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Old 12-04-2013, 10:06 AM
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Gm 6.0?

I have been searching for a newer truck for quite some time now and have finally found one I would be happy with. I started out being hell bent on a diesel in either a GM or a Ram but the more I investigated Dodge the more problems I found them to be "notorious" for so I chopped them from my list. I found a 2500HD with the 6.0 that I really like. Just wondering what everyone thinks of them. Reviews online are mostly city folk so I think I will find people here with driving style/terrain more similar to mine. I read a lot of people get around 12 city driving and anywhere from 15-18 highway. Seems a little high to me. So what are you guys getting and how do you like the truck overall?
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:15 AM
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Re: Gm 6.0?

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I have been searching for a newer truck for quite some time now and have finally found one I would be happy with. I started out being hell bent on a diesel in either a GM or a Ram but the more I investigated Dodge the more problems I found them to be "notorious" for so I chopped them from my list. I found a 2500HD with the 6.0 that I really like. Just wondering what everyone thinks of them. Reviews online are mostly city folk so I think I will find people here with driving style/terrain more similar to mine. I read a lot of people get around 12 city driving and anywhere from 15-18 highway. Seems a little high to me. So what are you guys getting and how do you like the truck overall?
Depends on the transmission, mine has the 4 speed. I have an 04 and it's gets 11 mpg that's it. If I have on the gooseneck trailer with two animals we get 5 mpg on hills and maybe 9 on the highway. If you can get the newer transmission you might get what your talking about. I would never have gotten this motor it was the wife's choice I wanted a diesel and I am actively trying to get her to sell the thing right now.

If you end up with the truck look at Black bear running they can help a little.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:42 AM
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Re: Gm 6.0?

its a 2007 with the 6 speed tranny
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Re: Gm 6.0?

I have an 05 3/4 ton 6.0 liter with 4:10 gears. It pulls pretty well but the mileage isn't great. I get 11-12 empty around town. At 50 MPH i can get close to 15 mph, 60 MPH is about 13-14 MPG. At 75 I am back to 11-12. Pulling, it varies, up hill is awful maybe 6-7 MPG, down hill is about 9 MPG. It has been a really good truck as far as how it has held up.

I think you are on the right track regarding the diesels. There are only a handful of engines that have a good track record and the year matters as well. Considering the additional expenses involved in every aspect of a diesel, a guy better be pulling most of the time to make it worth it.

I think the 1/2 ton models and some of the 2/4 tons have the higher gears in the tranny and a guy may get close to the numbers you are stating. Pulling power is drastically changed though at least when you are pulling heavy loads up hills.

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Old 12-04-2013, 12:02 PM
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Re: Gm 6.0?

Pulling really isnt a concern at the moment as I only have an atv trailer and it weighs next to nothing. but I just want something that is capable if I happen to purchase a little camper or something or need to tow a vehicle which i do from time to time. Sounds like itll probably fit the bill pretty well. I mostly drive a mile to work or go hunting... to be honest a half ton would fit the bill fine for the most part but I really prefer the 3/4 and 1 ton
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Re: Gm 6.0?

I have an 03' 2500 and I got 14 highway, replaced front wheel bearings and got 18 on one trip but I haven't tracked it since. It's a good truck but I wish I had a Duramax and Allison, my buddy has an 02 2500 Duramax and he reluctantly took it hunting, we chained up all 4 and went for it and he idled every where we wanted to go with ease compared to my truck and he used half the fuel, found out it has a locker in the rear which is like having a rocket booster when it locks up with chains on
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Re: Gm 6.0?

My brother in law has a 2011( i think) and it pulls good and hasnt gave any problems (40,000 miles +/-) but it really gets bad fuel mileage. My buddy has a 2 duramax's and they pull good (65,000) also but they still get bad fuel mileage. My dad has a "92 Dodge cummins and it does everything its asked and gets great fuel mileage. But its UGLY! I personally like the old school 350, its a jack of all trades but master of none.
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