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I'm looking for some opinions on the 2500 6.7 Cummins. I currently have a 2014 1500 5.7 and have the ...


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Old 06-13-2016, 09:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking for some opinions on the 2500 6.7 Cummins. I currently have a 2014 1500 5.7 and have the opp to swap over to a 2015 2500 6.7 Cummins. Can anyone tell me about the maintenance on the 6.7 vs the 5.7? Is the upgrade worth it (I know 95% will say yes) just looking for some info on what to expect should I trade mine in and get the Cummins. Thanks in advance


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Ok, I'll bite.. Why do you want a diesel? Big towing? Long range driving? You like the smell? LOL!

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Diesel fuel generally costs more. Fuel mileage is less than a 1500 when left completely stock. Oil changes every 5-7k miles and take 3 gallons of oil ~$80 if done at the dealership. Fuel filters and airfilter need to be changed every 15-20k miles ~$100 just for filters. DEF needs to be topped off occasionally. Will not smell like a diesel unless you remove the emissions equipment.

I love my Cummins even though I only pull our camper a few times a year. I could do it with a Hemi but it is so much more enjoyable with my Cummins.

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Diesel fuel generally costs more. Fuel mileage is less than a 1500 when left completely stock. Oil changes every 5-7k miles and take 3 gallons of oil ~$80 if done at the dealership. Fuel filters and airfilter need to be changed every 15-20k miles ~$100 just for filters. DEF needs to be topped off occasionally. Will not smell like a diesel unless you remove the emissions equipment.

I love my Cummins even though I only pull our camper a few times a year. I could do it with a Hemi but it is so much more enjoyable with my Cummins.

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Kinda what I expected. Also things such as brakes are more money. The one thing I did like a lot about the diesel was the stopping. Feels like it takes me 1/2 a mile to stop my 1500. Must be real crappy brakes!


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Kinda what I expected. Also things such as brakes are more money. The one thing I did like a lot about the diesel was the stopping. Feels like it takes me 1/2 a mile to stop my 1500. Must be real crappy brakes!


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The new Cummins come equipped with an exhaust brake. That coupled with decent trailer brakes and the truck brakes last whole lot longer than in a 1500 pulling the same load.

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Diesel fuel generally costs more. Fuel mileage is less than a 1500 when left completely stock. Oil changes every 5-7k miles and take 3 gallons of oil ~$80 if done at the dealership. Fuel filters and airfilter need to be changed every 15-20k miles ~$100 just for filters. DEF needs to be topped off occasionally. Will not smell like a diesel unless you remove the emissions equipment.

I love my Cummins even though I only pull our camper a few times a year. I could do it with a Hemi but it is so much more enjoyable with my Cummins.

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I get better fuel mileage out of my 2014 2500 4x4 than I did with my 2013 1500 4x2.
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That will depend on what you do with it. On highway unloaded I can match my '09 HEMI 1500 with my deleted '12 Cummins 2500. Pulling my camper I am +3-4 mpg

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Replaced the fuel filters right when I bought it for peace of mind for $105. Should last me about a year.

Going to change the oil next month. Bought the filter already. Total should cost about $55. Has to be done every 6 months if you don't drive 15k miles in that time so $110 a year.

Just put 2.5 gal of DEF in since the needle was getting to about the halfway mark. First time since I bought it. Filled it up 100% almost perfectly. Might have had an ounce spill out the top. That cost $8.35 over 2975 miles, or $0.003/mi.

I live in DC for now and I drive in a good bit of stop and go and a lot of city. Fill up today was 17.62 mpg. Never tow anything. Diesel here is $2.25. 87 octane is $2.35. It was always cheaper when it was LSD. When it went to ULSD it became more per gallon probably due to the increased cost to further refine. For the past 3 years, at least in my experience, it has become cheaper per gallon.

Didn't realize brakes are more expensive. I do my own work though. I know there is always an upcharge on oversize vehicles if you go somewhere.

I drive diesel because I like it better. Nothing makes me happier than the sound of a clattering diesel motor, turbo spool up and whistle, and the torque. Off the line sluggishness I don't care about because I don't take off or drive fast anywhere. I've owned a few gas motors and a duramax. Not a fan of gear hunting (especially the dramamax) and shift down engine scream up hill.

Also, I'd wear diesel fuel as a cologne if my wife would let me. Love the smell.
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In my opinion, unless you're gonna tow more often and more weight, get a 2500.

Otherwise keep a 1500.

The 1500 is a lot more comfortable. Yes the 2500 has rear coils but nowhere near as comfy as my 2013 1500 sport.

I did need more towing capability so I upgraded to my now 2014 2500 Tradesman.
IT IS A BEAST to tow. I am up in the 20k lb towing range which means I will need a 3500 BUT it handles it like a champ. No way I could to remotely close to that with a 1500.

Most I towed with my 1500 was 11,400lbs of caliche and it felt pretty damn sketchy. When I towed the same load with my 2500, it was like a joke.

YES maintenance WILL BE MORE than a 1500. But, if a diesel will meet your needs, it is worth every penny of it.


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