Thanks to the catalytic converter system being moved closer to the engine by using two small-volume pipe converters, the converters reach their operating temperature more quickly for better emission performance. Or you will destroy your transmission before 36k miles, like my neighbor. But the real crew cab is in another class entirely. There is more style in the genre now, but the Chevrolet Silverado is still pretty conservative. Best In Class, I Will Always Own Chevys!!! The ¾ ton bit is works too if you got 30+ to drop on the truck and then 20+ for the trailer. A sophisticated liquid-crystal display, the Driver Message Center monitors and reports on the status of up to 15 vital vehicle functions. It's a boxy design with slightly rounded edges and corners.
The trademark egg-crate grille with a massive chromed crossbar featuring the bowtie logo marks it as a Chevy. In the hydroforming process, a hollow, round steel tube is bent to general form, sealed at one end and filled with fluid. The Chevy Silverado 1500 is available with three engines: 4. So a 4000 lbs trailer yields 400-480 lbs of tongue weight. Likewise, taking the bed cover off is much easier than with a soft tonneau cover, and the cover itself provides better security. It works hard on hills and needs to drop to second to keep speed on long grades. You will notice an improvement but nowhere near as much as you would see if you stepped up to a 2500 series truck.
Owners can also customize various aspects of how their vehicle works — for example, whether one door or all doors automatically lock and unlock. My opinion, westxsrt10 also makes an excellent point, it's newer by 6 years so goffer it! Big Blue — My old truck has been so good to me and my family. Electronic traction assist and a locking rear differential are included with the package along with Z66 decals and aggressively designed rubber floor mats. Yes it will need to drop to second to keep speed on long grades. My Dad is going to be buying a new truck and he currently has a 2006 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab Z71. And for handling even the heaviest loads, the rear suspension features tall jounce bumpers, which act as a second-stage spring to help carry heavy cargo box loads.
Remember, you must reduce this weight when you add extra weight to the truck extra passangers or stuff in the bed. I've got the same question, but I know a few more variables. The towing capacity varies depending on the engine size and other factors. I would never do this if it was new but she is paid for and no need to rush out and spend 30+ for a new 2500. Heavy-duty chromed metal bumpers are separate from the body. Hey Everyone, Got a question for you all.
The durable Vortec 5300 produces 285 hp at 5,200 rpm and 325 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. I've slept many a night in the bed looking up at the stars way out in the dessert. Dealer maintenance schedules do not list a Cooling System Flush as required maintenance until 150,00 … 0 miles. You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. I would highly recommend this design. My dad has a stronger and more powerful 5.
Avalanche Keeps Everything Under Control The Avalanche emits a sense of control, from its commanding view of the road to its aggressive styling, but keeping everything in control is the work of the specially designed suspension system. My 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 with the towing package and smallest V8 engine has a tow rating of 7500 pounds The highest tow rating for a 1500 is 10,500 pounds. This provides a comprehensive alert of the need for servicing before the pads wear out. I would be more worried about keeping the tranny cool as when it is making torque it is unlocked and that makes heat so add a tranny cooler and the strain on the rear end is a bigger worry than the motors ability to pull the load. So will other payload within the vehicle. You also need to ensure the trailer has functioning brakes. Structural Rigidity Offers Outstanding Ride and Handling, Hauling Capability Avalanche provides an exceptionally smooth ride and responsive handling, whether carrying six passengers or one, loaded or unloaded with cargo.
Give more details if you want the exact number. Optional side steps can be helpful for shorter people to get into the spacious cab. Trailering Package that includes a 3. The pads for both the front and rear discs have audible wear sensors on the inboard and outboard disc brake pads to detect impending pad wear-out. Two large cargo lamps are mounted in the sides of the bed for further visibility; there is also room for tools or other objects in individually-locking sections of the bed-side.
Modified bedroom steps for storage. But not quit a 6. The roof panel uses reinforced steel for outstanding strength. It pulled it but it was about all I would care to pull with that truck and I would not want to pull it far. This is not too surprising, as they are used for many different purposes by a wide variety of people. On a smooth surface, it feels little different from a car, but the heavy solid rear axle makes its presence known over bumps.
These features reduce noise and vibration and help deliver a noticeably smooth, refined performance. I would recommend Range E tires but 02z is right it is over kill Range D works. The more a truck weighs, the less it will be able to tow. And above all keep your breaks and tires in good condition. They should be able to look it up. Any headwind and your in 3rd gear. Not Just Personal Opinion, I Own A Shop As Well — one of the most reliable trucks on the road period!!! Driver Message Center Keeping the driver up-to-date on the functions of the vehicle is the function of the Driver Message Center.