Obviously WOT is harder on it then moderate or slightly aggressive driving. Saying that they are made to safely go WOT. I wouldn’t worry about it unless you are doing it every stoplight. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
I would take a mid sized truck in a second over a full size. That’s if I didn’t need to tow my travel trailer as well as get three adults and two large dogs into the cab and camping gear into the bed of a truck. Fact is full sizes are huge and it can be annoying to drive when you don’t need the capability. Also when you compare similarly equipped models the mid size is cheaper. Yeah you can get a full sized similar in price to a mid sized but it isn’t as well equipped unless maybe you wait until the 13 grand rebates.
Both of the trucks you looked at had auto 4. Which is essentially the same as AWD in operation. This is obtained through the use of clutch plates in the transfer case which just happens to be how many AWD systems operate with a clutch.
I have had a 14 Silverado for about 2 years now. I bought it used and have had no problems. Saying that the guy who had it before me who bought it new was running it back to the dealer a lot for recalls. Just something to keep in mind. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
I believe it’s purely cooling capacity. At one point the 14s with 3.08 had a 8500lb capacity. GM sent out a letter lowering it to closer to what it is today. Yes the 5.3 with 3.08 has more power to the ground then the 4.3 with 3.42 but the torque multiplication happens in the transmission rather then the differential. There is extra heat generated in the transmission and it seems the cooling system just isn’t quite enough. Just my take on it anyway given the evidence and to me nothing else logically makes sense. https://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/164783-gmc-lowered-towing-rating-on-my-2014-sierra/ Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
When it’s on auto and is calling for warm you are going to get air from the floor vents mostly. A small amount will come out of the defroster vents and a bit out of the outermost dash vents. Are you expecting lots of flow out of the dash or defrost vents? If so it isn’t going to happen unless you actually select those. When it’s calling for cool is when the dash vents should blow. I believe the fan speed setting is just a max setting. So if you set it to low it will never blow harder then low when set to auto. I leave that set at max. On second thought I think you might have different fan settings then I have in my 14. I like the auto but my last truck actually showed you what vent position and fan speed it was at. The following screen shot isn’t a silverado but I think you can expect it to be kind of similar. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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