Morning Symphony: V8 Diesels…From Screaming Detroits To The Big Mack, Which One Sounds Best To You?


Morning Symphony: V8 Diesels…From Screaming Detroits To The Big Mack, Which One Sounds Best To You?

For nearly a decade, two engines that you will hear in this compilation pretty much ruled my world: the GM/Detroit 6.2-6.5L series that every single HMMWV used, and the two-stroke Detroit Diesels that you could find in HEMTT movers that hauled ammunition and fuel wherever we needed to go. You couldn’t have a bigger difference in power output or sound between the two, and just for good measure let’s throw in every modified Ford truck in the motor pool parking lots that had that moaning noise under load. It might not be your idea of “symphony” but diesels aren’t about sexy racing time and stoplight intimidation tactics. They are here to work, all day long.

From the guy with the very snotty IDI-powered Ford to the Russians with their beasts that can conquer tundra and swampy, mud pit track roads, the sound of V8 combined with the weight and bass of a diesel soundtrack come out just right. Some Cummins fans might disagree, but when buses, trucks, pickups and more are using them, the V8 diesel certainly has it’s fair share of uses.

Thanks to Kevin for the tip!


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7 thoughts on “Morning Symphony: V8 Diesels…From Screaming Detroits To The Big Mack, Which One Sounds Best To You?

  1. KCR

    I have tried to watch that guys vids in the past. Just cant do it. I really cant make him out. any way the Mack sounds like a Locomotive,i pick that one.

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  2. Weasel1

    A Detroit 8v71 sounds the best at idle or working hard. The “meanest “ sounding diesel ever? V12 continental in a tank recovery vehicle

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  3. barry

    he did a good update compared to if you saw the last one. the 3408 should still be out of it.. its not really a 90 degree v8. the 3208 added in was good one.

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  4. geo815

    Anything but a Detroit. Spent way too much time in the Atlantic with those whiny turds screaming beneath me to ever want to hear it again.

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