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    Quote Originally Posted by sneakypete View Post
    Not sure why you haven't tried the diesel model? I've had two GM diesels both very well maintained, first I traded in with 239,000 runnning great. The second has 110,000 +. Both are crew cabs, I'll probably never own another gas truck especially for towing.
    Diesels, by all manufacturers, are usually larger in exterior size and do not have the off-road features I need. The diesel XD model Titan is an impressive truck, but I need something more nimble, given my truck has to operate as an ATV in many instances. I need approach angles, break over angles, turning radius, etc that are much tighter than what you can get on the diesel models. If ever I start towing a side-by-side to do the dirty work, then I will probably go to an XD model. Until then, the gasser PRO-4X is what serves my purpose the best.
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    The truck market is starting to change. Both Ford and GM will offer diesel options in their light duty trucks (F-150 and Silverado/Sierra) this year or next. For 2018, the F-150 will be available with a 3.0L powerstroke diesel putting out 250hp and 440lb/ft of torque. The ford will have the new 10 speed transmission that they worked with GM on and will get 30mpg highway. And the General just released their new Silverado at the north American auto show and for 2019 will have a 3.0 duramax diesel. Specs on torque and hp are not available but I would assume they would be similar to fords. And dodge has had the ecodiesel now for years as an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Fin View Post
    Diesels, by all manufacturers, are usually larger in exterior size and do not have the off-road features I need. The diesel XD model Titan is an impressive truck, but I need something more nimble, given my truck has to operate as an ATV in many instances. I need approach angles, break over angles, turning radius, etc that are much tighter than what you can get on the diesel models. If ever I start towing a side-by-side to do the dirty work, then I will probably go to an XD model. Until then, the gasser PRO-4X is what serves my purpose the best.
    I agree. A diesel for Big Fin isn't necessary for what he does and where he goes. Especially if Nissan will update his truck every year or two at a great price to him. I love my diesel, but if I was in Randy's shoes, I'd go gasoline.
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    Makes sense to me, I do agree diesels are generally bigger and not as easy to maneuver. See you in Reno next week Randy!

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    I’d also want the new diesels to go through a couple of years of real world testing to work the kinks out before I bought one. Off road a gasser is better so Fin is making the right choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubaby View Post
    Holy crap I agree with 6.5 MtMuley on something.
    Ummmmm. No. We agree on nothing. mtmuley

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    I am with Randy on the gas engine. Maybe for different reasons. I bought the pro4x XD though. For me, I don't spend near as much time off road as Randy and the 6.5ft bed was on my must have list of features. I don't typically tow, and if I do, the gasser will do everything I need and more. The only thing I really wish my truck had? Bigger fuel tank..... I really hate having to take gas with me....

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    Check out the 2019 Silverado Trailboss. If it comes with a 6.5 box and a 30+ tank I’m sold.

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    My hunting buddy (CPO) finally got rid of his Rebel and got a F150 FX4 , 2.7 eco with the 3.73 locker. I will be interested to see how it fares this coming season. That Rebel was a PITA. He had it 2 years and something was ALWAYS wrong with it. Especially the air suspension, never knew when it was just gong to refuse to go into "off road" mode at all or switch back to "normal" height while you were driving down the trail. Best part----out the door for 40k so he will be cutting his monthly payment by quite a chunk.
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    I've lived in Montana for 5 years and have gone through 4 windshields. This rock also would have killed a motorcyclist.Name:  Rock.jpg
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