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Old 10-17-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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does anybody have........

A 2013 6.6L duramax 2500HD CC OR EC?

If so what's your thoughts?
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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I don't have one but my neighbor does and he seems to really like it. He doesn't pull anything heavy yet just a small enclosed trailer.

I know why your asking. Just buy one.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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i've been looking for a few mo. now and I really cant decide between a 6.0 gasser and the 6.6 diesel being a $9,000.00 option !
I have been beating my head deciding options !!!

The single most hardest part IS already taken care of !



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Old 10-17-2012, 09:50 PM   #4
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Well I am sure you know what engine will pull better guess its all just if you can justify that price difference and owning a diesel. For my personal I couldn't justify a diesel for only camping 4-5 months out of the year and I am a weekend warrior. I currently have a Nissan Titan that I really like but will be getting a beefier Toyota tundra. I don't ever pull anything else through of the year and use my truck all winter to go ice fishing. If you don't need a diesel for the rest of the year and you know the 6.0 will do what you need then get that. And who knows what these fuel prices are gonna do after the presidential election.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #5
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I know the 6.0 will get the job done as thats what I have now (05) (20000 miles) uses no oil in 7000 miles but if I am going to haul this sabre longer distances in the next few years I want to consider the diesel .
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Everybody says once you get a diesel you will not be disappointed. I am just not ready for one yet. And if you will be going the long distances a diesel sure would be nice makes things easier. Doesn't your 05 have a 4 speed tranny. And the new 6.0 come with a 6 speed I am sure that would also make things easier on long distance trips. My Titan has a 5 speed but I know the six speed in a tundra will be much better. You do have a tough decision.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:03 PM   #7
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yes the 05 has a 4 speed and the new one is 6 speed with manual selection if desired.

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Ya my work truck is an 08 2500hd with the same setup. Haven't towed anything to heavy but it does well.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:21 PM   #9
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Biggest mistake I made was not getting the diesel in my previous 2009 GMC 6.0 2500HD...besides the MPG's sucking wind, the first time I hit a short stretch of 6% grade towing 9500lbs, I was sick on how bad the truck was handling. I "hated" giving up the GMC, it had all the extras...just missing the diesel!

I owned it outright, sold it, bought a great conditioned 2005 Chevy (didn't go to 2007 or better as I didn't want all the emission junk and so forth) tow just under 12K loaded, awesome power, great MPG's and tranny barely shifts out of gear climbing hills. With a few simple mods, truck at 700 ft/lb torque (605 stock), can't tell much of a difference driving friends newer diesels except they do have better technology and bling!

Made no sense in planning our " weekend warrior" trips solely on flat land...6.0 gasser generates all the spec torque at 4500rpm, truck sounds like a blender, just not right!

In short, get the diesel...you won't second guess yourself on he purchase after the first long trip
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I can't comment on a 2013, as I have a 2008 Duramax but I really like it for pulling. Mine is a Crew Cab LTZ. I know the $9k difference is hard on the pocket. I bought a used one instead of new mainly for that reason. I added a Hellwig sway bar onthe rear, pretty much eliminated body roll. I also added a FASS fuel sytem, I plan on keeping this truck a long time and that was the first thing I put on it. The dealer wants $130 to change the fuel filter and it is a real pain to get to. 2 more fuel filter changes and it will have paid for itself. I use Fleetgard filters at $9 ea and can change the filter is about 10 minutes. The only real downside I have is the diesel noise when ordering at the drive thru.
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