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post #1 of 15 Old 04-07-2012, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Dissapointed in the mud

Well yesterday was the first day ive had this truck in the mud, all i can say is the 4x4 works but im dissapointed, absolutly a gutless dog in the mud. Never could build up power, rev up, grab 2nd real fast, and it just falls on its face and stalls out. Only about 6inches deep and tacky. This engine can do better than that. The duramax just reves up and moves. Btw we were going to look at a durmax that burned to the ground. The owner is safe and unharmed, when the burn they burn, wow that sucker was tost.

Turbo cycles and works just fine. Im guessing programmer is what everyone will say but id rather not spend money just to have to spend more money for studs and gaskets.

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thats when you use 4L instead of 4H.

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these trucks are far from mud trucks, way to heavy

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Good points, but my 7.3 does just fine. To me the turbo needs to spin sooner but i suppose theres not enough exhaust flow under 1100. I still have the stock up-pipe that feeds the turbo, it just has the block off plate in it.

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when i had my 99 7.3 sunk to the axles , it didnt want to move at all in 4H. it did in 4L but not enough wheel speed to get me out. and i was on hwy tires.

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6.0s don't have much torque honestly. If 2nd in 4hi lugs, try 3rd or 4th in 4lo, that will give you a good balance of wheel speed to clear the tires and engine speed/power. That's what I do in my dually and I haven't gotten stuck yet


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there pretty heavy to just take into a mudhole and hope to be fine. I took mine off road last weekend and it did fine until I went into a creek and couldnt get back out (not lifted truck) and I axled it out. But my my friend in his chevy broke a cv axle getting me out I love IFS

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Turbo cycles and works just fine. Im guessing programmer is what everyone will say but id rather not spend money just to have to spend more money for studs and gaskets.
You don't have to worry about studs and gaskets because you have a tuner. Custom tuners make plenty of awesome tunes for non-studded trucks. I've been running a race tune on stock bolts and gaskets for over a year as have many guys on here. Its the whole overheating situation from a failing oil and EGR cooler that blows head bolts and gaskets.

A good tune and some MTs and you'll do just fine in the mud.

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these trucks are far from mud trucks, way to heavy
I agree way too heavy. That's what 4wheelers are for.


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My truck still likes to get dirty!


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