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Old 03-11-2016, 05:58 PM   #1
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Jump in or wait? 2016 or 2017 3500 duramax srw

The f150 is going to get rotated out of the car ban for a new 3500 srw 4dr 4x4 duramax. Would you take the tried and true 16 even with the pita def fillup under the hood, or wait for the bigger engined 17?

Seems chevy has a tight lip about the 17..
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:21 PM   #2
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jump or wait

Talking DEF it"s got be diesel.I wasn't aware that a new GM/Duramax was coming.I guess if it's a proven design ,say from Europe or Asia then go for it. but if it's a new design I would give them a couple years. Don't want to revisit the 2001-2005 new design problems.
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:41 PM   #3
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Bigger Engine ? About time they stepped up with Ford and Dodge. I was shocked that chevy has the lowest tow ratings according to trailer life magazine.
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I would take all the rebates that you can now and give them two years to work out the pita gremlins that pop up on a redesign powerplant


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They are only going from 6.6 to 6.7. Take the rabates and jump on it. You won't be disappointed. The Duramax is a hard worker.
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If I was looking to trade my Silverado 3500SRW I would go with a Dodge. I really want to be at a point in life with no truck payments.


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Old 03-12-2016, 07:53 PM   #8
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I never get a brand new motor type!

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The f150 is going to get rotated out of the car ban for a new 3500 srw 4dr 4x4 duramax. Would you take the tried and true 16 even with the pita def fillup under the hood, or wait for the bigger engined 17?

Seems chevy has a tight lip about the 17..
If you need the truck now get it now if you can get the deal you want on it, and again i never would get a new motor type from any brand with all the complexity of these newer diesels today
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:02 PM   #9
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I'd wait.....but only long enough to drive to a ram dealer and buy a cummins. Straight 6 design is the way to go but I suppose you weren't looking for that debate. I would however do as other say, stay with the existing model/designs and don't be the first to buy the newest package. They will take 2 years to get it right.

As for the def comments about being under the hood. Who cares, you only need to fill that every 3-5K (at least my Ram does). I wouldn't care where the filler was located, not an issue. Way too much hoopla about DEF. No bigger deal than adding blinker fluid....Good luck with whatever your choice, I hope you enjoy it!
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Too much emphasis is placed on ever increasing diesel engine power. The diesels offered by Dodge, GM, and Ford offer more torque than we know what to do with. I wouldn't wait for a more powerful engine that doesn't have a proven track record.
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