New whip (GMC Denali)

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Re: New whip (GMC Denali)

Post by zepp21 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:01 pm

zepp21 wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:
59yukon01 wrote:If I'm not mistaken, I think most of the newer GMC and Chevy V8's drop down to use only 4 cylinders on the highway. Seems my friend's Denali did this, and that was even with a boat in tow.
They do, but the gas engines aren't as efficient as the diesels unless they are on flat roads and empty. My '14 1500 averaged about 17 mpg before the bigger tires. Now I'm at about 15 mpg with 33's. My commute has a ton of hills, so I rarely go into V4 mode.

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My 2014 Ram 1500 averaged 20MPG on the way to Ocean City, Md, 140 miles away, with a car trailer, loaded. That's both ways.

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Re: New whip (GMC Denali)

Post by bedlam » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:36 pm

streetracer101 wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:27 pm
bedlam wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:40 am
Additionally, some of the newer diesels get 20+ mpg without a load, so they aren't much more expensive to run than a 4 door sedan.
Surprised to think a 2 tonne plus vehicle with a 6L engine could get 20mpg. Looking around the net real-world reports suggest on average people are getting about 14mpg.
From car and driver's real world testing of the 2017's
That certainly reflects what other sites list as real-world highway figures. I doubt anyone gets that with a mix of urban, hauling stuff and deer trails.

Dropping back to less cylinders is a clever thing. I first heard of that in the Chrysler 300C. Does anyone know how it works? Does it alternate cylinders to share wear, or is there a primary vs secondary set of cylinders?

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Re: New whip (GMC Denali)

Post by deepcdvr » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:55 pm

Hot damn! Gorgeous rig - congrats!!
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Re: New whip (GMC Denali)

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:12 pm

bedlam wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:36 pm
streetracer101 wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:27 pm
bedlam wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:40 am
Additionally, some of the newer diesels get 20+ mpg without a load, so they aren't much more expensive to run than a 4 door sedan.
Surprised to think a 2 tonne plus vehicle with a 6L engine could get 20mpg. Looking around the net real-world reports suggest on average people are getting about 14mpg.
From car and driver's real world testing of the 2017's
That certainly reflects what other sites list as real-world highway figures. I doubt anyone gets that with a mix of urban, hauling stuff and deer trails.

Dropping back to less cylinders is a clever thing. I first heard of that in the Chrysler 300C. Does anyone know how it works? Does it alternate cylinders to share wear, or is there a primary vs secondary set of cylinders?
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Re: New whip (GMC Denali)

Post by 93 Turbo » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:40 am

Fk'n love your new truck. Looking forward to pics after you've had work done to it. J
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