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ready to buy

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by PlowManB-C, May 4, 2013.

  1. PlowManB-C

    PlowManB-C Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I am ready to buy a new truck and am between the Ford and GMC, I currently have an 09 GMC 2500 HD and am considering adding a 3500 HD GMC. With 6.0 and 4:10 rear end and 6 speed tranny, or a Ford F350 with the 6.2, 6 speed tranny, 4:30 Rear End, Appreciate any comments on issues any have had with either over the years.
     
  2. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    I'd stick with the GM plainly for the front end. Plus, they ride better and look MUCH better.
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The GM frontend will cost less in maintenance while riding better. The 6.0 is well proven, in use since 99. The 6L90 trans is also well proven, since 07?
     
  4. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    I'll play devils advocate.

    How does the GM, with all the extra moving parts, cost less in maintenance? The Ford solid front axle is proven and unless I'm mistaken, can hold more weight. The GM does ride nice though.
     
  5. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I own newer ford & gm 1 ton trucks with 6.0/6.2 gas motors & 6spd tranny....there is absolutely no comparing the two on how the front ends handle a 1000lb plow in factory form. Ford is mulch better. But other than that, I like both trucks, and wouldn't hesitate to buy either again in the future.

    My advice...buy which ever one you feel cooler driving.
     
  6. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    ^Wrong, technically, now. A 6.0 gas 3500HD will come with a 6k front end. Someone here has one, I forget the screen name. I'll look it up. XLS on a RC/LB 3500, 3/4 inch of drop, no ballast, no timbrens, torsion bars at factory setting. Take that, ford.

    EDIT: Here we go. http://plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=125549&highlight=xls
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2013