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Old     (sidetracked3)      Join Date: Jun 2009       11-17-2009, 12:14 PM Reply   
I am about to buy a 2008 Supra sunsport 22v and wanted to make sure my Tahoe would pull this. It is a V8 but not a Z71. It has a tow package on it and has pulled my 2001 Moomba outback and I have also pulled a BMW M3 on a very heavy trailer. So do you think I will have any issues pulling this boat?
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-17-2009, 12:33 PM Reply   
No issues if you have a tow package with tow/haul mode. Your truck should have air ride shocks in the rear which really helps as well.
Old     (cbk)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-17-2009, 12:33 PM Reply   
Not at all.
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-17-2009, 12:40 PM Reply   
Does your tahoe have the 5.3 or 4.8? Do you pull long distances or up many hills?
Old     (sidetracked3)      Join Date: Jun 2009       11-17-2009, 12:40 PM Reply   
Thanks. And it does have the tow/haul mode.
Old     (wakeboardsam)      Join Date: Jun 2008       11-17-2009, 1:06 PM Reply   
What gears do you have? Mine came special order with the 3.73's, but I just swapped them out for 4.30's and it tows much, much better...
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       11-17-2009, 1:16 PM Reply   
I pull a 24V with a silverado with the 5.3 and no problems.
Old     (phenom_1819)      Join Date: Jan 2008       11-17-2009, 1:23 PM Reply   
Heath, I have the same boat, and just sold almost the same truck. I had an Avalanche with the 5.3L, as others have said... you will be fine! Good luck with the new purchase!
Old     (elc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       11-17-2009, 1:25 PM Reply   
It will pull fine if its the 5.3. With gear, 6 passengers, 24" wheels, 21.5 ft boat and 3.73 gears our tahoe does lag a bit pulling through long grades. Although, it works for our needs.
Old     (dhcomp)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-17-2009, 1:40 PM Reply   
It will do the job. Best tow rig ever? No. But will definitely get the job done, and safely.

Make sure you tires are properly inflated.
Old     (bcoutsfly)      Join Date: Aug 2009       11-17-2009, 1:53 PM Reply   
My buddy pulls a 21SSV with a 6cyl Nissan Frontier with no issues. I used to tow my MoombaLSV with a Jeep Wrangler, no issues. Your Tahoe should handle it like a champ.
Old     (lifetimewarranty)      Join Date: Oct 2008       11-17-2009, 7:53 PM Reply   
Tahoe's are excellent tow vehicles.

Don't give it a second thought.
Old     (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       11-17-2009, 8:59 PM Reply   
Another vote for the tahoe. I have a 5.3 in my tahoe and in my silverado and both tow fine.
Although the Tahoe has the higher gears so it does a little better on the grades but sucks the fuel.
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       11-17-2009, 11:00 PM Reply   
I have the same two tow rigs as Newty but my Silverado has the higher gears.

Don't run overdrive when towing and run it in tow/haul and everything should last. When you are going up a good grade pull it down into 2 and run it up to 4k RPM. Mine do pretty good if you do that.
Old     (flyspec14)      Join Date: Apr 2005       11-18-2009, 6:38 AM Reply   
No sweat, I pulled the same boat with a Sierra, slammed, w/ the 4.8 and a 4.10 gears. Mike is right though, stay outta overdrive.


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