I would just like some honest opinions on the new HD's. To me it seems like GM dropped the ball with these trucks. The half tons get a new frame and well everything, while the hd's keep the same frame with maybe a few mods. I know there are a lot of people out there that would like to see a straight axle on the front, I'm one of them. I know IFS rides better and is "strong" but its just not the same. It seems like every construction company or what ever where trucks get used hard all use ford or dodge. I believe the front end is a big player in that. Why would they keep it relativly unchanged? Now with ford and dodge getting new diesels it seems GM will have a harder time competing. I know the Duramax pulls great and the Allison is a good trans, but with only a 3.73 axle ratio, compared to optional 4.10's in ford and dodge, and even a 4.30 in the ford Gm probably won't be making it to the finish line first in the pulling compotitions. I'm not trying to start an arguement, nor am I a troll, I've had seven chevy trucks, the last two being HD's, but I don't know if a new interior and body is enough to keep me around. What does everyone think. Am i being too picky or has anyone else had these thoughts? Oh, and the tires and wheels. With GM adding 17's it seems like they think it's the greatest thing, where you can get 20's on a ford. Also, sitting next to a ford or dodge the chevy and gmc just don't look as "tough". Ok I think I'm done now.