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Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series, Nissan Titan, Truck
#97 of 156 Re: Mike, Calm down. [mick14]
Mar 23, 2007 (8:21 pm)
Probably due to the higher intial HP or the driveline loss of the chevy v. the driveline loss being less on the Titan?
I'm in this debate right now. Tomorrow I will see how the Armada tows the 9000lb Cigarette Boat I bought. If it doesn't tow it to my liking, then I'll be doing a hard comparison of the Armada to a Sierra 2500HD with Isuzu Diesel Engine....
#98 of 156 Re: Mike, Calm down. [paisan]
Mar 24, 2007 (7:07 am)
I don't know anything about that Mike, but I do know Toyota is about to introduce their very own 4.5L V8 diesel in the Aussie Land Cruiser 70-series.
Here's a blog entry I put up on Straightline last month on this engine.
#99 of 156 No 2500HD for me!
Mar 24, 2007 (9:41 pm)
The Armada towed the Cig Boat without a problem at 65mph on the NJTP and the GSP today about 25 miles or so. Very impressed felt lighter than the 22ft boat from last year in terms of sway.
#100 of 156 Re: No 2500HD for me! [paisan]
Mar 25, 2007 (7:07 am)
That is flippin' awesome!!!!!!!!!! I tow a friend's boat too sometimes for him but not anywhere near 9500 lbs. I think I tow 6500-7000 or so. I thought you could do it.
#101 of 156 Re: No 2500HD for me! [mick14]
Mar 25, 2007 (7:28 am)
No doubt that a Diesel would get better milage towing it, but the 5.6L engine in the Titan/Armada was real strong. There was a long incline on the NJTP over the Newark Bay Bridge, thought it would be killer. Trans dropped down to 3rd but didn't wind out to real high rpms. I'm guessing that the triple axle trailer made a big difference in that it carried most of the weight and kept the tounge at the perfect weight so as not to cause the rear of the truck to be too heavy or too light.
#102 of 156 Re: No 2500HD for me! [paisan]
Mar 25, 2007 (7:55 pm)
Thats nice to know and looks great
Just curious... Did you used "tow mode"?
#103 of 156 Re: No 2500HD for me! [harop]
Mar 25, 2007 (8:33 pm)
Yeah I always use tow mode when towing, not sure what it does, if anything. I believe it keeps you in gears longer rather than hunting around. We'll see how it does when it's got fuel and some gear in it.
#104 of 156 Consumer Reports Reliability Rating
Mar 27, 2007 (6:53 pm)
Your right people can just look at the consumer report, and not just base a decision on my experience:
Nissan's first entry into the full-sized truck category holds its own against the competition. It has an impressively large cabin, is relatively agile, has a fairly comfortable ride, and has a very smooth transmission. Safety features include optional electronic stability control and curtain air bags. The cargo bed of the crew cab is fairly small compared with the competition, and payload capacity is a meager 1,105 pounds. The Titan's muscular V8 provides strong acceleration, but the constant engine and exhaust noise can become tiresome. The truck gets a facelift for 2007. Reliability has been well below average. (SOURCE MSN: Autos/Consumer Reports Summary)
Also, staying on topic the reliability rating for the Chevy 2500HD is much higher. So bottomline, on average, in term of reliability your better off with the 2500HD, or any other truck for that matter, since TITAN is rated the lowest in reliability category.
#106 of 156 Re: Consumer Reports Reliability Rating [razorthunder]
Mar 28, 2007 (4:11 am)
Your OFF TOPIC AGAIN- people can just look at the consumer report, and base a decision on our positive experiences:
Last time we compared full-size pickups, in January 2004, the TITAN won. Since then, every other truck here has been redesigned. No matter — the TITAN retains its title. At the dragstrip, with 1000 pounds in the bed, the TITAN crossed the quarter-mile mark two-hundredths of a second after the rocket-sled Tundra. Though the Tundra has 64 more horsepower, the Titan weighs less. It's the lightest truck here, which helped its fuel economy numbers. The TITAN was midpack in all our handling tests, even though it had the tallest tires with the most aggressive off-road biased tread. Our test TITAN is the best equipped for going off-road; in fact, it was the best in the dirt and the only truck here to come with a pushbutton locking rear differential. The TITAN also has the most useful bed of the group, with huge, movable tiedown cleats, a bed liner and a unique bedside lockbox. Inside, the TITAN is roomy and comfortable, rivaling the limousine-like Tundra for rear-seat legroom. The only strike against the Nissan is the use of hard and cheap-looking interior plastics. Nonetheless, each night every tester wanted to drive the Titan back to the hotel. Nuff said.