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Old 07-11-2015, 05:12 PM   #29
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Today I am glad I went with a diesel. Diesel=$3 a gal and gas is $4.50. Go figure.
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Old 07-11-2015, 07:23 PM   #30
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Good looking rig zac... sure you will be happy, even if it's not a Cummins ;-)
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Good choice! I'm very happy with my '04 2nd gen Duramax and the LBZ is better yet. Gettin' ready to do another coast to coast soon!
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Old 07-25-2015, 05:45 PM   #32
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Took the new combo out for their maiden voyage. I have been itching to get them on the road together. Morning temp here in LV was 86f and did a 20 mile out and back up I15. WOW.....what a difference. Its nice to have the exact conditions to give a clear comparison to my Tundra. GMC stayed in fifth the whole time and didnt try to hunt for gears. Maintaining 70 uphill was no problem but I did need to back down when my EGTs got over 1350f; which happened more than I would have liked. Oh well, LBZ turbo mouthpiece and full 4" exhaust should take care of it.
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Nice looking rig man... EGT'S got that hot? Is the truck stock or is it tuned? I would be very careful getting her that hot for very long... Not sure on the duramax but my cummins don't get much over 1250 no matter how hard I try (mind u I haven't really tries that hard intentionally)
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Thanks chertz. I was using a programmer in "Tow" mode. It did not even dawn on me to try I reduce the hp to "stock" mode. I may try that to see where my egts get.
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I splurged and got a banks package with speed brake, programmer , exhaust and intake. Very well designed and integrated.
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:24 PM   #36
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I would also recommend upgrading to a diesel pickup for pulling power. It's an expensive option but well worth it in my opinion. Motor and tranny run cooler, less downshifting. I still get 10-13 mpg towing and that's all I got with my gas pickup not pulling anything.

That said, I've talked to many V-10 gas owners who love their pickups for pulling. However, some of them say the fuel economy will not rival the diesel.
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