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wowens79

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Posted: 10/10/19 06:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been looking for info on actual experience towing with this new engine, and can't find much out there yet??

I've read all kinds of speculation on how it should be, but little real word experience.

Yes, I know the grill is butt ugly, but I can't see it from the drivers seat [emoticon]


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Posted: 10/10/19 06:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The usual guys running the reviews and shootouts are likely waiting for the new Fords to become available. But you tube has a couple,
2020 2500
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2500

I'm sure the Ike shootouts and such are coming, TFL and the rest are all just waiting their chance to play.

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Are you referring to the 6.6 ?

Curious myself and actually like the new look....especially the GMC.

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kellem wrote:

Are you referring to the 6.6 ?

Curious myself and actually like the new look....especially the GMC.


They have a new gas engine, 6.6 liters, 401hp, and 464 ft/lb of torque.

All of the auto writers I’ve seen have said it did not feel that powerful, but it was all done at a media event and it was after they had towed with the duramax, so of course it won’t compare with the d-max.

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It’s hard for me to tell how much power a truck has without a load behind it. If a dealership ever offers to allow you to pull a heavy load up a big hill with their truck, sign me up!

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Posted: 10/10/19 07:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not many videos out there on YouTube just yet. Looking forward to seeing the test as well. Like others stated some said that the power wasn’t so noticeable but then again they just got done driving the diesel counterpart and seemed to compare the new gas job to the diesel... so apples to oranges on that one... regardless it will be a great runner.... give it time and aftermarket programmers will really wake it up! Also on a side note, watched a few videos this am on the EPA cracking down on the deleted diesel trucks.... interesting but it was a matter of time since “rolling coal” became so popular......
Forgot to add, the new GMC has caught my eye for sure... pocket book not so much... lol also not dogging the diesel trucks... those videos came up in my suggested watch... hence I had to watch those since a few friends has the deleted trucks...

* This post was edited 10/10/19 07:30pm by kw/00 *


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Posted: 10/10/19 08:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am surprised the initial release is still a 6spd. Initial response for the 2500 Ram and the ZF 8speed are positive. Especially with 4.10 gears. Ford is next with a 10spd. Heck even Nissan XD is now a 9 spd for the 2020 model. Dissapointing launch for GM.

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Just looking at the number of gears in the transmission (manual or automatic) is out of context...but having more gear sets allows the tranny to find the best gear for any situation

The differential ratio, tire rev’s per mile and the biggie...the ICE’s torque/HP curve

Toss in how that vehicle will be used, as is the vehicles spec (actual weight, GVWR, etc)


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I found this video tonight. Guy bought a 6.0 and was not happy with it pulling 8000lb tt over a pass in CO, and traded for the 2020 gasser, and pulled the same pass.

https://youtu.be/PVd7p91rBjc

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wowens79 wrote:

I found this video tonight. Guy bought a 6.0 and was not happy with it pulling 8000lb tt over a pass in CO, and traded for the 2020 gasser, and pulled the same pass.

https://youtu.be/PVd7p91rBjc


He’s claiming 9 MPG pulling a 8000 pound trailer over Rabbit Ears Pass?


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