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|06-25-2013, 07:07 PM||#21 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2009
I shouldent need a "real towing machine" like a cummins to tow a little 20ft travel trailer around a few times a year.
Anything over 300hp and 300lb ft of torque (as the GM was) should tow a small travel trailer just fine.
Like I said I was towing heavier loads with a 4.6L Ford that had 240hp? and 290ft lb with highway gears and I was just fine with that before I bought the GM.
6.0L GM's are fine and all but you can only get them in a 3/4 ton unless you buy an older one such as the Lightning? models and few of the highly optioned ones like the Denali.
I looked at the option of maybe getting a new GM with a 6.2L but there werent many of the Vortec Max's built and they're hard to fine mid year, especially where I live. They've all been sold.
2014 GM trucks are being re-vamped, the motors and transmissions will be better but I couldent wait so I bought a Dodge.
The 5.7L "hemi" has been out long enough now and seems to be a fine engine.
|06-25-2013, 09:05 PM||#22 (permalink)|
The 6.0L LS was in some of the half ton trucks and a good deal of the higher optioned Suburban/Denali's/ Escalades/Yukons. They were mainly special order in most of the normal half tons and are subsequently fairly rare in those trucks. Ford made the Lightning, in the 90's it was a 5.0 302 I believe and in the 99+ they were the 4.6L with a roots style blower, making about 400hp. The GM performance truck is the Silverado SS which came with the 6.0. The 5.7 hemi is definetly going to have more power than the 4.8 LS motor, it is much larger so it is definetly an upgrade over what you had.
The OEM HP ratings are just rough estimates. I have seen some be much higher and much lower than what they are rated for. You may have got one that had 20hp less than it should have been.
I am slightly anti hemi, so I apologize, especially when comparing it to GM's LS engine. The Hemi is a pretty good series of engines I just think they are more hype than HP, the original Hemi engines dodge produced set the bar for what a Hemi should be very high, they were undeniably great.
|06-26-2013, 12:19 PM||#25 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2009
|06-26-2013, 09:59 PM||#26 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Just noticed that Toyota offers a supercharged version of the Tundra, 0-60 in 4.7sec and 1/4 in 13.5sec. That's quicker than many "sports cars".
Slight quicker then the Viper Ram too.
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