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Based on my 2002 Silverado specs, tell me how to order my 2014


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I have a 2002 1500 4x4 LT Z71 extended cab with the full 8 foot bed, 5.3L and 3.73 gears. That engine puts out 285HP (which is crazy since the new 4.3L V6 puts out the same -- man how things have improved)..

 

The 2014 5.3L puts out 355HP. With the 3.42 gears, is the extra HP going to be enough to give me a comparable setup to what I have in my 2002? I don't know if I want to wait until the 3.73 gears are available with the 5.3L and, more importantly, if the 3.42 gears are going to be comparable to the setup I have now, I'd rather go with that and get slightly better gas mileage.

 

Thanks for any advice. Getting SO pumped to get into one of these new ones. Was close to getting the previous generation over the years but now I'm so glad I waited. The 2014s are great trucks.

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I have a 2002 1500 4x4 LT Z71 extended cab with the full 8 foot bed, 5.3L and 3.73 gears. That engine puts out 285HP (which is crazy since the new 4.3L V6 puts out the same -- man how things have improved)..

 

The 2014 5.3L puts out 355HP. With the 3.42 gears, is the extra HP going to be enough to give me a comparable setup to what I have in my 2002? I don't know if I want to wait until the 3.73 gears are available with the 5.3L and, more importantly, if the 3.42 gears are going to be comparable to the setup I have now, I'd rather go with that and get slightly better gas mileage.

 

Thanks for any advice. Getting SO pumped to get into one of these new ones. Was close to getting the previous generation over the years but now I'm so glad I waited. The 2014s are great trucks.

 

Welcome to the site. Since your old truck had the 4-speed, you'll actually have a better final drive ratio with the 3.42's and the 6-speed. Not only will it be comparable, it will be a LOT better.

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Here's some info for you to show final drive ratios, keep in mind this doesn't include tire size.

 

Your 2002:

 

4 speed with 3.73's
1st: 3.06 x 3.73 = 11.41
2nd: 1.75 x 3.73 = 6.52
3rd: 1.00 x 3.73 = 3.73
4th: .70 x 3.73 = 2.62

 

Both available options at the moment:

 

6 speed with 3.08's
1st: 4.02 x 3.08 = 12.38
2nd: 2.36 x 3.08 = 7.27
3rd: 1.53 x 3.08 = 4.71
4th: 1.15 x 3.08 = 3.54
5th: .85 x 3.08 = 2.62
6th: .67 x 3.08 = 2.06

 

6 speed with 3.42's
1st: 4.02 x 3.42 = 13.75

2nd: 2.36 x 3.42 = 8.07

3rd: 1.53 x 3.42 = 5.23

4th: 1.15 x 3.42 = 3.93

5th: .85 x 3.42 = 2.91

6th: .67 x 3.42 = 2.29

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Dont forget the new trucks have a 6 speed trans unlike your 2002 that has a 4 speed.

 

Doubt you will be able to get a 3.73 rear end

 

You will later this year according the GM media release.

 

http://media.gm.com/content/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2013/Sep/0910-powertrain.html

 

"Silverado and Sierra trucks equipped with the 5.3L V-8 and the max towing package, available later this year, will have towing ratings of up to 11,500 pounds when properly equipped."

 

The optional Max Trailering Package is available on 2WD and 4WD V-8 crew cab and double cab models and includes:

  • Trailering package with seven-pin and four-pin connector
  • Enhanced cooling
  • Automatic locking rear differential
  • Heavy-duty 9.75-inch rear axle with 3.73 ratio
  • Increased-capacity rear leaf springs
  • Revised shock tuning for increased control
  • Integrated trailer brake controller.
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Good points about the transmission. Yeah, that will be night and day. I just want to be sure to get what I want because I tend to keep vehicles for ten years or more and don't want to be locked into something that won't have the capability to tow what I want to 5 years from now. Right now I pull about a 6000 lb boat and I definitely feel it but I also see now that the towing capacity for the 2002 with the setup I have is only 7700 lbs. So it's getting relatively close to the limit and who knows how heavy the boat really is with all of the crap I have in it and this doesn't count the people and cargo I have in the truck while towing either.

 

So with the 5.3L and 3.42 in the 2014, the limit is 9800 lbs so even without the 3.73, that's a pretty big improvement. I'm feeling much better about the 3.42 now.

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You will not be able to get the 8 ft bed though

 

Yeah, I should have put that in my original post but I'm going to get the crew cab this time. Which is a big reason I'm glad I waited until this new generation with the 6.5 ft bed. It was one reason I was actually looking at the Ford last year for the first time in my life. But glad I waited. I get the 6.5 ft bed, GM, and a V8.

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From someone that just had a 2002 LT and got the 2014 SLT .... The 2002 isn't even close to being in the same league.. not even the same sport. The 2014 5.3, and 3.42 will blow the doors of your 2002.

 

Oh I totally believe it. When you think how many advancements trucks have made just in the past 5 years or so, not counting the past decade. Totally different vehicles.

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From someone that just had a 2002 LT and got the 2014 SLT .... The 2002 isn't even close to being in the same league.. not even the same sport. The 2014 5.3, and 3.42 will blow the doors of your 2002.

I'm sure it's true and I can't wait until I "meet" one at a stop light or on the highway. These new trucks are brilliant and they have restored my faith in the SIlverado.

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I'm sure it's true and I can't wait until I "meet" one at a stop light or on the highway. These new trucks are brilliant and they have restored my faith in the SIlverado.

 

Same here, I ditched Chevy last gen. Glad they made something worth buying now.

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