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Old 12-10-2014, 04:04 AM   #51
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That I could live with, those are the temps I saw after adding another trans cooler to our 1500, prior to that you could add about 20 degrees to those.
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:21 AM   #52
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The highest tranny temp I have seen, was right at the 200 degree mark. That was at the top of a 4 mile mountain climb with ambient temps in the 80's. Other times it peaks at about 180 and on flat ground typically runs at 165 degrees. My cooling system is stock.
Mine runs right about the same. Stock cooler no modifications.
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I ask mostly because the 2500's appear to have the exact same tranny cooler in them.
But they have a different transmission and rear end in the 2500`s.
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But they have a different transmission and rear end in the 2500`s.
Right, guess I just expected a larger tranny cooler, sounds like they do run cooler though, which is good.
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:12 AM   #55
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Get the 2500 HD and be done with it.
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You won't be disappointed.
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Our 1500 had a 4:10 rear end and four speed tranny (5.3L) and was "adequate" pulling our 5000 lb Exp 213. Our 2008 2500 has a 3:73 rear end and six speed tranny (6.0L) and just plain out pulls the 1500. Added to which I don't have to worry about payload anymore. I tow mostly in B.C. and on a hot day on a long climb tranny temps will touch 200 degrees but normally around 170-180. For me 2500 = peace of mind.
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Chevy 2500HD 6.0L reliabilty

6.0 is a great motor. Been around a while and is very reliable. My wife's Yukon Denali has the 6.0 And with just over 100k has been flawless. And yes get the 2500. Night and day difference.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:52 AM   #59
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I just picked up a 2015 Silverado 2500 long bed crew cab 6.0. It's a monster for sure. Took awhile to get used to the size of this thing. But the piece of mind I get loading up my family and not having to worry about weight limits bringing all the kids stuff, fire wood, generator, gear, etc. while pulling my 28ft trailer makes it all worth it. Even though it's still my daily driver. Luckily I work close to home so gas isn't too much of a concern.
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:11 PM   #60
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Well, we found one, its a 2011 with only 28,000 miles on it. Honestly, it rides really well I think. While the info center in the truck isn't the most accurate measure of mpg, I reset it as we were leaving and in a 90mile trip, with the cruise set at 65, it is showing 17mpg. I do believe if we drive it nice, it will do ok on gas mileage.
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