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Old 04-18-2011, 10:22 PM   #11
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and now to throw a wrench in the machine. I looked on chevy's manual web site and see the 2011 2500 and 3500 with 3.42 and 6.0 v8 both are rated at 9800 and 9700. ???????
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:27 PM   #12
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they must have changed something to make that much of a diffrence
maybe diffrent tire sizes or diffrent tranny
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:17 AM   #13
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M109rider, are you running 20's on your Ram?
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M109rider, are you running 20's on your Ram?
I had 20's on my 1500 ram w/the 4.56's. My 2500 has 17's.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:57 PM   #15
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well I found a express 3500 the (one ton frame) van that I was able to buy this weekend. it is a 2010 with a 6.0 v8 and the new six speed trans(that also has the manual shift mode). it is a 135 inch wheel base that will seat 12. we have six in the family so the kids will be able to take a few buds now camping. we tow a rockwood 8316. I hoping this can turn into one mean tow machine. I need to have a hitch wiring and brake controller added this week and hoping that we can see how it tows next weekend. should be a step up from using our 1/2 Silverado that we sold this past winter. Everything I can find for gm's new six speed auto trans (with the manual shift mode as well) combined with the 6.0l v8 puts tow ratings near 9000 with a wdh. we will see. if it does not work at least we could start a airport shuttle service with this thing.
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