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Can you tow more?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by Kishow87, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Kishow87

    Kishow87 New Member

    Is there there anyway to increase tow power? Im talking rebuilding the rear building the rear end, better shocks, new hitch, bigger engine,load leveling kit, or anything? Right now I have a 4.3l v6 that I really like but iw increase tow to about 10000 or 12000 right now it's 8
  2. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    There's a lot to this question. First, what model truck do you have? To haul 10-12k of weight, you're going to need a 1-ton class vehicle to pull it. Depending on what you have now, you can do something similar to what I did and upgrade the entire suspension and driveline to 1-ton standards, but even then you'd likely need to put in extra frame supports and box in the frame rails to get the kinda of strength and stiffness to haul 12k pounds of load.
  3. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member 1000 Posts

    X2 what Christopher said. To tow that kind of weight you need a 1-ton. If you can't do the upgrades yourself than your better of trading for a 1-ton.
  4. Kishow87

    Kishow87 New Member

    Thanks guys this was helpful
  5. Blacksheep1

    Blacksheep1 New Member

    And if your 4.3 is like mine it"ll have it's hands full.

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