Three 1/2 Ton Diesels Compaired

Three 1/2 Ton Diesels Compaired

This is a discussion on Three 1/2 Ton Diesels Compaired within the Off Topic Lounge forums, part of the RAM 1500 Diesel - Off-Topic Lounge category; The latest info that I have found regarding the GM inline 6. Read the article here... https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/auto...cid=spartandhp...

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    Three 1/2 Ton Diesels Compaired

    The latest info that I have found regarding the GM inline 6.

    Three 1/2 Ton Diesels Compaired-diesels.jpg

    Read the article here...

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/auto...cid=spartandhp
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    Duramax is a torque monster, more tq at less rpm than the other 2

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    I would have bought the GM in a heart beat over the ram or ford with those specs. Even if the GM was the bottom of the barrel on the performance specs I likely would have still gone with it because the inline design and I think they have a better strategy for dealing with the emissions systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bgbdwlf2500 View Post
    Duramax is a torque monster, more tq at less rpm than the other 2

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    The 2.7L 4 cylinder gas motor is also a torque monster for what it is, 348 foot pounds from 1500 rpm on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS View Post
    I would have bought the GM in a heart beat over the ram or ford with those specs. Even if the GM was the bottom of the barrel on the performance specs I likely would have still gone with it because the inline design and I think they have a better strategy for dealing with the emissions systems.
    My GM days are behind me - at least for a while. Until this RAM, I had driven all GM trucks and got rid of my last one due to excessive corrosion. It was a trend I'd seen on my last couple GM's. I live in the salt belt, and for me body construction and resistance to corrosion are just as important as the drive train. There is no excuse these days for lack of corrosion resistance, and dealing with rust problems can be just as frustrating as drive train problems. This may not be as important for those in mild climates. The body on my 2015 RAM has been excellent from this perspective. So far, much better corrosion resistance than my previous GM's. My biggest complaint so far? The small detent roller on the door hinges! I'm still looking for a lube that will quiet that roller as it spins with the door opening / closing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bgbdwlf2500 View Post
    Duramax is a torque monster, more tq at less rpm than the other 2

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    Hi: Bgbdwlf2500... Maybe a larger feed bag with more oats for the horses Eh?
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    The GM has an aluminum block?? . Yikes Reminds me of the Cadillac 4.1 where mechanics would unwittingly over torque the intake manifold bolts after repairs or service and tweak the flimsy aluminum block just enough that the engine would self destruct like an Ecodiesel only with no warranty coverage.


    Hi: Bgbdwlf2500... Maybe a larger feed bag with more oats for the horses Eh? Only at WOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roegs View Post
    My GM days are behind me - at least for a while. Until this RAM, I had driven all GM trucks and got rid of my last one due to excessive corrosion. It was a trend I'd seen on my last couple GM's. I live in the salt belt, and for me body construction and resistance to corrosion are just as important as the drive train. There is no excuse these days for lack of corrosion resistance, and dealing with rust problems can be just as frustrating as drive train problems. This may not be as important for those in mild climates. The body on my 2015 RAM has been excellent from this perspective. So far, much better corrosion resistance than my previous GM's. My biggest complaint so far? The small detent roller on the door hinges! I'm still looking for a lube that will quiet that roller as it spins with the door opening / closing.
    I will do the opposite. Said I'd never buy a FCA product due to past experience from my dad but bought 2 at the same time due to wifes grandfather retiring from Chrysler. Shes already having electrical issues on her pacifica at 1 year and 25000 miles. Truck has been good at 2 years old as a leftover 17 I bought a year ago. Had 19 miles when I bought it, now has 15500 miles but I will go back to gm when I'm done with the ram. It's for sale if anyone is interested.

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    The biggest sales point for the Duramax would be the inline 6 vs the V6 for ford and FCA.

    Also, with a "mild" hot tune, the Ecodiesel can much/pass the stock numbers from Ford/GM. Ford is getting some tunes already though and I'm sure Duramax will have some too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsAlive View Post
    The biggest sales point for the Duramax would be the inline 6 vs the V6 for ford and FCA.

    Also, with a "mild" hot tune, the Ecodiesel can much/pass the stock numbers from Ford/GM. Ford is getting some tunes already though and I'm sure Duramax will have some too.
    Only issue with tunes for duramax is I can see them using an encryption similar to the L5P duramax. Took them a few years to crack it for OBD tuning. But hopefully it’s very similar and tuning happens right off the start.

    The Fords are always easy. F150 PS had EZlynk compatibility the first week I believe.




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