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Title: New Tow Vehicle
Post by: Scoobum on October 29 2015, 06:29:14 PM
Here it is. I pick it up Monday afternoon. 2010 GMC 2500 HD. When I get the 2004 2500 out of the bodyshop I am gonna use it as my daily driver...and the 2010 strictly as my tow vehicle.

It has the 360 HP V8 gas engine with the 6 speed automatic. Loaded with every option going and leather interior. Not sure of the rear axle ratio...but it was revving at 1800 RPM at 60 MPH.
Title: Re: New Tow Vehicle
Post by: Steve Wood on October 29 2015, 07:06:23 PM
Nice truck!   That should do the job!
Title: New Tow Vehicle
Post by: larrym on October 29 2015, 07:25:14 PM
Very nice !
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Post by: TexasT on October 29 2015, 08:12:15 PM
X3
Pretty snazzy!
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Post by: good2win22 on October 29 2015, 09:15:22 PM
That's nice!  Must have the 6.0 under the hood
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Post by: xpander343 on October 29 2015, 10:27:21 PM
Looks good!
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Post by: Joe Buick on October 30 2015, 10:53:17 AM
Someone has too much Money....
Damn looks good Budd!
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Post by: Forzfed on October 30 2015, 04:01:27 PM
Nice truck!  You should have got a Duramax.  I'm interested in the new Colorado Diesel, waiting for it to hit the market. :cheers:
Title: Re: New Tow Vehicle
Post by: Scoobum on October 30 2015, 05:00:15 PM
Nice truck!  You should have got a Duramax.  I'm interested in the new Colorado Diesel, waiting for it to hit the market. :cheers:

The 6.0 in my 2004 pulled my trailer with the GN in it with ease. There's no trucks on the lots here. With the American greenback at 1.38...the trucks are all shipped off to the States. I was lucky to get this one...and I moved on it quick.
Title: Re: New Tow Vehicle
Post by: Scoobum on October 30 2015, 05:02:52 PM
Someone has too much Money....
Damn looks good Budd!

For those of you that haven't been introduced...s ay hello to Joe Biucchi...my friend, engine builder and head porter.
Title: Re: New Tow Vehicle
Post by: Forzfed on October 30 2015, 05:18:19 PM
The 6.0 in my 2004 pulled my trailer with the GN in it with ease. There's no trucks on the lots here. With the American greenback at 1.38...the trucks are all shipped off to the States. I was lucky to get this one...and I moved on it quick.

That is true!  No doubt the 6.0 is capable, it would just be cheaper on fuel with the diesel although more expensive to buy.
Title: Re: New Tow Vehicle
Post by: Scoobum on October 30 2015, 05:26:34 PM
Those Duramax's crank out 660 foot pounds of torque...unfor tunately the mint low mileage ones are all shipped State side. I looked...and found nothing but junk.
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Post by: good2win22 on October 30 2015, 07:05:29 PM
I've been driving a Cummins since 2003.  They come with a free Dodge/Ram
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Post by: motorhead on October 30 2015, 08:31:22 PM
Well done!
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Post by: Tcorgn6 on January 12 2019, 12:37:03 AM
Stunning truck Brad!!!!! Are you keeping it bone stock ???? Besides the Borla???
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Post by: gusszgs on January 13 2019, 02:54:45 PM
Nice
Wish I could step up from my Ď03 5.3
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Post by: Scoobum on January 13 2019, 05:53:20 PM
Stunning truck Brad!!!!! Are you keeping it bone stock ???? Besides the Borla???

This truck stays bone stock. The new 2018 gets the Borla ATAK dual setup when it comes out of storage this spring.
Title: Re: New Tow Vehicle
Post by: Forzfed on January 14 2019, 10:34:12 AM
Those Duramax's crank out 660 foot pounds of torque...unfor tunately the mint low mileage ones are all shipped State side. I looked...and found nothing but junk.
Just got back from Edmonton this weekend.  One of the Dodge dealerships has a brand new Ecodiesel MSRP $66K, and they are asking $39K.  I'm almost temped to buy it.
Title: Re: New Tow Vehicle
Post by: TexasT on January 14 2019, 11:52:17 AM
I can never make the math come out on a diesel pickup. I guess I don't tow anything heavy enough. Between the initial cost and extra upkeep it is way more and now that diesel has become more than gas by a margin it is even worse.
Title: Re: New Tow Vehicle
Post by: Forzfed on January 14 2019, 12:55:22 PM
I can never make the math come out on a diesel pickup. I guess I don't tow anything heavy enough. Between the initial cost and extra upkeep it is way more and now that diesel has become more than gas by a margin it is even worse.
True but still a good price, I would offer $34K and go from there.  If I get it for $36K that would be $26K US for a brand new truck.
Title: Re: New Tow Vehicle
Post by: gusszgs on January 15 2019, 06:35:40 AM
I can never make the math come out on a diesel pickup. I guess I don't tow anything heavy enough. Between the initial cost and extra upkeep it is way more and now that diesel has become more than gas by a margin it is even worse.

Diesel USE to.....and Iíll say again, USE to be much cheaper but is no longer the case. Itís one off furnace fuel for god sake! 😡 again, we are being raped on fuel costs in this country. No reason what so ever for for diesel fuel to be .20-.25 cents more per litre. Other than a major cash grab by the gubment. That my American friends is at minimum $1 MORE per gallon roughly.
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Post by: Forzfed on January 15 2019, 03:15:52 PM
I remember when I bought my Toyota Diesel many moons ago.  Diesel was .44/liter and gas was .59/liter.  So you saved on both ends, filling up and milage.
I have family and friends with Diesel trucks and they get close to 30mpg at 75mph where my little 4 cylinder Truck gets around 22mpg.  The biggest advantage is in the towing department.
Title: Re: New Tow Vehicle
Post by: TexasT on January 16 2019, 12:54:14 PM
This am gas was 1.89/gal and the diesel was 2.59/gal. And the extra oil and such on the diesel just adds to the money that just doesn't get made up as I only live nine miles from work and most weeks only work four days a week. Hard to make up the money with limited driving. I guess like Jason points out you get a free truck with the Cummins engine on those dodge units. Or is it Ram? I'll stick with my GM 6.0 and 7.4 and get the 200k miles out of em and call it good.