Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Pueblo West Co. or Az. in the winter
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My 97 5spd 3.54 2wd was the best for reliable and simple. Those gears were great for street fun, commuting and towing upto 10k.
My 03 HO 6spd 4.10 2wd was an early apps engine and super reliable after replacing the apps. That gear setup made it, by far, the best workhorse I'll probably ever have and it got 18+ mpg @ 80 mph hiway. Both those 2wd trucks had rack and pinion and handled like cars.
My 12 auto 3.73 is a great compromise for work and empty hiway. Not much suds For the first 50 feet but it loves to tow 15k at 70 mph or as fast as I have gnads to go. This one is 4wd and doesn't handle nearly as nice as 2wd.
Overall the 03 was the best. All three trucks were/are modded for towing. Craig
2012 CCLB 4wd dually, 3.73, 68rfe, Fass, Deleted, EFI engine/trans tuning, BD IH SXE 363/80/.91 w/ebrake, 4" turbo back/51" Quiet Tone. DD and tow vehicle.
Olde too soon... Schmart too late!