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    Quote Originally Posted by highlandercj-7 View Post
    DMG's truck is a 01' 6.0L 5 SPEED 4 dr crew cab short bed. I was looking at it. IMHO it's the perfect configuration.
    It would be better with 4.10s, though. It is a little rusty.

    Ty, it is the red crew cab Paul used to pull his chevy on 42s up to Ohiopyle for the Memorial Day trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMG View Post
    9000 and up is emissions exempt. My 2500hd is 9200. It is for sale, btw.
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    It's not so much with 410's as it is would be better with a NV5600. The 5600 closes the gap a little bit. Our Cummins trucks are NV4500's too. The 3-4 gap is too far appart in a NV4500. Most folks don't notice it cause they don't haul that heavy. When you put some weight on it and add some mountains, you know it big time. You got to let the RPM drop too far in 4th to hit 3rd.
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    I'm running an LQ9 6.0 in the racecar. They're absolutely fantastic motors. A cam, heads, and a good tune will net you 500+ at the crank. That said, mine is also 11.27:1 compression, so she drinks 93.
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    I have an '04 2500HD, 6.0, 4.10's, auto, regular cab long bed w/ 110k on it. It's done everything I have ever needed it to do without complaint. Pulls my 7000k open car trailer with ease. Gets about 13-14 mpg country driving, almost hits 15 on a long hiway trip running 65-70. I tuned it up last year, cost about $80. Only mods are a K&N intake pipe and filter, and a Bully Dog programmer set on the tow setting. The diesel's just aren't worth the extra $$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 64pete View Post
    The diesel's just aren't worth the extra $$$.
    I'll politely disagree. I'd hate to see a gasser drag around my enclosed.
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    Depends how heavy and far you pull. I just bought a diesel Ford to tow my junk around. So far, just towing 5k and hauling stuff I like the 6.0 Chevy truck. I bet towing 7-12k with another 2k in the bed going up the mountain I like the diesel.

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    I agree with Dave, It depends on what you are pulling. I've pulled a skid steer with an F250 once and it sucked. I definitely prefer a diesel for pulling equipment or heavy stuff. But, seeing as the heaviest thing that I will be towing is a Samurai or a car... gasser is good for me.

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    Your pm box is full, Ty. I emailed you

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMG View Post
    Depends how heavy and far you pull. I just bought a diesel Ford to tow my junk around. So far, just towing 5k and hauling stuff I like the 6.0 Chevy truck. I bet towing 7-12k with another 2k in the bed going up the mountain I like the diesel.
    Every place I tow is in the mountains (RC, Line Mountain, etc). The new trailer is an extra 15" height and 24' long. I'm at 9K pounds with the Jeep in it. Add new work benches, etc, and I'm glad I have 14K worth of axles. And this whole mess is going to SoCal in Feb.
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    for an enclosed i'd rather have a diesel. hell i can tell the difference with my jeep when the windshield is up or down!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan58 View Post
    Every place I tow is in the mountains (RC, Line Mountain, etc). The new trailer is an extra 15" height and 24' long. I'm at 9K pounds with the Jeep in it. Add new work benches, etc, and I'm glad I have 14K worth of axles. And this whole mess is going to SoCal in Feb.
    Yeah, I include you in the people that need a diesel. Need any crew for KOH, btw?

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    Ive towed a lot of stuff all over the country with my 6.0L Chevy. Its been a good truck no complaints.

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    There's no compairison when towing heavy between a Diesel and Gas. The 6.0L is awesome for a Gas job and NORMAL folks towing. If you are pulling 10-15-20k you NEED a Diesel. A jeep on a 16' trailer, you don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlandercj-7 View Post
    There's no compairison when towing heavy between a Diesel and Gas. The 6.0L is awesome for a Gas job and NORMAL folks towing. If you are pulling 10-15-20k you NEED a Diesel. A jeep on a 16' trailer, you don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMG View Post
    Yeah, I include you in the people that need a diesel. Need any crew for KOH, btw?
    Always. We probably have an extra spot in one of the RVs too. Interested in driving at all? We're trying to split driving duties.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2002wranglerX View Post
    for an enclosed i'd rather have a diesel. hell i can tell the difference with my jeep when the windshield is up or down!
    With my car trailer, I can tell a difference when I have my roller tires on versus the 39s. It's just enough to tuck the grill down under the height of my cap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan58 View Post
    Always. We probably have an extra spot in one of the RVs too. Interested in driving at all? We're trying to split driving duties.
    Yes, that would be great.

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    I had a newer 6.0 with 3.73's and 37" tires and besides the gas mileage and hunting gears it was awesome. I know it's nothing crazy but I towed my buddies heavy ass trailer with 4 quads and a Dirtbike with a bunch of camping gear and whatnot to power line And I didn't notice any difference from normal.

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