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Old 12-18-2013, 06:39 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, 07:53 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, 08:07 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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Old 12-18-2013, 08:15 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, 08:22 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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Old 12-18-2013, 08:51 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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Old 12-18-2013, 09:06 PM
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i have a 7500 and essentially the cab is the same. i like the cab a lot, great visibility.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:10 PM
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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, 09:16 PM
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What are you hauling with the truck? Thats a low payload
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:28 PM
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mostly mulch, decorative stone, 2b,2a, maybe a pallet here and there of block most of my stuff is delivered. I figure like 3 ton I could haul???
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