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Old 09-13-2018, 08:16 PM   #1
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Chevy and GMC guys I have a question.

I see lots of pay load Q and A. This is another one. So at some point I would like to move to a 3500. Right now I have a 08 GMC 2500 with a pay load of 3039. Now what I'm looking for is owner feed back. I would like to see th difference between the drw and the drw gas and diesel. I will new pay forward all thank you for replying. By the way I want the duramax drw. Wife thinks they are ugly but that doesn't matter.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:43 PM   #2
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2011 Silverado 3500HD DRW
6.6 Duramax
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Payload = 4848

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Old 09-13-2018, 08:48 PM   #3
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2011 Silverado 3500HD DRW
6.6 Duramax
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Payload = 4848

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Thanks and that's exactly the year range that would be in my budget. So my guess is that the gas drw should be around 5500. I'd still opt for the duramax.
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I have a 2012 Silverado 3500 SRW diesel but if I was going to buy a new truck it would be a dually gasser. I have had to much trouble with emissions besides the diesel is ten thousand bucks extra
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That's why I have a 2500 with a 6.0 now. It's an awesome truck. I just feel like I could use a little more truck sometimes. If I plan on going any bigger I would definitely need it.
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I see lots of pay load Q and A. This is another one. So at some point I would like to move to a 3500. Right now I have a 08 GMC 2500 with a pay load of 3039. Now what I'm looking for is owner feed back. I would like to see th difference between the drw and the drw gas and diesel. I will new pay forward all thank you for replying. By the way I want the duramax drw. Wife thinks they are ugly but that doesn't matter.
Go to youtube channel " Mr Truck " and they do all kind of testing trucks .
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Go to youtube channel " Mr Truck " and they do all kind of testing trucks .
Thanks. I have watched some of his stuff. I was looking for owners who use their truck.
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I guess it depends somewhat on what you're going to pull. I got a diesel single wheel to save some on the cost of replacing tires for one. This is the biggest 5er we have had and ever plan to have actually. I had a dully gasser 4x4 3500 (yep, mine thought the same thing) before with 8 mpg towing/ around 12 empty and I get 11-12 mpg towing and 17-21 empty. And if I'm not mistaken, the only difference between 2500 and 3500 is a couple of springs.
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I had a 2011 2500HD Chevy crew cab mid bed with a 6.0 gasser. Pulled the TT fine, was pretty stable, but I couldn't stand the howl coming from the intake.

Went to a 2013 Chevy 2500HD crew cab long bed with a Duramax. Big difference in pulling power, and the longer wheelbase helped make stability better.

Went to a 2014 3500 Denali crew cab dually with a Duramax. MUCH more stable when rolling down the highway. Same pulling power a previous truck.

Just bought a 2018 Silverado LTZ 3500 dually. The new Duramax is far quieter than the previous versions. Pulls like there is no tomorrow. Ride is improved. The cabin is way quieter that the Denali was. I REALLY like this truck.

I can make a good comparison on these trucks as I've been pulling the same TT with all of them.

I think I'm done upgrading trucks for a while.......
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way I want the duramax drw. Wife thinks they are uglybut that doesn't matter.

REALLY That's the funniest thing I've heard all week.
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