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BBC or diesel...whats better for pulling loads?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rjfguitar, Feb 26, 2005.

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  1. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    So whats better for towing big heavy loads? A big block gas engine or a diesel engine?
     
  2. goldwing2000

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    Diesel.

    For towing, you need torque not horsepower.
     
  3. hi pinion

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    Gasoline of coarse, with an electric supercharger and a TORNADO of coarse:D
     
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    Diesel is the only way to tow:cool1:
     
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    Well if you're comparing a 6.2 to a 454 I'd go with the BB but if we're talkin like a cummins/duramax vs bb I'd go with the diesel for sure.
     
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    Keep it rolling guys....:D
     
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    This could be a valuable discussion without singling anyone out. If you need to bust somebody's onions do it through pm's Bobby.

    Rene
     
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    we could do that, but he doesnt have PMs... :rolleyes:
     
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    Try email

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    Torque without horsepower is worthless, horsepower without torque is impossible.
     
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    neither a P-51 engine that tactor pullers run:D just to spice it up a little
     
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    email doesnt work either.
     
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    I don't care, just keep that crap out of here and we'll all get along just fine mmmkay?

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    keep it serious.
     
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    Cut the technical mumbo jumbo. Bottom line is it takes torque to carry big loads and like you said "HP without torque is impossible."...so a BBC or diesel?
     
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    There is a reason that semi's and other commercial/HD trucks no longer come with gassers.

    Diesel.
     
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    Better go with a diesel......BBCs aren't known for being able to make torque.


    :whistle:



    .....OK, I see lots of flammable liquid everywhere, now where IS that match?
     
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    I am you didnt specify if its a dd or not (just whats better) and I have seen one in a custom hotrod
     
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    P.S. You should add a Poll to this thread.

    Harley
     
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