Article: Videos: Howie Long's Head to Head Comparison with the 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by ChevyFan, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    2011 Chevy Silverado HD - Head to Head Comparison Videos w/ Howie Long

    Watch all of the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD "Head to Head" comparison videos right here on GMTruckClub.com. I just saw all of these Silverado HD videos come out with Howie Long showing some of the tests they put all of these trucks through. Watch the passing one, he's about to lose it for a second.

    Chevy Silverado 2500 vs. the Ford F150 vs. Ram SuperDuty

    Head to Head Overview

    Head to Head Accelleration Test

    Head to Head High-Altitude Accelleration Test

    Head to Head Frame Strength Test - Bumper Sag

    Head to Head Frame Strength 2 Test - Frame Twist

    Head to Head Passing Test

    Head to Head Braking Test

    Head to Head Frame Exhaust Braking Test
     
  2. Megasaurus

    Megasaurus Rockstar 100 Posts

    Wow, the HD is pretty hardcore compared to the Ford and Dodge "HD" trucks.
     
  3. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Nice to see real world tests as opposed to those stupid Tundra tests they had last year, who drives up a flaming spiral tower of steel? I liked the frame twist test when the fords tailgate buckled!
     
  4. FrigginNoodles

    FrigginNoodles Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    The 3rd video -"Head to Head High-Altitude Accelleration Test" is giving a message of "This video is private."

    Here is a working link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAwcJHPMgEM
    :sign0011:

    ---------- Post added at 10:12 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:49 PM ----------

    Great article Steve. Just got done watching and it was impressive to see the trucks head to head. That new exhaust brake looks like a nice feature.
     
  5. JRD761

    JRD761 Rockstar 100 Posts

    You know what.. I'm sorry, but I don't believe any of these videos.
    And I don't believe the same videos that Ford and Dodge put out as well..
    It's just too easy for them to "not tell the whole truth".. in my opinion..
    I think it's a lot better for the consumer to try it themselves, or go to an independent company like Car & Driver..
    They're cool and all.. but Ford put out a video that's pretty much the same circumstances, and the Ford was the one that was winning every test.. and I'm sure there's videos where Dodge is the better truck in these circumstances.. it's only natural for a manufacturer to want their products to look better than the competition..

    That's just my two cents though..
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2011
  6. Z71_guy

    Z71_guy Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    all i know is that everyone i talked to that bought a RamHD was disappointed, the guy at our shot that recycles the old coolant used to drive a 02 chevy 2500HD and bought a 2010 2500HD ram and had nothing but bad stuff to say about it. after 6 months he traded it in and bought a new chevy.

    He pulls a 32ft enclosed trailer all over the state not sure on weight but i could imagine its a lot. he states that his 02 got better mileage than the new ram...
     
  7. 383man

    383man Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    i think it's awesome, they had a 3rd party do the testing, and it matches what i've heard from everybody I know...chevy rules, ford drools, and ram is always trying to catch up lol
     
  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    curious to how many people have watched all of these. Pretty good stuff.
     
  9. elkhornsun

    elkhornsun Member

    Better job was done by the folks at mrtrailer.com with their "Hurt Locker" series of tests that covered over 2,000 miles of hauling with a 19,000 pound trailer in tow. The testing was of the 3500HD, F-350, and Dodge Ram 1 ton trucks. If Howie Long was involved in a test between a 2500HD and a F-150 he was being taken along with the people watching the video. Hardly valid or relevant to compare a 3/4 ton to a 1/2 ton truck.
     

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