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Old 02-12-2003, 08:51 PM
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GM, the tranny along is worth it. Saves on brakes and is as good as it gets. Wonder why one cost more and you can't find any? Can APBA get you a deal on one since you will be towing a race boat? I'm sure they want as many GM trucks towing race boats as they can get. It's not what you know but who you know. Couple of GM dealers here on the board that might be able to help.
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Old 02-12-2003, 08:58 PM
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I know everyone likes to make jokes about Ford but they are the most used vehicle for Ambulances and tow trucks for a reason.

Do you think maybe because they cost so much less and when you are just putting a flunky in the drivers seat it will save the co. a whole lot of money on thier fleet. Ever notice what the boss man drives? Just something to think about?
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Old 02-12-2003, 09:29 PM
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I know you Ford and Dodge guys are not going to like this, but pulling that Straight Front Axle is all over the road. I pulled with a Dodge and Chevy 3/4. Hands down the chevy feels way more under control! Have you read anything about that Duramax? That motor has went through more test then anyother truck motor. They put that motor under full load for 2500 hours, two times more than most motors. They also ran the motor at normal temp for 3 hours or so and ran ICE COLD water through the block and had very few problems. Resale on a Gm is higher than anyother truck.
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Old 02-12-2003, 09:50 PM
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we have a 2003 dodge cumming ho 6 speed 373 gears and ive all redy busted seaveral power strokes butt i love my new dodge 2500 srw rides good drove the power stroke ther is nothing at all wrong with it great truck but i love my dodge 305 hp 555 pft and 500 miles to a tank an'it bad my cousin has a 6 lt ps and loves it 17 miles gallon is the best he can get
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Old 02-12-2003, 09:54 PM
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oh allmost for got the dodge and ford have SOLID axels they woint break like the ifs do dana 60 with 1.88 diamter axel compair to gm 1.00 in shaft and dana 80s inback
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Default chev or gmc duramax

I just bought a 2003 2500hd Duramax with the allison tranny 2 weeks ago and it is the most awsome tow machine I have owned. I replaced a one ton with the 454 and this out tows in every way. I tow a dump trailer that when full is around 12000 pds and also a bobcat trailer that is as heavy. The allison changes down in the tow mode and pulls up any hill easy.
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It will be towing a Donzi 38Zr.

Weight: 8300 pounds (minimum race weight) plus equipment, fuel, and triple axle Myco trailer. I would guess the total to be around 10,500 pounds (?).
I can't offer any advice on which vehicle but your estimates on your total weight are pretty low. A triple axle Myco should weigh around 3000 pounds for steel and 10 to 15 % less for aluminum according to the rep at Myco I spoke with. (I know aluminum usually has better weight savings but not according to Myco. They say it has to do with their construction) Add a tank of fuel plus other fluids and you are easily at 13,000 lbs.
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I own a Ford and would buy one again but if I had to pick over the other two, I would go with Dodge. I prefer the Cummings and the Dodge looks better.
Sorry Chevy fans.
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If you can keep an automatic transmission in the Ford or the Dodge long enough to tow something, then I say go with it. But, if you want a truck that will back-up its value then go with the Chevy. I have pulled with the Dodge and the Chevy. Both over 13,000 lbs and the Chevy sure does ride nice.
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Bobby , Thats a easy answer Chevy/GMC. i know a guy you has one for use for the season, drop me a line if intrested.
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