I'm hoping to get a race car next year, which means I'll likely need a
tow vehicle capable of towing 4000+ pounds. This limits my options to
a fullsize truck or van or ????
Can the old Caprice tow this much?
How about any version of the S-Series?
Are there any other GM products from the last 10-15 years that can tow
this much? (Class III hitch I believe.)
I'm not really keen on buying a fullsize truck - 90% of the driving I do
it would rank as total overkill. I also don't really want a "beater"
truck to tow with - it's to tow my broken racecar, not a reason to stay
home from the races.
Somehow I suspect my S-Jimmy 2.8 won't do so well with a 4500 pound load
on the back. :)
Should be able to tow it okay, but stopping might be a problem,
trailer brakes is a good idea. Also I don't remember if you got leaf
springs on that car or springs, if springs you'll want to upgrade them.
(fairly cheap to do)
'94~'96 Rear whell drive GM cars, Caprice, Roadmaster, Deville with the 350
engine and the correct towing pkg. However, watch out for the 4L60E tranny,
needs max. cooling. Of course, there's always the Chevy/GM trucks with the
trailer towing pkgs. Better to have the 4L80E tranny in the trucks, if
that's the way you want to go. Full size GM vans would work also, with the
correct engine/tranny/towing pkg.
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