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Old 07-22-2013, 12:14 AM   #11
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That 6.2 is very similar to my 5.7 in my tundra. My toy hauler weighs about 6800 loaded and pulls great. Your loaded will be more but should tow the same. It the payload that will get ya. I'm right at the gvwr of my tundra but still under on my rear axle so I'm not worried about anything.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:37 AM   #12
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Just from my experiance.....the spring bars for the WDH come in at least 3 ratings.....8,000, 10,000 and 12,000 lb ratings. The higher rated bars will let you transfer more weight to the front of your truck if you can not get it to sit level when hooked up.

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My Salem should be pretty close to your model. I did upgrade to the 12k bars as the hitch weight was pretty hard on my crew cab. After some adjustments on the hitch i tow pretty comfortable. I try to keep my box light when hauling and dont overload my front pass thru storage. Power has not been an issue with my 5.3, but i won`t be entering any pulling contests!
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you'll be fine until you hit a 5 mile hill, then you'll feel it, but you'll be fine. I pull a Shasta revere right now,with a 5.3L Silverado 1500 and on flat grounds and small hills its fine, its when I reach the hills in CT, I wish I had a bigger truck.
but overall, the 5.3 tows fine.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #15
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That 6.2 is very similar to my 5.7 in my tundra. My toy hauler weighs about 6800 loaded and pulls great. Your loaded will be more but should tow the same. It the payload that will get ya. I'm right at the gvwr of my tundra but still under on my rear axle so I'm not worried about anything.
Tundra 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque
Current GM 6.2 403 hp 417 ft of torque
New 2014 GM 6.2 420 hp 450 of torque
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Tundra 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque
Current GM 6.2 403 hp 417 ft of torque
New 2014 GM 6.2 420 hp 450 of torque
WOW...nice bump for the '14 6.2
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:25 PM   #17
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you'll be fine until you hit a 5 mile hill, then you'll feel it, but you'll be fine. I pull a Shasta revere right now,with a 5.3L Silverado 1500 and on flat grounds and small hills its fine, its when I reach the hills in CT, I wish I had a bigger truck.
but overall, the 5.3 tows fine.
I experience the same towing our 5er, when it starts to pull down, I just reach for the gear shift. Haven't had a problem pulling in the Smokey's yet. Don't go up the mountains at 60, but I do stay up with most of the semi's.
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Tundra 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque
Current GM 6.2 403 hp 417 ft of torque
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Peak numbers dont tell the whole story its where it occurs. Ill take 385ft lbs at 3600rpms all day over 400 ft lbs at 4400 as an example.
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I experience the same towing our 5er, when it starts to pull down, I just reach for the gear shift. Haven't had a problem pulling in the Smokey's yet. Don't go up the mountains at 60, but I do stay up with most of the semi's.
Should have added, I limit it to 3600 rpm in whatever gear it's in. If that's not fast enough, the other folks can pass or tolerate.
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Peak numbers dont tell the whole story its where it occurs. Ill take 385ft lbs at 3600rpms all day over 400 ft lbs at 4400 as an example.
Tundra makes the 401 lb ft at 3500 rpm makes for very easy towing.
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