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Old 07-03-2018, 09:14 PM   #1
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Anyone have the Chevrolet 2500 gas 6.0 ?
Do you like it?
How does it tow ?




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Old 07-03-2018, 10:44 PM   #2
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Had 2 2002 vortex 6.0. Great motors. Got 200k plus and never changed a plug or had any issues other than a water pump and fuel pump.

Top end speed towing was not great.
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:47 PM   #3
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I have a 2018. Love the truck but I didn't really buy it for towing. I got it because I wanted a strong 4x4 that I could expect to last for 15+ relatively trouble free years. Biggest thing I tow with it is a 19ft bay boat. It does great at lower speeds. Tried setting the cruise last weekend on 73 with the boat and gas mileage dropped to 7.5 mpg. This is with 285/70r17s and WARN front bumper. The bigger tires really zapped the mileage.
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:23 PM   #4
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Had 2 2002 vortex 6.0. Great motors. Got 200k plus and never changed a plug or had any issues other than a water pump and fuel pump.

Top end speed towing was not great.
Word. Had an 02 2500HD myself and when I sold it with 220K it was still a beast. Terrible mileage and slow but never let me down. Super reliable!
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:58 PM   #5
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Have a 2015 GMC. I like it. Tows fine. Don't love the gas mileage but knew what I was getting
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Old 07-04-2018, 12:07 AM   #6
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Nice info


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Old 07-04-2018, 06:34 PM   #7
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What kind of mileage are y’all getting highway empty?
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:56 PM   #8
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Pulled my 22’ boat with my dad’s this weekend. I like the truck but it’s nothing like my 6.7 powerstroke when towing or empty. Also it’s a gas hog even just pulling my boat.

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Old 07-04-2018, 07:38 PM   #9
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I’ve got the ‘15 6.0 and it has 4.10 axle ratio. It’s tough enough for any towing job I’ve got but mileage isn’t so great. 11.5-12 mpg at 75-80 mph. If you’ll slow down do 68-69, mileaage bumps up to around 15.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:51 PM   #10
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I mean you donít buy a truck for MPG, but I do get , a truck with good MPG is great. Iím just trying to justify a diesel over the 6.0.
When I pull, itís a 16í with a biggie, a boat, or a 30í camper......
one thing I donít want is to get the camper hooked up and not be able to drive 70 down I 10 to the hill country....


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Old 07-04-2018, 09:23 PM   #11
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I have a 2000 2500 with the 6.0. 244,000 miles. Have replaced 2 water pumps, 2 fuel pumps, and on alternator. Has 4:11 rear end (not 4wd). Everyday driving gets 12.5--13 mpg. Interstate driving @ 70 mph it will get 15.2. Pulling my 24 ft.trailer with 8,500 pound load @ 70 I will get 9-10 depending on how many big hills or strong wind. Still running stock 2.65x78-16"tires. I will probably get another one when I wear this one out.
Hope this helps.
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:13 PM   #12
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Thanks


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Old 07-05-2018, 12:22 AM   #13
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I've got a 2015 with 120k Miles and haven't had one issue. Been a solid truck!
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Old 07-05-2018, 12:37 AM   #14
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I don't own one but went to Rocksprings from Longview in my buddies. 16' tandem axle trailer with 3 atvs and we got 6.4mpg round trip. Didn't have any trouble pulling but man that sucker drinks gas. He said he gets about 14 running down the highway. His is 4wd with 4.10 gears.
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Old 07-05-2018, 07:46 AM   #15
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This is my mixed average over the last 6900 miles. Lowest during that time was 7.8 mpg which was stop and go in 4wd, and the highest was 12.4, which was all highway. I really do average a little over 10 on highway. This is in a 2010 2500 with 4.10 gears and 285 tires.



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Old 07-05-2018, 08:01 AM   #16
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I have 2 GMC's. The 2004 had 250,000+ miles and still runs like a champ. It gets about 12 miles to the gallon empty. The 2017 is getting about 16 if I can keep my foot out of it. I have never had any issues with that motor.

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Old 07-05-2018, 08:01 AM   #17
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Been a diesel guy for many years now but i'm about to buy a 2015 2500hd with the 6.0. It won't pull like a diesel and if you expect it too you will be very disappointed. The one i'm looking at gets about avg. 13 mpg (9 in town & 15 hwy) the sales manager is a good friend and he let me hook it up to my tractor to see how it pulled big closed cab 4wd tractor it gets the job done but it's slow and mileage dropped to 7mpg.
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:01 AM   #18
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That is the reason I went with the Hemi in my 2500 4x4. It had 4.11 gears and pulled anything I asked it to. It got 11mpg pulling my 18ft travel trailer down to Port A and back to Jarrell. Got 15-17 hwy mpg, without towing.
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:43 AM   #19
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I guess I should have added that I do pull a 20 gooseneck stock trailer some and have never had any issues with it doing that.

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Old 07-05-2018, 09:55 AM   #20
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My dads owned 2 of them while I’ve owned 2 duramaxes and he won’t buy a diesel. He’s going to keep driving that 6.0. That being said he’s an ASE master mechanic and gm service manager
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:29 AM   #21
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Got a 2012 and it pulls fine. Get 13.8 average mpg but has the lower gear ratio.
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:37 AM   #22
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I've got a 2004 4x4 2500HD, get 10 MPG regardless if I'm pulling a lowboy with 4 wheeler's , stands, etc. ; 28' travel trailer ; or my 5k lb. boat. You won't feel it behind you. Great Power with the 6.0. It does have a towing option for pulling heavy loads that change the shift points or something. Rarely use it, but when I do, it drops to 9 MPG. City/Highway may get 14 to 17 at best. but like you said, I didn't get a truck for driving around town.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:23 PM   #23
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Hhmm...


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