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Old 07-22-2013, 08:42 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Oakman View Post


Gas engines are designed to produce the maximum horsepower and torque at high RPM’s, usually around 4500 to 5700 RPM’s. Many drivers find the sound of the engine a bit unnerving when running this high and tend to drive slower than they have to going up hills. The 6.0 Vortec engine produces maximum HP at 5400 RPM’s and maximum torque at 4200 RPM’s. When you’re climbing hills, don’t be afraid to run at high RPM’s with the gas engine.
X2 that's what I have and normally run between 60 and 65 with absolutely no issues.

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Old 07-23-2013, 09:24 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Ragin Cajun View Post
X2...wish they still offered this engine, so much better than the current GM gas engine ( 6.0 is such a disappointment for the HD truck line).
I agree with the 6.0 being such a disappointment. That is the main reason why I haven't upgraded my tow vehicle. I'm hoping GM reviews their gas engine lines on the HD series and gets their act together. Dodge has stepped it up, Ford has as well.

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