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d1h

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Funny how things change. The 6.2 used to look great for power, but the EcoBoost is competitive in HP but has considerably more torque. Same with the new 3.5 turbo from Toyota. And now Stellantis has the Hurricane that is certainly going to be used in the RAMs with 510 HP.

GM needs to step up their game.


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Bionic Man wrote:

Funny how things change. The 6.2 used to look great for power, but the EcoBoost is competitive in HP but has considerably more torque. Same with the new 3.5 turbo from Toyota. And now Stellantis has the Hurricane that is certainly going to be used in the RAMs with 510 HP.

GM needs to step up their game.

Amazing the power they can squeeze out of those 3.5 L V6 engines.

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BB_TX wrote:


Amazing the power they can squeeze out of those 3.5 L V6 engines.



And my little 2.7L Ecoboost puts down 400 lb ft of torque and 310 HP! In the 2020 Edge ST I had it was 335 HP and 385 lb ft


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I think I like the new Toyota powertrain the best for a half ton. Haven't driven one, that's just based on a few reviews and Toyota's reputation.


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IdaD wrote:

I think I like the new Toyota powertrain the best for a half ton. Haven't driven one, that's just based on a few reviews and Toyota's reputation.


It has not been a smooth overall roll out for their new powertrain so far.


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My 260hp and 350tq is paid for and gets me down the road just fine.


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IdaD wrote:

I think I like the new Toyota powertrain the best for a half ton. Haven't driven one, that's just based on a few reviews and Toyota's reputation.


I would much rather have a GMC with a 6.2 vs the new turbo plagued ugly as sin Toyota Tundra.

Having said that I know someone who has a new 2021 Tahoe that had to have the lifters replaced due to a surging problem this year.

* This post was edited 04/16/22 07:04am by FishOnOne *


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How would ya change out that lower belt?

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How would ya change out that lower belt?


Probably from underneath the truck. It looks like there's 3 belts.
1. Water pump and alternator (Remove first from top)
2. AC compressor (Remove second from bottom)
3. Power steering pump (Remove third from bottom) Not 100% this is a power steering pump based on the looks

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