Fast lane truck just released that the 2020 L5P 3500 will have a maximum 35,500 towing capacity, new 10 speed transmission and full power in 1st gear.
The crazy thing is, it’s 35.5K pounds towing, not GCVWR. Once you throw the weight of the truck into that equation you’re looking at a GCVWR of probably 44K pounds.35k GCWR is just ridiculous those ratings are just pissing matches between the big 3.....I bet these trucks do not really have braking capacity for 35k...and also it wont be long before you will need a CDL to drive a newer truck
They are actually lowering them to 3.42. "Old Schoolers" are so used to rear gearing making the biggest difference in towing capability, because for decades we had a 4-speed tranny that wasn't capable of a wide gear spread. Now we have a 10 speed tranny that has a MUCH broader gear spread. I know, it's hard for me to get over old ideas too, but these towing packages are so much more than just "throw some 4.10s in there and she'll tow better".Is gm still not offering 4:10 or 4:30 gears with the dmax and sticking with 3:73....I mean why is gm so heart set with 3:73???.....I think ford and Dodge offers multiple gear options in their diesel trucks
The gear ratio drop to 3.42 is surprising, but it will be interesting to see what the gear spread on the 10 speed is.
They better not cost that much!!!!Wow With all those new bells and whistles the truck will be $75k-85K or more and also a 10 speed transmission I hope it dont be hunting for gears pulling a hill
Long box are not available until later in year. Crew cab short box are first available models.It drives me nuts that GM still hasn’t released any SRW long box pics. Most of the pics that ford released for the 2020 SD are of a LB truck, but every Silverado pic is a stupid short box.
I appreciate the response, and I know the LB trucks won’t be available at launch, but I just want to see one lol! There’s gotta be a preproduction model somewhere. I mean the CC/SB trucks aren’t available yet but they got tons of them around at these press events.Long box are not available until later in year. Crew cab short box are first available models.