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Chevy brings the 8.1 BACK!!!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Oakleaf landscape, May 19, 2011.

  1. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    I guess the GM rep is out of the loop too! Not only did they come out with the 2012 early without anyone at GM knowing but they are sneaking the 8.1 under the hood too. Lets see a picture of this new truck!
  2. tuney443

    tuney443 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Comparing it to a full blown top fuel dragster you're right---comparing it to my LBZ Dmax,it's LOUD AS HELL! Sorry,but you will never convince me otherwise.Good solid engine,just flawed in the noise department.
  3. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 883

    sorry goldpro, i am going to sell it if i cant get what i want from the dealer for a trade in for a 2006 D-MAX!!!!! thats the way all trucks should be......
  4. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,511

    Ive never had a complaint. My neighbor has a DMax and has commented on how quiet my truck is.
  5. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    Tell your neighbor to turn his hearing aid up. lol
  6. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    Dollars to donuts it's a 6.0. Post a picture of the sticker under the hood that clearly shows it's a 2012 with an 8.1 and I'll eat my words.
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,203

    Mmmmmmm! Donuts.
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  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Like what? An American made truck with a foreign motor?
  9. snuckley

    snuckley LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 2

    OP, please describe the truck with the 8.1, crew/long bed etc./ Allison / single dually......I keep my 2005 8.1 . cause there's no more produced for yrs now, I heard they are maybe even going to stop producing the 8.1 crate motor at GM- I would have to buy aftermarket like Jasper if mine goes bad . They have a new marine bigblock 496 _ can't recall what they call it- but it is a generation 2 496/8.1 that just came out. Take a pix an post it for us.
  10. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 883

    In 06 duramax engines were built in Moraine Ohio........

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