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hows the 6.6 duramax

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by the new boss 92, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989


    i have been looking at this truck, but i havent heard a whole lot about the 6.6 duramax motors. it wont have any chips done to it just an exhaust maybe an intake, but for the most part it will stay stock and wont be driven a whole lot due to the fact that i will still have my 1500. what are your thoughts on this truck, any big downers about the motor?
  2. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    put 2500 in the search up top and its the 7th one down on the page, the direct link isnt working for some reason! also from the looks it might have the plow prep to i havent looked into it to much though because i dont know about the motor.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2010
  3. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,709

    All GM trucks have the 6.6 Duramax except when you get up to Kodiak 5500's and above then you can run across a few 7.8 Duramax' s or CAT motors. I dont know exactly which one your looking at but Duramax's are good trucks.
  4. JustinD

    JustinD Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    I love mine!!!!!
  5. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    08 lt1 package and its a z71, 28000 miles for 36995. do you guys have any problems with your or are they all around a good motor. i own a goverment motor now
  6. JustinD

    JustinD Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    08 has the LMM engine, awesome motor, though the DPF will cut down on the mileage, if you aren't worried about the warranty I would do a DPF delete and use a tuner of some sort to turn the DPF off, you will see a HUGE increase in mileage. Sounds like an awesome truck.
  7. ondagawood

    ondagawood Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    AMEN - X2 :nod:
  8. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    i dont think any 08's have the plow prep with the d-max /extended cab. nice truck the d-max is a great motor
    the price seems high though
  9. dmaxplowguy66

    dmaxplowguy66 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Love my 02 DMAX! 185,000 miles water pump at 145,000 ,wheel bearing last week and thats it. I would buy another in a heartbeat and am actually thinkin about another one this summer! Cant see the one your looking at but I would shoot for an 2006 model. Best motor and drivetrain. It has the LBZ code engine and 6speed auto. Your gonna get the better mpg out of the 06 as well. 01 and some 02's had injecter problems but thats about it really. and 04 to half 06 had LLY motors and have a overheating problem towing sometimes. I would'nt get a 07 or newer due to the frame brakeage problem were seeing on here?? oh and trust me you'll have a chip in that thing with in a year! lol I said the same thing when I first got mine! lol
  10. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    I only have an older D-Max, so I don't have any info on that end. BUT, be carefull with Lenz. Prices are usually high & non-negotiable. I've bought from them once, & know of a few others that have as well. They're not the most professional IMO. Unfortunately, they buy almost every Diesel truck that comes into the auctions, which is why they have a huge selection, & no one else around here seems to have any.

    Good Luck.
  11. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I'm on my 6th and am currently looking for an LMM myself. As far as that goes, all brands currently use a DPF and its easily eliminated if it bothers you. I could have picked any truck(s) I wanted, and Dmax will always get my vote for #1.
  12. aeronutt

    aeronutt Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    I can't believe nobody has suggested you spend a year or two reading at www.dieselplace.com yet... You'll find more good info than you could ever hope for.

    I have the 06 LBZ and really like it. I pull a heavy camper in the summer and plow with it in the winter. When I don't need it for "truck stuff", it sits in the driveway while I drive my sedan.

    If I was looking at buying a truck mostly for plowing, planned to park it most of the time, and keeping the 1500 for being my "town truck", I wouldn't even consider a d-max. However, if you plan on pulling heavy trailers all over the country in the summer, there isn't a better truck on the market for that. Don't buy a diesel thinking you'll save money on gas either. The diesel (even with DPF delete and a tuner) won't save you money in the long run. It's claim to glory is pure horsepower and reliability to get the job done.
  13. ohiogreenworks

    ohiogreenworks Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    I have always been a cummins fan but I really really like our 03 dmax. I have also seen dmax pulling trucks with 1k+ horsepower and they run awesome. I do know that the new emissions sh*t they brought up in 07.5 really really hurts mileage on all the big 3 diesels. As was mentioned before the dpf delete is good. My old boss had an 08 6.4 powerstroke and it got 9-10mpg loaded to the hilt or unloaded with just me driving. Emissions = suckage
  14. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    ok well ill keep looking.
  15. VPRacing

    VPRacing Member
    Messages: 74

    Just snapped the crank shaft on our 6.6 Duramax in a 03 Kodiak 4500. Dont have any idea how it happened but I have heard it happening before. Its a 2wd Automatic so its kinda hard to be abusive to the crank.

    It pulls a 15k - 44ft gooseneck trailer daily. Plenty of oil, who knows what could have made it snap, maybe this was a motor assembled on Friday at 4pm. :)
  16. mjp2

    mjp2 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I love my DMax, ever since I drove it off the lot 9 years ago. If you own one, trust me, it won't be long before it's "stock" status starts to fade. These things are absolute beasts. When mines not towing or plowing, it likes to beat down tuners and even the occasional mustang. (yes....GT's includedwesport)
  17. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    yea well i have alway put exhaust on my rigs so that will be the first thing to do, how ever the programmer might come in the long run, but i dont see it happening right after i buy one.i have always been a chevy fan and dont get me wrong the cummins are nice trucks to jsut not a strong believer in dodge. i have to keep my eye out for something special because im in need of a 3/4 ton for plowing and i really dont want another gasser but havent really looked at the gassers that much.
  18. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Nothing bad to say here.. Love my Duramax. Plows better than my old gas version because the engines torque is just incredible.
  19. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    I love my Duramax's!!!!! Not one problem with them ever!
  20. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,709

    I cant really say anything good about Lenz, they wont negotiate and kinda insult you when it comes to dealing. I tried dealing a few times and they sucked.