Tuned 2018 F-150 Beats Down a Worked GMC
More upgrades including sticky rear tires don’t help the GMC hang with the F-150.
This week’s Truckin’ Fast Wednesday video comes to us from the Carlos LTX YouTube channel and it features a handful of races between a 2015 GMC Sierra and a 2018 Ford F-150. Although the GMC has more upgrades to a bigger engine and it has drag radials for the best possible traction, it still can’t keep up with the 2018 F-150 from a dig or a roll. Really, this isn’t a fair fight for the Ford, but it still pulls off the win in every matchup.
The video above showcases a 2018 Ford F-150 and a 2015 GMC Sierra. Both trucks are rear-wheel-drive models with regular, two-door cabs and short beds, so these are the smallest and lightest configurations for both half-ton pickups.
The 2018 F-150 is powered by the 5.0-liter V8 coupled with the 10-speed automatic transmission. The only performance-enhancing upgrade is an engine tune, but we can see that this Ford truck has big aftermarket wheels, which may actually slow it down.
The 2015 Sierra is powered by the 5.3-liter V8 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Upgrades include long-tube headers, a cold air induction setup, traction bars and the aftermarket wheel-and-tire package. This includes skinny, lightweight wheels up front and wide wheels wrapped in drag radials out back.
On paper, it would seem that the GMC has an advantage, but that advantage doesn’t play out in the real world.
The F-150 and Sierra race first from a dig. As the F-150 spins its tires, the GMC hops out to a bit of an early lead, but the Ford quickly catches, passes and pulls away for the win. The video tells us afterwards that both trucks had traction issues, but the GMC with drag radials didn’t appear to be spinning them much on the launch.
Next, the two trucks race from a 20-mile per hour roll. The GMC gets a bit of a jump on the go, allowing it to hop out to a lead of about a half-truck, but the F-150 once again gobbles it up for the win.
Finally, we don’t know the starting speed of the second roll race, but it appears to be a bit faster than the previous run. On this final race of the video, the Ford gets the lead from go and never looks back, beating the modified GMC soundly once again.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!