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Old 12-18-2013, 07:39 PM
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C4500 8.1 with allison.. Opinions?? Anyone with this setup?

DUMP TRUCK 2003 CHEVY C4500

Heres the truck, There asking $22,500
2003 CHEVY C4500 DUMP TRUCK
32,000 ORIGINAL MILES
8.1 Liter ENGINE
BEHIND CAB TOOL BOX
2 UNDER CAB ALUMINUM BOXES
WELL MAINTAINED
2 WD
17,500 GVW
With Fresh Inspection.

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Old 12-18-2013, 08:53 PM
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The 8.1 big block is a good engine, but it drinks the fuel (as you'd expect).
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:07 PM
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Any known mpg? Hows the price on something like this? Was looking a just getting a 1 ton but came across this.
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Any known mpg? Hows the price on something like this? Was looking a just getting a 1 ton but came across this.
I own a C5500 with the 5-speed auto. Has the 8.1 motor. Currently I average 6.5mpg. This is with a 14' flatbed dumb weighing in at 12,300lbs with two employees, two full tool boxes, near full tank, and side-gates on. Overall a good truck. You can expect the engine to last to 200,000 miles based on what I have read and my experience confirms that at 215,000.
I like it so much that after looking at the f550 and terra-star Im not impressed enough to spend $55-75,000 with what I see.
I believe the c4500 shares many parts with the c5500
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:25 PM
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I have actually found another truck similar to the one that was posted. It's a 8.1 with 30k but instead of the Allison it is a 6speed standard. Now I was looking mostly for a auto but I will be the only one driving this truck unless future employee can be trusted because this will be my landscape/hardscape truck. Truck is extremely clean and drives amazing. Could pick it up this week for 18k he was originally asking 20,000. Thanks everyone who has replied already.

Also reason other truck fell threw truck had bad carfax report with a prior accident and he wouldn't move on the price.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:44 PM
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:15 PM
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scagrider22 has a C-5500 with the 8.1 so maybe he'll chime in on real world MPG's. I wouldn't expect much more than 10-11 at best. If the truck had a Duramax in it I would say $23,000 would be a decent deal, with the 8.1 I wouldn't pay more than $15-$16,000 for it. I wouldn't bother with a 1 ton, they have almost no legal payload.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:51 PM
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scagrider22 has a C-5500 with the 8.1 so maybe he'll chime in on real world MPG's. I wouldn't expect much more than 10-11 at best. If the truck had a Duramax in it I would say $23,000 would be a decent deal, with the 8.1 I wouldn't pay more than $15-$16,000 for it. I wouldn't bother with a 1 ton, they have almost no legal payload.
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No way you'll see 10-11. I had a 2500 with the 8.1 and didn't even get that. The 5500 would obviously be even worse.
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Really? I'd have thought you could get 10 out of one empty. I've never owned an 8.1 though, so I'm only guessing.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:22 PM
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That would be great, I realized for what I want and need it for id be crazy for jus a 1ton. Ive read a lot about the chevy c series and heard great things just cant find anything on mpgs for the 8.1s where im located its pretty hilly but I never travel too far. Mostly a 15mile radius from my shop. From what ive noticed trucks in my area people are over priced and they are being sold so not sure if this guy will move at all.
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