303 hp and 323 lbfts wouldnt factor out the extra hundred or so pounds of engine weight???Terrain said:^ 5.3?? And add weight to my already bloated 4,000 lb Terrain? I think a TT 3.0 would be a great option for a Terrain Denali.
Unless GM comes out with radical new technology in the next few years for FWD plateform, the LF3 will never see placement in our cars. The 6T70/75 is only rated for 315hp/280lbs Torque. The LF3 has been in works for sometime, but I expect due to torque and power numbers it will not make it into a FWD setup. With that much power, our setup would have nothing but horrible torque steer. Adding a turbo to the 2.4 would be utterly pointless when they can achieve numbers with the 2.0 already out (dies this year), and its replacement twin coming in the Regal GS.NoobNox said:The previous generation Equinox had a sport model, don't see why this generation wouldn't have one eventually. A turbo could definitely be a part of that..either on the Ecotec 2.4 or simply using the same turboed 2.8 V6 that is offered in the SRX. Of course, such a sport model Equinox/Terrain would probably have a pricetag dangerously close to SRX territory..
I don't think the rear drivetrain in the Nox/Terrain is up to the task of putting most of the power on the ground full time. It would have to be beefed up considerably adding weight...and pretty much making the vehicle a part-time 4X4 instead of AWD.admin said:Would a rear bias AWD system solve the torque steer issue? Just thinking they might offer an AWD only version with the LF3. I know most of GM's AWD systems today are more front drive biased, but that's simply a software change. With nothing more than a firmware update, you could give the Lambdas (and Thetas) pseudo-RWD characteristics. Thoughts?