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Old August 27th, 2008, 07:29 PM   #1
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If your truck was going to sit in the driveway/garage more than get driven, which would be better - big block gas or dizzle? Ive got my choice right now, just looking for edumacated opinions..
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Old August 27th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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I would prefer diesel...even though my lawn ornament 2500HD is a gaser.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #3
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My diesel sits in the driveway 99% of the time, but I love having it for when I need it. What are your plans with the truck? How much will you tow?

I drive a gasser truck every day, but I hate it....its too small, and I want the power and mileage of a diesel every day, so I will be doing another truck build in a year or so (after I pay a few toys off first).
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i like the diesel truck even if it sits more it has the prower and was biult to tow
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Old August 27th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #5
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My diesel sits in the driveway 99% of the time, but I love having it for when I need it. What are your plans with the truck? How much will you tow?
Big camper, car hauler, groceries, the normal stuff...

** O how much as in how often? ** probably 25% of the time it is being driven it will be towing big. Other than that it will carry dirt bikes, dirt, parts, and random stuff.

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Old August 27th, 2008, 07:38 PM   #6
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Big camper, car hauler, groceries, the normal stuff...
Well...for towing, you cant beat a diesel. Not just the power, but the extra weight. If you have a heavy load, its nice to have a heavy vehicle pulling it when it comes to quick stops. My truck tips the scales at over 8000lbs, you wont find a gasser near that heavy. If I take it easy, I can get 20mpg on the highway while unloaded, but I'm way undergeared right now for towing (3.73's with 38's) ...so I only get about 11mpg while pulling my trailer (about 5500 lbs). Once I re-gear, I should pull high teens with my trailer hooked up.

Are you looking into used or new? Any brand specific or are you open to options? Any plans for performance modifications, or just keep it as a stock tow pig?
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Old August 27th, 2008, 08:06 PM   #7
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If I were letting it sit, I'd get a big block. If I were DDing it, I'd get a diesel. But that all depends on how much you drive and how often you tow a heavy (more than 8k) trailer.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 08:23 PM   #8
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Well I aint gonna lie it will be sitting a lot. Maybe every other weekend in the summer, maybe a little more often...

Im actually looking at 99-02 super dutys - thats my main question, v10 or PSD. I wouldnt mind an 00-02 chevy HD but their prices are still a little high. Must be a crew cab, must be a 4x4. Thats why theres no dodge there, no crew cab in the price range... It will probably be staying stock no matter what it is. I dont like making more work for myself then necessary.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 08:59 PM   #9
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I vote diesel.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 09:39 PM   #11
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I vote dizzle as you said, personally I'm waiting for my next raise at work before I get on the market for one and it will be a psd. But wasn't Dizzle the retard shop boy on one of those tattoo shows?
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diesel would be my choice because i hate towing with a gasser.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 08:44 AM   #13
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x3 hands down

Doesn't matter what it is for, diesel all of the way. If I had good options, everything I drive would be diesel. Considering shoveling on into my RX7...
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My last 5 trucks were GM gassers and I have towed an ever increasing amount of weight with each of them. I now have a 05 Powerstroke, and now that all of the updates have been done, I will never tow with anything else! 10,000 pounds does not even faze it. My 2500 gasser struggled mightily, felt like the tail wagging the dog when I was fully loaded with trailer and cargo.
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After buying a Duramax, I will never own a gas truck again.

Pulling 13k on the freeway, set the cruise and forget about it!
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Old August 28th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #16
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Well I aint gonna lie it will be sitting a lot. Maybe every other weekend in the summer, maybe a little more often...

Im actually looking at 99-02 super dutys - thats my main question, v10 or PSD. I wouldnt mind an 00-02 chevy HD but their prices are still a little high. Must be a crew cab, must be a 4x4. Thats why theres no dodge there, no crew cab in the price range... It will probably be staying stock no matter what it is. I dont like making more work for myself then necessary.
The 7.3 is a good strong motor that will last forever. I know you said it will stay stock, but if you ever decide to do some power modifications to it...it can be a powerhouse. The transmission will be a weak spot of you do start pushing a lot of HP, but in stock form...it wont give you a problem at all. I know a lot of guys with V-10's and they all love them, but I would never own one myself, the diesel gets better mileage unlaoded or loaded, has more power, and will last longer...plus higher resale later on. The only downside is maintenance costs and the higher price of fuel.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 06:41 AM   #17
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x a billion on the diesel, you wont regret it.

I am an avid fan of the cummins though (even though I dont like the wrapper so much). I do like the PSD's (my dad and quite a few friends have them) but for towing you cant beat a cummins...and as far as DD'ing it, empty on the highway cruising at 65 with a feather foot, I will get 21.5 MPG...that is with 4.11 gears and a tonneau cover and 100% highway driving (fill up and get on the highway till the next fill up)

now, I dont know how far you are willing to drive, but just the other day I saw an 02 PSD outside Traverse City on 31 for 12K....it was a crew cab short box. Didnt stop and look at it, but it looked pretty solid.

there are some screamin deals out there right now, you just have to look for them. I made the switch back in Feb, and I will NEVER look back....DIESEL all the way!
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Old August 29th, 2008, 08:31 PM   #18
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I dont know exacty what you are looking to spend, but here is a pretty damn good deal on a really nice 06 that a guy on SLF is selling:

http://www.silverlakeforum.com/index...ic,3766.0.html
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I dont know exacty what you are looking to spend, but here is a pretty damn good deal on a really nice 06 that a guy on SLF is selling:

http://www.silverlakeforum.com/index...ic,3766.0.html
well thats a little out of my range still too. The only reason Im looking at one of these trucks is Ive been seeing them on like craigslist for around $10k with not much more than 100k miles. Im guessing its gas prices causing it... Since this truck is a non-essential for me (and 5 years ago these would have been $20-25k trucks even at 8-10 years old) I really didnt think Id be able to afford one until now.
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