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Old 01-11-2021, 04:22 PM   #1
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GM 2.7L I4 L3B (four cylinder gas turbo)

Anyone thinking of, or already towing with this engine? We have a 25FC, I'm thinking a Silverado or Sierra 1500 with this engine might be a good combo, thinking of the TV as daily driver as well as TV.

Tried to search for earlier posts, apologies if this is redundant.

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Looks good on paper and the YouTubes I watched.
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Check the CGVW rating with this engine. In Canada the max GVW is 7000 lb. GVWR for this truck. This is a pretty small engine to pull a trailer of this size. Most using a Ford go to the larger engine. JMHO
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7200# tow rating, so 14,200 gcwr if 7k gvwr is correct
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This engine came out just after I retired, so I have never driven one, but check out the torque. Full torque at 1500 rpm and holds it to 4k. I wonder what it feels like.
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Bilbo, I remember watching the guys over at Fast Lane Trucks take one of these 2.7L turbo on the Ike Gauntlet towing test. You can watch it here (hot link)

The engine is strong - quicker than they thought it would be. That 4 cylinder is working hard to get that power. I guess it depends what your ratio of daily driving miles vs. tow miles would be. If you just tow occasionally and on mostly level ground you’d probably be fine. Of course, double-check the truck’s payload to make sure you’ll have enough.

Most of the forum members that had a 1/2 ton and moved up to 3/4 or 1 ton will tell you they’re happier with the larger truck and wouldn’t go back. Your mileage may vary...

One more thought... You might find the 4 cyl might be worth less down the road on a trade since it’s so unique. Hard to tell...

Good luck with your quest and let us know if you do go for the 2.7L.
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I tow a 30 classic with a 1500 Silverado....but it is a 6.2l maxtow. Best tow vehicle I have ever had. And yes, I had multiple work demos which I towed with over 5 years. The 1500 was best for us when all things were considered.
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Bilbo, I remember watching the guys over at Fast Lane Trucks take one of these 2.7L turbo on the Ike Gauntlet towing test. You can watch it here (hot link)

The engine is strong - quicker than they thought it would be. That 4 cylinder is working hard to get that power. I guess it depends what your ratio of daily driving miles vs. tow miles would be. If you just tow occasionally and on mostly level ground you’d probably be fine. Of course, double-check the truck’s payload to make sure you’ll have enough.

Most of the forum members that had a 1/2 ton and moved up to 3/4 or 1 ton will tell you they’re happier with the larger truck and wouldn’t go back. Your mileage may vary...

One more thought... You might find the 4 cyl might be worth less down the road on a trade since it’s so unique. Hard to tell...

Good luck with your quest and let us know if you do go for the 2.7L.
Thanks. We tow with a 2015 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L now. I like the power and comfort and love the maneuverability of the short wheelbase (relative to a pickup) both in daily driving and when towing. Tows beautifully and we'll keep using it for a while. Having said that, it will eventually need replacement and I would like the convenience of a pickup bed for hauling all the paraphernalia we seem to need when camping. Seriously thought about the Colorado/Canyon twins, finally decided that would be doable but only just. I do think that the average Forums contributor goes for too much truck, at least too much truck for me to enjoy driving every day.
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