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Old 08-04-2015, 08:00 PM
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GM is opening the order banks for dealers starting August 5th. Tomorrow morning the diesel will be an available model!!
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:58 AM
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:11 PM
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Probably will order mine this week.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:06 PM
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What is the price. I may order one also. Will it be under 50k?


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Old 08-05-2015, 09:15 PM
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I placed my order with the dealer on Tuesday. Thursday is the actual opening of the ordering window this week. Waiting for tomorrow for my order number and hopefully a few more details.

As far as cost is concerned, there was no official price at order time ouside of the fact that MSRP of the diesel is $3730 above the price of a "similarly equipped v6." I'd plan on calling that 38 - 40k depending on options.
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I hope their fully loaded for 40k. You can get a SLT 6.7 cummins out the door for 43k. I almost signed for one 2 weeks ago then woke up from my mild retardation thinking.
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:35 AM
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At that price it's pretty loaded as the diesel is only available on upper trim levels.

Getting rid of my current truck and current DD, making the Colorado fill both roles.

I live in a metro area. The smaller size of the Colorado is really an advantage to me. I also don't need half the truck I have. I tow a car trailer maybe twice a month, and rarely load a ton of stuff in the bed.
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I went to the local dealer today and they don't show it yet.
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:26 PM
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I'm still waiting to hear the status of my order. On another forum I have seen some people with confirmed orders.
It seems that anyone attempting today has been getting a message stating it's currently unavailable.
No consensus yet as to what's going on, but it could be a constraint issue. It sounded as though the initial run of the diesel was capped at 50.
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I'm still waiting to hear the status of my order. On another forum I have seen some people with confirmed orders.
It seems that anyone attempting today has been getting a message stating it's currently unavailable.
No consensus yet as to what's going on, but it could be a constraint issue. It sounded as though the initial run of the diesel was capped at 50.
Capping the run at 50 is pretty lame. Doesn't make any sense.
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Old 08-06-2015, 04:08 PM
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That number is still rumor as far as I'm aware, but I have heard it from a few sources.
I know they were wanting to pay particularly close attention to the first of them, but I don't understand how that's any different than their secondary QC check that every production update goes through.
They did just start importing these motors sometime in Q3, maybe the rest of them are still on that slow boat from Thailand.
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The most expensive Colorado loaded V-6 window sticker I've seen was $39 and change so a loaded Dmax stands to be 42-43K sticker not OTD.
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The most expensive Colorado loaded V-6 window sticker I've seen was $39 and change so a loaded Dmax stands to be 42-43K sticker not OTD.
Damn Robert, about time you showed your ass here.

For some of you guys that don't know Robert Miller; he happens to be the best Duramax tech around. He does all of McRats wrenching and is the only person I allow to work on my truck.
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Damn Robert, about time you showed your ass here.

For some of you guys that don't know Robert Miller; he happens to be the best Duramax tech around. He does all of McRats wrenching and is the only person I allow to work on my truck.
He was pretty good back in the day on that TL1000R of his too! I have a photo of Rob behind me dragging knees on a SoCal road circa 2001 but I can't locate it at the moment. Good times that I'll always cherish.

As far as mods go, the 2.8 is a proven engine as it's the same casting that was used some years back in the Jeep Wrangler and is now used overseas. They just essentially got rid of the Bosch and went to a Denso fuel system and threw on the SCR, which improve OEM performance obviously.

But the limitation is the 94mm bore combined with only 4 head bolts per cylinder limiting max Cylinder Pressures. And the same little GT1752 only with a water cooled center bearing and with a different trim compressor wheel for our altitude variations isn't going to get you very far either in the power department. This little engine will end up around 205 rwhp and 425 tq before turbo over-speeding occurs and exhaust backpressure becomes the limitation. I know that won't stop many from pushing it harder. And breaking more parts.

I usually broke stuff when I went all nuts on my diesels so I keep it nice and mellow now. 200 rwhp and 400tq will tote my mountain bike and 180# ass around just fine. I leave exploring the 'bleeding edge' up to you guys!

I GDE tuned my wife's Grand Cherokee Eco-D and it runs like an absolute champ. From 10mph-75mph it accelerates like a Hemi and we average 27 mpg with 80% in town driving. The 2.8 Canyon isn't going to have as much engine as the Eco-D (I4 2.8L vs. V6 3.0) nor as good of a transmission (6sp vs. 8sp) but the Twins are going to weigh 1100# less which is going to result in a comparable experience I suspect.
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:48 PM
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The most expensive Colorado loaded V-6 window sticker I've seen was $39 and change so a loaded Dmax stands to be 42-43K sticker not OTD.
I could see low 40's MSRP pretty easy. I'm basing this on the z71 (top trim level) price + my options. I was able to pre-negotiate a fair price over invoice.
That being said; "The most expensive" != loaded.
You can add all the frilly gear-on stuff you want to pump the MSRP. IMO it adds nothing to the truck itself.

I do have a small order update. I did hear back from my dealer this morning. I do have an order number, however I'm in 1100 status at the moment. The dealer did confirm allocation so this may be a constraint issue. It's only been two days so I'm not fretting it.

GM at least knows of my intent, and my options pass the first round of scrutiny.

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