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RE: GMC/Chevy HD gasser question

I went across the scales with a combined weight of 29600 with a gooseneck trailer and equipment. My 2015 6.0 has been pulling this weight off and on all Summer, up to about 7000 feet. It pulls it surprisingly well. A Duramax would certainly pull it better but the capacity of the truck is very impressive.
ksss 08/31/15 09:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 8.1 versus 6.00

I can tell you I'm at the upper limit of what the 6.0 can do at approx 8500-9000lbs. Sure, it does great on the flats but get it up in the mountains and it falls a little short. Combine 7-8 mpg towing with a 26 gallon tank, well do the math. The 8.1's were in the duallys and the workhorse chassis motorhomes, for a reason. With the cruise set at 65 it'll hit second on a majority of overpasses, that get's aggravating on a long day of driving. Upper limit at 9K? That is not even a warm up. I am running at a combined weight of 29K at 5-7K feet with my 2015 3500 with the 6.0L
ksss 08/29/15 04:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge 6.4 hemisphere vs Chevy 6.0

The 2017 HD gas GM trucks will have the 6.2L in it. I don't know the details of that engine. However if it has the DNA of the engine in the half ton. It might really be worth the wait. Where have you heard this? I know there are a lot of rumors about this, but nothing concrete. As for the Ike Gauntlet tests, it sounds like they keep the trucks in drive to make things "equal" as they say. I would like to see 2 test back to back, one in drive, then a test that they manually control the trans. Then the results would be a combination of the two tests! http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2015/07/spied-2017-chevrolet-silverado-3500-gmc-sierra-3500.html http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2015/07/spied-2017-chevrolet-silverado-3500-gmc-sierra-3500.html
ksss 08/23/15 08:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GMs new 6.2 gasser in HD trucks ??

The 6.2 is going in the HD in 2017 along with the more powerful Dmax. I don't know the power settings, I would bet it wont be aluminum like the half ton version, hopefully it shares the power and mileage of the half ton version.
ksss 08/23/15 03:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge 6.4 hemisphere vs Chevy 6.0

The 2017 HD gas GM trucks will have the 6.2L in it. I don't know the details of that engine. However if it has the DNA of the engine in the half ton. It might really be worth the wait.
ksss 08/22/15 09:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2006 Duramax LLY vs. LBZ

Yes, the '06 6spd lly is the same as the LBZ. It has all the revisions except for the finalized tune of the LBZ. If you are still concerned, check the diesel place dot com for further clarification. Christopherglenn is also correct about reading the flash. I'm just adding this redundancy because there was some innacuracies in earlier posts. Good luck, if all checks out, I would have no issues bumping the tune to at least LBZ stats. Neighbor has a 36', or larger toyhauler he pulls out to Glamis through hills,desert, winds, and has been doing it since '06 when he bought his LBZ. It's also raised, big tires for the sand and tuned +40hp. Desert out near Palm Springs can cook, he has had no issues. FWIW. I have a 40 hp tune on my LBZ. Makes a huge difference.
ksss 08/18/15 05:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1500 and hitch or holdout for 2500

A buddy of mine just traded in a 2015 2500HD Black in color with a 6.0 LT with leather, 40/20 split front seat, 9K miles to Tad Jenkins Chevy in Rigby, Idaho. He bought the same truck with a Duramax. You might get a great deal on that truck if it is what your looking for. We are 90 miles from Yellowstone park and the Grand Teton NP, you can make trip out of it.
ksss 08/14/15 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2016 Colorado diesel rating released

`This reversal on the price of gas verse diesel has admittedly caught me by surprise. I bought my '15 3500HD with a 6.0 for intermediate towing, I had a '12 2500HD and for the same purpose and came out very well. Diesel is .30 cents cheaper now than gas here. I have not seen that since the early 2000's I think. I am not coming out so well on my gas this time, except it was 8-9K cheaper then a comparable Duramax. I took my wife to look at these little pickups a couple weeks ago. She is currently in a 2011 AWD Lacrosse and have been considering getting her into one of these. We didn't drive one, but on appearance and appointments a Denali version of the Canyon would be a nice addition.
ksss 08/13/15 10:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2016 Colorado diesel rating released

GM's sales goals for the Diesel Colorado are pretty tame around %10 I believe I read. I think they should make the little Duramax available in more configurations, but perhaps that will come later. So far I think the little pickup has exceeded GM's sales expectations and has been surprising a lot of people that would never have considered a GM product (not a lot of conquest sales so far, but the feedback from other owners has been good). I think it is a great product for GM.
ksss 08/13/15 07:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: is it nessasery to stop at weigh stations?

Frankly, the chance of those rv delivery drivers being overweight per say, is pretty slim and none. They will probably get ticketed with some other infraction that is checked at those stations. There might be a type a MH or two that come from the factory overweight per tire sizing and weight per axel......that should be at expense of maufacture, not the driver to correct etc. Reality is, how many of you have more than 10K lbs per axel on a single wheel setup? Or for that matter, how many have more than 19-20K per dual wheel setup? not too many, so the chance of you getting a true overweight ticket is slim and none. marty All that is true, however the book containing rules and regs as it pertains to US DOT is thick. If they want to cite you, be assured you will get cited. There are reasons why even small trucking firms hire someone simply to ensure they are in DOT compliance (as much as possible).
ksss 08/09/15 10:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hearing rumors GM and Navistar teaming up ?

My understanding is that the cab overs will be Isuzu, not the conventional trucks.
ksss 08/01/15 09:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Baby Duramax (Canyon/Colorado)

I don't really get GM's restrictions on the diesel. Why restrict it to crew only why not offer it in all available configurations? The wife and I checked out a midi GMC the other day. It was nice, we didn't drive it but I would like to see a Denali version as an option. I don't know if they have plans for that or not but I would like to see it. If they can hit 37 mpg on the highway, they will sell. With reasonable towing numbers and that kind of mileage that will move some pickups. I saw the projected sales numbers somewhere and I thought they were way conservative. It was somewhere around 10% take rate on the little Duramax if I remember correctly.
ksss 08/01/15 09:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hearing rumors GM and Navistar teaming up ?

I am pretty sure that when I bought the 2005 5500 (new) that it was detuned to the same spec as the LB7. It was 10 years ago now but I am pretty sure that was the case.
ksss 07/26/15 10:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hearing rumors GM and Navistar teaming up ?

I don't see GM entering the 650/750 market. The GM trucks of this class had different engine options and the 6.6 was not one of them. I think what will be interesting is seeing what engine powers Navistar's version of the same truck, will they just adopt the GM engine or will they continue to build their own. The IH version of the 6.4 suffers from the Ford 6.4 reputation, even though historically speaking Navistar's versions of their engines always seemed to run better than the Ford version. I looked over Navistar's class 3 trucks at CONEXPO in Vegas, last year. As rugged as I think they are, there is zero chance I would ever buy a 6.4 motor. I doubt I am alone in that sentiment. I think it will be interesting to see what happens. I was talking to my Chevy commercial salesman and he says that the 45-5500 trucks will be GM pickup based like Ram and Ford. No mention of Navistar.
ksss 07/25/15 03:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hearing rumors GM and Navistar teaming up ?

The 6.6 is certainly capable of medium duty. They used them in their medium duty trucks from 03 to 08,and I own a 5500 4x4 CC and pull the to max gvw everyday. The new medium duty trucks will have the newer Duramax in them when they release in 2017, not sure what power rating they will have. Likely derated from the 3500 I would say the engines will be Navistar or Isuzu, which they stated they will be having some Isuzu rebranded trucks To use them as MDT's the 6.6 was putting out 300hp and 500lbs ft of torque, in the TopKick , a lot less than the 3/4 ton specification What GM is looking for is a F650/F750 competitor, Isuzu with it's Light Trucks to us but (you call them Medium,) will cater for the straight delivery function. Navistar can provide those sort of Trucks, just like it did with Ford. The 300 hp and 550 foot pounds was identical to the LB7 Duramax spec offered in 3/4 and 1 ton pickups. You are right however that they are detuned for medium duty, which is common due to the duty cycle of the heavier truck. Mine is an LLY with the 300/550 spec (which is lower than an LLY pickup of the same vintage. However it runs 5:19 gear ratio, pulls whatever you want. The engines and drivetrains of the Navistar truck will be GM.
ksss 07/24/15 04:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hearing rumors GM and Navistar teaming up ?

The 6.6 is certainly capable of medium duty. They used them in their medium duty trucks from 03 to 08,and I own a 5500 4x4 CC and pull the to max gvw everyday. The new medium duty trucks will have the newer Duramax in them when they release in 2017, not sure what power rating they will have. Likely derated from the 3500
ksss 07/24/15 03:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: HD truck sales numbers (2500/3500)

GM needs to release their 45-5500 pickups. I am told they will release when the updated Duramax comes on line in 2017. While GM is increasing their marketshare in the HD market, they need the heavier trucks to anchor their HD lineup. While they don't need the more powerful Duramax to handle the Ford or Ram on the street (we will see if that continues with the 900 ft Ram), they need it to win the war on the advertising front.
ksss 07/23/15 03:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: HD truck aftermarket shock options?

I put 9000s on my GMC 3500. I like them.
ksss 07/22/15 07:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Fuzion 325

I currently have a 342 Fuzion and a 322 before that. I have a great dealer and don't see me buying anything other than a Fuzion.
ksss 07/19/15 11:14am Toy Haulers
RE: Ford Offering F-150 Incentives

I think Ford is indeed finding the pricing ceiling on their new F150. It is easy to blame frame shortages for slower sales but I think it is more to do with costs. GM saw the same thing when they released their new half ton. Prices were raised and sales were slower, now that they are selling well, with some money on the hood. What I find really interesting is the new GM large SUVs. They initially sold very well, until everyone that was willing to pay 70k or more had one, now the sales have fallen sharply. The prices are getting really stupid. That indeed may make the case for the midsize pickups, if you don't need the entire capacity of a 1500 series you can save some money with a midsize (although it is not a great deal of money saved, but 5K or so is still 5K).
ksss 07/18/15 03:15pm Tow Vehicles
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