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Old 01-08-2018, 07:09 PM   #1
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Move over Super Duty

For you guys who would like a BIG pickup Chevy will unveil new 4500 and 5500 trucks at the Detroit auto Show this month. They should be great.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:03 AM   #2
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But they will STILL be a @#$% Chevy! LOL
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:27 AM   #3
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You better be hiding under a chair cause those Bow Tie guys are goina get ya.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:31 AM   #4
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I have always been a BowTie Guy since I had Big Block Chevy's back in the 60's and 70's. I loved the Duramax/Allison combo but was disillusioned after we drove the new Fords. What a Tow Truck our Platinum Series has turned out to be! It has been more comfortable that our BMW X35 Diesel, and that was a nice Tow-er.
Glad to hear that GM has stepped it up, I know a lot of us are concerned that we are overweight so I hope they have been paying attention to the luxury side of HD work vehicles. All of the manufacturers seem to be stepping up to grow the Ladies truck market as well!
Sure wish Dodge would play also...talk about a workhorse
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:36 AM   #5
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I'm a GM guy, I love the trucks but i own a Ram with the Aisin because it the only true diesel engine currently in a pickup, If GM had the Cummins i would buy it instead. Ford would be in my wheel house but only the 7.3 liter trucks. Not to bash anyone but just the way i would have it for me,
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:38 AM   #6
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I have a 2015 Ford F-350 King Ranch and love it. That being said I a sure you can't go wrong buying any of the Big three HD trucks. I see all three brands on the road and none broke down on the side of the road.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:01 AM   #7
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It may be because we pull w/ one but we seem to see way more CTD towing than anything else. In campgrounds from Seal Beach in CA to Goose Creek in SC.
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:28 PM   #8
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You couldn’t sell me anything but a Chevy for the first 20+ years of driving. Then a Chevy salesman made me mad and I went to look at Fords and Dodges. Have been driving and highly satisfied with my Fords for the last 30 years. But I think it is great to have multiple options. I really don’t think any one of the big 3 is any better than the others. Just a matter of personal preference.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:44 PM   #9
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Every one of them has one issue or another and any one can fail for whatever reason. They all are made much better than they used to be, so in my mind it's all about how much goes out of my pocket.
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:20 PM   #10
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:25 PM   #11
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No, no .....this is how you do it, I have plenty of truck to handle my 2018 3810MS.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:59 PM   #12
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The market has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. If you drove one brand for 5 years and traded it in on another brand you might be given to think "wow, look what I was missing", but no, they have ALL improved, with each generation.

As to the Cummins being "the only true diesel"...what rubbish. All three of the current offerings will give at least 300,000 miles of service, and pull whatever you put behind it. All are closely matched in horsepower and torque.
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can`t make this stuff up

I have the Ford diesel 6.0 time bomb. I lit the fuse back in 2006 and it`s still burning. With nary a problem since new it drags my unit around very nicely , Go figure.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:51 AM   #14
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Here's a sneak peek....

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/01/08/...mercial-truck/
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No, no .....this is how you do it, I have plenty of truck to handle my 2018 3810MS.
Now if you could just learn to park it between the lines! LOL.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:34 AM   #16
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For you guys who would like a BIG pickup Chevy will unveil new 4500 and 5500 trucks at the Detroit auto Show this month. They should be great.
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To think it only took a couple decades for them to learn from Ford...
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:12 AM   #17
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Don't think it's been a couple of "Decades", but more like one. Stopped the Top Kick and Kodiak 4500's back in 2007 if I'm not mistaken. And there's plenty of them still on the road, and if you can find one for sale it's going for as much or more than it sold for new.
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:29 PM   #18
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I think it’s going to be a great looking and great addition to the bow tie line. I’ve been pulling my montys for many years with the drw 3500’s without problems and would consider moving up to the 4500 or 5500 class if it is equipped correctly. All of the big 3 make great products but I’m bow tie guy.
I drove truck for 40 years so the size isn’t a factor. It all about how it’s equipped and ride for me and the wife. Time will tell if they get it right.
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Now if you could just learn to park it between the lines! LOL.
LOL ..... might not happen, my coloring book is a mess
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:05 AM   #20
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I'm a GM guy, I love the trucks but i own a Ram with the Aisin because it the only true diesel engine currently in a pickup, If GM had the Cummins i would buy it instead. Ford would be in my wheel house but only the 7.3 liter trucks. Not to bash anyone but just the way i would have it for me,
Hi

Sorry to burst your bubble but.

I have worked on the GM, Cat, Cummings, Mercedes and Isuzu diesel sense the early 70ís.

When compared to weight verses sizes and HP out put the Isuzu has always out classed the others and did not start using the glow plug until they turbo charged them and then like the Cummings the heater for start doesnít operate until the temperature gets down where heat is needed. The difference is Cummings uses a heater grid in the intake instead of glow plugs.

I worked on all of them in equipment from excavators to automobiles I have even worked on the 2 stroke GM 4-53 diesel in pickup trucks back in the 90ís.


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