What's a better truck for the buck? 01-06 cummins or a 01-06 duramax?
Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:41 PM
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Dodge-Great motor. After that, well......
Chevy, Decent motor, good trans, better body and interior, but that IFS isn't the best setup for durability and abuse. Rides great though.
Really, it comes down to which problem's you're willing to deal with/fix/sink money into.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:18 AM
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:53 AM
We aren't talking about Cummins and Izuzu in heavy equipment...we are talking about the engines they put into Dodge and Chevy pick ups. So yes, they are debateable, as they all have their fair shair of problems/weak points. And besides that, I think Izuzu has a pretty damn good reputation worldwide for their truck, industrial, and marine engines. I'm not a big fan of the newer Internationals, mainly due to lousy electronics, but the older DT 466s were pretty much indestructable with none of the electronic gremlins the newer ones have. I would take a mid-late 90s 466 over pretty much any diesel ever made as far as reliability.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:21 AM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:41 PM
I agree the cummins is a great motor, but I would much rather have the GM body and everything else, and besides, the Duramax is a great motor, 11 years on the same basic design and it has proven itself extremely reliable.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:22 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:33 PM
Honestly, anything pre-emissions will be more reliable and get better mileage than anything post-emissions.
If you're planning on gutting all of it anyways, just go ahead and buy a pre-emissions rig. That saves you the work and expense of removing/bypassing/replacing all that garbage.
I think you'll find that mid to upper teens is the realistic number for fuel mileage driving around unladen.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:56 PM
Pre-emissions=engines that do not have EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) systems, DPF (Diesel Particulate filters), SCR (Selective Catalyst Reduction, aka urea injection, or other systems whose only function is to reduce emissions, while at the same time reducing mileage, reliability, power and reliability.
Post Emissions-engines with one or more of those systems.
The 5.9L and 7.3L are pre-emissions engines.