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I am going to buy a new truck very soon and I would like to find a 12 valve truck, but found some good deals on 24v trucks, will the 24 valve make as much power or should should I hold off for a 12 valve. I dont know, so I would like to hear some opinions, thanks.
If you're buying new, you won't be able to get a 12valve. Pre '98.5 is when 12v were available.
24v motors between '98.5 and '03 had some fuel supply problems, which could cause injection pump failure. The FASS cures it.
12v motors are easier and cheaper to upgrade, many "free" mods, and others which are inexpensive, and you can do most yourself.
24v motors are all electronic, which means most power upgrades are "buy, plug and play".
The auto tranny/torque converter's are weak, and will need upgraded before massive power upgrades, but the stock clutch won't handle increased power either.
Of course, driver abuse will cause problems with either trans.
It comes down to the truck you like, at the price you can handle.
'96 2500, CTD, 4X4 flatbed, Isspro gauges, Skyjacker D-25's, ThurenFab track bar, DSS, HD steering.
i am looking at used trucks, and I really dont want any electronics, I like the mechanical injection, it's going to be a manual tranny truck, and I plan on many modifications, I just found some good deals on some 24v trucks will 100,000 miles on them. But I am getting a 12 valve now, I have decided, I picked out all kinds of parts for a truck I dont even have yet. hah.
Well I will have to say my next truck will be a 24valve common rail. Just drove a friends for 2 days and its wicked. Not to mention quiet and smooth even with 5 inch exhaust. But I dont plan on getting rid of the 12 valve, cuase it should last almost forever. Just my .02 worth
97 eclb 4x4 auto;SPS custom tuned. Gone and wishing I never sold it
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