The article is at least credible. Not a Internet blogger posting non-sence about a deceased block that ulsd has buried long ago. But I do miss the 7.3. It was the last bullet proof ford diesel. Rip.
In 2006 gm introduced the lbz. It boasted more power than the competition and less maintenance costs backed by a 6spd auto. And I believe this was the start of the pickup diesel race. This was also a year that ram increased diesel availability bc of the demand. and I believe ford has been playing catchup untill the introduction of another ford built block with 6.7 and the 6 spd auto in 2011. Ram has and probably always will stand tall on the cummins. But their chassis lack the heavy duty appeal that ford and gm has. I mean their crew can dually boasts 2500# of payload. Come on! ford and gm has over 4k on a single rear wheel.
And the article is very selective in not including gmc. As gmc has a more extensive truck line than Chevy. So by playing with the wording it is secretly misleading.
That's exactly what I thought haha. I agree with you about the LBZ, it is probably chevy's best diesel engine. However, I'm not sure where you get that about the payload of the dodge because according to their website a crew cab 3500 can haul like 4400lbs or something. They claim the outdoorsman 2500 can haul like 4400 but i wouldn't ever do it on a srw ha
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I'm in the market for a new hd (trading my limited f150) have to use my personal vehicle to cover for everytime the company 450 is in the shop ( never seen a bigger pos than the 6.4) and have been looking at the longhorn megacab 3500 and it's like 2500# with 3:73's and the cummins 4x4 , on their payload towing calculator. I can get out to 17000# towing by going with 4:10's. But don't think it changes the payload. Now their commercial line boasts more payload but it's a chassis cab.
Guy I know had a 6.4 powerstroke and traded it for a 6.7 dodge. Says the dodge is way easier on fuel which was his biggest complaint on the pstroke. Said plowing with the powerstroke he only got like 180km on a full tank of fuel and like 450km driving normally. Says he gets almost 700 with the cummins. This isnt personal experience just what I've been told. And another buddy of mine had quite a few problems with his powerstroke. I don't really know top many people with either motor especially the cummins so I haven't heard much about it.
the new 6.7 powerstroke is supposed to be much more fuel efficient .
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