GM Truck Club
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Default Loss of power when adding bigger wheels

    I have 2007 HD2500 Duramax Diesel with Allison transmission and with the factory tires, it moves fast and hard even with the crew cab when you punch it. I just got a torsion lift of two inches and I had the tires and rims removed and installed the 31.5-33( not too sure) inch BF Goodrich T/A's and rims and it does not move as quick as it used to. Those tires and rims are HEAVY.
    Is that because of the change in tire size and gear ratio?

    Does anyone recommend a power programmer to boost the power on demand?
    Would the power programmers hurt the engine/ Allison? Wear and tear?


  2. #2
    TrailLeadr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Coventry, Rhode Island


    It's because of the larger size tire act like a different gear ratio. But honestly I'm surprised that you can feel the difference with the duramax.

    It's rumored that the power programmers actually will help your engine/trans last longer, since they reprogram for optimal parameters. Where as the manufacturers some times cripple the engines, and trans to a degree for either performance, or economy reasons. The example that springs to mind, is the original Taurus SHO came with an engine from Yamaha, that produced 400hp. (I don't know how true that is) but Ford crippled the engine because they didn't want it to have that kind of hp out of the factory.
    I guess it would really make the difference depending on how you used the programmer.
    Rhode Island

  3. #3
    dwill3015's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Yacolt, Washington
    Blog Entries


    Hey Mark, what brand of torsion bar lift did you install and did you install yourself? I was thinking of doing mine but requires a special tool (so I've read) so any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

    And how about a photo of your Silverado?
    Washington State
    2006 Silverado 2500HD LT3 4X4 CC SB Duramax LBZ
    Tuff Country 6" lift, 35" Toyo M/T's on 20" Ultra Peacemaker wheels, Quadzilla Stealth2 programmer, Diamond Eye 5" cat-back exhaust, factory Special order color Yellow.

  4. #4


    I've read somewhere that adding 1 pound of weight in the tires/rims is equivalent to adding 8 pounds of weight to your car.

Similar Threads

  1. Loss Of Power
    By Pratt in forum GM Powertrain
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-30-2010, 12:30 AM
  2. Loss in power . No CEL
    By Danow in forum General Chevy & GM Tech Questions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-12-2010, 11:07 AM
  3. Loss of Low end power
    By CBaker350 in forum General Chevy & GM Tech Questions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-24-2010, 05:14 PM
  4. loss in power
    By Silverado1500 in forum General Chevy & GM Tech Questions
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 05-03-2010, 07:18 PM
  5. Low end power loss
    By Dukeu21 in forum Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-16-2006, 02:58 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts