Re: First gen cummins
I agree dce, the Cummins should come with a spare trans rather than a tire lol. The Duramax/Allison combo is pretty good. Where the Allison has their downfall is if you start to put some power to it by way of a tuner. They don't like it and slip fairly easily. H&S performance has done testing to see what an engine/trans combo can handle in stock form. The Duramax did fairly well, but they put a pretty well souped up trans in it before the testing. I honestly think a truck that could be here to stay is the 6.7 Power Stroke. In the H&S test, the 6.7 in completely stock form (trans and all) made 818hp and almost 1700 ft/lb. of torque. The trans just started slipping at that time. That's a pretty dang good factory transmission if you ask me!
Either way, any truck has it's downfall, and it's all personal preference. If you can resist the temptation and not put too crazy of a tune on your truck, it will treat you well! Glad to see your Dmax is working well for you! My buddy has an '06 and his trans isn't doing so well right now!
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