Black_Chrome said:the 4.3l actually has a considerable towing capasity compared to the v8
The 4.3l can pull 4500lbs. while the 4.8l pulls about 7400 and the 5.3l pulls 8400. A Higher gear ratio from the factory on all models will bouce the V8's capasity up a thousand lbs, But the V6 only bounces up to 5000lbs towing capasity.
I will be going with the regular cab regular bed (whatever the smallest one possible is)Badassilverado said:Are you going w/ an extended or single cab? For some reason the dealer I bought my truck at told me (don't remember why) that in a single cab a 4.8 or 5.3 is around $2000-4000 more while in an extended cab version a 4.8 is only around $400 (hundred) more ...maybe it was just the pricing at the time.
Back on topic, the 4.3 V6 isn't rediculously slow but it's certainly not fast. It does have nice pickup whether at a stop or at highway speeds.
werd I have the v6 in my truck and it works really hard just pulling my 4wheeler trailerGMCtrk said:I always throw factory towing specs out the window considering how I like to drive. I know I have towed before with the 4.8 with a dinky little popup and fully loaded truck, probably around 4000 lbs and the engine really had to sing (5000 rpm) to stay at 70 MPH up some hills on the highway...