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Old 12-07-2004, 06:11 PM
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Tahoe 2003 In the driveway this past spring breaking the Concept out for the summer. American Racing 22" on Yokahoma Tires...
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Nope! Got tired of having a WIDE ASS.....so I picked up an F-150 with 6" Lift and 35" tires to match my HIGHASS!
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The Glad (according to the CRT website) weighs in @8000lbs. dry. Add in the weight of fuel, accesories, beer and the trailer and your towing 11,000+ lbs. with a truck rated to tow 7000 lbs!

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Let's just see what your Bling Bling machine will due in this kind of real truck weather ya POODLE!!!
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The Glad (according to the CRT website) weighs in @8000lbs. dry. Add in the weight of fuel, accesories, beer and the trailer and your towing 11,000+ lbs. with a truck rated to tow 7000 lbs!
A disaster waiting to happen Not an Insurance guys ideal customer!!
Time to chime in here. Disclaimer first! I do not advocate towing 11000 pounds with a half ton truck! That being said - I am happy to do it and will explain my rationale!

Towing capacity is largely dictated by STOPPING power which is directly correlated to wheelbase since a 11000 pound load is going to pass my silly ass about five seconds after I hit the brakes on the downhill side of Baker grade. This is an indisputable fact where a small truck is concerned. However, there IS an exception.

Triple axle brakes activated through an electric braking system (ie. no surge and no massive "bump" to shove you out of the way) BIASED towards the trailer. With the trailer brakes as strong as they are and "braking" first (due to the bias) the trailer literally "pulls" everything to a stop! By literally pulling the truck backwards there is no risk of shoving it out of the way. The triple axle brakes are so strong that they can stop the rig as fast and firmly as the truck would stop on its own without the boat and trailer. It makes wheelbase less important since the load is no longer trying to kick the rear wheels past the front wheels.

Add stiffer shocks and the truck tows the load like a champion. The GM V8 towed 11000 pounds UP Baker grade at a solid 62mph without a hiccup. If I towed more than twice a year I would opt for a 3/4 ton for sure. Since the truck is sans its 11000 pound burden 99.9% of the time ... its a blast to do burnouts and to race ricers around the O.C.!

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You have a point there Jeffery!! If you need a clean 2000 GMC Classic 2500 with low miles ...I have your next truck!! Gave up towing and have the boat in a Hi-Dri.
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