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diesel megacab
11-14-2011, 07:27 PM
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diesel megacab
Hi. ive set my eyes on a diesel megacab and now i want it bad. i was just wondering if i should have any concerns or wondering if they had any vig problems with them or anything i should know

i will be using this truck to tow a twenty foot fifth wheel trailer along with snow machines or a set of fourwheelers
i also town a tewnty foot trailer filled up with lots of logs.
And i need powet, performance and for sure reiableness haha.

I will be putting 35's and a four inch suspension lift. and a tuner exhaust or something like that.

So if anybody kbows anything i should know please let ne know

thanks jason.




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11-14-2011, 07:29 PM
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RE: diesel megacab
Forgot to mention it will be from 2006 to 2009 i beleive not the new style but 3rd gen i beleive its called lol




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11-15-2011, 07:03 AM
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RE: diesel megacab
5.9L or 6.7L? Auto or stick?

I assume your aware of the potential issues the 6.7L has if not deleted? If not do a quick search, CumminsForum has more info/questions than you could ever want about those issues.

Interior is kind of cheesy in my opinion, and the cloth seats suck (the material stains very easily) however there are kits to convert to leather for less than a grand. I am going to do mine this spring.

Other than that, there was a tie-rod recall and an issue with some of the pitman arms, all recall work though so no big deal. Of course there are some issues with death wobble, however there is a large aftermarket to help with that, especially Thuren.

Mega cab sure is nice, I don't think I can ever go back Thumbs Up!




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11-15-2011, 07:38 AM
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RE: diesel megacab
Well i was leaning towards thd 5.9 has im sure it will be enought power and i will take a stick or auto whatever i find first the ones im looking at are both auto.

im also assuming the 5.9 is better kn fuel when not towing or just all around. i want the megacab has i wam trying to start a familly haha. just bought a house also got lots of work to do.

I am also not aware of any issues and dont know nothing about the dletes but ive read a few things and would do it to my truck.
It will be a worker daily driver and the odd weekend warrior haha.

I have lots to learn about these..
And for the interior i thought it looked pretty good but i know the seats totally suck and are not comfortable my company truck is a quad cab dodge and the seats suck.. i was thinking of getting a fully loaded with leather i sure hope the leathed seats are better then the cloth ones.

Thanks jason.




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11-15-2011, 07:41 AM
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RE: diesel megacab
Isxtheeca big difference between the two engines?? And any problems with the trannys i was thinking a 2500 not the 3500 dont know if there is a differencectho




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11-15-2011, 08:08 AM (This post was last modified: 11-15-2011 08:12 AM by Ramination.)
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RE: diesel megacab
Ya know, once you get an exhaust, intake and chip on them I'm not so sure there is that much of a difference in the two motors. The 5.9l is tried and true, been around and runs great. The 6.7L is the new kid on the block, and when not deleted it does not liked to be used as a grocery getter. Take the emissions junk off though, and (from what I've read) it is just as reliable as the 5.9L. If your not familiar, the 5.9L was used exclusively in 2006, then 2007 the 5.9L and 6.7L were used, then starting in 2008 the 5.9L is gone. Only 6.7s from there on. I wasn't opposed to buying the 6.7L, however I found a good deal on the one I bought with the 5.9L. Mileage wise...eh, there are threads upon threads upon threads of guys claiming mileage, hell all the time you see two guys with nearly identical trucks and one will claim 22 mpg while the other claims 12...I don't know how much I buy into any of it. Its all relative. Its fun to shoot numbers around, but lets not forget its an 8,000 lb truck that! Coming from a gasser on 37s I am sure you will be thrilled (like me) with the mileage you acheive, whatever it will be. Big Grin

Regardless, both motors make enough power when chipped to smoke the transmission, you have to use moderation when applying the throttle hard. Really any diesel suffers from this though, they aren't made from the factory to handle all that extra power.

The 2500 and 3500 use the same motor/trans, they just have different load capacities.




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11-15-2011, 10:08 AM (This post was last modified: 11-15-2011 10:09 AM by Jasonlmrx.)
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RE: diesel megacab
Haha alright ramination sounds good to me youve been good help thanks alot ive gathdred enought information to start shopping around im goin to go with a stick or auto tranny and the 5.9 hopefully i can get a fully loaded one hehe and i will do all dletes a chip and an exhauste and a lift and 35's i think.. im sure the mileage will be better then my gasser on 37's and then i can keep my gasser for trails haha
it will also be a 2500 has i find the emblem is nicer and it should handle whar i throw at it haha

thanks ram Smile




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11-15-2011, 10:56 AM (This post was last modified: 11-15-2011 11:00 AM by Ramination.)
Post: #8
RE: diesel megacab
Cool man, glad I could help. Just to be clear though, you only have to do the deletes to the 6.7L. The 5.9L did not have the new emission equipment on it, and therefore there is noting to delete on it (well besides the muffler if you like it loud!). When you say "delete" the truck essentially what you are doing is deleting the emissions junk such as the DPF (diesel particulate filter) which is the main root problem on these things, and what gave the 6.7L a bad name. If used as a diesel truck is meant to (pulling, highway, etc) the system goes into what is called a "re-gen cycle" which essentially burns all the junk out of the filter when it reaches a certain level. The problem is that you must be at a certain speed (50 mph or greater if I recall correctly) for a certain amount of time and a lot of guys are using these trucks as daily grocery getters and therefore not driving the truck the way it was meant to be driven and therefore not allowing the system to clean itself out. What happens in this case is the soot starts to build up on the turbo fins (BAD NEWS), leading to premature failure. By deleting this filter as well as the accompaning accessories you basically make it like the 5.9L. A chip/tuner is required for the truck not to throw codes once this is done. I have read its about $1,000 to "delete" a truck. Once its done though, like I said before it said to be just as reliable as the 5.9L, and there isn't much reason for it not to be. If you have emission checks though this could be an issue, check that out first.

Good luck with the truck hunt! Mine took a solid 3 months searching 500+ miles away, finally found one 30 minutes away! Big Grin




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11-15-2011, 12:33 PM
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RE: diesel megacab
Haha sounds good i always do my homework before buying things il probly be researching stuff for ths next month before i decid to go ahead haha. and thanks for the info mine will be burning fuel alright il be travelling with a camper most of summer days haha and i dont have emissionctesting only a safety check the firstctime after i buy it to make surexwheel bearins tie rods and brakes and so on is good to go aftrr that no more test unless its a compagny vehicule then u must do an emission every year.

Thanks jason.




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