First off, hello all, as I have been lurking for a little while but decided to finally signup and dive in.
I know there are a few similar "new truck" threads out there but I think
I have a few unanswered questions. So here we go, be gentle to the newbie...
Currently I am driving this:
2006 GMC Duramax CCSB with...
4" turbo back
EFI Live and DSP 5 switch normally running Idaho Rob's 100hp economy tune
(currently averaging 16-17mpg overall, while pushing over 20 on the highway)
The opportunity to get a new truck has presented itself but I'm still struggling with the decision. The truck will be used as a daily driver, to pull a 10k work boat, and haul snowmachines (snowmobiles for all you lower 48ers) to the hills during the winter. If I pull the trigger I'm leaning towards a F350 crew cab, short box. What I like about the truck is the interior size and features, pretty impressive stock hp/torque numbers, (although my tuned Dmax is still "faster") and the overall "feel/look" of the truck. What I'm most concerned about is all the emission junk on the new diesels. There doesn't seem to be an excessive amount of issues with the 6.7 that I've seen so far and I have been fairly impressed with my father's '11. So....,
What am I missing? Good? Bad? Ugly?
Are the emissions as big of a pain as I'm afraid?
There looks to be about 85 hp DPF on tunes?
Can you still delete the emissions? And will that still be an option by the time my warranty is up in a couple years?
How much power power is available on a deleted, stock truck?
What is the limiting factor power wise post delete? Fuel system?
Before any changes, how will the MPG compare to my current truck?
It seems people are seeing a small but noticeable MPG increase after deleting?
I've heard rumors of improvements on the 15s? Is it worth waiting? Any known info?
How big of a difference does the electric heater make in cold climates? Seems like that could be pretty slick!
Other ideas, suggestions, comments, rants, etc??
Thanks for the input, sorry for the long first post.