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Old 01-03-2013, 05:18 PM
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Default 1/2 Ton Pickup Shootout Videos

Thought this was pretty cool....
Ford, Gmc, Chevy, Dodge, Nissan and Toyota.

7.2 percent hill climb with 6500lbs-

1/4 Mile -

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Traction control test-

There's some more videos out there but well didn't feel like posting all of them.
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They don't say what motor the ford has. They talk about the 6 speed trans.
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They don't say what motor the ford has. They talk about the 6 speed trans.
They said 5.4 numerous times
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Not on the first video. Plus a 5.4 vrs a 6.0 is not even. Try going up against the new ford 6.2
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Those tests were from 2008, 5 model years ago... Handy if you're shopping the used market.
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Those tests were from 2008, 5 model years ago... Handy if you're shopping the used market.
Exactly, but then again around here somebody will say that a RAV4 can haul something because there brand new TUNDRA can do it.
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Not on the first video. Plus a 5.4 vrs a 6.0 is not even. Try going up against the new ford 6.2
All the videos show same trucks so im pretty sure its the 5.4 in all those video's. But yes if this was on 2013 trucks there might be different outcomes for all the trucks.
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Too bad they didn't test real world conditions. 7.2% with 6000 lbs for .25 miles? hardly a test. Every year I tow my boat (9000 lbs with the trailer) from Calgary to Vancouver and back.
There are 4 major mountain ranges that I have to pass over. One of them has a hill that is 40Km long, starts with a 1.5% grade, becomes > 5.4 % in short order and the last 10 Km or so is 8.5%. Every year when I go up it there are all kinds of trucks pulled over on the side of the road that have overheated. Lots of trucks can pull a 6000 lb load for a quarter mile but have trouble on a long hill due to overheating of the engine or transmission on a long hill.

For the record the temperature gauges (enginge and transmission) on my truck stay constant the whole way up.

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Not on the first video. Plus a 5.4 vrs a 6.0 is not even. Try going up against the new ford 6.2
They were comparing the largest standard V-8 each manufacturer offered in their 1/2 ton at the time.
I would say that it was a fair comparison.

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Too bad they didn't test real workd conditions. 7.2% with 6000 lbs for .25 miles? hardly a test. Every year I tow my boat (9000 lbs with the trailer) from Calgary to Vancouver and back.
There are 4 major mountain ranges that I have to pass over. One of them has a hill that is 40Km long, starts with a 1.5% grade, becomes > 5.4 % in short order and the last 10 Km or so is 8.5%. Every year when I go up it there are all kinds of trucks pulled over on the side of the road that have overheated. Lots of trucks can pull a 6000 lb load for a quarter mile but have trouble on a long hill due to overheating of the engine or transmission on a long hill.

For the record the temperature gauges (enginge and transmission) on my truck stay constant the whole way up.
Which 1/2 ton model truck are you driving that route with?
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Which 1/2 ton model truck are you driving that route with?
Tundra
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Any mention of axle ratios???? Know plenty of trucks with highway gas mileage gears that are real dogs when hooked up to do work.
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One would be amazed at the ratio of trucks that come from the factory without transmission coolers and owners who don't know any better.
Not putting down the Tundra as the engine is a good one but the 8.5% grade is the exception, not the rule.
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One would be amazed at the ratio of trucks that come from the factory without transmission coolers and owners who don't know any better.
Not putting down the Tundra as the engine is a good one but the 8.5% grade is the exception, not the rule.
May be the exception for some but for me it's reality. I want the truck to tow my boat under the conditions I need it to thats why I bought the truck I did, not because of some quarter mile time that may be a second or two different than the other guys.
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