than it was supposed to do.

The early 6.4L had its issues also, but I have one, and after replacing my radiator and thermostat, it has run great since. Those early issues have been fixed and the 6.4L is a fine motor with lots of power (and very little diesel "smell"). I get between 16 - 17 mpg empty, but only around 9mpg towing. The mpg numbers are all over the board for this engine.

The AllyMax is a great combo, but if you are looking for used, along with the Dodge Cummins, seem to be way higher priced than the Fords. They must be really proud of their names.

Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
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The new motors have to be chipped. My friend, with his new Ford, and us went on a trip to the Black Hills. My old 7.3 was beating him badly on mileage. He was so mad that when we got back, he went straight to the dealer and got it chipped. HUGE difference. He's happy now!
by chipped I assume an aftermarket tuner? They all can void any warranty, so good luck there. Fords are notorious for poor fuel economy and bad diesels since the old 7.3 went away. Get what you like the best. It is your money afterall.
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