Originally Posted by RSK Property Maintenance
nice i had 3 of them, over a few year time span, and one i bought with 104k on it, thinking it was low mileage and the tranny was gonna be okay, well it lasted about 10,000 miles and i built it to the sky and 4500 later with all billet pieces and a suncoast triple disk converter it never slipped another day in its life, and built the truck a little too, it ended up putting down 458hp/1053 ft lbs of tq uncorrected, stock turbo, with bigger injectors and some other cheap mods, it was 97 so it was all mechanical. if you do any power adders be careful of which programmers or downloaders you do. check out www.cumminsforum.com
if you haven't yet and www.Competitiondiesel.com
and make a name and search for whatever you may want to know about the truck and modding it for better fuel economy or just plain more power, because they are a little on sluggish side especially with 12k behind them. I did manage to put down 253whp and 563 ft. lbs of torque on my stock tranny and tow 8,000lbs before it started slipping. good luck and watch out for the bug if it hasn't bit you yet.
Haha, the bug bit me a long time ago, but it was the duramax bug. ive had a programmer in my 06 dmax for about 5 years now and it has never let me down. I always back down the power for heavy towing and plowing. Tranny is doing great and im not gonna add any more power till i have the money to build the trans. I did put down 461hp and 823tq on stock trans tho. Its all fun and games untill your work truck is down.