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cdstukey
08-08-2007, 03:34 PM
Anybody towing with one of these? I know that the 3:43 rear is not the ideal rear end, but they do both have the six speed transmissions that are not available in other GM gas trucks yet. Just curious if anyone has any opinions or experineces with them yet. Thanks

TMCNo1
08-08-2007, 03:52 PM
Anybody towing with one of these? I know that the 3:43 rear is not the ideal rear end, but they do both have the six speed transmissions that are not available in other GM gas trucks yet. Just curious if anyone has any opinions or experineces with them yet. Thanks

Can they not be ordered with a optional rear gear ratio, like 3:73 or 4:10, what about the Tahoe?

Lennyp04
08-08-2007, 03:56 PM
We have a Suburban and weve never towed our MC with it yet. But a new suburban is i think around 45,000 so the Denali and Escalade are only more. If your looking to save money you may want to go with a Suburban or Tahoe and put the money you save towards the gas for both the MC and the truck.

tones03
08-08-2007, 04:08 PM
Basic set-up is the same...The powertrain is the same also, but they detune the Denali motor 20 hp, but still has the same torque. Interior is different (I prefer the Esclade) and a couple interior options, but for towing wise they are the same besides HP difference. Also around a $10k price difference. If you need anything else let me know.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-08-2007, 04:12 PM
I heard that 3/4 ton crew cab diesels are the only way to go...... just what I heard.

PendO
08-08-2007, 04:17 PM
Can they not be ordered with a optional rear gear ratio, like 3:73 or 4:10, what about the Tahoe?

nope, b/c they (escalade and denali) are AWD vehicles, not 4wd like the Suburban or Yukon XL which can be ordered with the 4.10 and come standard with the 3.73

Ric
08-08-2007, 04:20 PM
that kook chevyman is on here again from the yooooopeee

TMCNo1
08-08-2007, 04:35 PM
Sorry, dbl. post

TMCNo1
08-08-2007, 04:36 PM
Can they not be ordered with a optional rear gear ratio, like 3:73 or 4:10, what about the Tahoe?


Google, Cadillac Easclade, GMC Yukon Denali and Chevrolet Tahoe and look in specifications/towing.

Escalade all models and GMC Yukon Denali, 3:42, no optional rear gear ratios, but has tow/haul mode????????????

Chev. Tahoe 2wd 5.3L, 3:42 std, 3:73 optional, 4wd/awd, 3:73 std. and 4:10 optional.

TMCNo1
08-08-2007, 04:42 PM
We have a Suburban and weve never towed our MC with it yet. But a new suburban is i think around 45,000 so the Denali and Escalade are only more. If your looking to save money you may want to go with a Suburban or Tahoe and put the money you save towards the gas for both the MC and the truck.
Sorry, there for a minute, I thought 45,00lbs towing capacity, but your talking $$$$$$,

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-08-2007, 04:43 PM
45,000 what?
dollarinos.

dmayer84
08-08-2007, 04:46 PM
45,000 what?
clam shells

Jkelly
08-08-2007, 04:52 PM
I heard that 3/4 ton crew cab diesels are the only way to go...... just what I heard.



That's what I am talking about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tones03
08-08-2007, 04:56 PM
If you look real close you can see the powerchoke, sorry powerstroke leaking oil and blowing up :)

Jkelly
08-08-2007, 04:58 PM
I just used that one because I don't have one of my Dodge with me.

G-man
08-08-2007, 05:02 PM
If you look real close you can see the powerchoke, sorry powerstroke leaking oil
:)

Been there done that got the Duramax to prove it

PendO
08-08-2007, 05:13 PM
If you look real close you can see the powerchoke, sorry powerstroke leaking oil and blowing up :)

if you want an issuzu diesel engine, why not just buy an issuzu truck with a diesel engine ... I'll take the International diesel in the Ferd or the Cummins in the Dodge over an Isuzu any day:)

PendO
08-08-2007, 05:20 PM
Google, Cadillac Easclade, GMC Yukon Denali and Chevrolet Tahoe and look in specifications/towing.

Escalade all models 3:42, no optional rear gear ratios, but has tow/haul mode????????????

GMC Yukon Denali and Chev. Tahoe 2wd 5.3L, 3:42 std, 3:73 optional, 4wd/awd, 3:73 std. and 4:10 optional.

All Denali's have AWD and the 3.42 gear ratio ... you can't get a 2wd 07 Denali or Denali XL.

TMCNo1
08-08-2007, 05:31 PM
All Denali's have AWD and the 3.42 gear ratio ... you can't get a 2wd 07 Denali or Denali XL.

You are right, sorry, I had clicked on the wrong section.

cdstukey
08-08-2007, 05:48 PM
Tones,
Follow up question
Why is the max trailering about 1000 lbs less for the Sierra Denali than a standard Sierra 1500?
Thanks
Chad

Lennyp04
08-08-2007, 06:02 PM
In my opinion, unless you want the plushy interior of the denali or escalade and the added price tag your much better off with a Suburban with tow/haul mode. We have that on ours. Plus as everyone has said b4 the Denali is AWD and the Suburban is 4wd so then when you dont need the added wheel power you can save gas

BrianM
08-08-2007, 06:05 PM
Tones,
Follow up question
Why is the max trailering about 1000 lbs less for the Sierra Denali than a standard Sierra 1500?
Thanks
Chad

Gear ratio and the added weight of the AWD system.

PendO
08-08-2007, 06:47 PM
next vehicle for me (2015) is the Denali XL with the AWD, I like our suburban but the steering in 4wd mode is nothing compared to the awd steering ... and it will pull my little boat just fine ... with that said, looking at the difference in trim and price between a Denali and Escalade, they sure are proud of the trim in the Escalade, but I think you have to really want a Cadillac to justify the price upcharge for the emblem.

Bill
08-08-2007, 06:56 PM
I've got the 2007 Denali XL. I had a 2001 Denali which I liked alot, but this is a big upgrade in almost every area. Towing is not an issue, plenty of torque and with the Autoride system the truck rides very level even with a boat in back. The only negative (besides fuel which is a given with a truck this size) is the GM GPS system - it's piece of garbage. I also looked at the Escalade, but its hard to see a $10k difference.

Michael Epp
08-08-2007, 07:36 PM
I pull my '07 X-15 with a 2005 Yukon XL (5.3 litre) with the 3.42 rear end. No problem on the flats....slow pull through the mountains (but I only do this once a year) with lots of gearing down. I like the 3.42 ratio for non-towing time (95% of annual mileage) since it gets pretty good gas mileage for a big vehicle (approx. 20 MPG).

PendO
08-08-2007, 07:50 PM
The only negative (besides fuel which is a given with a truck this size) is the GM GPS system - it's piece of garbage. I also looked at the Escalade, but its hard to see a $10k difference.

I wish there was a way for the screen to give coordinates and elevation ...

Sodar
08-08-2007, 08:04 PM
I wish there was a way for the screen to give coordinates and elevation ...

Ha Ha!!! I used my handheld for this EXACT use on my trip up to Northern California this last week!! Prett Ghetto, but it was nice knowing the elevation and the reason why my car felt like it was a Honda Civic pulling a semi-trailer! :D

tones03
08-08-2007, 08:13 PM
CD, because of the all-wheel drive. Towing with all-wheel drive is very hard on the vehicle.