Polaris ATV Junkie!
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
I have owned a number of diesel 2500HD's since 2003. They include:
2003 GMC 2500HD SLE, crew cab short box 4X4, Duramax 6.6 LB7
2007 GMC 2500HD SLE, crew cab short box 4X4, Duramax 6.6 LBZ
2013 RAM 2500HD SLT, crew cab short box 4X4, Cummins 6.7 ISB (current)
Since 2003, power/torque numbers have continued to rise. I started at 300hp/600 lb.ft of torque with numbers now in excess of 400 hp and 900 lb.ft for the current stuff.
I was never disappointed with the GMC Duramax's. I was in the mood for a change back in 2013 and a great deal came my way on the RAM Cummins. In my opinion, there is a huge difference in drivability between the Duramax/Allison and Cummins/Mopar 68RFE. The RAM has a very disturbing trait called the "Dead Pedal Syndrome" where the truck does not accelerate as anticipated causing a pucker factor when pulling out into traffic. It just so happens that a driveability software update was installed on the truck today. We'll see if that helps. The Duramax's on the other hand were very responsive. Other issues with the RAM include a number of electrical gremlins, software bugs, frequent recalls, etc.
The RAM Cummins is a solid truck and is a great tow vehicle but I'm looking at replacing it with another Duramax this year. I love the responsiveness of the Duramax/Allison package and I find that the GMC trucks are much more refined.
2012 850HO Touring EPS Pearl White
27" ITP XTR radials on 14" ITP SS212 wheels
Ricochet skid plates & A-arm guards
Rubberdown 1 1/2" lift
Cecco frame braces
JC Capri bushings
Rotopax fuel packs on custom mounts
Garmin 60CSx with Ram mount
Polaris 2500# winch with synthetic rope
Polaris front & rear brush guards
Polaris bar & thumb heaters
Polaris passenger grip heaters
NGK (6043) ILZKAR7A10 plugs
Good, fast, cheap.....pick 2!
Last edited by mvn; 02-10-2017 at 08:36 AM.