What transmission came in a 2008 Suburban?
Trim Levels In 2WD guise, the LS trim level comes standard with a 320-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 and a four-speed automatic transmission.
How much weight can a Chevy Suburban 2500 tow?
Cars.com reports the towing capacity of the 1500 model at 8,100 pounds, while Kelley Blue Book rates the 2500 with two-wheel drive at a whopping 9,700 pounds–nearly five tons. Motor Trend was pleased to report that the Chevrolet Suburban 2500 they tested remained comfortable and stable when towing a 3.5-ton (7,200 pounds) powerboat]
Is the Chevy Suburban a good tow rig?
Chevrolet Forum member Thomas Engle received confirmation on that fact recently when he headed to the forums seeking advice on his next towing vessel. “My wife and I have decided to downsize our current RV class.
What are the specs of a 2008 Chevy Suburban?
The 2008 Chevy Suburban is offered in two series: as a 1500 and a heavy-duty 2500. Each series can be decked out in LS, LT, and LTZ trims, with either rear- or four-wheel drive. StabiliTrak stability control, anti-lock brakes, traction control, and curtain airbags for all rows are standard.
What kind of engine does a Chevy Suburban have?
The 2008 Chevrolet Suburban offers a broad range of V-8 engines with fuel-saving measures, and large, powerful versions can haul nearly 5 tons. The 2008 Chevrolet Suburban excels at towing and transporting big loads, but its on-road performance is better than expected, and even fuel economy is less dismal than it might be.
Do you need a tow for a Chevy Suburban?
But if you intend to do cross-country treks, you might want to buy a heavier-duty tow vehicle.” All of this sounds like solid advice. But we’re curious to hear what you think. So head over to the thread and tell us if a 3.08 or even 3.42-geared Chevy Suburban is capable of towing a decent load.
What is the towing capacity of a GMC 4.8?
Trailer weight is 4350 lbs. and my GMC 4.8 with 323 rear end has a max towing capacity of 4700 lbs. I have all the dealer towing package stuff, 2 wheel drive with locking differential etc.
What’s the best way to increase towing capacity?
Overloading your axles can be dangerous. Replacing them with heavy duty versions can help you increase towing capacity. Make sure you also change out the differential to the appropriate heavy duty parts as well. Another option is to replace your truck parts with RV parts.
How can I change the gear ratio on my truck?
Check your GCVWR (Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating) which is your trucks GVWR and the trailers GVWR combined. As long as your under it then you can or should take a look at gear ratios. There was a discussion earlier about when you switch it costs about $1000 per axle for a mechanic to do it but I have no idea what ratio you should go to.