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phbarnhart 10-16-2014 11:48 AM

I would think the Yukon Denali would do the job just fine. As for the new transmission, it was designed to handle the extreme torque of the new supercharged corvette so the 460 in the Denali shouldn't be a problem.

Here's an article that might interest folks. https://blog.caranddriver.com/theyve-...kups-and-suvs/

subfan1 10-16-2014 06:49 PM

The red one in the article is Gorgeous!
Those are the 22 inch wheels


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phbarnhart 10-16-2014 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by subfan1 (Post 1525726)
The red one in the article is Gorgeous!
Those are the 22 inch wheels


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Yes, it is. If we didn't already have an Acadia in the same color I might have ordered that. Also, those wheels are fantastic, but I really didn't want anything that big on this rig.

slowmover 10-17-2014 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by phbarnhart (Post 1525588)
I would think the Yukon Denali would do the job just fine. As for the new transmission, it was designed to handle the extreme torque of the new supercharged corvette so the 460 in the Denali shouldn't be a problem.

Here's an article that might interest folks. https://blog.caranddriver.com/theyve-...kups-and-suvs/


Towing is FAR harder on motor and trans than what any racecar can dish out.


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subfan1 10-18-2014 08:38 AM

I just saw your new trailer ph
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f206/flying-cloud-30fb-bunk-walk-through-on-2015-model-colonial-airstream-126721.html
I hope this worked


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dznf0g 10-18-2014 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by slowmover (Post 1526295)
Towing is FAR harder on motor and trans than what any racecar can dish out.


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That's arguable!

SteveH 10-18-2014 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by dznf0g (Post 1526547)
That's arguable!

Yea, I haven't seen too many race cars go 150,000 miles. :lol:

slowmover 10-20-2014 05:19 PM

A transmission in a Corvette might be okay on a truck at GCWR, but I wouldn't want it. It won't last. Neither will the motor is a long sustained climb. Unless the original plan was to use those in truck applications and the low volume 'vette is just "borrowing" components.

All kinds of race cars out there. Old enought to remember, Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday? Those were family cars. For all effective purposes, a 'vette IS a race car compared to a truck.

subfan1 10-20-2014 06:09 PM

Looks like very few people actually read the artical regarding the modifications to the drive train done for truck applications.

ericpeltier 10-21-2014 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slowmover (Post 1526295)
Towing is FAR harder on motor and trans than what any racecar can dish out.


I'll have to agree with others, that's a very general statement. I might agree that the torque-induced wear on a tow vehicle might be worse than on a race car, virtually everything else I can think of is worse on the race car.

slowmover 10-21-2014 11:13 AM

It's the load. A Corvette isn't standing on the throttle for long minutes or at increasingly low rpms.


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