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Old 04-26-2020, 06:50 AM   #1
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New Tow Vehicle!

I am wicked pumped... we just upgraded our tow vehicle. Previously had a 2012 Sierra 1500 with several upgrades for towing performance. Picked up a 2015 Silverado 2500 gas job! Canít wait for things to open back up so we can hit the road!!!

Any upgrades or add one you all have done to your trucks to inspire me?
(Iíll get some good pics when I take delivery this week)
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Old 04-26-2020, 07:03 AM   #2
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I had the 2015 and it was a good truck and towed well. The 6.0 is strong but get use to the engine screaming when climbing grades. That what its made to do. I averaged about 9.5mpg towing 9000#. Only reason I traded was that's what I do every 4 to 5years or so. Chevy was coming out with there new HD but the interiors had not changed from what the 2015 was so I traded for a Ram and love it plus I have 410HP with 3:73 gear and tows great and mileage is just a little better.

Only things I added where LED running lights and running boards. good luck and hope you enjoy. Later RJD
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Old 04-26-2020, 07:32 AM   #3
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Take the Sumo Springs off the truck. You can likely use them on the Silverado, or at least sell them separately if not.
Be sure to measure your current Hitch height now, before you sell it if you are, to compare to the new TV. That will give you an idea of how much and if you need to change your WDH ball height.
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Old 04-26-2020, 07:36 AM   #4
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Take the Sumo Springs off the truck. You can likely use them on the Silverado, or at least sell them separately if not.
Be sure to measure your current Hitch height now, before you sell it if you are, to compare to the new TV. That will give you an idea of how much and if you need to change your WDH ball height.


Unfortunately the dealer wants the springs on it... the wanted to buy it set up as a towing truck. I tried to take my brake controller and sumo springs. I think they had a buyer specifically looking for a tow rig. They gave me an awesome trade value that I wasnít expecting as long as I left them all on it.
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Old 04-26-2020, 12:21 PM   #5
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Wasn't sure if you were trading in, selling outright, or keeping the older truck since your replacement wasn't new. Going from a half ton to a 3/4 ton TV (using old terms) with a larger engine, I'll bet you'll have a more pleasant tow experience.
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Old 04-27-2020, 12:55 PM   #6
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Congrats! I just bought a 2015 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 6.0L myself. Fantastic truck. It is the WT version which is what I wanted. Mods so far:

1. bed mat, but will get spray in line x once the places open back up that do that sort of thing

2. Wheel to wheel running boards

3. Toneau cover

4. Pop & Lock for tailgate so the tailgate locks and unlocks with the doors

5. Mud flaps

6. Lowered rear with drop shackles. Was going to raise the front but that is more work and I prefer a lower rear for towing a 5th wheel.

7. Added airlift airbags with on board wireless compressor

8. Installed weather tech floor mats. It came with vinyl floor covering and that is very slippery

10. Helwig anti sway bar

11. New tires LT265/70R-18 GENERAL GRABBER A/TX E

That's all functional stuff. For cosmetics:

1. Plasti dipped stealy wheels black
2. Painted center of front and rear bow ties black
3. Put on black 2500HD lettering on the sides
4. Removed SILVERADO from the tailgate

I am going to get new wheels eventually. It came with the steel wheels and they look ok, but I am looking for something else.
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Old 04-28-2020, 07:12 AM   #7
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I like the idea of dropping the rear end some... Its much higher than my last truck and i'm not sure how getting the hitch set up will go. I have a feeling I will at a minimum need a new shank as I'm already at the lowest setting with my half ton, so the new truck will definitely be too high.
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