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Old 03-19-2014, 08:22 PM   #51
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I have 4 friends with the newer duramax's and they are real quiet. I have to say the cummins motor is probably one of the most efficient inline 6 diesels out there it's just the rest of the truck or everything that surrounds the engine I don't like. lol
I love my new Duramax. I have nothing against Cummins, but unfortunately it's a 300,000 mile engine in a 100,000 mile truck.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:37 PM   #52
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Not sure how you'd know on an 06 unless it was still chipped. And, though true that a chip can improve the longevity, the vast majority of chipped diesels (in my area, at least) are driven by young guys and they are DOGGED on ALL the time. No way I'd buy a chipped diesel unless buying from an individual and I knew them well. I'd also steer clear if any intake or exhaust mods had been done. Typically that means it's been chipped, and, once again, driven like it's a race car.
True dat!
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:56 PM   #53
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If you get the truck, replace the ball joints! Dodge trucks have terrible ball joint. Knowing a vehicle accident reconstruction specialist, 50% of the vehicles they deal with are Chrysler, and of that 1/2 are Dodge Truck ball joint failures. Now, not all the of failures are really due to the ball joints being bad, just the weak link.

I've worked on several and I swear they are still dana 30 mentality lol it a very good diesel engine none the less.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:57 PM   #54
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I love my new Duramax. I have nothing against Cummins, but unfortunately it's a 300,000 mile engine in a 100,000 mile truck.
now that is something I have never heard before but I like it lol
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:26 PM   #55
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My neighbor has a 2005 2500 with the Cummins and has over 180,000 miles on it. The engine he has had no problems with, he has already replaced the transmission at 100,000 and various other parts even before that such as ball joints, pinion gears and u-joints. He is very meticulous when it comes to maintenance.

He has a KZ 5th wheel and it has tons of power, as others have mentioned it's the other things that go around the motor. But, in some cases, it is expected as mileage gets up there too.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:29 PM   #56
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Diesel or gas, like others have said, depends what your towing. I'm a ford man, but I will say that the big 3 all make great trucks. That said, they all have their problems. My opinion on this post is, if you tow alot and heavy, go with the dodge. If using mostly as daily commuter and tow occasionally, the ford. Way better ride and better creature comforts. The dodge engine will last longer if planning to keep it awhile, with regular maintenance. But you will have to deal with rust a lot more down the road with the dodge. I drive an 05 f150 4x4 5.4 3v with 215,000 miles and no issues. I tow a coachman 292bhds, 7100 loaded with no problem. Like I said, regular maintenance, all trucks today are very good.
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to the op if it's between the dodge diesel and the f150 the f150 loses. you will pre the dodge diesel over the f150 but like said earlier the diesel is more expensive to maintain vs the 1/2 ton gasser but pulling power no contest.
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lots of people want to point out that diesels cost more to buy and maintain, and it's true, but I think the saying "you get what you pay for" comes into play here.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:14 AM   #59
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Go to other forums and see what most hot shot drivers use. Ask the people on this forum who had to return their camper to the factory what the guys who pick up their units were driving. Just saying!!!
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:40 AM   #60
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I love my new Duramax. I have nothing against Cummins, but unfortunately it's a 300,000 mile engine in a 100,000 mile truck.
I get really tired of the comments of its a great engine in a bad truck. I don't understand where you people get your info. I have 125000 on my truck and the only thing that i had to replace because it was bad where my front axle joints but I also put a lot of strain on them left done at 70 k right at 120k. I did replace the ball joints while doing each side but not due to them being bad. Just because i had everything torn apart and the ball joints didn't cost much. My dad has a 06 and 1997 and has only done his once in 200k miles. I do safety inspections in the state of VA and have seen just as many bad ball joints on fords if not more and older chevys have had many a bad ball joint and now that they have that problem fixed they constantly fail for front wheel bearings. The transmission in the truck is fine as well as long as you don't add extra horsepower, Never had a problem with mine. Check out the million mile club these people don't take their motor out and put it in another truck they are the original trucks as well as engines. All 3 trucks can be good trucks if properly maintained and bad trucks if not. As long as the 05 has been maintained and not chipped it will be a very good truck for you.
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