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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 07:04 PM
Billet SS
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I'd like to take the car to vegas,but have never towed a car this heavy ,what kind of truck should I try to use? I was thinking ford excurusion or something simular.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 09:28 PM
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We will be towing an Impala across country 3 times this year...at least. All I have is my Tahoe. I'm hoping it works....if not [img]graemlins/.gif[/img] we are in trouble -- or else somebody is going to have to DRIVE their car!! Ahem!!

Taking one SS from LA to Iowa via Houston in March, Iowa to Vegas and back in June and then probably to Dallas and back in October. The Tahoe has been great for everything else. Just hope it comes thru for this!

This is one thread I will be watching very closely!
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 09:32 PM
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Originally posted by Karen:
We will be towing an Impala across country 3 times this year...at least. All I have is my Tahoe. I'm hoping it works....if not [img]graemlins/.gif[/img] we are in trouble -- or else somebody is going to have to DRIVE their car!! Ahem!!
And we know THAT ain't gonna happen!
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 09:35 PM
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[quote]Originally posted by 4dr LT4:
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And we know THAT ain't gonna happen!
It will if the Tahoe takes a crap!!! [img]graemlins/4.gif[/img]
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 11:42 PM
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I'm towing mine to Vegas with my new Silverado SS. What ever you tow with check the towing weight specs to make sure it will handle the Impalas weight. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 11:47 PM
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SSmothie,

I just bought a new Silverado SS my self, and I was thinking on using it to tow my Impala as well, I just hope is strong enough to haul such a heavy car.
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 12:24 AM
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That Silverado SS has more than enough motor to haul our heavy car. I have no idea on the frame and springs, tires, load rating, towing rating.

The guys I see towing all have big Ford Diesels and they love them.

But I went with a light duty, quiet and smooth daily driven Silverado 1500 with the 5.3L Vortec gas engine. It can haul 8000+ pounds. I have a 2000lb trailer and a 4000lb car so I'm good on the load. The truck hauled from Maryland to Tulsa and Back, Maryland to Atlanta and back, and many ECIRS races in 2003. This Chevy has plenty of pulling power and maybe not enough stopping power, but enough for prudent drivers who don't follow cars too closely. It pulls my car on trailer very smoothly with no sway and without a weight distribution hitch.

If you are looking for a towing vehicle, you can maybe consider that 2x4 gives slightly more towing capacity and takes the overall cost way down compared to 4x4. Nothing wrong with 4x4 though.
3.73 gears at a minimum and 4.10's prefered.

With the 6.0L that Silverado SS has, you guys will have plenty of pulling power. Just keep attention to the most important thing about towing and that is the ability to stop the rig. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 08:27 AM
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Does anyone have any experience with a SUV type vehicle other than a Suburban? I am curious. Everything else I have pulled with my Tahoe has handled well but I am a little concerned about 6000 pounds worth. According to everything I read, the towing capacity is right, my gears are right. I would like to know more about the handling on a set-up like this.
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 09:28 AM
Billet SS
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I hate you guys with those silverado SS trucks
I wish I could get one.
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 09:38 AM
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I use a 2500 Avalanche to tow my ride and I almost forgot it was back there
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