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I liked to know how or if he beefed the front end .....
"the weight of this vehicle is 9,800l.b.s. w\ a load of fuel "

You know where most of that weight is ?? GVWF....

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Yea that's quite a rig! What the heck was he planning to tow with that(probably anything he wanted)? Hope he strengthen the brakes and frame otherwise there would be little safe useable payload.
 

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Not to mention, Cat engines are e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e to work on.
 

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I guy in college had a '76 blazer with a 480ish cube V6 diesel, 4stroke mated to a SM465 4 speed. With 3.08 gears he got 20 mpg. I just couldn't tell in the morning if it was him or the garbage man!!!!
 

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Not to mention Id take a CAT engine in a Chevy, before any other engine. Im not knocking our Duramax. But CAT and their service franchises are among the most pleasurable companies to deal with. They may be expensive to fix when they are out of warranty, But when they are fixed, they are fixed. Not like the lube/detail guys working(learning) on our trucks...not knockin Eric either. We have the best luck with our Cat's.....We just did our first "major" service on one weve had 18yrs...an injection pump.


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Not to mention they sound sweet. I like the purr of that CAT.
 

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The sound of the Jake on high just makes my hair stand up!



Not to mention w/ 8" straight pipes, everything stands up.
 

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I don't know, but if you wanted a CAT, wouldn't it be better (fit with other components, proper loading etc.) if you just ordered a GMC Topkick or Chevy Kodiak with one of the CAT motors?


It would not be as much fun though.



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Jake and straight eights!!
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NoWake200 said:
Jake and straight eights!!

EWWWWW YEA WITH AN 18 OVER AND 3.55'S
AND DONT FORGET THE 600 KITTY UNDER THE HOOD TOOEdited by: PEANUTGRWR
 
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