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I have a 2005 4.3l v6 silverado. i lost the oringinal owers manual and was wondering if anyone knows the towing capacity or a site that could tell me. I wanna be able to tow a 3500 pound horse trailer with 2 horses one 1600 and one 2400 pound horse so in all about 8000 pounds. Would appreciate any info thanks guys
 

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I have a 2005 4.3l v6 silverado. i lost the oringinal owers manual and was wondering if anyone knows the towing capacity or a site that could tell me. I wanna be able to tow a 3500 pound horse trailer with 2 horses one 1600 and one 2400 pound horse so in all about 8000 pounds. Would appreciate any info thanks guys
With the Weight you have mentioned......there's No way your 4.3 Liter V-6 will be able to Tow 8,000Libs....

Below is from the 2005 Silverado Owners Manaul,
A 2005" Silverado Ext.Cab with V-6 with Auto Trans. and 3.73 Gears.....has Max Tow Rating's......is 5,200lbs...

Edit:....To Tow the Weight(8,000lbs)....a 3/4 Ton Truck would be the way to go.....for Towing that Weight Safely.




 

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99HB is right, i dunno how excited i would be about pulling that in my Sierra with a 5.3, let along that V-6.

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You could get away with towing that much if it was a short trip-40 miles-on a level hy you were very familiar with.
It would be pretty dangerous to try to tow that much in hills of coming down an overpass.
The motor is the least of your problems-the 4.3 could pull 8000 lbs(very slowly)- it is the brakes and general handling that would be dangerous.
You need a big heavy duty pickup to safely tow 8000 lbs any distance.
Charlie
 
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