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Old 01-21-2016, 04:00 PM   #15
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snip>>>the truck I own now has the 5.3L & 8 speed <<< snip
Typo in the above post. It is a 6 speed, not 8.
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Old 01-21-2016, 04:09 PM   #16
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I'm considering our next (probably used) tow vehicle and will likely stay in the ranks of Chevrolet / GMC gasoline engine. In particular, the 6.0L...
I just LUVS the power my new-to-me's 2013 Silverado's 6-liter has. It's even more awesome than my '99 Silverado was.

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In a word of warning, while the truck itself is awesome too, it is TALL. The image also shows a step I took with me so that my 6' tall frame could get the firewood out of the bed. It's still a keeper, though.

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Old 01-22-2016, 07:36 PM   #17
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Mostly good things being said about the 6.0L but I remain on the fence. Maybe after I test drive our friends vehicle I'll feel more comfortable. I may ask them if I can tow a trailer down the road a few miles to see if I notice any significant difference relative to our big-block Suburbans.

I like the idea of the supercharger but the Magnuson web site didn't list a kit for a 2010 Suburban. I'll need to call them to verify availability of a kit.

Thanks for all the comments. If you think of anything else please post to this thread.
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:26 PM   #18
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We tow a 2014 25ft with 2008 GMC and 6L( aluminum block )with maxtow. 4.10 gears and absolutely no issues.
You have to remember that these new engines love to rev unlike the old stock big blocks that felt like they were going to self destruct at 3000rpm.


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Old 01-23-2016, 10:43 AM   #19
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Just for fun and laughs I will add my two cents worth. I have a 05 Dodge that has close to 300,000 miles and it has never had a "tune up" to keep the 19 to 22 M.P.G it gets. I have only changed the oil and fuel filter 10 times in fifteen years.
Oh! did I say its a "Diesel"
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Old 01-24-2016, 06:03 AM   #20
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How fast one is going up ascents is irrelevant. A test of nothing. I regularly climb at 32-37/mph.

It is the descent that matters.
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Old 01-24-2016, 06:18 AM   #21
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I have owned a couple of 2010+ Chevy 2500HD's with 6.0 and 6 speed. My trailer has a loaded weight of 6500. I have towed many times in the Rocky Mtns wtih not problems. A very good truck. Cast iron 6.0 has a history of very low failure rate.

I believe the 6.0's are cast iron only in the 2500 / 3500 trucks.
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:02 AM   #22
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How fast one is going up ascents is irrelevant. A test of nothing. I regularly climb at 32-37/mph.

It is the descent that matters.
Well, perhaps it is a test of patience for those stuck behind.......
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Old 01-24-2016, 01:16 PM   #23
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Old 01-24-2016, 02:59 PM   #24
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I have bought two new Chevys with the 6.0.
Drove them both to 150K miles. I am due for a new one now and looking.
I don't pull my AS anywhere.
But I have hauled tractors and equipment all over the country. Typical load is a 5K tractor on a trailer that weighs about 1.5K.
I have work boxes in the bed which add about 1.5K in weight. 4X4 also adds weight. I have the 4:11 rear.
Granted I have less wind resistance.
The 6.0 with 4 sp auto will easily run 75mph.
If you need more power, if you need to go faster then that then you really should consider taking a vacation somewhere from your hectic, driven lifestyle cause I really can't see needing to go any faster.
Why this board is so caught up in overkill I will never understand.
500 HP?
OTR trucks don't have that much power and they weigh in at 80 K lbs.
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I have bought two new Chevys with the 6.0.
Drove them both to 150K miles. I am due for a new one now and looking.
I don't pull my AS anywhere.
But I have hauled tractors and equipment all over the country. Typical load is a 5K tractor on a trailer that weighs about 1.5K.
I have work boxes in the bed which add about 1.5K in weight. 4X4 also adds weight. I have the 4:11 rear.
Granted I have less wind resistance.
The 6.0 with 4 sp auto will easily run 75mph.
If you need more power, if you need to go faster then that then you really should consider taking a vacation somewhere from your hectic, driven lifestyle cause I really can't see needing to go any faster.
Why this board is so caught up in overkill I will never understand.
500 HP?

OTR trucks don't have that much power and they weigh in at 80 K lbs.
I have to agree that the "overkill" guys and the "good enough" guys will never understand each other -- and there is no need to because we each get to choose our own style. But, I am the guy with the 500 hp smile on his face!

Seriously, for many it is not a question of going faster. It is about entering freeways, crossing high speed highways, decent performance at elevation, and keeping up with traffic on hills -- these are safety issues.

Another example: this difference in where we each get comfortable is why some upgrade their wheels and tires, and others feel stock is good enough.

Until our high-or-low performance choices become a risk to others, it does not matter. And offering the range of opinions to those who ask is one of the best things about the Forums.
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Old 01-24-2016, 04:25 PM   #26
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I had a 2012 Sierra 6.0 2500 4x4 that lunched a transmission at 980 miles due to faulty cooling lines. I was towing my Safari in Utah at the time this happened. When I requested a new transmission from Chevrolet, I was told that the new policy was to replace with a rebuilt unit. Took a bath on a trade in and bought a hemi powered 2013 Grand Cherokee with more HP and torque than the 6.0. My complaint is more about GM's policy than the performance of the truck.
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:31 PM   #27
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I have a 2015 3/4 Denali, Gas... No issues towing EB27 fully loaded around 6800 up inclines etc. Of course I haven't been to the rockies in it yet. Might be singing a different tune then.
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Denis,

I don't believe it's a new policy. I never had a problem with a 'rebuilt' Trans while at the Chevy Store.

FWIW....A GM SERTA,(service replacement transmission assembly) has a 3yr/100000mi warrantee.

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