Half-ton pickup redux

begreen Posted By begreen, Jul 16, 2017 at 12:57 PM

  1. Seasoned Oak

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    Not sure why Dodge is offering that $149 lease right now, i guess to clear out the 2018s. Not often its that low. Thats about half of what GM and Ford are doing. Terrific deal if your in the market now.
     
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    Yes, that looks like a good deal.
     
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    I needed a 2x6x 13 or so.. the closest size was 16. Wasn't sure how I was going to transport it, brought a towel and rope. Was thinking of propping it on the roof, angled down toward the tailgate. I had the back sliding window open on the way to Lowes, walking back to the truck I then thought - take advantage of that. Of course it went to the windshield, I put a towel around the end of it. As shown the most it stuck out was about 2 1/2'.

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    This makes me feel better about the 15mpg I get in my 04 4.7 4 speed auto Tundra Double Cab.
     
  5. Ashful

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    Hah... those are just my pickups. My last two cars (hatchback and a sedan) were 8 mpg and 12 mpg, with my usual commute (local country roads). Both had motors just slightly bigger than 5.7 liters. ;lol
     
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    Eventually electric or electric assist will take over the short trips in just about every class of vehicle.IMHO. Makes so much more sense. Instant torque, low operating cost per mile,a filling station in every home,multiple ways to generate fuel,no harm to motors not getting up to temp. at present about one third the cost of fuel.(electric vs gasoline),ability to recover braking energy ect. And loads of power for the HP lovers.
     
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    Makes good sense. I believe GM and Dodge offer electric assist on the new V6 engines. maybe the V8s? This may be the new technology trend, not really a hybrid but the net result like a hybrid is less fuel used and torque. That's the advantage of electric motors - all the available torque is on hand. That's why (I believe) locomotive's wheels are electric motors, no transmission needed.
     
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    Im anxiously looking forward to news of the GM 4Cy turbo. Hard to wrap my head around a 4cy in a full sized pickup truck but 325HP is plenty for average use. Even with 2Cy deactivated for cruising your still left with enough HP to maintain Hwy speed.(unless your towing)
     
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    Define “plenty”.
     
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    Probably for a good percentage of truck owners it is plenty. 40 more than their entry level engine right now. Of course if you have a need for 400+ Hp you can get that too.
     
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    I have Chevy 2500HD with the 6.0 with the 3.73 gears. I get about 18mpg when not towing my horse trailer. I do agree with others who say the body will rust out on most trucks before the engine and other parts are worn out. Then again I'm in New England with all the snow and salt.
     
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    Thats not bad MPG for a larger 8cy, im assuming that Hwy miles.What year is that? Could probably improve on that with an 8 or 10 speed tranny.
     
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    I was going to say that's very good for a 3/4 ton and that engine. It is impressive that the new GM 4 cyl. engine is good for 325 hp. I just wonder what the reliability will be like, especially when older.
     
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    For me its not an issue as im planning a 2 yr lease.
     
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    Probably highway MPGs will be great with the 4 cyl.
     
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    Correction :The HP rating is 310 , not 325 . Still 25 more than the V-6 though.
     
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    What’s the heaviest trailer you’ll be pulling at highway speeds? Around town is never the issue on these, it’s always maintaining 65 mph while going up some of those central-PA hills, that causes cursing and frustration.

    Me? I’m still thinking of adding a supercharger to my 5.7L Hemi. ;-)
     
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    Probably NO trailer . If i have to pull anything heavy id want a HD 3/4 ton for the heavy brakes and 12K towing capacity ,which i already have for the grunt jobs. Lots of choices for high HP . You would want the 6.2 i assume. Good solid engine with lots of power to spare. Respectable Hwy MPG to boot.
     
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