Originally Posted by sahara7638
Who said any thing about a hemi? If i wanted a gas motor I would buy a chevy hands down. We're talking the 5.9 cummins diesel in a 05-06 nothing else. How bad are the trans missions in this year range? Anything like my old 95? If so I would NEVER even think about buying another.
Well, I have an 05 Dually in stock trim, or what I assume is stock trim. I bought it used in May.
I went from a 96 2500 5.9L Magnum. to the 3500 5.9L diesel and its a night and day difference.
my 2500 would keep abouts 16 highway, unloaded. 12-13 hauling ~6k pounds.
my 3500 with the diesel sees 17-18 city and i like to keep it at 23 highway or so. good 71 MPH cruising.
but in stock trim, there is enough torque to light up all 4 tires in back. My truck has 75K miles on it and the tranny seems fine.
you can get a diablo predator for ~$360 with 3 different tunes in it, but the stock tranny might not take the +160 TQ tune for to long.
all in all.
I love my 5.9. No issues so far.
My 96 had tranny slip issues and leaky seals. this truck feels so much more connected. I think the tranny's of today have long since graduated from the tranny's of the mid 90's.