Two titanic trucks take on Tombstone Hill.
So, you’ve decided to shop a hard-working heavy duty truck, but you also want to head out onto the rough trails so you need something that’s capable off-road. What are your best options? Andre and Nathan sample two of the Big Three’s approaches to the question. On one side, there’s the brand new Ford F-250 Tremor with a factory lift, rear locking differential, some beefy off-road tires and a Warn winch to get you out of any tricky situations. In this video, we’re pitching against it the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LTZ with the Z71 package. This also includes some Hankook Dynapro MT2 tires, Rancho off-road shocks and underbody protection. While the Tremor sports a 7.3-liter gas V8, the Silverado Z71 packs the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel.
We want to find out just how well gas versus diesel truck performs on Tombstone Hill. The F-250 Tremor, for its part, makes 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Unlike the Chevy, it also has solid rear axles at both ends as well as that factory lift, giving it better ground clearance. If you prefer massive torque, you can also get the Tremor with Ford’s 6.7-liter turbodiesel, putting out 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. The Silverado makes 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque, but uses independent front suspension and an auto-locking rear differential that engages when the wheels start to slip.
Check out the video below to see how both trucks handle Tombstone Hill: