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Old 10-17-2012, 10:25 PM   #11
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Yes I know the diesel is the right choice ........
oh bother .........

And to think I thought the dw was going to be the hard part !
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:29 PM   #12
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heres the one I found tonight ....
albeit a 2011 its only got 7000 miles .
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:59 PM   #13
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Turbs, I work at a gm dealer and I'm pretty sure the '13s are the same as the '11s on up w/ new frame, def, axles and drive train. I don't think there is a new generation on the 6.6 yet, but I will check. There will be a new body for '14 but I don't know if it will be a little longer on the hds like there usually is or not.

The diesels are pretty sweet though and they hold their value pretty well as I'm sure you know.

The 6 speed seems a little more slugish taking off than the 5 speeds but I believe that is because of the ratio difference, and the more gears the better for staying in the power band when pulling. You will love it and better mpg's that pre-def, dpf duramaxs.

---rumor has it gm is coming out w/ medium duties (4500, 5500) soon, but I can't confirm it yet.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:19 PM   #14
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Wish I had a diesel in my avalanche, I had a 6.6 for a while but I hate the ride the pick-up gives when not towing.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:03 AM   #15
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Turbs, I work at a gm dealer and I'm pretty sure the '13s are the same as the '11s on up w/ new frame, def, axles and drive train. I don't think there is a new generation on the 6.6 yet, but I will check. There will be a new body for '14 but I don't know if it will be a little longer on the hds like there usually is or not.

The diesels are pretty sweet though and they hold their value pretty well as I'm sure you know.

The 6 speed seems a little more slugish taking off than the 5 speeds but I believe that is because of the ratio difference, and the more gears the better for staying in the power band when pulling. You will love it and better mpg's that pre-def, dpf duramaxs.

---rumor has it gm is coming out w/ medium duties (4500, 5500) soon, but I can't confirm it yet.
Good info thanks!
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If you like bling, Chevy has a version claiming out in 2014 called the "High Country". My dealer says he already has me pegged for one. But I don't know if it will be available on the 2500. I'm guessing yes since he knows he sold me the 2011 2500...
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Had an 06 6.0l 2500 CC 4x4, was a good truck, but hated the lack of power while pulling. Traded for the '11 Duramax, and very pleased with it. Get the longbed.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:08 AM   #18
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If you like bling, Chevy has a version claiming out in 2014 called the "High Country". My dealer says he already has me pegged for one. But I don't know if it will be available on the 2500. I'm guessing yes since he knows he sold me the 2011 2500...
Would like to see options and features on that!
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I love mine. I think the '11s are under-rated and will carry and tow much higher than advertised. The rear end on the 4x4 is pretty stiff because of the heavy springs. The LTZ package is quite nice, but lesser equip than in suburban & Tahoe. The Nav definitely could use an update. I would expect the '14s to be an upgrade of body panels and trim work only. The frame and drivetrain in these is very strong an still competitive with dodge and ford.
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Would like to see options and features on that!
This article talks about the 1500. But time will tell...

Chevy planning luxury 'High Country' Silverado trim to take on King Ranch, Longhorn rivals
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