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Old 09-07-2015, 06:10 PM   #1
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Max Gross vehicle and trailer weight

Was wondering if have a 2104 Sliverado with 3.08 gears so my max tow weight is 6900 lbs. My 2016 26DBH Grey Wolf loaded is 6460 lbs and truck and trailer together is 13640 lbs My book says truck a.day trailer max is 12000 so i am 1640 lbs over weight?
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:17 PM   #2
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It appears your are over weight. 3.08 limits your pulling power and 1500s really need at minimum 3.42 or 3.73. If you add passengers and fuel it is even more over. It will pull it however but it will cause early part(s) failures.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:53 PM   #3
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Yea thats what was worried about well next year I'll get me a bigger truck
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:00 PM   #4
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next year I'll get me a bigger truck
Or maybe sooner.

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Old 09-07-2015, 07:27 PM   #5
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You do not necessarily need a bigger truck just one equipped to tow. The gear ratio you have is for fuel economy not towing.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:36 PM   #6
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I regret the 3.08 gears I love the truck buy hate the gears. It tows fine am only going in the foot hills. Transmission never gets hotter then 202 and the motor never goes over 210 the needle never moves. I have the factory tow package with trailer brake controls. But it is what it is when they sayou the truck can tow 6900lbs butter never say all the factors in about passages etc lol
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202 for the tranny fluid is pretty warm, especially if it stays at that temperature for any length of time. You'll need to change that fluid more often if it does.


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Old 09-07-2015, 08:04 PM   #8
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Is it 2WD? If so you may be able to get new gears for it and not cost you an arm and a leg like a 4WD.
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2WD. Am at the point were it's got a 100,000 mile warranty ill.push it is trade it in next year
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:11 PM   #10
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With that package weight is limited. You can get a 1500 with 9600 tow package but that still is less than desirable. I had a 1500 with 3.42 tow and tranny ran 170 max pulling 8k 831ress in nc heat. Truck strained but it did pull it. As happy vibes states you can change ratios (3.73) but if you ever move up in size of trailer you'll be back in the same spot. 202 is hot, you can also add extra tranny cooler next to the factory one. I did this to my 1500
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