Originally Posted by fastNugly@discountautoperformance
Doug, you swapped back to a 1500. Why?
You had a pretty sweet Silver one as well
I'm one of those who wanted one just cause. Pulled heavy ever once in a while. I was able to afford the truck no problem but as said above they are an investment. Any mods you want to do really cost a lot more. The major mods that are almost required once you see the difference, deletes, are illegal. I prefer to keep my truck legal so I don't have to go back and forth with aftermarket/stock parts just to get tags! This doesn't apply to everyone but it did to me. Not to mention deletes cost a lot more thanks to the recent EPA thing with banks I think it was.
Me personally I read manuals and suggestions from owners when I buy something new. One of those things was about getting the truck good and hot every time it's ran. I had the hardest time with this because of my short drives.
If you didn't plug it in on a cold night and didn't have time to let it warm up I drove like a granny until it got warm so I didn't hurt any seals etc... Sort of started to annoy me.. A lot. Then I started to see the effects of it. MPGs suffered greatly because the truck would go into regenerations and just burn the fuel away just to clean out the stupid DPF filter.
I could handle the ride but the diesel and the regenerations started to bug me.
I loved that truck but it just wasn't practical for me at all.
If I was to do it again I would get a 13. Sure they use DEF but they get A LOT better MPGs and shouldn't be plagued by a clogging DPF filter.
All of this was just my opinion and my reasoning for going back to a 1500.