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Old February 6th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default 2007 Classic vs 2008 new body. Duramax

So I'm looking at buying a 2007 Classic body style. Or a 2008 new body style.
Both Duramax. Just wondering The pros and cons between the two.



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Old February 6th, 2013, 10:00 PM   #2
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One is older interior styling while the other is newer. One has no dpf while other has it which can be deleted.

This being said I have a 2007.5 LMM and wouldn't trade it for a classic. I like the classics and still would buy one but never liked the idea of my rockers rusting out real quick. Lmm has full deletes running a built trans and twins.

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NBS is a much more refined truck/engine.....in stock form I wouldnt own a LMM (07.5-10)Duramax. Once you remove the DPF/DOC it will get good fuel mileage, and great power.....but at the cost of losing your drivetrain warranty, and in some states not meeting emssions standards. With that being said I wouldnt own any 07.5-10 Diesel truck in stock form. I had an 08 6.4l powerstroke and it sucked fuel mileage stock. Once i did a tune it was great and fuel mileage went up with this mod.
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Having never owned a duramax I have owned 2 of both body styles of trucks.

The 08 body style is a much nicer truck overall. I like the look better, the interior is much nicer, it has more comfortable seats, less wind noise, etc.

That's primarily opinion based stuff, but, those things make a difference.

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I had an 03 Duramax and I loved that truck. It got pretty damn good mileage and never gave me any issues. One day I got a wild hair up my ass and decided to trade it on a brand new 07 Classic. That was by far the worst vehicle I have ever owned. The mileage sucked. It went to the dealer for weeks on end for just random BS. It had eaten the ball joints by 40k. The seats never seemed as comfortable. The ride wasn't as good. It didn't seem to tow as well. All around it was not worth the shit ton extra I was paying a month for it. It was gone by 50k.

It very well could have just been a bad truck in the batch, but it really soured my opinion. I don't have many vehicle regrets, but that trade sure is one of them.

I don't know if that's any help at all, but I figure I'd throw it out there.
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IMO the LBZ duramax which is 06-07 is the best generation to get unless you want to get a 2011-up. The LBZ's get decent mileage, produce plenty of power and can be made to produce monster numbers if you spend some money on them.
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Just bought a 2007 classic duramax and I love it. With a PPE tune and 5" exhaust it shits and gets just fine and can pull about 22mpg on the freeway @74mph hand calculated. I like the interior of the nbs but hate the exterior. Not to mention the few thousand dollar price difference for a 2007 nbs over a 2007 classic
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I had an 03 Duramax and I loved that truck. It got pretty damn good mileage and never gave me any issues. One day I got a wild hair up my ass and decided to trade it on a brand new 07 Classic. That was by far the worst vehicle I have ever owned. The mileage sucked. It went to the dealer for weeks on end for just random BS. It had eaten the ball joints by 40k. The seats never seemed as comfortable. The ride wasn't as good. It didn't seem to tow as well. All around it was not worth the shit ton extra I was paying a month for it. It was gone by 50k.

It very well could have just been a bad truck in the batch, but it really soured my opinion. I don't have many vehicle regrets, but that trade sure is one of them.

I don't know if that's any help at all, but I figure I'd throw it out there.
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Well the 2008 has a 4" exhaust and he has ( I forget what it is called)
Something live programmer. So he turned off the dpf. (I think that's what it's called)


The 2007 has a 4" exhaust and a programmer that you plug into
Underneath the dash.

Oh by the way the 2008 has stock wheels and new tires, plus
A set of new 20" wheels and tires

The 07 does have after market ( Mickey Thomson ) wheels. But could
Use new tires.

Their both the same price.
The 08 does not have all the option! Cloth interior, with the
Flip down armrest.

The 07 has all the bells and whistles leather ect....

This is my first diesel truck.never relly needed one in till
I bought a 5th wheel. And my 02 2500hd with the 6.0 did the job
But didn't like it!!!


So with all that said just Wondering what all you guys think???

Thanks for the help!!
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Well the 2008 has a 4" exhaust and he has ( I forget what it is called)
Something live programmer. So he turned off the dpf. (I think that's what it's called)


The 2007 has a 4" exhaust and a programmer that you plug into
Underneath the dash.

Oh by the way the 2008 has stock wheels and new tires, plus
A set of new 20" wheels and tires

The 07 does have after market ( Mickey Thomson ) wheels. But could
Use new tires.

Their both the same price.
The 08 does not have all the option! Cloth interior, with the
Flip down armrest.

The 07 has all the bells and whistles leather ect....

This is my first diesel truck.never relly needed one in till
I bought a 5th wheel. And my 02 2500hd with the 6.0 did the job
But didn't like it!!!


So with all that said just Wondering what all you guys think???

Thanks for the help!!
EFI live for the 08. Question is will he sell the truck with it so you can get tunes from a tuner and load or will you have to go and buy your own? Also if you do buy it make sure you get the stock tune emailed to you incase you would like to put the DPF back on.

In the end its really going to come down to which truck you like better and fits your style. On the 07 are the rockers solid or showing rust already because down the road they are going to have to be cut out and replaced.
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EFI live for the 08. Question is will he sell the truck with it so you can get tunes from a tuner and load or will you have to go and buy your own? Also if you do buy it make sure you get the stock tune emailed to you incase you would like to put the DPF back on.

In the end its really going to come down to which truck you like better and fits your style. On the 07 are the rockers solid or showing rust already because down the road they are going to have to be cut out and replaced.
I dont see why the guy wouldnt sell EFI live with the truck. Its not like the original owner can use it on another truck. You only get one VIN with EFI live.
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Might as well go with the newer one if its already deleted. Some seem to think the 06-07 trucks are the best but once the 07.5-10 trucks are deleted they are essentially the same. Having owned both I would say I like my 08 a little better, its deffinately more roomy. Basicly it boils down to which body you like more.
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I dont see why the guy wouldnt sell EFI live with the truck. Its not like the original owner can use it on another truck. You only get one VIN with EFI live.
Actually you get two vin's and can use the scanner a on slew of other vehicles that GM produces. You can scan and clear codes with it along with monitor systems without a vin as well.
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it really does come down to personal preference on looks. I love my '07 classic and not ever trade it for the NBS. I prefer the interior AND exterior of my current body style over all the others (hence why I own this one). I also had a 2002 LB7 before this one.

mine has tons of stuff done to it and wouldn't trade the LBZ for anything at the moment.


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it really does come down to personal preference on looks. I love my '07 classic and not ever trade it for the NBS. I prefer the interior AND exterior of my current body style over all the others (hence why I own this one). I also had a 2002 LB7 before this one.

mine has tons of stuff done to it and wouldn't trade the LBZ for anything at the moment.

What size tires are you running on your truck?
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I would have a hard time buying any diesel truck that was not completly stock.
We put on a truck pull every july 4th and I see first hand what many of these trucks have had done to them.
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What size tires are you running on your truck?
285-75-16

pictured are the duratracs, but I now have the MTR-Ks
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skip buying any 2008 chevy, trust me and go with a 2007 or 2009.
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Yes he's going to get me the efi live. (On the 08) I'm really Leaning towards the 07. It just has everything that I'm looking for On it. I have always liked the classic body style.
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Yes he's going to get me the efi live. (On the 08) I'm really Leaning towards the 07. It just has everything that I'm looking for On it. I have always liked the classic body style.
What programmer is he running on the 2007?
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