Re: V10 vs GMC 8.1L
As much as I love my V10 (there's just something magical about "V-ten"), I've driven a buddy's GMC heavy duty with the 8.1 and allison tranny and the thing has got some serious guts. Granted, the 8.1 is 1.3 litres larger in displacement, so it should be more stout. And the allison takes some getting used to as well (wierd shift feel). As far as I know, he's had no problems with it, although on the freeway unloaded I get about 15 mpg while his best seems to be around 12.5. If the 8.1 was available in the SD, I'd have it in a minute.
Robb Wing from Cincinnati,Ohio
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