How good is the 5.3L V8 for towing ???

Discussion in 'Towing & Trailer Tech' started by carbon black, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Boonduff

    Boonduff Member 3 Years 100 Posts

    Maybe if your drag racing, but when you're towing, torque is what maintains your speed when climbing hills or driving into a strong headwind.
     
  2. carbon black

    carbon black Member

    Well the long weekend is upon us and the test begins - towing my travel trailer on a round trip of about 700 kms - here's where I'll be comparing the Sierra's 5.3 L V8 and 6sp with 3.42 gear ratio with my old Nissan Titan's 5.6 L V8 and 5sp
     

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