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#1 Joe_K

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:52 PM

Not a bad price IMO.

 

Max Trailering Package,

This package includes:


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  • Automatic locking rear differential
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  • 9.76" rear axle
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  • 3.73 rear axle ratio
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  • Integrated trailer brake controller
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  • Enhanced cooling radiator
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  • Revised shock tuning for increased control

On LT, this package includes a heavy-duty automatic locking rear differential and the Trailering Package. It requires the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine. On LTZ, this package requires the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine or 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine.



$980

Edited by Joe_K, 30 September 2013 - 09:53 PM.


#2 bdeboer

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:13 AM

Does anyone know when they will hit production?


2002 Suburban LT 2500 4x4 6.0L 3.73 MasterCraft Courser A/T's. Airaid MIT w/K&N in Factory Box, Lund Interceptor, Wait For Me Performance Tune. Traded 3-08

2008 Silverado LT 2500HD 4x4 DMAX CCSB, Undercover, RhinoLiner

2005 Silverado WT 1500 4x4 5.3L 3.42 RCLB, TrailFX bug shield.

#3 HD2007

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 01:43 AM

As for the pricing - it looks to be about the same as if you ordered the existing trailering pkg along with the brake controller - 730 +230 =960 add 20 for the rear end and you have it. I really doubt if they added much to the suspension over the existing trailering pkg offering.



#4 Bravo1

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:32 AM

Joe,HD2007 there is a revise spring load package that goes with the (NHT) package as well,due to the increase in towing to 10,000lbs,with the 6.2L. Also a increase in bed payload as well. Eaton's auto locking differential a stout axle at 9.76. Same axle as Fords F150 Platinum. So this package will haul the bacon,as it is mated to the 5.3L or the 6.2L.Helllo Dolly,towing 10,000 plus that is the same as my 3/4 ton will haul in 2011


Edited by Bravo1, 03 October 2013 - 08:38 AM.


#5 STex

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:49 AM

They still have the transmission cooler on both models, Correct?



#6 youcantkeepup!

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:04 AM

after much research all 5.3's have the trans cooler



#7 wyom

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 05:25 PM

what does national constraint mean as related to the max trailering pkg offered by GM?



#8 Horacio

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:55 PM

When you're not towing, 3.73 gearing won't yield good mpg numbers correct vs 3.42?

#9 Joe_K

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:29 AM

When you're not towing, 3.73 gearing won't yield good mpg numbers correct vs 3.42?

 

Probably not as good, but I don't have the numbers to back it up.  I bet it would still be better than 2013 and older trucks.



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:05 PM

:lurk:   Anybody have any real world MPG numbers yet on the 6.2L with 3.42 or 3.73 gears?



#11 redwngr

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:25 PM

what does national constraint mean as related to the max trailering pkg offered by GM?

It would mean the can't get enough of one of the parts to build them as fast as being ordered.  When automakers pay suppliers for tools and equipment, they  are also purchase a given amount of capacity - so many per day/week etc.  If the rate of usage is high there is sometimes not enough manufacturing capacity.

 

Often happens when a new model or option is first released or when there is some problem slowing a part of the manufacturing stream.



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:35 PM

Typically with shorter gearing you will pay some highway mileage penalty (1-2 MPG). However, your city mileage will probably be better, especially in stop and go traffic as you will have more torque available at the rear wheels at all times. 





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