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Old 10-23-2018, 09:42 AM   #1
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New Silverado Dually

I sure wish I could talk DW into buying a new truck. A dually would be nice. Does a dually ride good when not towing?
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:33 PM   #2
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My 2011 Silverado DRW ride is comparable to the 2008 2500 I had previously. No complaints!
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:44 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure you complained lots about your emissions, deleted your current truck, and now you're looking at getting a new truck with emissions again?

I could be wrong, but I believe I read that the new Duramax is considered uncrackable, and can't be tuned if you have problems again. Obviously that changes with time, but a lot of tuners weren't going to bother attempting right away.
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My 2010 was great and ride was good. Mine was not a diesel and still did good towing my 5er and then a tt. Later RJD
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:47 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure you complained lots about your emissions, deleted your current truck, and now you're looking at getting a new truck with emissions again?

I could be wrong, but I believe I read that the new Duramax is considered uncrackable, and can't be tuned if you have problems again. Obviously that changes with time, but a lot of tuners weren't going to bother attempting right away.


I think a diesel shop can strip off the emissions and should I buy a new dually or a new SRW the emissions will be the first thing I get rid of
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:13 PM   #6
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Does a dually ride good when not towing?
My 2012 Ram dually rode decent unloaded. My 2018 Ram dually's unloaded ride SUCKS.

In case anyone is interested, here's a more complete comparison.
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I think a diesel shop can strip off the emissions and should I buy a new dually or a new SRW the emissions will be the first thing I get rid of
Unfortunately this will not be the case. The emissions you want to strip off are all integrated into the system controlling the engine and transmission. If someone starts pulling emission devices off of the truck, the engine, at a minimum, will start throwing CEL's or possibly go into limp mode or worse not even start.

Read one of the Duramax websites (dieselplace.com or duramaxforum.com) about the new LP5 engines. They have not been able to crack the ECU, only mods are to add a plug in tuner with the emission devices still intact.

With that said, I'm eyeing the new MY '20 HD Silverado's. I am contemplating a dually but the wife isn't too crazy about the idea. Time will tell....

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I had seen some youtube videos from Ray Love you RV. He got a new RAM (Blue 2) single rear wheel looks great and he said it'll tow 17000 lbs. Not sure what towing capacity you need. I have a duramax dually. If I ever need to buy a new truck I'm going to consider all makes. The price of a new dually is ridiculous
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Duramax L5P uncrackable? We have heard this before. I say give it a little time, and there will be a whole new delete kit and tuner for L5P. The sky is not falling

https://www.bankspower.com/magazine/...-un-crackable/

As far as ride comfort of DRW vs SRW 1 ton, not enough difference to affect a buying decision between the two, especially in the newer trucks.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:56 PM   #10
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Getting back to the question. Dually trucks ride rough compared to a 1/2 ton. Compared to a single wheel 3/4 ton it is a little rougher ride. I like my dually for several reasons, mainly the stability (32' TT) and zero stress when towing. Other reasons are: Other drivers don't usually pull out in front of you and want to get out of your way.
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