LMAO!😂 don’t worry I won’t race any slow trucks with my slower truck. You win! You and your truck are clearly superior to my broke 5.3 driving self. Have a great day guy. I have more important things to do. 😁👍 To the OP I would drive both as I did, only you can decide what will float your boat. I am sorry that I was involved in letting this thread go sideways. Good luck in your choice, I look forward to seeing pictures once you have decided.
My 5.3 4x4 8 speed 3:42 pulls my 5500# boat like a dream. When going fishing I have the boat fully fueled, all my gear plus a friend or two I am north of 6000#’s. Usually tow anywhere from 1.5 hours to 4 hours away all interstate and the truck performs exceptionally well. Can’t go wrong either way both great motors.
My 2014 5.3 was a dog too. Hence the reason I originally planned on getting a 6.2. However after driving the 2018 5.3 with 3:42 gears I felt little difference to the 6.2 I had literally just stepped out of. And with that rear end and the 8 speed transmission it certainly feels way more alive than my 2014 did. I am glad you love your 6.2 I only hear great things about them. I however love my 5.3. I am sure there is no doubt 6.2 is a little faster. But acting like you are driving a Bugatti Veyron compared to my 5.3 is laughable. My Grand National, and one of the many Mustangs I had we’re running high 10’s in the 1/4 mile, so the negligible difference between two slow ass trucks was not enough to excite me.
I made sure it had the 6.2, not to mention the Ultimate package only comes with 6.2. Not a huge difference at all. A little bit of a difference yes. But huge? No. I have had plenty of sports and muscle cars and trucks. Several Mustangs (some highly modified) Grand Cherokee SRT8, BMW M3, Buick Grand National highly modded over 600hp, E55 AMG Mercedes ect. All cars I have had in my 45 years. I am completely familiar with performance vehicles. Like I said, FOR ME (having owned several performance vehicles) it was not a big enough of a performance gain to justify the costs. If the little bit of extra coin does not matter to you and you want a little more performance by all means go for it. I can only speak for myself. My suggestion is do as I did, drive them back to back.
I am sure I will get flamed for this but oh well. I had a 2014 Silverado 5.3 and I always heard and read about how amazing the 6.2 was. Roughly 2 months ago I decided to take advantage of the deep discounts on the 2018’s. I walked in determined to get a 6.2 this time. I drove a Denali 4x4 Ultimate. I have no idea what gears it had. Before dealing on such a high dollar truck I asked to drive a new Sierra 4x4 z71 SLT with the 5.3 and the 3:42 rear end. I felt little to no difference in performance between the two. At least for me if there was a difference it was so minor that I decided to get the SLT and I love it! FOR ME the added cost of premium gas and the loss in MPG was just not worth the price of admission.
I had almost the exact same accident in my 2014 Silverado. Body shop fixed all the cosmetics and I was told all is well. Truck never felt the same after that it felt like it was rolling down the road at a slight angle. After the accident I had to hold the wheel turned slightly to the right to go straight. I also could adjust my side mirror to look down at the rear wheel that was struck and replaced. I could clearly see a slight wobble in it when rotating. No matter how much I complained neither my insurance company or the body shop would do a thing about it. The body shop assured my insurance that the truck was perfect and they both stood firm on that claim. If you can’t get things addressed while being repaired I would take it for a good long drive and look for the issues I had before signing off on anything. Might want to consider getting an attorney and fighting for diminished value on it too. The resale value completely tanks once a car or truck has been in an accident. You should be compensated by his insurance company for that loss caused by his negligence. They will deny it unless you are prepared to fight for it 99% of the time.
Honestly other than the transmission issues we love it. We have two daughters that play college lacrosse. The Pilot is what we use to travel around to all their games and tournaments. We had the dealer install the tow package when we purchased it, amazingly it pulls my 4000+ boat around town better than you would expect. Wife will likely get another in a few years when their new 10 speed makes it into them. Heard much better things about that transmission so far.
You might have jumped out of the frying pan into the fire. The Pilots 9 speed ZF transmission is notoriously worse than GM’s transmission. My wife has a 2017 Pilot Elite we purchased new. 15,000 miles later and she has already had the transmission replaced. Service manager said they have replaced several. Don’t google Honda Pilot 9 speed transmission if you have high blood pressure.
Ltz73 replied to Sierra Dan's topic in 2014 - 2018 Chevy Silverado & GMC SierraAll The Wawa gas stations at least here in Florida sell non ethanol gas. The non ethanol pumps are usually on bothe ends of the station they ha e blue handles on the pumps. They call it recreational fuel, it is all I run in my boat. Outboard motors and ethanol do not do well together.
I agree. I can only speak on the trucks and brands I have owned. But when my buddy whos company tows hundreds of cars and trucks a year gives me his opinion based on facts I tend to listen. Again although I drive GM truck I am no fan boy. I am just passing along what I was told. These days I feel like we are rolling the dice no matter what brand you buy. Every manufacturer seems to have their issues. I do feel like some (I.e. Dodge) appear to be a riskier roll of the dice than others.
Buddy of mine owns a tow service company. He said hands down without question the overwhelming majority of broken down vehicles he deals with are Chrysler/ Dodge / Jeep products. Not saying GM is the answer either as he is a Ford guy. But he absolutely refuses to even consider ever owning anything built by Chrysler / Jeep / Dodge.
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