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Old 02-11-2014, 08:47 PM
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Vehicle: 2001 Cummins 4x4
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Engine: 2001-2003 359ci (5.9L HO) Cummins ISB 24-Valve Diesel I6 245hp 505lb/ft (6-Speed Manual)
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Personally, I have never driven a 5.2. My 01 5.9 did ok loaded down. I also had 33's with 4.10 gears, so that helps in the grunt department.

Make sure you get 3.92 gears. Or, find an Offroad edition with 4.10's. They also have stiffer springs.

You might crunch the numbers owning a Cummins. I'm paying less money than I did in fuel with my 01 Cummins than I did with my 01 360. Fuel filters every 7500 miles or so are $14. Oil change is about $50 and you can run longer oil change intervals.

Towing mileage will be vastly better. I got about 12-13 highway unloaded with my old truck. Now, I get 13 city with a bunch of idling in these cold temperatures and driving short trips.
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