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Old 01-24-2011, 08:56 PM   #11
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The Ford max tow PLUS max payload would be considered a F150HD, but not without the max payload package. Personally I would just buy the F250, which I did about a year ago and don't regret it for second.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:00 PM   #12
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I worked with a guy one time that had the 9' foot bed but on the side it said camper special. That was the first and only time I ever even heard or seen one. If you looked at the underside of the bed you could see where they cut the front off and added the extra foot.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:43 AM   #13
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I have a 2009 1/2 HD and it hauls very well. It has the Max Package and it is a 3/4t truck in a 1/2 t body. 6 speed auto transmission, 6.0 l engine. Tows 11500 pounds and does well over the mountains.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:15 AM   #14
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Chevy discontinued the 1500HD in 06/7, BTW it never was the same as a 2500hd it did not have the same breaks, tranny, or cooling systems, it only had a stiffer frame so the gross load was higher than a std 1/2 ton, at one time there was a larger engine option but that went away even earlier then 06/7.
Actually on my 2008 with the truck equip with the heavy duty tow package it has four wheel disc brakes and they are the same brakes that are on the 2500HD. The engine in my truck was up graded to the newer 6.0, the older 6.0 was rated at 300 hp the newer one which is in my truck is rated at 367 hp, as far as the cooling system if the 6.0 is in a 1/2 ton or a 3/4 ton is the capacity the same?
The transmission in the standard 1/2 ton is a 4-speed automatic in the heavy duty 1/2ton with heavy duty tow package it comes with the heavy duty 4-speed automatic transmission.

With this change GM is using the 6.2 gas engine with a 6-speed transmission and using a 3:73 rear......I have the 6.0 engine with the heavy duty 4-speed transmission and a 4:10 rear, it looks like they are doing away with the 4:10 rear in 1/2tons of any kind.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:20 AM   #15
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I worked with a guy one time that had the 9' foot bed but on the side it said camper special. That was the first and only time I ever even heard or seen one. If you looked at the underside of the bed you could see where they cut the front off and added the extra foot.
thanks for the reply this confirms that i am not crazy and i still remember what i was told when i was 19...
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:35 AM   #16
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I have a 2009 1/2 HD and it hauls very well. It has the Max Package and it is a 3/4t truck in a 1/2 t body. 6 speed auto transmission, 6.0 l engine. Tows 11500 pounds and does well over the mountains.
KAC, to the forum. I will pass this on to my co-worker he is looking into a 2009. He was have trouble with the saleman on getting info on the truck and since the truck was on the dealers web site i pulled the V.I.N. number and call the parts department and a had the info before the saleman got back to my co-worker. The truck is loaded the only thing it doesn't have is the sun/moon roof and the factory installed brake controller, the truck is an LTZ.
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:21 AM   #17
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The discontinuance of the HD designation has to do with the exemption of those units from the C.A.F.E. Trucks designated as HD were exempt so that's why they made them. They are now not exempt, and they don't sell enough of them to continue making them so they stopped production.
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I would also look for any GMC Sierra Denali after 2007. The Denali package included the 6.0 engine. I may be doing this also if diesel remains so high. Once CNG is more available to the public, the GMC 6.x can be converted with a kit.

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It has been a long time since I heard that term. I wonder how many younger members even know what that means.

A friend had a mid 60s Peugeot that 4 on the tree......I never could get the hang of shifting that puppy.
And who can forget the old 4 on the floor and a 5th under the seat!
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I would also look for any GMC Sierra Denali after 2007. The Denali package included the 6.0 engine. I may be doing this also if diesel remains so high. Once CNG is more available to the public, the GMC 6.x can be converted with a kit.

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David, i have been watching the price of diesel for some time now and i don't see it dropping below the price of regular gas as it was. When the price of gas go's up diesel will do the same.
My co-worker is still talking about the LTZ that i had mention earlier and he plans on taking a trip to look at it. I just learn to day that GM 6.2 requires high test gas and it is rated at 18 mpg on the highway and it is rated at 400 HP but the price of high test is close to the diesel price.

From what i understand with my truck 2008 it was in the middle of a model change, and mine is the new model or body style the one before the change is called the "Classic" the frame and the engine was changed as well.

The 2007 model year had a 6.0 but i believe it was rated at 300 HP, in the middle of 2008 when the changes were made the 6.0 was increased to 367 HP......Check the HP rating on the 2007 Denali.
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