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About StevePT

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    Steve O'Donnell
  • Location
    Orangevale, CA
  • Drives
    2015 Chevy Silverado 1500
  1. Very interesting comparing those 2 graphs, thanks for sharing!
  2. No not a daily driver, sits in the driveway most weeks. Weekend vehicle and towing
  3. Lots of good feedback thank you! @ewbldavis I have put cold air intake, cat-back exhaust, Black Bear performance Tuner on the 5.3L. All have helped but still feels like it lags going over the mountains. Maybe I don't push it enough and it has more power. We went on a 2 week trip last summer to Grand Teton and Yellowstone, by the time we were driving over the Sierra Nevadas out of Reno coming home I was just tired of dragging up the mountains with bigger trucks pulling trailers flying by me. I dont even want to talk about the grade leaving Idaho going to Jackson Hole, foot was all the way to the floor and if it was another 1/10th of a mile up that hill I don't think I would have made it. I also put air bags on which helped with ride quality pulling the TT. And I do have a really nice WD hitch set up @grumpy bear I would like to easily do 55 mph
  4. I am sure this is a common topic on here but I am really hoping to get some solid advice specific to my situation. I am looking to replace my 1500 with the 5.3L, I have modified it as much as I can and it just doesn't have enough power to tow my travel trailer. I have a 28' trailer with dry weight of 5340 and GVWR of 7000. We love going to the mountains and that is where it lacks adequate power. I know the diesel is superior but looking online at hundreds of listings for a used one it is also $10,000 more. If the 2500HD with the 6L gas would be adequate for my situation that is a lot of money to save. I don't need to go 80 mph up the mountain with my trailer but I would like to be able to keep a reasonable safe speed. From all I have heard to 6L is a great, reliable engine but I need to be sure it is adequate. Thank you 🙏

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