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Old 06-01-2014, 09:31 PM   #1
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Ram 1500 to Chev 2500

Well I finally decided to give chevy a go after 5 dodge trucks all run over 250,000km. Chev has been long overdue for a styling change and in the 2015 model 2500 they did just that. But for the 2500s styling was the only change under the hood, and frame remain the same for now...
I had a 2013 dodge ram 1500 hemi, now I have the 2015 2500 chevy HD 5.3l v8 gasser.
After 10,000km on the chevy I really do enjoy driving it.
As for trailering here are my comparisons.
Dodge half tonn has more HP and torque than the 5.3l 2500. (Seems crazy but true). The chev cannot compete with the dodge for pulling power. But the longer wheel base and higher payload makes having less power a non issue. Glad I made the switch. But probably a 2500 dodge with the hemi would have been the best route to go, I switch out every 4 years so we shall see what the next lineup brings in 2018.
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:28 PM   #2
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Congrats and welcome to the bowtie family.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:37 AM   #3
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Congrats and welcome to the bowtie family.
What's the "bowtie" family suppose to mean?
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:02 AM   #4
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Check the chevy badge
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:25 AM   #5
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Chevy 'bowtie' . ..symbol on grill looks like a bowtie...
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:47 AM   #6
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I owned one of those Duramax's for ten years and have never heard that before. I guess I must lead a pretty sheltered life.
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:24 AM   #7
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Impossible that you have a 5.3 Liter in that 2500, only 6.0 Liter is available
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:08 AM   #8
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Impossible that you have a 5.3 Liter in that 2500, only 6.0 Liter is available
5.3 is in the 1500.
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:17 PM   #9
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Maybe they scale down the Canadian 2500...lol
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:41 PM   #10
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According to www.gm.ca, the 2500 comes standard in Canada with the 6.0L gas engine and has the 6.0L CNG version or 6.6L Duramax as the only options.
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I owned one of those Duramax's for ten years and have never heard that before. I guess I must lead a pretty sheltered life.
Well, looks like you learned something.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:52 PM   #12
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well, looks like you learned something.

please!!!!!!!!!!!
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please!!!!!!!!!!!

My mistake. I guess you really CAN teach an old dog new tricks!
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:22 PM   #14
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Just curios, since you went up to a 2500 why did you not also get the Duramax Diesel?
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Your all correct 6.0. So used to the 5.3 being in everything chevy, never stopped to think what I was typing.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:40 PM   #16
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Up here diesel is a solid 20 to 30 cents per liter compared to gasoline, and because i only pull the trailer for a few weeks a year I am not in favor of the higher up front cost(approx$10k) of the diesel engine, -40C winter starts (winter is here 8 months of the year). I like the diesel for pulling just not the best all round option for my needs is all.
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Up here diesel is a solid 20 to 30 cents per liter compared to gasoline, and because i only pull the trailer for a few weeks a year I am not in favor of the higher up front cost(approx$10k) of the diesel engine, -40C winter starts (winter is here 8 months of the year). I like the diesel for pulling just not the best all round option for my needs is all.

I can not imagine -40 degrees. I guess I shouldn't fuss when it's 98 degrees with 90% humidity here.
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