hey guys well..i think i converted to the duramax world but still trying to decided if the move is right. i have driven/owned and worked on by bombing PSD'S 7.3 and 6.0 and idi's as well as 5.9 12v-24v and common rail, still havent touched the 6.7 cummins and the 6.6 duramax tell the other day. so heres my pickle. for gassers i have owned chevy 5.3 and 6.0 vortec while being in the navy (one more year tell retirement hoorah) and loved all of them both those gassers served me well and held up to my side jobs whle not being on the ship, towing up to 10k, backwoods work(hunting, tree removal, hauling crap ect and playing). as well as long drives and being abusive. but i can honestly say the only beef i have with chevys is becuase of my driving and i believe trucks should be treated like trucks and is that i have yet to meet a IFS front end that can handle my lifestyle. i actually keep spare tie rods and cv's in my back seat lol. but after digging around and test driving some buddys duramaxes im starting to fall in love the trucks and found even the first generation lb7 (if im correct) is even a reliable engine after injector issue taken care of is reliable. but im nervous and heres why. i got one more deployment left. when i get back next year im leaving VA, and what ever diesel i buy will be towing 15k to washington state then to idaho. in the meantime becauase of my cvilian job ill be getting. ill be needing to have 33-35'' tires for mud and snow for towing/hualing in the mountain and passes. my truck will be supporting big rigs and heavy equipment. so if a semi is down on a logging trail ill go to him, excavator down digging in a marsh ill go to him, pretty much everything you see operating in the mountians and woods ill be driving to them and being there tech rep, so i need a truck that can hual and tow and pull, and do all of it in extreme terrian conditions as well as cold winters and hot summers. so with that being said. will the duramax suite me right? if needed SAS for the front will happn thats a easy week turn around for me. so without front end IFS will the gmc/chevy duramax be the right buy for me?