Originally Posted by tragusa3
Belaboring this point is going to look like it DOES matter (too much) to me. But I'd like to hear someone else's take on this logic.
Duramax 397hp and 765 torque
Ecoboost 365hp and 420 torque
Duramax pulling 12,500 and Ecoboost pulling 7500.
If my math is correct, the Ecoboost is pulling 60% of the weight with 55% of the torque and 92% of the horsepower.
In addition, it looks like his truck is roughly 1500 pounds heavier.
Is it that silly to expect these two towing experiences to be similar?
I can tell you this, the Guramax is way under quoted for the power numbers. it makes almost 400 rwhp which equates to 474 crank bhp. In its current power levels (397/765), it still be at the new Ford 440/860 and Dodge 385/900 up the Ike Gauntlet again.
I know my current 2014 D max that is deleted and tuned makes about 600/1024 crank power so we really don't experience any issues, ever. LOL . Heavy tow tune is about 540/900. It will get the job done. ;-)
I tow 12K and get 12.5 on the flats and 11.2 in the lowly hilly stuff in north Florida and Georgia. This is with the cruise set at 70-72. I do not run ST tires so not fear of blowing them up.