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Looking At New 2008 2500 HD

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by rainman500_0, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. rainman500_0

    rainman500_0 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I am looking at a 2008 Chevy 2500 with the 6.0 gasser Auto with 410 rear, 4x4 What kind of mileage can i expect, Thanks
  2. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,974

    get the 3.73's... that motors got wayyy to much power to start out with, 3.73 give you a nice 1800 rpm at 60 mph...
  3. rainman500_0

    rainman500_0 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    08 2500

    I live at 7600 ft surrounded by mountains and high passes, thats what made me think 4.10, i like the idea of 1800rpm. Thanks
  4. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    my dads 07 gets 11mpg city with 3.73s its got the vortec max with the 6 speed. im guessing the 4.10 is going to get 8-9mpg city
  5. Q101ATFD

    Q101ATFD Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    You can expect 10-14mpg for mixed driving. Its around 10-12 city and 12-14 highway depending on how heavy your foot is.
  6. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    if it will take a plow and comes with a cupholder your good.:D
  7. panhead9

    panhead9 Member
    from NY
    Messages: 31

    I have that truck 6.0L 6 speed with 3.73 and getting around 11 MPG. You dont have to worry about power for the hills the truck has plenty of balls with 3.73 I think 4.10 will only benifit you if towing heavy and big hills otherwise its probably only going to kill your gas milage
  8. harley hauler

    harley hauler Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    here's my 07 nbs 6.0 crew sb w/3.73 on the highway 12-14 in the city I'm lucky to get 10 avg. 8-9 (city):cry: View attachment 32908
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2008
  9. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Get it..... who cares about the other 1.5 mpg.... :) I have an 03 with the 4.10's and love it... You'll actually get better gas mileage than me because you'll be driving the 6-speed. Oh, and did you think of this...? If you get the 4.10's and throw bigger tires on it, you'll be lowering your gear ratio anyway.. God knows you won't keep the stock 245's on there..

    FSUPERDUTY Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    3.73 or 4.10 will not make a big difference in the city.
  11. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,320

    do a search on here I think there are a few other threads asking the same thing, there maybe some more info there!
  12. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    i owned a 6.0 in my last half ton crew with the 3.73's and its wasnt to bad, i saw as good as 20 at times doin 65 with a tail wind, but usually got 10-14 average city/highway. The 6.0 is a dog for towing though.
  13. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    9-11mpg with mine, 7-9 when loaded with the plow and sandbags.
  14. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    I love it how when people buy 3/4 ton and 1tons they act like mileage is everything.

    I calculate my mileage when ever I fill up, but I mainly do it out of curiosity and make sure something isnt wrong with the truck (bad mileage could mean a bad coil). But I would never complain about mileage, this is a heavy duty truck, what do you expect. I also would never consider mileage when buying a new truck, THIS IS NOT A HONDA!!!!!!

    FYI: My Ford v10 that is a DRW dump bed gets better mileage than my chevy 6.0 reg cab SRW. But I never consider that the ford gets better mileage when buying a new truck. Heck im only going to be buying chevys from now on since I've had alot better luck with them.

    Just make sure you have a fat pocketbook, and make sure that who ever does your taxes is good and knows about the writeoffs.

    Now go buy that chevy 6.0 with the 4.10's!!!!
  15. Vinster01

    Vinster01 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I agree with premier. If fuel mileage is a concern- stay away from the 6.0. If you're looking for balls out power, fun, and drag racing cars from redlight to redlight, and have the power to tow/haul about anything- then that's the engine for you!

    I have a 6.0 with 4.10 gears & was getting 8 MPG. I put a Superchip in; now I get 10MPG and a little more oomph! It doesn't matter if you're in the city, highway, or towing- it's ALWAYS 10MPG (except for plowing of course).
  16. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    why not a 6.6 Dmax?
  17. rainman500_0

    rainman500_0 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    D Max

    Is the diesel worth the extra cost and maintenance, diesel is .50 cents higher here and D max is extra $6000. I know they have power, i have chased the State Patrol up Wolf Creek Pass in a D MAX Ambulance
  18. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    Your numbers are a little off there rainman. I purchased a 2008 duramax in december. The diesel is $7195.00 The allison is $1200.00 AC is $885.00 Plow prep is $495.00
  19. rainman500_0

    rainman500_0 Junior Member
    Messages: 10


    I would have to morgage the house to buy the rest of the truck. Thanks
  20. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,563


    The 08' 6.0 has a six speed tranny and Variable Valve Timing which is supposed to improve gas milage my 03 gets 9mpg no matter what.