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Report: GM Vice Chair Throws Down a Gauntlet to Ford in Heavy Duty Tug of War


General Motors' vice chairman of global product operations is so strong a believer in his company's product he's willing to prove it in a tug-of-war between the GMC Heavy Duty and the Ford F-Series Super Duty.

Vice Chairman Tom Stephens made the bold statement in an interview with PickupTrucks.com about the new Duramax engines powering the 2011 Chevrolet and GMC Heavy Duty. The site's editor was surprised by the statement, he asked Stephens three times if he was serious, but Stephens remained adamant.

"You're going to love our new diesel Duramax engine in the new Heavy Duty," Stephens told PickupTrucks.com. "You know what I want to do to prove it? I want to take our truck and Ford's [new Super Duty] and chain them together back -to-back. Then I want to have them pull against each other. I know our truck will beat theirs."

PickupTrucks.com passed the challenge on to Ford but has yet to get a response. We're not sure if Ford is willing to take the bait, but this is one challenge we would love to see.

More: Report: GM Vice Chair Throws Down a Gauntlet to Ford in Heavy Duty Tug of War on AutoGuide.com
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tug of war means nothing...make a DPC for those trucks completly stock and c what happens...JMO
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tug-o-wars dont mean anything just down to traction
My money would be on the ford tho due to fact it weights more
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Pointless. Tug-o-war is all about the driver.
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it's all about the driver, tires, and weight.. hell, throw the same tires on each and I might actually spend my time watching the video...
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I hope this dude realizes that onstar can't help him out this time.
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chevys arent real trucks anyway,they build 3/4 and 1 tons with cv axles what a joke

they need to do this tug-o-war and watch their crappy tie rod ends break like twigs,then how dumb will gm look.
gm trucks= cavalier with a bed

REAL TRUCKS HAVE SOLID AXLE FRONT ENDS
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I think Ford should go for it, great chance to prove the 6.7
even though it dosnt mean anything it would look cool in a commercial
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geigh, completely geigh

Besides, if they fail, they'll just have Obama bail them out....again.
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i vote they hook to the sled and then see what happens
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