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Old 04-02-2010, 07:32 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:34 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The service I work for has 2 GMC type III's 3500's with Horton boxes. Both 08's and one we have had for a year and a half now has 74000 mi on it with no problems. Yes we drive the Sh** out of these things. They have the DPF and we let them idle for hours at times with no issues... huh... Not near as quick as my truck but it does weigh 2k more and is de-tuned. Only averages 11 mpg too. Next time I'm working I'll post some pics.

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Old 04-02-2010, 05:35 PM   #23 (permalink)
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the vans dont need the allison. They arent gonna be towing half as much as the trucks are..

Nobody complained about towing 17,000lbs with their stock LB7 when they first came out (520ft lbs)...whens the last time any van has towed that much?????
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:55 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I wouldn't be surprised if the 6L90 was more reliable under stock conditions.
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I never towed more than the 10,000 lbs my van was rated for
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The ambulances around here are mostly type 1s on silverado 3500 wide track chassis. I've never heard of ANY problems with them.
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So, they gonna be using EFI Live for even quicker response times
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for what ever reason the local private service here is using the type II vans and as for the van running wise they have no problems; its with the extra tall tops put on them for standing room that is the issue....all 35 vans they have have leaks in multiple areas and the manufacture will only fix them at the factory. they seem to think the bodies are flexing more than they are designed to when cornering for some reason...will not field fix and will not send temp replacement units while main units are being serviced....minimum 6 to 10 weeks to fix one unit says warranty dept of manufacturer....
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