Same. Been this way for a while with me. But it has gotten worse. Usually I refresh the page and it starts working fine. But now that's not doing it either. I guess I'll go the new tab route
YukonXL04 replied to Carolina's topic in 6.6L Gas V8 & HD Transmission Powertrain (L8T/MYD)But with better gearing and more gears it could be better. I will be checking one out, they are kind of hard to come by in anything optioned well in my area though. I plan on looking at it, but going back to 16mpg unloaded sounds kinda rough. My truck is 6k on the scales, so 1000 lbs lighter and I get 8mpg better? I just think GM left some on the table. If they got 20ish I think that would push me to it. Yea but your rolling out a new truck, why do they always have to reuse as much as possible. New truck, new engine, same 6spd?... why not the 10spd the duramax gets? My 6.2 in my half ton has surpassed all of my expectations for towing. The only reason i need a 3/4 is suspension and chassis. It has plenty of power for the 12k I have put behind it. I had a 2000 6.0. Loved that truck. Got absolutely crap mileage. It had 310k when I sold it.
YukonXL04 replied to Carolina's topic in 6.6L Gas V8 & HD Transmission Powertrain (L8T/MYD)I'm not gonna lie I'm disappointed with the new engine trans combination. I was hoping for more power and torque, with atleast a 8SPD or a 10spd. Why give the diesel a 10 spd and the gas a 6? Makes no sense. I find I need a 3/4 ton sometimes, dont want the diesel headache, but I want my 6.2 and 8spd in a 3/4 ton. Or something better. I have no doubt it's better than the 6.0. But 15 mpg is pretty bad for nowadays. I get 22-24 on the highway in my 6000lb half ton 6.2 4x4. Why wouldn't you give it it more gears so you can get some decent highway mileage?
It all depends on mounting depth. You can fit any shallow mount 10s for sure. Just put 2 alpine type e 12s in my uncle's truck in a prefab downfire box. I was shocked they fit. But they did. I think the mounting depth was 6.5 inches or so...
That's right it's all in the configuration. And I'm telling you a 5.3 with a 3.08 is a freaking dog. It can have all the power it wants, but without the right gearing it feels gutless. I love how your comparison is a 3.73 single cab on e85. According to the chart provided by grumpy they dont make a 3.73 4.3. And your opting for the most powerful version of a 4.3 being on e85... so your saying on regular gas it's not good enough. Everyone's comparison of 4.3 power is saying on e85... that's got to say something right there. I tried to leave. Yall keep quoting and attacking me personally. My only attack is with the 4.3.
Some combinations... vs some combinations... that just closes the book huh. Have you driven a 3.08 5.3? It is a dog... so I'm glad your comparing the 4.3 to that. Apples and apples, dog vs dog. But since yall cant take a little heat, I'll leave yall alone. On with the 4.3 lovers thread!
Base engine is base engine... I dont care if it's cheaper or less powerful. But the lower tow ratings for it prove it's less powerful and underpowered.
2 people said I said fact then offered opinions. The only fact I was stating is there is a reason it's the base engine. People seem to think that's an opinion.
Lol you 4.3 guys get pretty wound up quick. So your telling me the 4.3 is not the base engine? That's my opinion? How many of you 4.3 people have it bone stock on performance. No CAI, no exhaust, no tune? How many run on e85 just to have some more power?
Said the 4.3 full size truck owner.... nuff said
Lol you guys crack me up. Like I said. If it works for you then I'm glad your happy. Your can try all you want, you will never sell me on a 4.3. Fact is for our k2 body, it's the base engine. It's for the random person who drives a truck and never tows or puts anything in the bed. Screaming 4-5k rpm up a hill towing a trailer isnt "just fine" its barely sufficient. That's great you guys are happy with barely sufficient. Heck now they offer a turbo 4cyl for the base engine. You guys will probably be happy with that. But anyone who actually uses a truck for truck duties, would never say "damn I'm so happy I bought the 4.3" The 4.3 is like the crossover of SUVs... " i want an suv but man they are too big, i think I'll get a crossover" i want a truck, but a v8 is too much for me, let me get the 4.3" LOL...
Lol ofcourse he is going to say he is very happy, he doesnt want to admit he made the biggest mistake buying a v6 truck... Lol jk all good bud. I'm happy your happy. That's all that matters that we are all happy with the truck we own
Oh I hear ya. I know theres a difference between old 4.3 and new 4.3. But even the new 5.3 barely pulls the truck up on the highway. My uncle has a 17 5.3 identical to my 18 6.2, and I also own a 5.3 but older model. What I'm saying is the 5.3 is just barely enough. So the 4.3 couldn't possibly be enough. Like I said before I'm done with 5.3s and definitely 4.3s. You put a large trailer behind it 6-9k lbs and it just doesnt have the motor to get up and going. Sure it might cruise 55-60 on flat ground. It's just not for me. Now maybe in a single cab config for toodling around town its probably tolerable. I do love how half of this thread is about power the 4.3 puts out on e85. How many people actually run e85 in their vehicle. I get it, it's cheaper, you can then spend the money on the options you want. But it's a base engine for a reason, it's the bare minimum gm deemed sufficient to power the vehicle.
So I havent driven a 4.3 since the 95s s10 blazers were around. But i just cant fathom a 4.3 ever being good enough for a full size truck. Maybe if your used to putting around in a 4cyl honda, but if your used to trucks then your gonna want more power. Granted I live in Texas, and I use my truck for actual truck duties. 400+ lbs of tools always in it. Towing trailers, boats and a travel trailer. I own a 5.3 Yukon XL and it definitely feels like a dog compared to my 6.2 Sierra. Ever since buying that yukon I swore to never buy a 5.3 again. 6.0, 6.2 or the new 6.6. But I do use my truck alot. And honestly some of the stuff I do or tow probably should have me in the 3/4 ton market.
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