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Old 04-17-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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Thumbs up HD Truck Comparison.

http://www.chevrolet.com/hd-to-hd-truck-comparison/
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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I took a 2011 Sierra 2500 HD Duramax for a test drive last week. Very nice.

I am considering getting the Denali 2500 Duramax. Are you happy with it?
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:44 AM   #3
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Truck comparisons are always interesting. What the testers rarely ever show is how even are the trucks being compared. For example different gear ratios will show different results in acceleration. Different tire sizes can affect over all gear ratio. Different transmissions will also show different results as an diesel automatic can change gears without loosing boost where as a manual will loose boost during a shift. When ordering a new truck you also can get different spring rates so all 3/4 ton and one ton trucks are not always equal. I noticed that fuel economy wasn't mentioned because the new Ford beats them all in the MPG comparison.
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A few turns of a screw and up goes the power. Lets set up "this truck" then go to the other dealers and get one of the lot ie no set up. It all depends whose paying for the ad. The testing company is playing with the cards it has been dealt. I'm willing to bet that you can buy a plug in a hand held tuner and increase the power in all 3 trucks to out do the other at any one time. Like I said in a prior post buy the one that has the color you like.
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I took a 2011 Sierra 2500 HD Duramax for a test drive last week. Very nice.

I am considering getting the Denali 2500 Duramax. Are you happy with it?
The Denali is awesome! I love it! Mucho power, sweet ride, and nice interior! I HIGHLY RECOMEND ONE!!!
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A few turns of a screw and up goes the power. Lets set up "this truck" then go to the other dealers and get one of the lot ie no set up. It all depends whose paying for the ad. The testing company is playing with the cards it has been dealt. I'm willing to bet that you can buy a plug in a hand held tuner and increase the power in all 3 trucks to out do the other at any one time. Like I said in a prior post buy the one that has the color you like.
Yeah you could be right it all depends whose paying for the ad......But why is Ford or Dodge NOT paying for an ad? Hmmm.......Just askin?
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Dodge was 2010 Truck of the Year; Chevy 2011; and I'll bet Ford has 2012. Like 19H stated: pick out the color you like. For us, it was the Mega Cab option. Regardless, I would be pretty excited to drive/own any one of them...
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I will be happy to do a real world test for any of them. They just have to furnish me one free of charge and I will be happy to report my results after 5 years.
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Chevy paid for this add & a lot more because they have had such a horrible past performance with thier HD trucks. They are heavy into advertizing the new HD since it will run toe to toe with the rest of the big dawgs, Youv'e got to do something when you run 2nd in sales for the last 30+ years( some years 200,000 off the pace). Like I said , GM has finally come up with something good, although I still can't get rid of my bluoval tatoo.
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Well I will put my money on my truck over any other stock HD and feel confident it can out pull, out run, out stop all of the rest! As far as GM past performance.....Every since the Duramax/Allison combo has been around the GM drivetrain is second to no one. Just sayin!
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