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    Elite Member Dmace's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt CHEG
    At this point I'm really leaning towards the new DMax.
    Do it so we can drool over our keyboards when you post pics! :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondPilot
    Now it's time for Ford and GM to step up

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    Default Re: Thinking I might be buying a Duramax soon

    Just my opinion here, but pass on the Ziebart and spend the money at the car wash instead.
    Dave,
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    Quote Originally Posted by dodge man View Post
    Just my opinion here, but pass on the Ziebart and spend the money at the car wash instead.
    I would too..That crap causes more trouble than it solves...A good undercarage carwash blast every once in a while is better.

    I used to use a drain oil/kero mix and spray the underneath down when trucks would rust more so than they do now...haven't done that in years thankfully
    BX23TLB & RTV1100 with 72" Power Angle Plow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondpilot View Post
    I agree. I have seen too many GM trucks with plow sag. Meyer's and others do make kits but the GM front end just ain't up to the task. Not to mention the 8,800# or 9,200# gcwr is pretty low on the 3/4 tons. Truck weighs 7,500# & add a 600# plow and you you are pushing the legal limits with two guys in the truck and nothing in the bed. Not to mention you are probably exceeding the front axle limits.

    Chris
    I'm a fan of solid front axles myself (love em when off-roading in my JK), but their is a HUGE difference in the GM's HD independent front suspension after going to the "box frame" a couple of yrs back. With the addition of the box frame, the upper and lower control arms are much beefier and the ball joints on the HD's have zerks. The torsion bars are a larger diameter also. We had to add new hoists for lifting the LCA's and front hubs, and larger sets of torque guns just for the assembly of the new HD's. I think the HD Chevy/ GMC would handle a plow with no sag issues. I see em for sale here in Ft Wayne with Boss plows already on them. Here's a good article from Motor Trend in 2011 where we got the "Truck of the Year" award with the HD. This was the year of the new frame and heavier suspension upgrades. http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/...d/viewall.html
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    Default Re: Thinking I might be buying a Duramax soon

    I love my 2012 cc 4x4 duramax. Gets 20 MPGs on the highway and 16.5 in town. Pulls like a train and rides great. Best truck I've owned in a long time. Btw I traded my 2011 dodge cummins for it. Been a big cummins fan until their DPF system absolutely ruined it. Pulling the same trailer, the duramax flat out pulls it, hands down. My duramax gets better fuel mileage loaded as the dodge did empty. Lol. But as impressive is the engine brake and Allison tranny. I'd jump on the deal personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty0007 View Post
    I love my 2012 cc 4x4 duramax. Gets 20 MPGs on the highway and 16.5 in town. Pulls like a train and rides great. Best truck I've owned in a long time. Btw I traded my 2011 dodge cummins for it. Been a big cummins fan until their DPF system absolutely ruined it. Pulling the same trailer, the duramax flat out pulls it, hands down. My duramax gets better fuel mileage loaded as the dodge did empty. Lol. But as impressive is the engine brake and Allison tranny. I'd jump on the deal personally.

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    Default Re: Thinking I might be buying a Duramax soon

    If I were in the position to trade for a new Dmax,I would. The new suspension and frame are plenty robust. Diesels are still selling good in my part of the woods,Ford,Dodge,or GM,just a brand loyality thing.I know when its time to trade, I am going back to a Dmax.THe only thing I will do different is get a 1 ton instead of 3/4. I have only 80000 miles on my current silverado,so I have a ways to go. Hopefully the new body style will be in the 1 tons by the time I am ready. LUTT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topkicker View Post

    I'm a fan of solid front axles myself (love em when off-roading in my JK), but their is a HUGE difference in the GM's HD independent front suspension after going to the "box frame" a couple of yrs back. With the addition of the box frame, the upper and lower control arms are much beefier and the ball joints on the HD's have zerks. The torsion bars are a larger diameter also. We had to add new hoists for lifting the LCA's and front hubs, and larger sets of torque guns just for the assembly of the new HD's. I think the HD Chevy/ GMC would handle a plow with no sag issues. I see em for sale here in Ft Wayne with Boss plows already on them. Here's a good article from Motor Trend in 2011 where we got the "Truck of the Year" award with the HD. This was the year of the new frame and heavier suspension upgrades. http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/...d/viewall.html
    I am sure you are right. My GM dealer has two 2500 trucks sitting on the edge of the lot with Boss plows also. I have no experience with post 2008 GM products for personal reasons.

    Chris

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    Default Re: Thinking I might be buying a Duramax soon

    Diesels still sell around here.. gassers are starting to gain popularity though. With the new diesels being over priced, over complicated, and maintenance costs getting astronomical, many private individuals and companies alike are realizing there is absolutely no advantage to the diesel anymore.
    Kubota L4400 GST

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    I agree with the others on the rustproofing DO NOT do it. We live in the rust belt and the only thing that actually works is oiling with sheetmetal. CJ
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