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Texas Truck Showdown 2016: Max Towing Overview - PickupTrucks.com News
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/01/texas-truck-showdown-2016-max-towing-overview.html
PickupTrucks.com takes 5 full size 2016 pickups through acceleration, towing, fuel economy, dyno, and more tests.
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Type: Published review Attributes: Numbers, Photos, Dyno results
Year: 2016
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500; Dodge 1500; Ford F150; GMC 1500; Toyota Tundra Engine: Dodge 5.7L V8; Ford 3.5L V6 TT; GM 5.3L V8, 6.2L V8; Toyota 5.7L V8

Comparison: 2015 Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/trucks/1501_comparison_2015_ford_f_150_vs_ram_1500_chevrolet_silverado/viewall.html
MotorTrend tests the 2015 full size pickup offerings from Ford, GM and Ram. Includes loaded and unloaded performance results.
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Type: Published review Attributes: Numbers, Photos
Year: 2015
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500; Dodge 1500; Ford F150 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD; Ford 2.7L V6 TT; GM 5.3L V8

Chevrolet Silverado Gears Up for 2015
http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2014/Aug/0820-8speed/0820-silverado-8-...
Press release for the GM 8L90 8 speed transmission first used in the 2015+ Silverado 1500s with the 6.2L V8.
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Type: Specs
Year: 2015
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500

We Drive GM's Full-Size 2015 Pickups and SUVs with 8-Speed Automatic | Car and Driver Blog
http://blog.caranddriver.com/theyve-got-a-corvette-motor-and-transmission-we-drive-gms-new-8-speed-pickups-and-suvs/
Driving impressions of the new 8 speed 8L90 transmission and 4th gen 6.2L V8.
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Type: Published review
Year: 2015
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500 Engine: GM 6.2L V8

Watch the all-new F-150 take on Ram and Silverado in an uphill towing battle. - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1mBaEu-DVU#t=103
Ford-produced tow-off between the new F150 with the little 2.7L TT vs the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and the Silverado 1500 5.3L.
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Type: Marketing, Infomercials, and Ads
Year: 2015
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500; Dodge 1500; Ford F150 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD; Ford 2.7L V6 TT; GM 5.3L V8

2014 Pickup Truck Of The Year - FourWheeler Magazine
http://www.fourwheeler.com/vehicle-reviews/1402-2014-pickup-truck-of-the-year/
FourWheeler's 2014 truck of the year competition.
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Type: Published review
Year: 2014
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500; Dodge 2500; Toyota Tundra Engine: Dodge 6.4L V8; GM 5.3L V8; Toyota 5.7L V8

Press Release: It’s Official: 2014 Silverado and Sierra Deliver Most Power
http://media.gm.com/content/media/us/en/gm/company_info/facilities/powertrain/bedford.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us...
GM's new direct-injected V6 and V8s. They release the HP and torque of the 6.2L, at "420 horsepower (at 5600 rpm) and 460 lb-ft of torque (at 4100 rpm)"
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Type: Product announcements
Year: 2014
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500 Engine: GM 6.2L V8

First Drive: 2014 Chevy Silverado - 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine
http://www.fourwheeler.com/vehicle-reviews/1309-first-drive-2014-chevy-silverado/
A short media-intro ride report.
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Type: Published review
Year: 2014
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500 Engine: GM 4.3L V6, 5.3L V8

2013 Light-Duty Shootout - PickupTrucks.com Special Reports
http://special-reports.pickuptrucks.com/2013-light-duty-challenge.html
The entire field of 2013 half ton pickups benchmarked towing and unloaded on the flats and on grades.
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Type: Published review
Year: 2013
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500; Dodge 1500; Ford F150; GMC 1500; Nissan Titan; Toyota Tundra

Consumer Reports: Full-sized pickups
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/past-road-test/full-sized-pickups-9-07/overview/0709_car_ov.htm
"Our comparison of large, half-ton pickups included the Toyota Tundra, Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, Dodge Ram 1500, and GMC Sierra (all available to subscribers)."
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Type: Published review
Year: 2007
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500; Dodge 1500; Ford F150; Toyota Tundra

2009 Full-Size Pickup Truck Comparison Test Drives: Exclusive - Popular Mechanics
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/reviews/trucks/4287668?page=1
Popular Mechanics drives the 5 players in the half-ton market.
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Type: Published review
Year: 2008
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500; Dodge 1500; Ford F150; Nissan Titan; Toyota Tundra

2008 Light-Duty Shootout - PickupTrucks.com Special Reports
http://special-reports.pickuptrucks.com/2008-light-duty-shoot-out.html
The entire field of 2008 half ton pickups benchmarked towing and unloaded on the flats and on grades.
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Type: Published review
Year: 2008
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500; Dodge 1500; Ford F150; GMC 1500; Nissan Titan; Toyota Tundra

My 05' 1500HD for a 04' 2500HD. Upgrade or downgrade?
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25382613.cfm
An owner considers the differences between a Chevy 1500HD and a 2500HD.
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Type: Specs Tech Topic: Suspension, Towing & hauling Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500, 2500HD

First Look: 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - PickupTrucks.com News
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/08/first-look-2012-chevrolet-silverado-1500.html
The light-duty 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 receives a few modest updates for the new model year, including appearance tweaks and new trim packages....
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Type: Product announcements
Year: 2012
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500

Unofficial Details Leak About Ford and GM Next-Generation Pickup Truck Engines - PickupTrucks.com News
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/07/unofficial-details-leak-about-ford-and-gm-next-generation-pickup-truck-engines.html
"Next-generation full-size pickup trucks from Ford and General Motors will have to balance towing and hauling capability with unprecedented frugality to meet tough new government fuel-economy standards. Here’s the latest information from our insider ...more
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Type: Government & Industry, Product rumors Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500, 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW; Ford F150, F150-SVT, F250, F350, F350DRW

GM 6spd vs 4spd Tranny Chart
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25292086/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm
GM owners discuss towing with the 4L80e 4 speed automatic versus the new 6 speed. Some comments deal with towing with older GM automatics (TH400) that have a very high first gear (2.48:1). Includes a comparison spreadsheet showing the differences.
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Numbers Tech Topic: Towing & hauling
Year: 1991, 1992, 1993 ... 2009, 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500, 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW Engine: GM 5.3L V8, 6.0L V8

Towing with a Chevy 1500: 5.3L and 6.2L
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25260442.cfm
Chevy has some very attractive incentives out there now. So, I'm thinking about upgrading my tow vehicle. I don't think the amount of RV towing I do will justify the extra cost of a heavy duty diesel. And, am trying to decide between the 5.3 six ...more
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Type: Tow report
Year: 2009, 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500 Engine: GM 5.3L V8, 6.2L V8

1500 5.3L Tow Vehicle Trip Report
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25229699.cfm
Chevy 1500 5.3L 3.73 owner reports on towing 4K.
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Type: Tow report
Year: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500 Engine: GM 5.3L V8

Official release: Ram 1500 at Allpar Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep News
http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2011/06/official-release-ram-1500
Ram has made a preliminary release of the 2012 Ram 1500 figures, verifying some Allpar predictions. The Ram 1500 will come with a six-speed automatic with electronic range select and a new, more efficient torque converter; no details beyond those ...more
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Type: Product announcements
Year: 2012
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500

The Magna Powertrai Transfer Case
http://www.gearsmagazine.com/view.ashx?article=63f13730-7e21-4c91-9980-cce104442a0d
Article on the transfer cases from Magna Powertrain (MP), including a chart for decoding the transfer case number (e.g. MP1626) and its features and capabilities.
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Type: Specs Tech Topic: Axles & transfer case
Year: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500, 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW; GMC 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500DRW