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Trading in my 7.3 for any newer diesel, opinions?
Alright guys im looking to upgrade to a newer diesel, possibly as new as a used 2012 about 35K is my limit. im looking for a duramax, cummins, or powerstroke crew cab short box 4x4 2500 or F250. I understand this is a powerstroke forum but i ask you to put your pride aside as I feel like each make has its ups and downs especially with each era of engines.
Powerstroke- my 7.3 is not exactly a powerhouse or good MPG with just a chip/exhaust/intake but it is a rock solid truck with no issues.
Cummins- i know that the cummins has massive power with simple upgrades and have sharp turning radius, but my brothers 07 has problems that scare me like 3 new steering boxes, failed injectors due to bad fuel pump, and a clutch that went out in less than 30K miles. his truck only has 70K now. but i love the power and fuel mileage
Duramax- i love the way that chevys ride and i want an allison but i understand that the older duramaxes were not the best engines. from what i have read is that the new duramaxes are amazing engines and have a lot of power. i am leaning toward a duramax but i dont know if i should get a LML or LMM engine.
Capabilities- I want a daily driver hotrod that is going to be reliable with a chip/intake/exhaust setup. maybe a few minor mods here and there to supplement the truck a little but i dont want to go as far as turbo and injectors. I dont plan on doing too much towing with the truck and if i do i can adjust my driving accordingly. What would be the best choice?
*Bought March 2011 @ 150K / Sold March 2016 @ 230K* E1999 7.3 PS 6 Speed,TS 6 position chip. K&N CAI, 4" straightpipe, Auto Meter Elite gauges.
*Bought May 2016 @ 59K* 07 F250 HD Edition 6.0 Stock