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2016 5.3 8-speed Towing Capacity Questions

Re: 2016 5.3 8-speed Towing Capacity Questions

Postby joes74challenger [OP] » Sep 10 2019, 7:02pm

Wait that number was the actual weight of the truck not the total weight it would hold??? 7200lbs truck? Holy crap....


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Re: 2016 5.3 8-speed Towing Capacity Questions

Postby joes74challenger [OP] » Sep 10 2019, 7:06pm

I have factory chrome nerf bars, soft leer bed cover, spray in bed liner and i am about to switch wheels/tires so im sure that will add some weight as well.


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Re: 2016 5.3 8-speed Towing Capacity Questions

Postby 660catman » Sep 10 2019, 7:13pm

joes74challenger wrote:Wait that number was the actual weight of the truck not the total weight it would hold??? 7200lbs truck? Holy crap....


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No, that’s the max that truck can weigh loaded with your payload capacity.


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Re: 2016 5.3 8-speed Towing Capacity Questions

Postby joes74challenger [OP] » Sep 10 2019, 10:46pm

Ok so i didn’t realize the sticker mentioned above was the tire pressure/wheel size sticker. Per that sticker the truck weighs 5706 if i subtract 7200-1494. Ok so thats answered for a base weight at least.
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Re: 2016 5.3 8-speed Towing Capacity Questions

Postby 660catman » Sep 11 2019, 12:30am

Yep, you got it now.


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Re: 2016 5.3 8-speed Towing Capacity Questions

Postby joes74challenger [OP] » Sep 11 2019, 3:41am

in case someone else is looking for this kind of information I found it here: http://www.american-automobile.com/2016_silverado.pdf on page 336. I have no idea why i never thought to look in the dang manual until just now....i could have saved a few days of looking around lol. thanks for all the help!

I work in IT and found this topic just confusing for some reason.....I don't understand why they keep it so convoluted and don't just put this out there on a nice easy to read sticker with all of the information in plain sight...it's 2019 after all, towing has been around for literally 60 plus years...
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Re: 2016 5.3 8-speed Towing Capacity Questions

Postby 660catman » Sep 11 2019, 3:57am

Yes the manuals show general info for tow capacity’s of the different truck configurations. Every truck has different payloads based on factory installed options. What I find confusing is my truck has a GVWR of 7000 lbs and a GCVWR of 15000 lbs, yet I have a towing capacity of 9500 lbs according to manual. To me I take it as an 8000 lb tow capacity.


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