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Old 11-23-2021, 06:29 PM   #1
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Why not just use gas?

Given the complexity of diesel engines and especially emissions systems, along with the fact that gas engines of today are better than diesels of 15 to 20 years ago, why don't most people just tow with gas? You can always add a supercharger, turbos, tuner, etc. You can get a good axle ratio too for more torque. It seems like diesels are having tons of problems nowadays that you simply don't hear of from gas engines. Debate.
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Given the complexity of diesel engines and especially emissions systems, along with the fact that gas engines of today are better than diesels of 15 to 20 years ago, why don't most people just tow with gas? You can always add a supercharger, turbos, tuner, etc. You can get a good axle ratio too for more torque. It seems like diesels are having tons of problems nowadays that you simply don't hear of from gas engines. Debate.
No debate needed. End of story. Ask any trucker or farmer.
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Start adding superchargers, turbos, tuners and gas will have issues

GAS....Horsepower
Diesel...Torque

Gas...go fast
Diesel...tow heavy

Gas...catalytic converter, EGR have issues
Diesel...EGR, DPF, DEF have issues
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Old 11-23-2021, 06:48 PM   #5
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Last gas truck I had was a 2000
I'm here to see what would Convince me to go gas
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Given the complexity of diesel engines and especially emissions systems, along with the fact that gas engines of today are better than diesels of 15 to 20 years ago, why don't most people just tow with gas? You can always add a supercharger, turbos, tuner, etc. You can get a good axle ratio too for more torque. It seems like diesels are having tons of problems nowadays that you simply don't hear of from gas engines. Debate.
Do a side by side comparison between gas engines and diesels for longevity and see which last the longest. Believe the answer is obvious.
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Yes modern gas engines perform as good as Diesel engines from decades ago. However modem diesels are way better than diesels from decades ago also.

If you use your truck for a daily driver more than you tow and the performance when you do tow is adequate then there are advantages to gas. (Increased payload compared to equally equipped diesel, less maintenance hassles, etc)

However for someone towing heavy loads regularly a gas engine will never perform the same as a diesel.

I personally went with a gas when I upgraded from a 1/2 ton earlier this year, but a big part of the equation was what was available in the local used market and price.

When driving as a daily driver I’m perfectly happy. The one (or two times at a most) that I tie with it, or m more than satisfied, but would be lying if I said I would not prefer a diesel when ascending along grade, etc….
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Love reading threads like this one.
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Love reading threads like this one.
You mean there are others about this?
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Some of us are just die hard diesel fans and will never give them up (I have 3)
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Previously towed a TT with a gasser, then a diesel and back to a gasser. Did not last long on the gasser. To tow, nothing beats a diesel. For running to get groceries, a gasser is fine.

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I'm pretty neutral on the topic. Proved it by putting gas in my diesel once.
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You always get what you pay for.. just check complete crate kit of diesel VS gas.. on stock eng..
Yes.. any eng can be improved on.. it just depends on how much you want to spend..
Power is function of your wallet..
Anytime you add power to gas eng.. or diesel.. you will break parts.. just the way it is..
The real problem is.. how do manufacturer make hundreds of millions selling an eng to the public.. and eng that public will buy.. and stay in business.. and cut costs constantly..
Ford made at one time.. a 4 cylinder engine that had 1000hp.. but could not sell it..
My rv.. spends 80% of time idling.. in traffic and less than 5% of time full out climbing hills..
Yes put a 500,000.00 gas eng in rv.. but can you sell it and stay in business.. that is the trick..
As for me.. I am a gas guy.. but when you look at the crankshaft of diesel VS gas.. and there is the answer..
Just try to lift one..
Good luck and keep us posted
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