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  1. 2019 Transmission and Axle Ratios

    Look up. Way up there is the point. Yup, it went waaaay over your head. I promise the difference between 3.23 and 3.73 is very noticeable regardless of the transmission. You're clearly not a real car guy who had any working knowledge, so let the adults talk.
  2. 2019 Transmission and Axle Ratios

    Ugh. I'm done with this topic. I'm tired of shaking my head when I read your responses that are exxagerations, incorrect or stretched truths. I'll add only one thing since it's something new you brought up. People had complained about not being able to run 33s on stock trucks and when they unveiled these they talked about letting customers run 33s without a lift and the lifted Trailboss being able to run 35s. Ironic that they brought this up but you can't even get 3.42s with the truck they designed to run 35s.
  3. I'm not following your logic. GM doesn't offer options in gears because they are all about quality but no one else is offering the same level of quality? this is why other manufactures can offer multiple ratios and they can't? Ratio change in a 4wd truck is around 1.5-2k and you will need to retune the vehicle to work with the new gears. Another 300-500 and a voided warranty as you've now retuned your truck. That is ridiculous.
  4. 2019 GMC Sierra - Spotted On the Road - Images

    Considering when the Titan came out everyone said it was a ugly mashup of every truck on the market...that holds no water. If company A gets copied by company B and then Company A makes another product that still has similarities to its original product, but also to the copycat...are they now copying the copycat by continuing to make their product? Sierra's vent looks a lot like the last Escalade fender vent to me, which came far before Nissans
  5. I can't imagine they are because nobody lists different mpg ratings depending on gear ratio. Cafe requirements are a valid point but it doesn't explain how every other manufacturer can do it but GM can't. I think they want to hide behind it but it's really a cost-savings measure.
  6. Glad to see you have inside info and know for a fact they won't offer it now or ever.
  7. 2019 Transmission and Axle Ratios

    People expressing their disappointment with how GM is packaging their trucks is a tantrum? Wow. How else would the manufacturer know where they messed up or what their customers want to see changed? Do you really think that no one at GM goes out and looks at forums like this? I promise you they do. The other thread was full if misinformation and half truths, but a lot of it came from you. I can't figure out if you are such a fanboy you just accept everything they tell you is the best or if you're so self absorbed you can't or won't consider that someone may have different wants or needs than you.
  8. Yes, the option. Like Ford and Ram do.
  9. 2019 V8 Horsepower ratings.

    The 6 speed is a reliable transmission but downshifts even tuned are SLOW. 8 speed seemed better but I'm not sure were the 10 is. In my 6l80 car it really takes off from anything below 30. From 30-37ish it's decent and then 38-i can't remember what it takes off. These are assuming rolling at that speed and stabbing the gas. That's with a 6.0L V8 and a tvs1900 running a bit more boost than originally speced, so it's a much broader power curve but could still benefit from tighter gears.
  10. 2019 V8 Horsepower ratings.

    The difference won't be in 0-60 or 1/4 mile. But passing power, depending on the speed should be better. With a 4 speed there were enormous dead spots where you would hit the bottom of a gear and not accelerate very quickly. Those dead spots got smaller with more sweet spots with a 6, then 8 speeds. With a 10 speed I'd think most all the dead spots will be gone.
  11. It's like you didn't even read the thread. Just want to the last post and quoted it with your 2 cents. I'm happy for the 1% that get the LTZ /HC 6.2. Meanwhile 90% of the buyers buying the competitions truck can get the powertrain they want.
  12. The "good enough" argument. I'd say your 99% is probably more like 50-75. It may not be a deal breaker, but owners of other brands are always talking about how much they like the power of their xxx truck. The only setup GM allows us to have a fun setup is a very expensive LTZ with a 6.2. I really like the new trucks. But they're making some mistakes here. It's sad to see how much better the GM trucks are than Fords but Ford outsells them because they are allowing people to build the truck they want, not the truck GM wants them to have. 6 engine choices sounds great on paper, but only one fun choice and you have to spend 60k to get it?
  13. 2019 Transmission and Axle Ratios

    The info was in the last thread as well, there was no reason to start a new thread except there was a lot of mis-information and incorrect facts. New slate I suppose.
  14. 2019 Transmission and Axle Ratios

    Depends on what gear you're looking at, certainly not for 1st. 99% of the population will think a 5.3 8 speed with 3.23s is a turd. Not many bragged about a 5.3 6 speed with 3.42s, this isn't much different. Why did a second thread about this start anyways???
  15. 2019 V8 Horsepower ratings.

    Interesting as most report their hemi hets far far worse than even the trip computer suggests as well as EPA numbers. Perhaps you're comparing it to a much older GM 5.3 as anything after 2014 absolutely destroys the hemi in MPG. Acceleration tests by various mags indicate the hemi is 1 or 2 tenths ahead, so I guess you're right there. I'd trade 2 tenths for 4mpg though.

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