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Old 04-26-2014, 07:55 PM   #11
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I went from a shortbed quadcab Ram 2500 with a Hemi to my current crewcab longbed Silverado Duramax. Back seat has more legroom the longbed is a jpy to tow with the IFS is a dream. Power is smooth and basically effortless the gasser needed to be fed rpms not the case with a diesel. Towing milage is better as well. Good luck with the truck it sure is a nice one.

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Old 04-26-2014, 08:07 PM   #12
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:30 PM   #13
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:48 PM   #14
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I have that same F350, same color and all, you will love it.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:04 PM   #15
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I have that same F350, same color and all, you will love it.
What base rail kit did you use, I have a Reese 16k slider with the universal kit now. They wanted me to take it off my trade and was wondering if it will work or have to get the custom unit. Also have air bags on 2011 I will be taking off, will I need them on the F350, we have a CC 36RE with about 2500 pounds pin weight
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:11 PM   #16
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Welcome to the dark side. Nice truck.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:14 PM   #17
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I just switched from 2011 6.2 to the same truck you got in gray! Love the power! Only averaging 3 mpg better in diesel! Awesome truck you'll love it

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Old 04-26-2014, 09:50 PM   #18
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go with the custom brackets. Lots sturdier than the universal kits since you have 1 solid bracket per side. Doubt you will need the air bags since you have a 1 ton now.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:56 PM   #19
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I have same truck and used the universal rail kit. However I did spend the extra money to put the heavier mounting brackets underneath the bed. I really enjoy the truck but there is one downfall - I have a 26 gallon fuel tank so every couple of hundred miles i am searching for fuel. I like the blue.
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:24 PM   #20
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Playing devil's advocate here. If you have a heavy rig, you need diesel pulling power. If gas engine does the job efficiently and safely, then consider this. Do the math on a fictitious trip. Figure something like a 1000 mile trip at 8mpg at your local gas price/gal. Then maybe 14 mpg with diesel at your local diesel prices. See what each trip will cost. Then you'll see if the improved mpg is worth the additional cost of buying a diesel.
Just a thought.

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