Question Diesel truck for non-towing use?

Discussion in 'Duramax Diesel' started by raf702, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. 05Alive

    05Alive Forum Idiot/ Stupid Narc

    Posts:
    975
    Likes Received:
    242
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Location:
    MA
    If you're okay with expensive parts expensive fuel and poor economy, all for the cool/fun factor, go with it. You can build a faster gas truck than any diesel for cheaper fyi.

    still rather drive the PS at work than my 6.0 though.
     
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Timbrage: Engage

    Age:
    33
    Posts:
    5,006
    Likes Received:
    501
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Location:
    Battle Creek, MI
    poor economy like 20mpg in a 3/4 ton truck?
     
    Billy95 likes this.
  3. benz88

    benz88 GMFS Member

    Posts:
    2,580
    Likes Received:
    475
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2013
    Location:
    Manitoba
    fuckin narc
     
  4. 05Alive

    05Alive Forum Idiot/ Stupid Narc

    Posts:
    975
    Likes Received:
    242
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Location:
    MA
    Depends on the truck. My dad has a 6.7 that gets 16 on the highway


    That's not good
     
  5. Tim W

    Tim W Timbrage: Engage

    Age:
    33
    Posts:
    5,006
    Likes Received:
    501
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Location:
    Battle Creek, MI
    then there's something wrong with it, 6.7s should get at least 19mpg on the highway
     
  6. 05Alive

    05Alive Forum Idiot/ Stupid Narc

    Posts:
    975
    Likes Received:
    242
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Location:
    MA
    Not at 70-75
     
  7. Tim W

    Tim W Timbrage: Engage

    Age:
    33
    Posts:
    5,006
    Likes Received:
    501
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Location:
    Battle Creek, MI
    that's where you're wrong kiddo
     
  8. benz88

    benz88 GMFS Member

    Posts:
    2,580
    Likes Received:
    475
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2013
    Location:
    Manitoba
     
  9. Machingeaneer

    Machingeaneer GMFS Member

    Posts:
    1,630
    Likes Received:
    616
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2014
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Nuckin Farc
     
  10. 05Alive

    05Alive Forum Idiot/ Stupid Narc

    Posts:
    975
    Likes Received:
    242
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Location:
    MA
    Of the three I know personally none get better than 16 at 75.
     
  11. Tim W

    Tim W Timbrage: Engage

    Age:
    33
    Posts:
    5,006
    Likes Received:
    501
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Location:
    Battle Creek, MI
    I can name 3 CCSB 4x4s that are getting 22

    I'd take your dads to the dealer, get an ecm/pcm reprogram and see if it helps
     
  12. benz88

    benz88 GMFS Member

    Posts:
    2,580
    Likes Received:
    475
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2013
    Location:
    Manitoba
    :popcorn:
     
    clayholz likes this.
  13. fiatdale

    fiatdale GM

    Posts:
    585
    Likes Received:
    218
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Buy what you wanna buy. Don't like it? Sell it and buy something else.
     
    nickv and 05Alive like this.
  14. Rise of the Phoenix

    Rise of the Phoenix GMFS Member

    Posts:
    31
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2016
    In my opinion, if you want something you can hot rod around in yet still have room for the family and to haul stuff as needed, you can't go wrong with a Duramax. I'd look at an older LLY or LBZ. With some very simple modifications like straight pipe exhaust and tuner, you'll have a very fun street truck that will be very fast, yet still allow you to haul the family around and do work when needed.
     
  15. Slim

    Slim Jake

    Age:
    26
    Posts:
    2,317
    Likes Received:
    2,009
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Swab likes this.
  16. nickv

    nickv jewish misanthropist

    Posts:
    370
    Likes Received:
    58
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2013
    Location:
    Western Canada
    Diesel fuel economy is mostly bullshit because only guys running highways unloaded are getting anywhere near 20 mpg.

    This winter, I averaged ~12 mpg doing 90% city driving. Unloaded. Sub zero temps with winter diesel and a lot of idling will murder your mileage, probably let er go in high idle for 10+ mins every morning. But that's just Canadian livin' for ya.

    If you live in LA, you will literally never need to let it "warm up at least 10 mins or so before driving it around", jump in, throw your seatbelt on, put it in gear and go. Just dont WOT the thing and itll be fine.

    Anyway, I say if you want one, buy one, but financially they dont make no sense, especially when 200k mile LBZ are selling for $20k
     
  17. carterbeauford

    carterbeauford GMFS founding member

    Posts:
    3,949
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Location:
    northwestern PA
    was offered 21k for my ST

    was also up your way the other day. UAW country.
     
  18. clayholz

    clayholz New Member

    Posts:
    8
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    May 11, 2017
    Location:
    San Antonio
    My 2013 LML gets 15-16 mpg, thats average. Commute to school I sit in traffic, commute to work I cruise the highway. Overall if i could do it again I probably wouldn't have gone diesel, I got an absolute steal for my truck from my dad's friend, only reason I got it. My oil change on my F150 was like $50 now its over $100. Around here diesel is sitting right at $2.18 per gallon right now, not terribly expensive (about right between low and mid grade) but still more expensive than what I was paying with my last truck. Its a fun truck and its definitely quick, although it hasn't been deleted yet. It's overall been a good truck and has done everything I need it to without a hick up, tows great, drives smooth, and is decently quick (cant wait to delete it though). I've considered trading in a couple months for a 1500 Chevy/GMC
     

Share This Page