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d1h

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Posted: 06/27/21 10:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anybody towing with a 6.2L Silverado? How does that monstrous 420HP do pulling a TT up a mountain?

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Posted: 06/27/21 11:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As good or better than any other stock gasser offered save for the Ecoboost, especially at altitude, and not near as good as any newer diesel offered.
(Special edition vehicles like Ford Raptors/TRX excluded)

* This post was edited 06/28/21 02:25pm by Grit dog *


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Posted: 06/27/21 11:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For my 5200 pound TT it’s overkill. Runs fine.


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Posted: 06/28/21 07:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

you may want a mod to move you over to the TT forum. I've never towed with one but I pony'ed my neighbors 2018 home for her. Short 55 mile drive home. Now I had muscle cars back in the '60s and for a 5500-5700 lb machine its a blast to drive.


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A lot depends on the trailer. I tow a 6000ish lb travel trailer with a 5.7 Hemi. It only has 395 horses. I rarely ever use all of 'em and that's only when getting up to speed in a hurry. I would have no problem towing 8000 lbs, power wise.


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I imagine it does great, but anymore there's nothing "monstrous" about 420hp/450 torque these days. Fords best F150 offering beats those figures handily. I suppose the Ram TRX smokes them both, but that's more of a racer boy truck than a serious tow vehicle.

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Posted: 06/28/21 10:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Be aware that that "monstrous" HP and TQ are made high in the RPM band.

It's not going to lope up mountains towing a TT at 1800RPM. You'll likely spend a lot of time with the engine at 3000-3500RPM like any other gas engine.


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