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Sharky
04-01-2006, 06:35 PM
Just ordered a 06 GMC 5500 4x4 with Duramax and Allison Trans. I am not obligated to purchase the truck when it comes in but would like feed back on the Duramax & Allison.

Lawn Masters
04-01-2006, 07:05 PM
IMO, the Allison tranny isone of the best out there, I dont know much about the Dmax motors though, so I'm not commenting on those. good choice though in a truck.

Sharky
04-01-2006, 07:20 PM
Thanks, I have not had luck with Powerstrokes or the trucks they were in. The 03 chevy I have is the worst vehicle I have ever owned. So the duramax and the GM combination worry me.

PLM-1
04-01-2006, 07:35 PM
Nothing to worry about at all. Don't "break it in". Drive just like normal. Check out dieselplace.com it's dedicated to the D/A.

tnmtn
04-01-2006, 07:37 PM
sharky,
i have a duramax/allison chevy. i love the combo so far. good luck with your truck. i am planning to get one just like it in hopefully a year.
metin

Sharky
04-01-2006, 08:07 PM
Thanks for the info.

J&R Landscaping
04-01-2006, 08:38 PM
What kind of body are you going to put on it?

Sharky
04-01-2006, 08:57 PM
knap-pack behind the cab then either a 10' or 11' dump with fold down sides. Or the knapheid landscaper body.

dcondon
04-01-2006, 08:59 PM
Lets see some pics when you get it!!!!:cool2:

Sharky
04-01-2006, 09:01 PM
Will do. It is one tough looking truck with just cab and chassis

biglawndog
04-01-2006, 09:35 PM
The duramax/allison combo puts the Ford PS to shame.:hammerhead: It is very quiet and powerful. The allison tranny is a proven transmission. :clapping:
If you don't mind,what did they quote you for the truck?payup

Sharky
04-01-2006, 09:50 PM
Ready to go. 55K

Sharky
04-01-2006, 09:53 PM
i should say that is with the knap pack and landscaper body. 3K less for the 11' dump body