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Old 11-09-2011, 12:11 PM
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I have a 1999 k1500 4x4 suburban with a Z82 towing package. Does anybody know what my towing capacity would be.
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Hello again moon !

The easiest way is to just look up your VIN number at...
Free VIN Decoder - Vehicle Identification Number Report

When the Page appears, just click on "Equipment" and a second Page will show. In the Right Column, about a third of the way down, you will see your "Maximum Towing" weight listed. Keep in mind, that usually 10% of the Trailer Weight will be placed on the Tongue, and you must limit the Load in your Vehicle, to compensate for this, so you won't overload the Vehicle.
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Or... and I'll try to say this without being rude...

you could.... read... the.... manual...

ya, know.... just sayin'
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Or... and I'll try to say this without being rude...

you could.... read... the.... manual...

ya, know.... just sayin'
I don't have the manual and the sticker on the drivers door is missing.
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Hello again moon !

The easiest way is to just look up your VIN number at...
Free VIN Decoder - Vehicle Identification Number Report

When the Page appears, just click on "Equipment" and a second Page will show. In the Right Column, about a third of the way down, you will see your "Maximum Towing" weight listed. Keep in mind, that usually 10% of the Trailer Weight will be placed on the Tongue, and you must limit the Load in your Vehicle, to compensate for this, so you won't overload the Vehicle.
I just checked out the web site and it said it can pull max 6000lbs. I would think it can pull more with the tow package it has. My 2002 trailblazer can pull 5600lbs.
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moon,

I agree, that seems a little low to me as well. I have a 03 which will do 8100. But, it largely depends on what Engine, Rear End Ratio you have, and the weight of the Vehicle.
I did a quick search on your model, and the best number I found was 6500-7000.

Wish I had better news.


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1999 GMC Suburban 1500 Specifications and Standard Equipment at carmax.com

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moon,

I agree, that seems a little low to me as well. I have a 03 which will do 8100. But, it largely depends on what Engine, Rear End Ratio you have, and the weight of the Vehicle.
I did a quick search on your model, and the best number I found was 6500-7000.

Wish I had better news.


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1999 GMC Suburban 1500 Specifications and Standard Equipment at carmax.com

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