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Old 12-08-2011, 07:32 AM
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05 powertroke vs. 05 duramax

Looking at 2 trucks right now and wanting some extra advise

I have a 07 powerstroke right now that i am selling. Im looking at a studded and deleted 05 stroker that has 160,000 miles on it and a 05 duramax with 168,000 miles

are they both reliable? which one is better and please dont be bias.

I love my powerstroke
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:44 AM
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well i cant help alot but ill give ya wat i can....I personally like the looks of a dmax, more then a powerstroke the body lines, shape everything, but the interior of a powerstroke is a lot bigger then a duramax....a ton of more room....as far as the engine goes, I wont buy anything with that many miles, i know its a diesel, but its just to many miles for me, but it does seem like if u stud, and delete the 6.0 they are pretty hard to beat...seems like they will last for awhile....give it some time and someone will chime in with some good info
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:47 AM
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You planning on leaving them stock or tuning them?
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I plan on leaving them stock. They would be used mostly for pulling enclosed trailer or a car trailer
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:04 AM
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To be honest, either truck would be good for what you want. Personally, I would go for the 6.0 since it's already studded and deleted. I like having the solid front axle vs. the IFS and in my own opinion, the TorqShift is a lot better trans. than the Allison, especially if they are tuned.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:56 AM
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I would go with the 6.0 because of the interior room and the solid front axle. Never towed with a dmax before but from what I hear the stroker tows a lot nicer than the dmax does.
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I have to ask what is wrong with your 07....
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