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Old 02-08-2014, 11:04 AM
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I would have to get an out of this world offer to sell my 2500 Silverado. It has the 6.0L engine with Allison transmission I love it. I couldn't live without having a full size truck of some sort.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:28 PM
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I thought you had to get a diesel to get the Allison tranny?
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Agreed, the 5.3 would struggle mightily to tow the X80.
The issue with a 1500 is the ability of the X80 to toss around the truck during hard braking or an evasive maneuver. That would be my greatest worry. The beauty of the diesel is that the extra weight creates so much stability to the tow package.
I have towed tandem (X55, X2) cross-country with a 2008 Tundra, as well as several combinations with my 2003 2500 Duramax. The Tundra was a beast. Not only did it have gobs of power, but tremendous stability for a 1/2 ton. I've driven all the full size half tons, and the Tundra is the only one I would consider towing tandem with. It would handle your X80.
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I knew it was 9ft but I have never been pulled over. Maybe its because I have my firefighter sticker on the back.
I think those are over 9' by about 6".
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:20 PM
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I wouldn't tow an x80 with any half ton. (not even the holy tundra, yuck) what does that thing weigh on the triple axle? Its got to be over 10k if the g23 is over 8k on a trailer. I wouldn't tow with anything that has a towing capacity of 70 percent or so of what you're towing (rules out just about every half ton for an x80) A lifted suburban would be shooting down airplanes with its headlights!
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Wrong, towed weight on an X80 on a triple, which are usually aluminum, is under 9k unless the boat is heavily loaded. Whether or not you (Aric'sX15) like or dislike the Tundra doesn't alter its towing performance. All I'm saying is it can handle the towed weight. I've got a GMC 2500, Ford 150, and Tundra in my tow fleet. I know what they can do.
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:49 PM
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9k when the tundras max towing capacity is 10k? Yikes. That is way to close for comfort. Thats borderline dangerous.

Oh wait. It towed the space shuttle, it can tow anything!
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Tow vehicle ? for X80

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I would have to get an out of this world offer to sell my 2500 Silverado. It has the 6.0L engine with Allison transmission I love it. I couldn't live without having a full size truck of some sort.
You sure it's an Allison and not a 4l80? I've never seen a 6.0 Allison. Now the 8.1 is Allison along with dmax.

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I thought you had to get a diesel to get the Allison tranny?
Not necessarily, 8.1 auto is Allison too.

To the O.P. If the x80 is 9k weight I wouldn't hook it to a halfton.

I'm selling a 3/4 ton duramax that will tow Nything you can hook to it if your interested
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Wrong, towed weight on an X80 on a triple, which are usually aluminum, is under 9k unless the boat is heavily loaded. Whether or not you (Aric'sX15) like or dislike the Tundra doesn't alter its towing performance. All I'm saying is it can handle the towed weight. I've got a GMC 2500, Ford 150, and Tundra in my tow fleet. I know what they can do.
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Wrong, towed weight on an X80 on a triple, which are usually aluminum, is under 9k unless the boat is heavily loaded. Whether or not you (Aric'sX15) like or dislike the Tundra doesn't alter its towing performance. All I'm saying is it can handle the towed weight. I've got a GMC 2500, Ford 150, and Tundra in my tow fleet. I know what they can do.
Interesting, never seen an x80 on an alloy trailer. Ford, chevy, and I assume dodge can all tow over 5 tons. What is boils down to is your comfort level.
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