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I've narrowed my choice down to a 2005 GMC2500 6.6 or a 2002 F350 7.3. The Duramax has 153,000miles and the 7.3 has 169,000miles.


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Consider reading the article shown in my signature below, "Before You Buy..."


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Do you need the payload of the 35 series truck? if not, then the 2500. If you need the additional payload the 350 offers, then the 350.

If power is all you are looking at, the GM by probably 25-50 ponies or there abouts!

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fatony30 wrote:

I've narrowed my choice down to a 2005 GMC2500 6.6 or a 2002 F350 7.3. The Duramax has 153,000miles and the 7.3 has 169,000miles.

Same price? If you don't need a 350 then NO question, the Dmax.


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The newer one if both meet your needs


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I would take the F350...but that's because I like SD's and despise GM interiors.


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When buying used and when both will do what you need them to do I would ALWAYS choose the one that's in the best condition.


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Both are excellent engines...but the Dmax will have more power in stock form. Pick what one that you can live with. Both have had good long term life results. I can tell you that the 7.3 is very sought after around here in florida. People are paying beyond top dollar down here for that engine. So which ever suites you the best is all that matters if your keeping it long term. My parents sold their F250 powerstroke 7.3 and boight the Dmax instead due to it being the 1 ton dually. They say that the Dmax will out run the 7.3 in the hills. But you must look at how the technology has changed during those years to be fair to the 7.3 and the stock power difference between the 2. Choose the one that was maintained, including the truck not just the drivetrain, and which one will suit your hauling needs the best. Good luck keep us informed.
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I would go with the F350 7.3. Higher GVWR, RGAWR, FGAWR and payload capacity for the F350 versus the 2500.


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Duramax hands down.

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