Originally Posted by Ejs4029
Northstar1960....Sounds like your 6.0 had more zip then mine in the hills mine had a 4.10 rear but I was running larger tires 35's with a lift kit so I'm sure that didn't help. Honestly if the truck didn't get stolen I would be driving it today it's just that the opportunity with the settlement from the insurance company gave me a chance to step up to getting a diesel.
you lost a lot with those tires no wonder you had issues . i just came from western slope Colorado [cedaredge ] and am now in St.louis for a bit and off to Fl next week for the winter . If i add all the times spent pulling up passes and only being able to go 45 mph compared to all the time spent going 65 to 75 . the pass pulling would equal about 1% of my travels. even going from Co to Montana the amount of time spent pulling passes is minor compared to the normal travel and normal speeds of 60 65 in the mountains
I would love a diesel but it is very cost prohibitive . while the gasser does more then fine, I also have the 410 gears and also the hd tow package with stock 3" exhaust . I was running taller tires but went back to stock size of 75/245/16 once i new i would be pulling the 29xlr.
diesels do not fit every budget ,maybe some day