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Old 01-29-2015, 03:45 PM   #43
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2014 Chevy/GMC 1500 6.2L + max tow?

Traditionally, all of the graphs I remember seeing the HP and torque are on the same scale.

When I looked at that graph, and the lines did not cross at 5,252 RPM as they must on a one to one scale, I had to ask myself what was wrong with the graph. (Then I noticed the different scale)

Fwiw, torque and horsepower are always exactly the same at 5,252 RPM. This is dictated by the math.

Torque = twisting force only,

HP = amount of work that can be done in a specified period of time.

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Old 01-29-2015, 04:15 PM   #44
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Who wants to drive an engine at 5600 rpm to get the Max hp of 365 and 4100 rpm to get 383 lbs of torque??this is a going to the cafe to have coffee with the retirees engine.....
And get a 5 year 100,000.00 mile warrantee! Alright!

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We're really not disagreeing. But if you actually plotted the true datapoints on an equal scale, it would be a zig zag sort of a line. That is an attempt to show meaningful "curves" in relation to each other while maintaining as close to actual data points for each line individually (thus the skewed scale). The charts that show both on the same scale and have a nice smooth bell shape are gross averages of actual data points. Engine outputs are not a smooth constant line throughout their operating RPM range.

Notice that even with the skewed y axis, there are some angles in the slope of the curves. This is for accuracy...at any RPM you can see (more) actual individual torque values on the one y axis and (more) actual HP values on the other Y axis.
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:34 PM   #46
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And get a 5 year 100,000.00 mile warrantee! Alright!



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And beside this, what percentage of driving, even when towing does a person need full power?

1% of the time? I doubt it.


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Engine power info for the 6.2:

Click Me

Same info for the 5.3:

Click Me, too!

These graphs are similarly skewed for some reason but they do a good job of demonstrating the flat torque curve of both engines. I can tell you that the 6.2 has phenomenal power the 8 speed transmission always finds the sweet spot.
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Horsepower = (Torque x RPMs) / 5252

P.S. I don't own an Airstream and, hence, expect this to be challenged.
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:26 PM   #49
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Horsepower = (Torque x RPMs) / 5252

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It wont be challenged by me, math is objective....


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Chev 1500 6.2 with max tow

So back to the original topic.......
Went to my local chev dealer and had a good look at the 6.2 combo in the 1500 ltz with lots of goodies. Nice truck. Ordered one to be built on March first. I currently haul my classic 31 with an '09 Yukon xl which does a great job, until I need to hit the hills. I was looking for a bit more without needing to go into a 3/4 ton diesel set up. I just didn't need that much truck for what I do 99.9 percent of the time. So this truck will show up with the max tow package with the 6 speed transmission, large diff and I believe a set of 3.42 gears. The package offerings are really confusing as they come from GM so we will see what shows. It should pull like a Billy Goat which will be fine for me. The truck will have all the rest of the trailer goodies as well, including a brake controller that I still may have to replace to run my disc brakes. In Fords lit it states that their controller will run "some" disc brake set ups. Do we know if they are compatable with Dexters?
So looking forward to the new truck in the spring. Really looking forward to the SPRING too.
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I thought the 8 speed came with the 6.2?
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Yeah, Pete, you'd better check into that. Doesn't make sense to me. Even the non-MaxTow are 8 speeds. And the order bank isn't open right now to 6.2L MaxTows with 8 speed.
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So back to the original topic.......
Went to my local chev dealer and had a good look at the 6.2 combo in the 1500 ltz with lots of goodies. Nice truck. Ordered one to be built on March first. I currently haul my classic 31 with an '09 Yukon xl which does a great job, until I need to hit the hills. I was looking for a bit more without needing to go into a 3/4 ton diesel set up. I just didn't need that much truck for what I do 99.9 percent of the time. So this truck will show up with the max tow package with the 6 speed transmission, large diff and I believe a set of 3.42 gears. The package offerings are really confusing as they come from GM so we will see what shows. It should pull like a Billy Goat which will be fine for me. The truck will have all the rest of the trailer goodies as well, including a brake controller that I still may have to replace to run my disc brakes. In Fords lit it states that their controller will run "some" disc brake set ups. Do we know if they are compatable with Dexters?
So looking forward to the new truck in the spring. Really looking forward to the SPRING too.
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Did you get the crew cab 4x4? If you did, I would like to know what payload capacity is on the door placard when you receive it.
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Horsepower = (Torque x RPMs) / 5252

P.S. I don't own an Airstream and, hence, expect this to be challenged.
Hi, check out some recent articles in Hot Rod Magazine and this is exactly what you will see mentioned; Also check out the Dyno readings.
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Get what you want but I have had great success with RAM 1500 w 5.7 Hemi, 3.42 gear, 8 spd and the Air Ride is all four corners. To me it rode the best of all and stays level. Have used with Reese and Hensley. Reese was fine with this truck. Got the Hensley for my SUV that I like to tow with. I pull a 87 34'.


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Hi, check out some recent articles in Hot Rod Magazine and this is exactly what you will see mentioned; Also check out the Dyno readings.
I knew this would get challenged

I bet the Dyno readings you refer to have different scales for HP and Torque. If they use the same scale, HP and Torque MUST match at 5252 RPM. And I would bet Hot Rod Magazine is wrong! Do you have a link to Hot Rod Magazine's article?
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