496 Cubic Inches
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Ohio
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Need to know more like budget, amenities, ect. LLY (04.5-05) is good all around motor with minor easy fix probs. LBZ (06-07 classic) is also a great powerful motor without all the EPA BS. Little less mileage than previous. Mileage is different for each person but expect ~16+- city and ~20 +- hwy. Towing maybe ~14 depending on weight and driving habits. Do a search on it as it greatly varies and previous numbers could not represent an accurate figure for you. Upgrades change that number too.
As for looks......looks arent everything. Remember back in the day when you dated that hot *** chick but she was such a PITA? Yea same goes for trucks. Chevy rides the best by far. Allison trans in awesome but needs built with power as do all trans. Its all personal preference and what you can find at the time. I wouldnt go Ford but thats just me. The 7.3L was a good motor but Im not a fan of the newer motors. The Cummins is a bad *** motor but Im not a fan of the Dodge interior or ride comforts.
Thats just my opinion...take it for what its worth
2001 HD 8.1L 4x4 Crew SB LT
EFI Live, K&N CAI, MSD, Plug mod (in testing), 160* T-Stat, Flomaster 40 Series SS (Duals)(No tails), Custom H-Pipe, (2) RF P2410's in custom down fire box, Rockford Old Skool 250aii amp, AirLift bags, On board compressor, Custom mount gauges, Body colored trim, 285 Revo ATV's, 16x10 Ions, 6K HID Lows & Fogs, Blue LED Dash, Blue LED Switches, Blue LED Footwell Lights, Blue LED Interior Lighting, and so much more....
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