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diesel truck what one to choose!

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by kinkrider101, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    kinkrider101

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    I'm in the market for a new truck..what is your opinion on the powerstoke and the duramax..I'm leaning toward the chevy
     
  2. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    My old man has been through quite a few powerstrokes and duramax trucks and the Chevy gets my vote. They're quiet, powerful and reliable. The older powerstrokes were good engines but I'm not sold on the new ones. I haven't had any first hand experience with the new powerstroke but I've heard they suck fuel pretty bad. The new duramax with the allison transmission is a very nice set-up. If you go that route, I'd spring for the buly dog chip. It makes the truck get better fuel economy and run better overall (the power modes are fun also). Not that it matters but he's consistantly getting 22-23 MPG's with an extended cab 4x4 diesel, unloaded of course and after the bully dog chip. Impressive for a heavy truck like that.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    My old company bought a 2009 PowerStroke it was JUNK, the older powerstrokes were AWESOME but the news ones stay away from.

    I'm not a fan of duramax's heard good and bad things dodges well they are notorious for trannys going out, I did have a friend who loved his cummings though.

    Just stay away from Ford for diesels they will eventually put a good motor back in them.

    Just my .02
     
  4. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    Okay thanks! I have to questions...how do those guys get their trucks to blow smoke? And how how do they get em to whistle..the stock ones don't do it
     
  5. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    Unless you are looking for a brand new truck, I vote the duramax. My dad has the new 2011 ford and it is beast... The duramax in about 2007, the LBZ duramax, was essentially the hot rod of GM diesel engines. It came before all of this emissions crap and has more power than most anything today. Oh, and it got about 23 consistent as just a little kicker.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    Look into bully dog, from what I understand (sure someone will correct me if I am wrong) the black smoke is actually diesel that is not being burnt and it just comes out black smoke.

    They have different programmers my company got one for the work diesel and it was a on the fly shifter you could program it for speed, smoke, hauling, normal, the smoke one was FUN lol!!!


    Whistling Im guessing your talking about the tubro not to sure on that one....
     
  7. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    Beat me to it, black smoke is dumb but it is fun sometimes LOL
     
  8. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    the black smoke means the truck is not properly tuned right (running way to rich), and the whistle is from the turbo (usually replaced with a larger one)

    edit: dammit someone beat me to it...
     
  9. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    That sounds sweet..I'm looking for a 2010 or a 2011..I really don't like silent trucks..so I saw a vid on youtube of a 2010 or 11 duramax with a capback and it sounded really good! I think it was a mbrp?
     
  10. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    If you WANT it LOUD,

    Stacks, bigger turbo, make sure its tuned right.
     
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    It doesnt look like something is wrong with it, when you see the diesels at the pull shows they are tuned right (most of them) and they are blowing smoke like no tomorrow, because they are broke? No.

    Now if a gas engine is smoking like a diesel then yeah something bad is going on.

    See 18 wheelers smoke all the time to doesnt mean their is something wrong with it.

    I'm not talking about a smoke show, I'm talking about a little smoke.
     
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    Duramax's are beast!

    Tons of my friends have diesels and I hate the fords.
     
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    I agree about the smoke. I don't like it at all you can have a plenty powerful and quick truck without having all the smoke. Of course there is always going to be a little with diesels, but I hate those big black clouds.
     
  15. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    Not to be a dick but blowing black smoke from your engine just adds more pollutants to the air, not to be a tree hugger but it just gives them more ammunition when the see diesels puffing black smoke. Now don't get me wrong I would love a big diesel v8 ( I just don't need a full size truck). Plus it serves no purpose. Now a turbo whistle is something I can understand.
     
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    Easiest way to get black smoke and a whistle is put a couple hundred thousand miles on it :D
     
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    hilux lol i wish toyota offered a diesel option across the tacoma model range!! i will keep saying the same things until toyota does something about it lol. duramax alison trans for the win. i worked at a chevy store for a long time and they are monsters the new one is fucking retarded powerful!
     
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    So I can't get a good whistle unless I remove that?
     
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    those things can change the earths rotation for a split second lol.
     
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    Well the main reason I need a full size is beacuae the tacoma is NOT 4x4 and it can't tow,, I want a toyhauler and I don't want to get a small one just for the tacoma. And I wouldn't dare bring a toyhauler pulled with a tco to the dunes! Instant stuck
     
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