There are hundreds and hundreds of new F150s with 3.73 gearing in all trim level. I just did a search on cars.com. I was looking at the 5.0 V8. Many of the 3.73 were advertised $12k-$14K off sticker. If you really want to find a specific truck that is sitting on a lot somewhere call Ford they will help you. Any manufacture will. I have called GM in the past and they gave me a list of all the truck in the country with the specific specs I wanted. Its pretty easy to do when rebates are high and discounts are deep at the end of a model year. You might have to travel to pick it up but thats part of the fun. Hope it helps!
Chevy’s are some of the highest geared trucks out of all the 2019s. Mechanical leverage is hugely important. Its disappointing Chevy didn’t go after performance. It’s a brand new truck and is best in class in nothing.
this link has a little more info, but still... https://www.autonews.com/article/20181207/OEM03/181209808/some-2019-gm-pickups-will-have-lower-mpg-than-outgoing-models “While aerodynamic efficiency increased 7 percent and the automaker cut out hundreds of pounds on the redesigned Silverado, Chevrolet says the frontal area also increased — resulting in the same aerodynamic load.” (But it gets worse mpg??? Not the same mpg. So all that reduced weight (450 lbs) that they talked so much about is more than canceled out by the newly styled front end?) "We increased towing capacity, payload, and it's a much larger bed and a much larger cab," (Not sure how making the inside of the bed a little bigger has anything to do with the question of worse mpg other than its just smoke and mirrors) “GM was able to offset much of the aerodynamic drag for models with other engine options, which experienced small increases in fuel economy, with new technologies such as dynamic fuel management and higher-speed transmissions.” (Seems so counterproductive and expensive to design new engines and transmissions to just compensate for the new frontend design… craziness)
Yeah, a lot of mining going on to make batteries with rare earth metals. Also in my area a lot of electricity comes from burning coal so not even reduced emissions, lol. And if not coal emissions, then spent nuclear fuel or damming up rivers or list goes on. There is a cost to make power in any form. Electric cars make people feel better by giving them some distance from the polution they are responsible for, lol
Interesting read, so a double cab work truck starts at $35,000 Canadian dollars. The exchange rate is approximately 1.3 Canadian dollars to 1 US dollar. So a truck that sells for $35,000 Canadian should sell for $26,824 USD as of today, according to google currency exchange. But Chevy charges US customers for the same double cab work truck $33,695 USD so Americans are charged $6,871 USD more than Canadians....Thanks Chevy! A good reminder, to never buy a truck without a deep discount, I’ve used $10k off sticker as a rough benchmark for years now.
Trail Boss Review: "Acceleration is good, although we wish there was a gear ratio option other than the standard 3.23s. We think the 3.42s from the Max Trailering Package or even the 3.73s from the lower-trim 5.3L/six-speed auto trucks would liven up the Trail Boss quite a bit, albeit at the expense of fuel economy—a trade-off we are willing to make." http://www.fourwheeler.com/features/1809-first-drive-2019-chevrolet-silverado-1500-lt-trail-boss/
Yep, you got it. If you change tire size, it will calculate the axel ratio needed to keep the overall gearing the same as the original setup.
The formula is correct. If you have a 31" tire and 3.23 gearing and you step up to a larger 33" tire to keep the overall ratio to the road the same, you will need to lower the axel ratio to compensate for the larger tire. Old 31" with 3.23 = New 33" with 3.42. Hope this helps! (33/31.1) x 3.23 =3.42
Chevy trucks are some of the tallest geared trucks on the road, which is only made worse by putting larger tires/wheels on from the factory. Here is the gearing a Trailboss with 33” tires should have to maintain a base trucks 31” tire overall gearing to the road. Base LT trucks with 5.3L come with 31” tire, 8 Speed, 3.23 gearing, moving to the Trailboss with 33” tires (or any GM 20” wheel package for that matter) you would need 3.42 gearing to be equivalent. 3.42 should be standard with any larger GM optioned tires/wheels. Moving to 3.42 gearing doesn’t compensate for added tire weight or 2” lift or for a desired increase in performance, so 3.73 should also be an option. Base Silverado 255 70 R17 (31.1”) Optional Trailboss or any 20” wheel package 275 60 R20 (33”) Formula used:
You make a great point for reversing with a trailer and using 4L. I know I want more control and precision while reversing with a heavy trailer on hills, tight spots, getting up on leveling blocks, etc, which 4L provides. I'd think most people reverse at a slower speed (especially with trailer) compared to if they were going forward. So it's interesting that for most trucks, reverse is a taller gear than 1st gear and usually falls between 1st and 2nd. Except on the 10 Speed, where reverse is actually lower than 1st gear, which is how it should be. Another reason, in a long list, why the 10 speed is awesome, now just need GM to actually make it available across the line like ford did. Also long live the 2 speed transfer case! GM 10, 8, 6, 4 Speed Transmissions
Just came across this video and noticed a couple options Ram has no problem offering: a 3.92 axel ratio for all of $95 and a 33 gallon fuel tank. Both of these options can be had on any trim. Even a dealer in California stocks lots of 3.92s, maybe because Ram has best in class towing. I’m a Chevy fan but they are gonna have their hands full with the new Ram, it’s a really nice truck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjiSK6ztIzk
I’m not saying I use 4L all the time, but a single speed transfer case would be a deal breaker for me buying a truck, even if it was deeply discounted I just don’t think I could buy one.
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