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Old 04-16-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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have a 2001 chev suburban 2500 6.0L with 3.73 gear just wondering if I should put in a 4.10 gear in> Have a jayco TT 34' (UVW 7,400(Dry Hitch weight 785)(GVWR 9000)(CCC 1605)The book says the suburban can 8,300 max for the 4.10 10.300 max. Planing a trip from michigan to colorado... about 600lbs for passengers riding in the burb ANY ADVICE !!!!!!!
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have a 2001 chev suburban 2500 6.0L with 3.73 gear just wondering if I should put in a 4.10 gear in> Have a jayco TT 34' (UVW 7,400(Dry Hitch weight 785)(GVWR 9000)(CCC 1605)The book says the suburban can 8,300 max for the 4.10 10.300 max. Planing a trip from michigan to colorado... about 600lbs for passengers riding in the burb ANY ADVICE !!!!!!!
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Old 04-16-2005, 08:33 PM   #3
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yes.... Towing the weight that you will be towing + hitting the Rockies, For the porpuse of the Pull you will notice a difference. now the Down side you most likley notice a decrease in Fuel economy...The 373's are excellent combo on my diesel, however on the Gas engines you will need the higher rpms to keep the engine in to the optimum torque range...... Oh and BTW Welcome to IRV2..... there are lots of great folks on the board here... and a lot more with even a better grasp of your situation than I ... WELCOME
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I agree with Frankenstein. Fuel mileage will be less, but towing capacity is much improved. I'm switching to 4.1 gears Tuesday, matter of fact. Nothing says we must drive 70mph anyway, we have our "house" behind us. I now anticipate driving 60mph on on interstates to offset the added fuel consumption.
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Thanks for the help,had a 30'TT before pulled no problem thru the rockies but 4.10 is best for the new TT, didn't get good milage anyway. thanks again dave
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Frankenstien:
yes.... Towing the weight that you will be towing + hitting the Rockies, For the porpuse of the Pull you will notice a difference. now the Down side you most likley notice a decrease in Fuel economy...The 373's are excellent combo on my diesel, however on the Gas engines you will need the higher rpms to keep the engine in to the optimum torque range...... Oh and BTW Welcome to IRV2..... there are lots of great folks on the board here... and a lot more with even a better grasp of your situation than I ... WELCOME </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Your right if I worryed about fuel consumption I wouldn't be much of a camper This is my 3rd TT last one went out west five times south two times upper michigan once. thanks for the info. dave<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ray,IN:
I agree with Frankenstein. Fuel mileage will be less, but towing capacity is much improved. I'm switching to 4.1 gears Tuesday, matter of fact. Nothing says we must drive 70mph anyway, we have our "house" behind us. I now anticipate driving 60mph on on interstates to offset the added fuel consumption. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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