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Old 06-01-2015, 01:02 AM   #61
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06 Duramax used here also.. Pull the rig listed in our sig. Been up some pretty steep passes and the truck handles the load with ease. Engine braking and the Allison trans are made for fifth Wheels. Eighth Vin digit is a D. Best Truck Chevy ever made.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:05 AM   #62
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Wrong.....52 Chev 1/2 ton 3window!
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Bub is motorvated by a 2001 Dodge Ram, 2500, HO Cummins loved on by Banks, brakes are also upgraded.

Pros. Paid for. It pulls like a modern truck, looks like she's going to pull down about 13MPG. Handles well, believe it or not I'm under my limits for a typical loadout with room to spare.

Cons. My dash fell in (In conversation with Ram about that.) and she is 14 years old. Typical squeaks and rattles expected with a truck of that vintage. I do feel the appeal of the newer trucks, built in electric brake controllers, exhaust brakes, etc. but I just can't swing the payments.

She's a good old girl, in great shape, and can accelerate uphill with the full load. She's about to get the spa treatment with syn fluid swaps for the trans and the diff, new belt, hoses, water pump and coolant swap. I love her, don't expect to see her go anytime soon.
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After being on Dodge diesel forum, I'm glad my old 99 rattler is mine also... there's nothing on them that couldn't be installed on this one that to benefit towing....and, it's mine. My truck pulls and stops just fine, only had 2 crank sensors go bad (carry a spare and a 10mm wrench) and if it breaks, it'll get fixed.
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:15 AM   #65
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Can't beat a Duramax! 06 pre-emission factory exhaust brake, I know we don't own a large fiver but we can't tell we are towing anything.
The Duramax didn't come with a factory exhaust brake until the 2011 LML Duramax. It can be added, though, to your 06 LBZ engine through EFI Live tuning.
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:28 PM   #66
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No EFI live here, FACTORY exhaust brake and LOVE it!
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:36 PM   #67
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What's your tow vehicle's pros and cons?
Cons: it's older

Pros: it's paid for. was pretty "fancy" when it was new so it's very comfortable now
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I pull our 34 ft 2015 FR Wildwood 29QBDS with a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi V8 8 speed auto tran 3.92 rear axel ratioClick image for larger version

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No EFI live here, FACTORY exhaust brake and LOVE it!

You DO NOT have a factory exhaust brake on your 06 Duramax and I bet everything I have on it. If you can show me proof that I am wrong, that would be great, but you are dreamin' buddy. I'm sorry to tell you, but you are WRONG!!!!!

What you have is called grade braking. This is where the transmission will automatically downshift while coming down a hill and the toque converter is locked up. While it may feel like an exhaust brake, it's NOT. It just like downshifting a manual transmission while coming down a hill.


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