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155,500 on the clock. got a 4 inch turboback diamondeye on her, kyb shocks, eagle alloy 16x8 186s and 285/75/R16 BFG ATs....
 

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that is one clean 6.5....me rikey!
 

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Looks great for as old as it is!! Wish my 95 thats getting the cummins was that clean and shiny!!
 

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damn good lookin' 95. Need to see more of the old school contingent around here!
 

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I want an old 6.5 but its gonna have to be an ultra clean one

I found a 2 door tahoe 6.5 but the guy wants an arm & a leg for it
 

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They're out there... this I know

and I'd have sold you my 95. wouldn't have qualified under the "ultra clean" just yet though
 

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I'm sure I can find them close to me, I have found a few...I would love to find an old CC/LB 6.5TD
 

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thanks guys. shes a beauty for sure i just wish she would get a little better mileage. im actually thinkin about sellin her and gettin a lb7.
 

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Better mileage? Yours have the 4.10's?
 

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i have no idea what she has in her. shes at 2K rpms rollin at 55mph. and i get 14.5 mpg at about 57
 

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yikes!
 

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That is sharp! ALMOST makes me want another one. ALMOST.
 

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If you want to go big, you can match stock Duramax power numbers, but it'll cost you. 6.5's just weren't made to produce huge power.
 

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Nice truck! I still miss my 96 6.5 TD sometimes......
 

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hmmmm well my plan is to make a mild hunting/off road rig so Im not pounding the Dmax down trails and though mud, and Ive been learning towards 80's gasser GM, Older Cummins, or possibly an old 7.3, but did know if the 6.5 would make a good idea.
 

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OP that is one clean, great looking rig. I still own a half ton in this body style and prefer it over the 07.5 + style.

***On a side note, have you had much trouble with the motor mechanically? I have always heard that these motors are junk and have lots of issues. I wonder if this is true or if the majority of the problems come when people try to hot rod them?
 

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OP that is one clean, great looking rig. I still own a half ton in this body style and prefer it over the 07.5 + style.

***On a side note, have you had much trouble with the motor mechanically? I have always heard that these motors are junk and have lots of issues. I wonder if this is true or if the majority of the problems come when people try to hot rod them?
funny you ask. this truck is actually on its second engine, replaced at 142k. however it was a farm truck before i owned it, and treated like one. my uncle bought it new in 95, died in 96, and his sons let their workers drive it around for their excavation company, and some farmhands drove it around as well. one of em was driving it down the highway and it blew up, not forsure what happened, but when i looked at the next change oil sticker it said 132,000 and the truck had 142 on it when i got it with the blown up engine, so im thinking that had somethign to do with it. as far as reliability, ive heard these can be very reliable, just relocate the pmd under the front bumper for 200 and you're golden.
 

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hmmmm well my plan is to make a mild hunting/off road rig so Im not pounding the Dmax down trails and though mud, and Ive been learning towards 80's gasser GM, Older Cummins, or possibly an old 7.3, but did know if the 6.5 would make a good idea.
look for an old blazer with a 350 or tahoe with the 6.5. or get one of the military blazers for cheap with the 6.2....
 
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