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Old 02-21-2014, 05:33 PM   #11
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I have towed with both Chevy gas and Chevy diesels. That being said, I don't think I would ever go back to a gas model. Seems like everything, including the braking is beefed up on the diesel. We had an 2003 Duramax diesel and put 140K on it. No problems with engine or drive train and only went through 1 set of brakes. Traded it because the new Pinnacle weighs more than the truck could tow. Currently, have a 3500HD Duramax and love it. I would give the diesels a little more consideration.


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Old 02-21-2014, 06:20 PM   #12
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I have never had a GM, a friend has a specialty repair shop rebuilding drive shafts and differentials. He stated one weakness with the newer ones is with their 4X4 front differential. The housing and bracket are aluminum and are built to light of weight. If you are using the truck hard they tend to break apart and the diff cannot be turned in for a deposit, adding to your repair cost.

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