How wrong was I?

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by Kady, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Kady

    Kady Rockstar GMTC Chick 100 Posts

    Ok, So I have this customer at work. He has a 98 3500 Dually. One day, I was talking about wanting to sell my Burb and buy a diesel, and he chimed in that his was for sale. I asked what it was, and he claimed that he had a "Duramax," I looked outside, and saw his truck and told him that couldnt' be the one he was talking about. He confirmed that it was in fact the one he was trying to sell... I told him that the 98's weren't Duramax. They came with the 6.5, until 00, and then they started with the Duramax for the 01's and up models. He then asked why he had Duramax badges all over his truck, and I replied with "I can slap some badges on my 5.7 and call it a duramax, but its still a Vortec 350"

    He then brought in a plastic cover from under the hood and told me to read it. Of course it said "6.5L" and I asked what that proved.. He said that was what proved it was infact a 'max. I told him he was wrong, that they were 6.6L. Well, the conversation continued and got pretty heated, a couple of my friends were at my work, listening in the background. They guy swore up and down that I was wrong and he has a Duramax. On his way out, my friend tried telling him the same thing.. He swears we're both wrong..

    Soooo. How accurate was I? I don't know too much about the 'maxes, but I thought I knew enough.. Was I wrong?
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  2. GaryL

    GaryL Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    From what I see, the Duramax didn't come out until 01, so you are right on.
  3. Kady

    Kady Rockstar GMTC Chick 100 Posts

    Niceeee, I love being right, Especially when its about trucks.. and with a guy.. And I tell him about his own truck. :) Me > Him
  4. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I used to know guys who took the cheap little 4-cyl mustangs and put a 5.0 badge on it ... didn't give them a 100 hp boost though.
  5. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Like Gary said...

    I researched it as well and the D-Max came out in 2001 with the LB7 6.6 and it is the 1st generation.

    Way to stand your ground Kady!
  6. Kady

    Kady Rockstar GMTC Chick 100 Posts

    People just dont believe me cause I'm a girl.
  7. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    You are one of the smarter ones! We have been lucky enough to have several smart girl members here that know more about GM trucks than your average guy. Funny that the guy thought he could pull one over on you though.
  8. Kady

    Kady Rockstar GMTC Chick 100 Posts

    Yeppp, I didin't let him. If I wasn't sure, I woulda shut my mouth and research it. Then tell him about it the next time I saw him.. But there was no need for that.
  9. MWright936

    MWright936 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Nice one! I bet he went home, looked it up, and felt like a tard :lol:
  10. drumrob

    drumrob Rockstar 100 Posts

    I am glad we have some smart ladies in this site its good to know that a female can keep a conversation!!! Thats telling him Kady

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