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I pull a Heartland Cyclone 3912 with mine just fine. A QC probably handles better than the regular cab but no problemo thus far.

Just so you know a friend of mine just bought a slt '08 cummins 4x4 QC 3500 SRW for 29,900 in Phoenix. That guy is ripping you off big time.
 

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What about 2wd or 4wd? I know I will never take this truck off roading so what type of advantages and disadvantages would there be with or without it.
2wd = slightly better MPG's + lower center of gravity.

4WD = vehicle capable of handling whatever you throw at it and you will probably save whatever money in MPG's you lose because you won't have to pay a tow truck every time the road ices over or is muddy.

I just don't know why they make 2wd trucks??? isn't that basically an el-camino?
 

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Well the difference in price between a truck here in the Seatle area and SE Texas would have to be 3,000 dollars plus difference in price for me to even consider purchasing a truck that far from here. What is the DPF delete kit? I've seen people discussing that but I don't quite understand what it is, and how will that affect warranty? Do you have any expierece with driving and towing with a 08 6.7 manual/auto? There has been a lot of changes with the Auto speed tranny since the auto with the 5.9.

What about 2wd or 4wd? I know I will never take this truck off roading so what type of advantages and disadvantages would there be with or without it.

DPF delete is the removal of the diesel particulate filter. Its a high tech cat that requires heating the exhaust up and burning excess fuel to clean up the air for the enviorment.

The egr recycles SOME exhaust gasses back into the intake manifold in order to reduce NOX emissions. The exhaust contains soot, soot is a carbon compound it is a very stable element (it is a 9 on the hardness scale) making it very bad to introduce into the combustion chamber it will scratch stuff.

To delete the DPF you need a box to trick the computer as well as a new turbo back exhaust, and to bypass the EGR you need blockoff plates.
 

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2wd = slightly better MPG's + lower center of gravity.

4WD = vehicle capable of handling whatever you throw at it and you will probably save whatever money in MPG's you lose because you won't have to pay a tow truck every time the road ices over or is muddy.

I just don't know why they make 2wd trucks??? isn't that basically an el-camino?

Dangit lay off the 2wd i love mine and wouldn't trade it for anything. You forget the ElCamino is a chevrolegs.
 

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Dangit lay off the 2wd i love mine and wouldn't trade it for anything. You forget the ElCamino is a chevrolegs.
:lol3: I figured that might grab someones attention :rof

Maybe it's just because i'm from Montana, but I would never buy a 2wd, here in oklahoma its all you can find...
 

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:lol3: I figured that might grab someones attention :rof

Maybe it's just because i'm from Montana, but I would never buy a 2wd, here in oklahoma its all you can find...
To be honest i wish my dad would have bought the 4wd, I got stuck out infront of my cousins hot friends house in the sugar sand, kinda imasculating. Although it was an excuse to be stuck at her house until 4 am :lol3:
 

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I don't forsee me going offroad with a truck of that price and once I leave WA here in Dec I won't be in the snow or anything like I am here. I'm going to be in San Diego for 6-8 months then more than likely South Mississippi or Southern Virginia. The one thing I noticed difference wise in 2wd and 4 is the tow capacity for 2wd with 4:10 16,250 and 4x4 is 16,800 unsure on why that is.
 

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I see there is a lot of chat about recalls on the 6.7 in regards to codes etc. If I purchase my truck new now will all of that be taking care of already?
 

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After reading your posts, you may be better off going with a used 5.9. It will be trouble free and get the job done. Because you will be moving around a lot you might not be able to find a dependable dealer who can service a 6.7. If you were to get a bad one it could turn out to be a nightmare. Where as, the 5.9 is proven and easy to work on. If I were in your shoes I would look hard at a 06-07 Mega Cab dually. I can't bring myself to buy a 2WD truck but it may suit your needs better by saving on fuel. Also, go with the manual tranny and throw an exhaust brake on there. That would be a great set up in my opinion.
 

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Well after searching throughout the country and getting quotes my search came up disappointing. In sacramento the salesman down there pissed me off and didn't have what I need nor searched for what I wanted. He only quoted me on what he had which wouldn't work. I've yet to recieve a call back from the dealer in Jackson, MS. Now the one in Vegas called back with the exact truck I want priced out the door 43,700. That price is for a 08 3500 big horn 4x4 with the 4:10 gears auto with u connect option. Only difference between that one and the one here in WA is the color but both are priced roughly the same.
 

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U Connect is like a $300 upgrade. You would definately be getting screwed... hard. There are tons of used trucks out there. If you are dead set on buying new then you were fudging on the initial statement about not having a ton of money.

I don't mean for that to sound as harsh as it probably does but if you go in for 40+K for a truck and then you spring for a new Raptor or Cyclone then you are looking at over 100k in debt for a truck and trailer. it isn't worth it! that is coming from a full timer man.

You can go used on both and save enough overall cash to pay for that new truck. I know where a 38ft toy hauler is for 30k or less and you can get a 3rd gen quad cab dually with whatever transmission for 20-25k these days that still has a ton of life left in it. That puts you with house and hauler for about 12k more than you are trying to spend on a truck before interest.

Just doesn't make sense to me.
 

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2wd = slightly better MPG's + lower center of gravity.

4WD = vehicle capable of handling whatever you throw at it and you will probably save whatever money in MPG's you lose because you won't have to pay a tow truck every time the road ices over or is muddy.

I just don't know why they make 2wd trucks??? isn't that basically an el-camino?
i know of a guy out here in so cal that has a lifted 4x4 el camino..:lol3:but seriously he does.:thumbsup
 

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U Connect is like a $300 upgrade. You would definately be getting screwed... hard. There are tons of used trucks out there. If you are dead set on buying new then you were fudging on the initial statement about not having a ton of money.

I don't mean for that to sound as harsh as it probably does but if you go in for 40+K for a truck and then you spring for a new Raptor or Cyclone then you are looking at over 100k in debt for a truck and trailer. it isn't worth it! that is coming from a full timer man.

You can go used on both and save enough overall cash to pay for that new truck. I know where a 38ft toy hauler is for 30k or less and you can get a 3rd gen quad cab dually with whatever transmission for 20-25k these days that still has a ton of life left in it. That puts you with house and hauler for about 12k more than you are trying to spend on a truck before interest.

Just doesn't make sense to me.
we really are trying to heplp when we say your better off with a used 5.9..the 6.7 gets worse economy..and a good local dealer is nice for reflashes..if your moving around then theres no steady connection w/ a dealer
 

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I don't forsee me going offroad with a truck of that price and once I leave WA here in Dec I won't be in the snow or anything like I am here. I'm going to be in San Diego for 6-8 months then more than likely South Mississippi or Southern Virginia. The one thing I noticed difference wise in 2wd and 4 is the tow capacity for 2wd with 4:10 16,250 and 4x4 is 16,800 unsure on why that is.
well because the 2wd is IFS(independent front suspension) and the 4x4 is straight axle. .........
please dont get the 2wd. 4x4 is not only for off roading. its very affective in hills that are tight and windy and wet. helps out alot with hauling . could do some crazier boost launches(just some examples) good luck though.

and again please don't get the 2wd. who cares if its your money and truck ...jk:lol3::rof
 

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Ok I won't get 2wd. You guys are great I just was trying to get a good deal on the new truck since they have a ton of rebates etc on them right now. Well I did some searching and found this truck on craigslist so how about this one.

***2006 Dodge 3500 Mega cab***
 
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