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RE: Is anyone towing with a Chevy/GMC 1/2 ton 3.0L Diesel?

Thanks for the comments. I am well aware of the 6.2’s performance. The one I have now is my third one. I’m considering the diesel because of the torque at a lower rpm. If you look at the torque and HP curves vs RPM the diesel beats the 6.2 in torque and is very equivalent in hp in the lower rpm ranges. For the 6.2 to shine you need to be above 3000 to 3500 rpm. With the 10 speed transmission I would expect the diesel to stay on its torque curve. Just hoped to hear from someone with experience.
wayfun 06/24/20 11:26am Towing
RE: Is anyone towing with a Chevy/GMC 1/2 ton 3.0L Diesel?

You rarely pull at an RPM higher than 2500? You must have a really light trailer, live where there are no mountains, or just like lugging the engine to death. I was pulling about 5000 lbs through the mountains of TN in tow/haul mode with the cruise set on 60 and let the 8 speed do the work. It would occasionally drop 5th gear at 2700 rpm. Most of the time it was in 6th gear at 2200 rpm.
wayfun 06/23/20 08:11pm Towing
Is anyone towing with a Chevy/GMC 1/2 ton 3.0L Diesel?

I'm starting to think about my next tow vehicle. I currently pull with a GMC Yukon Denali with the 6.2L V8. They will soon put the 3.0L diesel in the Yukon. The peak torque on both engines is the same except the diesel gets there at 1500 rpm and the 6.2 at 4100 rpm. I never pull at that rpm. Rarely over 2500 rpm. I would like to hear some real world experiences towing a 5,000 to 6,000 lb trailer with the little diesel. Is it up to the task? Thanks
wayfun 06/23/20 06:18pm Towing
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