2015 Silverado 1500, Sierra 1500 Tow Figures Announced

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    2015 Silverado 1500, Sierra 1500 Tow Figures Announced

    J2807 Tow Figures Announced for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500
    Most Towing Figures Slightly Lower Than 2014, 12,000-Pound Max
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    After Toyota claiming compliance with the SAE J2807 towing standards for more than three years, all the domestic fullsize truck brands essentially stood in a circle staring at each other saying "you first" for adoption of the J2807 standards, claiming that they would follow suit once crosstown rivals reported according to the standard. General Motors is now officially the first company to follow Toyota's lead in reporting according to the J2807 protocol for the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500.

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    Re: J2807 Tow Figures Announced for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500

    Does this mean no eight speed transmission? None of the axle ratios are different.

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    Re: J2807 Tow Figures Announced for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500

    Is the Colorado 7000# Rating SAE J2807 as well?

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    Re: J2807 Tow Figures Announced for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500

    Looks like the numbers were pretty accurate after all. I'm sure the nay sayers will jump on the few hundred lb drop on a couple models, but 12,000lb towing capacity is nothing to sneeze at. To bad we will never know the real 2014 F-150 numbers, but the Ram numbers should be coming soon.

    As far as I know, only full size 1/2 ton numbers. I'd like to see the 2500/3500 numbers too as there is some real BS ratings out there, but it doesn't sound like they will.

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    Re: J2807 Tow Figures Announced for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500

    How those numbers compare to the Tundra's?
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    Re: J2807 Tow Figures Announced for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500

    I don't care what the numbers say, if you regularly pull about 9,000 lb or more, get at least get a 3/4 ton.

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    Re: J2807 Tow Figures Announced for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500

    Quote Originally Posted by Chevypower View Post
    I don't care what the numbers say, if you regularly pull about 9,000 lb or more, get at least get a 3/4 ton.
    I think I'll have to agree with you---while the current 1/2 ton trucks are as big and powerful as ever, if you are going to tow 9,000 lbs on a REGULAR basis as you mentioned, I think I'd go up the ladder in terms of capability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevypower View Post
    I don't care what the numbers say, if you regularly pull about 9,000 lb or more, get at least get a 3/4 ton.
    You are absolutely right. Ever time I see a mid-size or full-size RV being hauled by a half-ton truck I shudder.
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    Re: J2807 Tow Figures Announced for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500

    Quote Originally Posted by Chevypower View Post
    I don't care what the numbers say, if you regularly pull about 9,000 lb or more, get at least get a 3/4 ton.
    So what do you think the SAE tow rating means? Does it mean that you can tow the specified rating only at low speeds and short distances? Or maybe that you can do it once or twice in the trucks life, but don't tow anywhere near the rating on a frequent (monthly or weekly) basis.

    I don't understand the meaning of a SAE rating if it doesn't mean you can tow near that amount.

    On another note, why do you think the HDs aren't also SAE J2807 rated? Is GM/Ford/Ram afraid there won't be enough difference to justify the additional price of an HD?

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    Re: J2807 Tow Figures Announced for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500

    Quote Originally Posted by All Star View Post
    Does this mean no eight speed transmission? None of the axle ratios are different.
    I believe that they said it "may" have more gears.

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    Re: J2807 Tow Figures Announced for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500

    Quote Originally Posted by All Star View Post
    Does this mean no eight speed transmission? None of the axle ratios are different.
    May* is the key term there. I would guess GM is rushing the trans as part of the rushed update we've heard about. They likely won't announce it until they are sure they can get it into the model window.

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    Re: J2807 Tow Figures Announced for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500

    Quote Originally Posted by Chevypower View Post
    I don't care what the numbers say, if you regularly pull about 9,000 lb or more, get at least get a 3/4 ton.
    Massive emphasis on AT LEAST. Hopefully common sense prevails and nobody that seriously NEEDS to tow that much weight is actually looking at light trucks as an option.
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    Re: 2015 Silverado 1500, Sierra 1500 Tow Figures Announced

    9k# is a cakewalk for a modern half ton truck.

    Those tow standards are actually very conservative.

    Why Americans feel like if a little is plenty, they should get a whole lot more to be safe, I'll never understand. No one needs to drive up or down a hill at 80mph. Use common sense when towing and follow the manufacturers towing guidelines.

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    Re: 2015 Silverado 1500, Sierra 1500 Tow Figures Announced

    Are they going to rate the Tahoe/Suburban to the standard? I'd like to see those numbers as I'm very frustrated at the lack of a 2500 Suburban!

    Some of these numbers are pretty amazing/crazy though. My 02 2500HD was rated under 10,000... I wonder what it's numbers would have been if tested to the current standard? Then again it was probably more stable than these half tons. A crew cab long box has a pretty long wheel base which adds to the stability.
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    Re: 2015 Silverado 1500, Sierra 1500 Tow Figures Announced

    So there is a drop of 0lbs-400lbs depending on cab configurations. Quite weill I must say. If I recall Toyota lost 1000lbs on some cab configs when they changed to J2807.

    GM clearly has a stout half ton truck.

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