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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Towing, Truck
#254 of 303 Re: Needing experienced advise! [grizzly4]
Oct 12, 2010 (11:26 am)
The additional power (programmed for regular fuel) isn't really noticed until about 4000 rpm, then it's very noticeable. Can't wait to reprogram for premium fuel, then the added hp will be about 8 and 13 ft. lbs. of torque at a very useable 3500 rpm. It's a little early to judge gas mileage but it looks like about 18 plus mpg combined. That's up about 1 1/2 mpg. I only have about 3200 miles on the truck so I'm expecting some improvement. I do however think I will see 22-24 mph on the highway. I'll keep you posted.
#255 of 303 First and last
Dec 01, 2010 (10:10 am)
#256 of 303 First and last Chevy ever
Dec 01, 2010 (10:21 am)
I have a 2007 silverado classic with the 4.3. Bought it with 9,000 miles on it. Instant problems. Vibration from drive train when cruising at speed at lower rpm. Numerous electrical problems that seem to be pretty common after looking on line. One cig. lighter stopped working followed by all driver side speakers. Check engine light came on but can not get code. Told its a common problem and ECU goes bad. Next lost blower for heat and air condition Took the relay out and completely corroded and rusted with melted plastic around connections. Need heat and defrost in Wisconsin. Don't even know where to start other than driving truck into Chevy main office somewhere. Any advice would be nice. Will never buy a Chevy again. This is the problem with American companies now and it is sad. We make crap, we sell crap, and we don't do crap to better our half ass products
#257 of 303 Re: First and last Chevy ever [mojo28]
Dec 02, 2010 (9:07 am)
Have you taken your vehicle to a dealer? If not I would definitely recommend doing so. Please keep me updated on your progress.
GM Customer Service
#258 of 303 pulling a horse trailer - tow rating??
Dec 12, 2010 (10:03 am)
I have bought a 2003 gmc sierra 1500 hd with 6.0 vortec engine, 10 ply tires (8lugs) and 5 leaf springs in the rear.
I found a horse trailer that I would like to buy.
It's a Sundowner 3H slant with 6'short wall living quarters. It says 13,000lbs gvw.
Will my truck pull that trailer empty or loaded down?? I only have 2 mules. But will only be traveling with one out west, but would have extra water and hay.
I need to know if I need to buy a bigger truck??????
Thanks for reading this post.
#259 of 303 40k and you get drum brakes
Dec 12, 2010 (12:46 pm)
I discovered my GMC SLT extended cab 6.6ft bed came with drum brakes on the back - if I would have know I wouldn't have bought it.
Next thing you know they will be putting drums on a ZO6 Vetts.
Shame on you GMC!
#260 of 303 Re: pulling a horse trailer - tow rating?? [jbrundige]
Jan 18, 2011 (10:44 am)
#261 of 303 towing a travel trailor
Jan 19, 2011 (9:01 am)
I have a 2000 silverado1500 with 5.3 4l80e will she tow it not going verry far with it .The t t said 7600 its a 1995 prowler 27 n.
Jan 19, 2011 (9:09 am)
Push the button no light . Nothing happens . can i repair this my self
#263 of 303 2500 classic towing
Jan 27, 2011 (10:48 am)
I have a 2004, 2500 classic with vortec 6000 v8, hd-4 spd auto,3.73 axle, w/factory tow pkg,
I am looking at 29ft to 30 ft trailers around 6500lbs dry-weight. will I be able to tow without problems? what if any upgrades will help short of trading in for diesel?I will be using mostly for weekend trips and longer vacation trips a couple times per year.