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I've been trying to track down a Chevy or GMC with a 2.8L Duramax ... not the easiest thing to find right now. 

 

I have a deal available on a ZR2 that really has my attention.  BUT .....

 

My main use is towing mostly an enclosed trailer roughly 2,000lbs  .. .I know the ZR2 max is 5,000lbs.  

 

However, I have boat that totals close to 6,000 - 6,500lbs.  The deal with this is going over the limit for reasonably short hauls (never more than 20 miles roughly weekly).

 

Thoughts on going over the towing capacity?   

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Personally, I'd avoid it.  Even if its 20mi.  I'd go regular Colorado/Canyon 4x4 with the 2.8 that way you get more payload and 7600lbs tow rating.  

 

ZR2 suspension is quite soft compared to the standard trucks.  

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