diesel or gas?

Asked by Oct 06, 2013 at 04:43 PM about the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab LB 4WD

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

i'm looking in buying a 2500HD Silverado, I just don't know which one to buy< the 6.0 gas or the 6.6 diesel. im just wanting to rip down back roads tailgating drinking beer, go mud bogging, haul my 250 ktm. any thoughts? oh also, I would be towing a 5-th wheel trailer. which is better to put a lift kit in and better mpg with the best power.

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Diesel will get you the best power and mileage but aren't the best for heavy duty off roading, just a little bit of water gets through the air filter system and you've lost an engine, fuel is more expensive and may get higher as newer diesel fuel standards are implemented. Gas engines are more forgiving as far as water goes, but don't have the low end torque that a Diesel has, Gasoline engines tend to run hotter when hauling loads. Fuel mileage is not as good. I use to off road quite a bit when I was younger, spent a few cold nights out in the boonies waiting for the mud to freeze so we could get unstuck, my last deep off road trip was about 8 years ago, never did see anyone out there with Diesel rig squirreling around in the mud. Here's something else to remember, if you break something on a Diesel it is twice as expensive to fix as a gas unit.

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With a diesel truck you are more likely to get stuck because of the extra added weight. I'd say go with the gas truck if you are also going to be offroading in the truck. The 6.0 is a powerful enough motor to haul a ktm 250.

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