The 2.8L Duramax came onto American soil in 2016 in the form of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. This little Duramax is anything but small. This truck, and we can attest, gets the job DONE.
This Duramax is made to help you tow light loads and help that daily drive feel way more comfortable. It’s one of the reasons the SPADE tuning for this 2.8L platform has been immense. The immaculate MPG rating and towing capacity are what got you in the seat of this truck. GM really nailed it on this model and it continues to sell in large quantities. The 7,000 lbs towing capacity is more than enough for that pop-up camper, small boat, or that weekend race car making it out to the track.
When I told my wife about the truck, she said "Okay, if my truck is so great, why tune it?"
Well, as always, these trucks leave the factory with a lot to be desired. Tuning makes a night and day difference in your driving experience. Adding switchable tuning setup to the truck is the difference between being able to tow the trailer, and feeling comfortable and safe towing that load behind you. Tuning adds reliability, better drive-ability, and it feels like a tougher truck overall.