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Old 04-13-2012, 11:59 PM
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Maybe a new 6.7 owner

I found what seems like a decent deal on a leftover 2012 6.7 crew cab FX4 Lariat and I am thinking of trading my 2007 LMM Silverado Z71 extended cab, either that or I want to figure out a way to get a Boss 302... I have been reading about the DEF error. Is that enough of a reason to be afraid of getting one?
The steering seems a little lighter than mine, but think that is something that I will get used to.
Anything else that I might want to consider before taking one home?
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Don't let the DEF thing scare you away from these trucks...I have had mine about 2 months and have about 3k miles on it and she is still running like new....If you can get a great deal on the truck pull the trigger you will not regret it.


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Old 04-14-2012, 05:14 AM
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It seems that you can find some well optioned ones for about $10k off sticker, that's what is motivating me, that seems like a good deal. The one that is by my house has a 3.73 and I could do without that but I don't think it is enough to kill the deal.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:05 AM
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The 6.7L has been shipping for more than 2 years now. Numbers are hard to verify, But something around 20,000 trucks per month. 20,000 x 24 months is almost 1/2 million of these on the road.

Yes we see a few people who have had a problem or two. But most owners are smiling and driving. These 3-4 website where folks come to research problems seem to concentrate comments about failures.

But if you talk to the Service Techs, They say they are doing very little work on the 6.7L and still get most of their paychecks from 6.0L and 6.4L.
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Each engine has a few bad things but still won't change my mind on my ride.....

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Old 04-14-2012, 11:47 AM
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I never even thought to look at this, but when I went to the dealer today, I saw that the front end is a live axle. How much of a change am I going to notice in the ride and driving style between the 250 and my Silverado?

Also what do the manually locking hubs do? I have never owned a vehicle with them. I remember them on full time 4x4's from the 70's, but that is about it.
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I went from 2500Gm to F250.
The GM was a pickup and the Ford is a truck. It feels heavier with a smooth ride due to the front coils. I have extra plies on the rear and GM owner friend loved the ride of mine.
Take for a test drive you will like the huge cab, you will get use to it.

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I have over 42K on mine, much of it towing, without any problems. Comfortable, powerful and a great ride. Most of the complaints I read on line about DEF are philosophical rather than practical.
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I am still dying to know how the front hubs work. The dealer was not much help there. Do you have to go out and lock them to be in 4x4? That seems like a pain. The only other vehicle I owned that had a solid front axle was a '04 Rubicon and that didn't have hub locks. I remember them in the seventies when part time 4x4 was rare and full time 4x4 was the norm, I think you could unlock the front hubs and save on some gas mileage, that doesn't seem like it would be the case here. My Silverado does not have them.
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