|04-22-2009, 07:41 AM||eBay Motors #1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Escalon, Ca
what year of duramax is best...
i plan on buying a duramax in the next couple of weeks, but what is the best year of engine model is the best for longevity, weak point in breaking parts, and best fuel mpg. lost out here thank for all the help..... Cody
|04-22-2009, 07:58 AM||eBay Motors #3 (permalink)|
Smoke. It's what's cookin
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Kirklin, IN
They come with the 6spd tranny and 360 hp without all the emissions crap like the DPF. Still has the egr and cat. but not as restricted as the LMM.
"You can't stop a bad guy with your middle finger and a bag of quarters."
|04-22-2009, 08:05 AM||eBay Motors #4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
|04-22-2009, 08:07 AM||eBay Motors #5 (permalink)|
Lots of miles
Built by Husker Diesel
1995 Chevy 2500 - 12v/NV4500 Swap
|04-22-2009, 08:08 AM||eBay Motors #6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Western North Carolina
personally I think, the 01'-02' Body style was the best, but as far as engine wise, either the LB7 or LBZ
2001 Chevrolet LB7 Duramax
Some stuff. Thanks ATP trucks and Olee Poole
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup 1.5 Diesel 50mpg diesel sipper!!
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|04-22-2009, 12:56 PM||eBay Motors #7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Irwin PA
Welcome to the forum!
I agree with aggar and 06-07. I just got lucky when I got mine! The older ones had injector problems, weaker trans, and overheating issues. Newer body style ones have a tone of emissions junk on them. This year is the best IMO.
2006 Silverado 2500HD LBZ CC SB
Exterior: Escalade Handles, Front windows tinted to match the rear, painted bumpers & mirrors, billet grille, 305/50/20 Cooper Zeons on BMF Novakanes Death Metal, Cognito Braces, Stainless Sleeves, Train Horns
Interior: 4 Kicker 10in Subs in 2 custom box's, Autometer Ultra lite II Pyro and Boost gauges, Aeroforce Interceptor Gauge, HID Lows & Fogs, Painted accents
Performance: EFI Live Tuned by Blackout Performance, Custom Blackout Performance S475 over stock twins, 45 over stock injectors, MBRP Turbo Back Stainless Exhaust (Straight piped), Raptor Lift Pump, AFE Filter, GMAX6 kit with Suncoast 1057 converter installed by Blackout Performance
1999 Ford F-550 PowerStroke ''Wrecker'' **Jerrdan bed, S&B Intake
|04-22-2009, 01:43 PM||eBay Motors #9 (permalink)|
Duramax Lifetime Supporter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sagle, Idaho
What is wrong with the 5 speed?? Does it overheat or is it just not as efficient as the 6 speed?
I have heard before that the 6 is way better then the 5.
|04-22-2009, 02:25 PM||eBay Motors #10 (permalink)|
Needs more go fast
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North Jackson, Ohio
i the 6 speed can handle more hp stock then the 5 speed
and i would say get a lbz as well
2007.5 Silverado 2500HD 4X4 Reg Cab LB, LMM, RED
Edge Cts, 4inch exhaust, Efi Live
2005 Silverado 2500HD 4x4, Reg Cab LB, LLY, RED
285/50/20 Nitto 420s, 20x10 Gear Alloy 726MB
Edge Insight, Autometer gauges, 3inch Drop Shackles
3inch boost tubes, Raptor Liftpump, 3inch Profab Ybridge, Arp Headstuds
Billet HTT S366, 45% Injectors, 85% Cp3, Hamilton Valve Springs
LML Manifold, 4" Exhaust,7inch Stack, 60" Traction Bars
Blackout Performance Trans with 1058
Tuned and Built by Blackout Performance
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