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Cousins husband stopped in last night with new work truck. 2017 Chevy Duramax 3500 with work box and ladder racks. It has a ton of power he said.
Yeah, it's definitely a trade off. The v8 diesels have really good passing power and are 'fast in that regard but initially take a bit to get going until they build up boost. The Cummins inline 6 on the other hand makes near its full torque right off the bottom end then signs off in the top end. I was just talking with somebody a couple of weeks ago at work about this very thing and how he was saying unlike the v8, they almost feel like they "run into a wall" on the freeway but are very good for pulling around town and initially getting going. Yeah, if I could only have both and drive whatever I was in the mood for. Maybe someday..Austen I noticed the trucks I used to drive were night/day difference. The Duramax felt fast when you were rolling, on boost most of the time. The Cummins was just bang from idle up then dropped like a stone!
:0I'm tentatively planning a mid 70s crew W200 Power Wagon project this fall; 12v Cummins with G360, Dana 60/80 axles, cross over steering, Humvee military bead locks. :tango_face_glasses: