Archive for August, 2008

The End of Duramax Performance?

August 19, 2008

I’m a Cummins man, let’s just get that out of the way right now.  I drive an ’05 Cummins 2500 and I love it; aside from the fact that the stock Dodge transmission and Cummins performance upgrades dont mix so well…

So with diesel prices being so high lately, I figured it was probably a good time to go see what kind of deal I could get on a new truck.  Now while I love my Dodge, and would really love a new mega cab, there is just something about the look of the new LMM Duramax and the Duramax Performance scene in general that just draws me in.  Maybe its the sturdy look or the clean lines both inside out out; the designers at GM have definitely outdone themselves on this model, with a few exceptions.

While I like the gauge cluster, and especially the option of the built in trailer break, the shifter felt like it was going to snap off in my hand.  In addition to that, the new LMM Duramax seems to be much louder than the other models that I have driven and seems to lack power in comparison.  It just seems like it is being suffocated by all of the emissions crap that is required on 08 and newer diesel vehicles.  So if you are in the market for a new truck and must buy new, I wouldn’t say don’t buy the new Duramax because I still really liked it; those are just some things that you will want keep an eye on.  If you have already bought your new truck and are looking for some LMM Performance parts, here are a few of our most popular diesel particulate filter friendly performance parts:

Quadzilla Stealth 2 Tuner, EFI Live Flashscan Tuner, and the Diablo Predator Tuner

Visit Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your diesel performance parts needs.

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