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Old 12-23-2015, 06:16 PM   #31
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Who makes the best diesel and why do you think that? A fairly straightforward question.
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Old 12-23-2015, 06:55 PM   #32
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Where on earth do you see a $2000 Yugo!
You asked. Probably still for sale.
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:00 PM   #33
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:11 PM   #34
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Oldtool2: If you're considering a 2015 M/Y diesel engine in a 2500HD or 3500, I would probably have to give the Cummins 6.7L the nod. It's an inline 6 cylinder versus V-8's for Ford or Chevrolet/GMC (fewer parts moving around), has a higher torque rating when coupled with an Aisin transmission, and has cast iron cylinder block and CI heads (versus aluminum heads on the others). Based on my experience managing a fleet of service trucks with Duramax diesels, that would be my second choice. Another significant advantage on the Cummins is that, once it gets out of warranty, should you have an engine performance issue you have the option of taking it to the Cummins engine distributor for service. As a former engine distributor guy, I believe that they offer the very best engine repair.

You might want to also give the guys at the Jasper Engine factory a call and see what their experience has been - although the current vintage product has probably not been out long enough to give a good indication of expected service life.

Since the chassis-engine selection also determines the transmission option, I have no experience with the Aisin transmission as offered in the Ram chassis. The Allison transmission offered in the Chevrolet/GMC is pretty bullet-proof for that application with normal maintenance.
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I forgot to add that the Cummins 6BT engine is utilized in a wide variety of automotive, military, marine, and industrial applications - i.e. heavy-duty design, good availability of both OEM and aftermarket parts, wide availability of service outlets (once the engine is out of warranty).
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:30 PM   #36
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Oldtool2: Be nice for comment as to how you will be using the truck over all. Lots of towing or just lots of general driving. Later RJD
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:59 PM   #37
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And thats with 15in tires, by the time you add the weight of the 20in wheels and tires.

Are you currently pulling the 8000 pound FW now with that setup, sorry but I don't see how thats even possible.
This has nothing to do with what I was asking but sense so many want to question it I will respond.

It is very possible! Before buying this truck took it to a Dodge dealer. He told me the 20 inch were dealer installed He told me it was fine for what I wanted to do with it in every respect. My trailer desler also checked it and said the same.

Now back to what I was asking. To answer another question. Now that I am getting my prosthetic I plan on being on the road quite often, not just a couple of times a year. Looking forward to doing things I haven't been able to do in the past.

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Ok so now you will be doing a lot of traveling with camper. Time to go with diesel and 3/4ton of your choice as you mentioned upgrading to larger trailer. Later RJD
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And thats with 15in tires, by the time you add the weight of the 20in wheels and tires.

Are you currently pulling the 8000 pound FW now with that setup, sorry but I don't see how thats even possible.

That 900 pounds of payload is for the trailer not the truck, back on point


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You asked. Probably still for sale.
https://www.yahoo.com/autos/bp/yugo-...195445769.html
Well shut me up! Hope the original motor is still in it. It just might need a little front axle weight.
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