Can someone post the gear ratios for the 6sp?? 'Been looking around the site and can't find any post with the numbers. Thanks ahead!
That is pretty much the same case we all had. For me, it was order......sight unseen.Anyway, it was nice to shift thhru the gears on the diesel. I did notice that it didn't seem all that gutsy, at least at 50 mph. It felt like the power falls off fairly rapidly in the upper rpm range. How's the LLY handle with the 6sp? I did test drive a duramax/Allison also (like night and day...to the Ford). It was hard to get a feel for what the manual would be like. I'm going to virtually have to buy this truck "blind" as there are no manuals to be had.
All input from experienced handshakers welcome !
Uhm...and what would replacing the flywheel cost? For a non-warranty dealer replacement? How about an aftermarket? How many miles can I expect the original to last under "normal" use?You will not be displeased! You can really fly thru the gears with these. The power and the smoothness of the shifting is amazing. I hope you can get to drive one before buying but I don't think you will reget buying one even if you don't get to before buying one. You will have to save up for a Flywheel in the future though. The stock DMF will not last and its for sure if you chip up the power. Good luck!!!
The power on a diesel does come in different than an a gasser. On my truck around 10k miles, the engine seemed to seat in and my power and mileage went up. At around 95k the power seemed to come in again as the engine continues to limber up.I have to say, the duramax sounds nice, but seems "heavy" or sluggish, at least until you hit that certain power band. The gasser drives as expected, peppy, with good range of power and torque. Wish it came with a 6sp manual instead of the 5sp.
If the truck is empty you can easily do a 2-4-6 shift. If you are getting on it, empty, you will not stay in the lower gears long. If you are not careful you will be up against the govenor in a heartbeat. Just a little practice and getting use to the truck will take care of this. Once you get into 3rd, in my opinion, the truck reallly starts to pull. 4th, 5th and 6th are pretty close together and can keep the engine in the torque curve easily.
Hope this helps.
That is because it is the exact same trans as in the Ford Super Duty.Thanks 05. Funny, that's the same ratios as the Ford, except for reverse. The Ford stick knob says R-L-1-2-3-4-OD.