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Old 10-06-2013, 12:19 AM
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I dunno, maybe it's all fear of the unknown? It just seems like everyone I know has torn up something on these newer diesels.

I'm really leaning toward getting a manual and having the dealership "spruce up" the truck a little since I can only find manuals in Tradesmans. Any thoughts on taking the torque "downgrade" in order to be a gear jammer?

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Well, we're about an hour from Lexington and 1.5 hours from Louisville, KY. This is thoroughbred country, (Church Hill Downs and Keenland Raceway Park). Most of the diesels around here are babied, since they mainly pull horse trailers. The 6.7's here are pulling duty and probably will be for awhile. If our other guy on this post knew what 04's were bringing down in KY, he might be on Craig's list. Most everyone wants a 3rd or 4th gen diesel here. There are 2 ranges of diesels at a premium 03,04,07 (not 07.5) & 2010's (don't know why the 2010's, but I lose every bid). However note, Church Hill Downs ends in November and so the diesels will hit the sales boards in December and January. Best of luck in your quest. R...
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get a clean looking diesel, you pick the year
diesels can be rebuilt several times over, unlike a gas engine
then go to BANKS & do whatever you want to the engine

Today i saw a 2007 Dodge Ram with the diesel engine, it had a BANKS sticker on it
that thing was quiet, smokeless & out of sight, while i was waiting on a signal light
To say the least, i was impressed
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My .02, I just got rid of a 2012 CTD, to a 2013 Hemi, why? Unless you delete your truck your going to problems. These things need worked hard, I mean hard and you're still going to clog a DPF sooner or later. They are NOT daily drivers. Double the price of an oil change and it's going to be every 3k easy unless your deleted. Turbo faliures, injectors, O2 sensors, will empty your wallet fast. I loved the truck, I they could have let the 6.7 alone but emmissions have ruined these rigs in my opion. A good 5.9 will still last forever. I'll put hemi, with 3.73 against these new CTD for long term realiabilty. The cimmuns is a pulling beast, but they've ruined them. I'll pull my 10,000lb TT with the hemi. Same gas miliage as a 6.7L and much cheaper!
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There are no performance parts available for 2013's yet.

Also, saw it mentioned before, there are better options than Banks, and cheaper as well. H&S tuning, EFI Live, etc. Better gains and usually cheaper.
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First don't get a diesel and buy anything from Banks. If you do, you will pay 3x what the guy who paid for performance parts that ran off and left you. He probably was able to afford aftermarket taillights which you will be seeing with a Banks financial package. I say financial cause they don't deliver power. An EFI Live or Smarty equipped truck will out perform a banks truck 24/7.
I bought my first diesel in 2001. It was a 98.5 quad cab 4x4 w/ 3.55 rear gears at 95,000 miles. I had a 99 1500 w a 360. That 360 got 15 mpgs, and about 8 towing a 6x12 enclosed trailer. The diesel got 20+ empty and over 12 towing larger trailers. I sold that truck with 370,000+ miles, the kid that has it now currently has over 440,000 miles on it. Its now at over 600 horsepower and doesn't miss a beat. Good luck getting a gas to last that long.
I sold that truck and bought my current megacab with 1,100 miles on it. I lifted this truck at around 40,000 miles. Before the lift I was seeing 20ish mpgs. On 37s I see 14ish in town, and 17-19 on the highway. It has towed between 10-18,000 pounds everytime I hook a trailer on it. It has almost 255,000 miles on it now. I expect nothing less than 400,000 miles on this one before I even think about having to do anything to the motor on this one.
Upcharge on cummins is justified. Look at the used diesels and the miles on them they still bring good money. I would buy a used diesel with 250,000 miles before buying a hemi with 125,000 miles. Want to add power say 100 horsepower, compare the price to do this with either truck. You will see that diesel wins. Cummins is by far the best motor. The new ones are so refined its crazy. My best bud has a 2011 6.7 and its so quiet. Longhorn package and has more leather and ammenities than my moms Escalade.
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I'm old school
like it all mechanical

We have 2
a 92 CTD we call the farm truck
Hauls tractors, mowers, water tank etc
sometimes pulls the car trailer

change the oil and oil, fuel,air filters once a year in the fall
haven't needed any other maintenance since 2 years ago
since we did tire and brakes






73 hauler was 440/518
didn't like hauling one car plus another on the car trailer




It's still under construction waiting for paint

So we gave it a tune up


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I guess you'll have to run the numbers and see if you're going to use it enough to save the money. The Cummins engine is a great engine to have in a work truck. More specifically the first and second generations. If you're going to run it hard and put the miles on it then a inline diesel is your best bargaining chip as far as having a truck that will last.

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