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    sometimes I wish I would have gone with a diesel in my '03 Silvrado 2500HD 4x4. I just resently got a new Travel Trailer and my 6.0 is working hard to pull it and carry my AC ATV in the bed.

    Hmm wounder if a conversion is possible?
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    no none of the v8 gm puts out for trucks and such are over head cam motors all over head valvetrain would be nice since dodge toyota and nissan have overhead cams

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    Well if u just converted the engine that's in there to diesel it really wouldn't. Make to much of a difference but u could swap it out for a duramax and that would make it be pretty sweet but it won't be cheap though
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    overhead cams..... geezus.

    its cheaper to just buy a 6.0, than cams and doing all the FI.

    its a chevy not an import

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ToNe04 View Post
    its a chevy not an import
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2COR517 View Post
    Is the 6.0 overhead cam?
    I just asked myself why I asked that. Then I saw the previous poster suggested swapping in some cams, plural.

    I would think if you want the 6.0, the best way to go would be get an engine, trans, and PCM from the same truck and swap them in. If you have 4x4, get the transfer case too. Different spline count for 2500.
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    this should do it - # 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimreapersshadow View Post
    no none of the v8 gm puts out for trucks and such are over head cam motors all over head valvetrain would be nice since dodge toyota and nissan have overhead cams
    i am pretty sure dodge has no OHC motor in their stockade, other then the diesel, and OHC is not necessarily better then OHV either, dont let the man fool ya. More moving parts, more specialized parts to do simple repairs, and way more timing involved too. There is also a reason GM has won awards for there VVT OHV motors, the blend of old school design and new school tech with proven reliability.

    On another note my uncle has 6.6 GM for his work trucks but his personal is a 6.0 and he had the 8.1 before that and would take his 6.0 anyday over his old 8.1. he always has his fourwheeler in the bed and is usually pulling a trailer with a bobcat or something on it with no problems.
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