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  1. excellent video. thanks for taking the time to make it. I made the same gas vs diesel decision. I have a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 CCSB gasser on order. Should be here in another month or so. I am trading in my 2011 GMC duramax. Tons of power, great tow vehicle EXCEPT the emissions stuff will make you nuts. Replaced 3 nitrogen sensors, DEF tank, DPF fuel injector, and my EGR has been acting up. All covered under extended warranty but not fun getting stranded while on a trip. I was pulling a 11,500 lbs 34 foot fifth wheel for 9 years. NOw I have a 28 ft bumper pull trailer. will I miss the exhaust brake, good mileage and strong motor ? yes, but I can live with it. thanks again one of the best videos I have viewed and I've seen a bunch.
  2. in the end..... that's all that matters. It's your truck and it only has to make you happy. ok- maybe the wife too. LOL
  3. agreed. One of the main reasons I bought a new 6.6 gasser. Reliability. I have a 2011 Crew Cab 4x4 LML that I used to pull a 34 ft 5th wheel that weighed 11,500 lbs . Pulled it just fine. The only problem I ever had was with the emissions. I'd be on long trip and I'd get a CEL come on. A bad nitrogen sensor. That's great... now what. It will start going into a limp mode in 1,000 miles and I'm 1,300 miles from home. I've gone through 3 nitrogen sensors, one DEF tank, EGR code has flashed a few times but thankfully cleared. It's all been warranty but that's expensive stuff. Now add the potential for the CP4 problems and a lighter bumper pull trailer (7,000 lbs) --- a new gasser was the choice. I did drive the 7.3 before deciding on a 6.6. Ford was nice but I think power seemed very similar. I thought the 6.6 shifted a lot smoother and felt more refined. I would have been happy with either one. JMHO
  4. I believe the 7.3 has been getting 15mpg with the 3.55 rear end. In the mid 14's with the 4.30's. On the Ike test that 7.3 had the 4.30 rear vs 3.73 for GM. Sure the 10 speed helped greatly but the Ford also had a distinct advantage in rear gears. Overall interesting to watch but in the real world who is towing that much weight up a grade like that. I bought mine to tow 7,000 lbs and the 6.6 gas will be just fine.
  5. Thanks, Steve. That tire size comparison chart is great. answers alot of questions I had.
  6. thanks for the detailed explanation! It's crystal clear now.
  7. ok-- think I got it. The OEM tires diameter will roughly be the same but the profile will differ.
  8. most of the online tire sellers, such as Tire Rack, list the overall diameter of the tires as well as revolutions per mile. There is a fair amount of difference between LT265/60-17 and LT275/65-20. That's why I asked. Michelin Defender LTX M/S LT 275/65R20 overall dia 34.1" revolutions per mile 610 LT 265/70R18 32.6 637 LT 265/70R 31.7 657 so am I assuming correctly, that it doesnt make that much difference? that's almost a 2.5 inch difference from 17" to 20" Not trying to overthink this, just trying to clarify. thanks again.
  9. I have a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 SLT Crew Cab Gasser on order. Just wondering if anybody has an answer. The gassers only come with one rear end ratio-- 3:73. You can get 17, 18 or 20 inch tires. Doesnt that change the effective rear end ratio? I realize it's the height of the tire that counts but I would imagine there has to be a difference of at least 2 inches from a 17" to a 20". so if my truck comes with 20" tires and I replace them with 18" would I be more like a 3:90 ratio rear end? or would the difference be so small as to be negligible? thanks
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