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2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Towing Capacity

How Much Does a 2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD pull with 36 trims?

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2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Trims

Work Truck 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 133 in. WB

Maximum Towing Capacity - 10400 lb

The maximum weight that GMC Sierra 2500HD is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 9200 lb

It is the same for all trims.

This is the maximum amount of weight GMC Sierra 2500HD is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - 5308 lb

This is how much GMC Sierra 2500HD weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - 3892 lb

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 353 hp

It is the same for all trims.

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 373 Lb-Ft

It is the same for all trims.

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 3.73

It is the same for all trims.

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - no data

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - no data

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - no data

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 133

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - 4200 lb

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your GMC Sierra 2500HD.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - 6084 lb

It is the same for all trims.

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your GMC Sierra 2500HD.

SLE1 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 133 in. WB

SLE1 4x2 Extended Cab 6.6 ft. box 143.5 in. WB

SLE2 4x2 Extended Cab 6.6 ft. box 143.5 in. WB

SLT 4x2 Extended Cab 6.6 ft. box 143.5 in. WB

Work Truck 4x2 Extended Cab 6.6 ft. box 143.5 in. WB

SLE1 4x2 Extended Cab 8 ft. box 157.5 in. WB

SLE2 4x2 Extended Cab 8 ft. box 157.5 in. WB

SLT 4x2 Extended Cab 8 ft. box 157.5 in. WB

Work Truck 4x2 Extended Cab 8 ft. box 157.5 in. WB

SLE1 4x2 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 153 in. WB

SLE2 4x2 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 153 in. WB

SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 153 in. WB

Work Truck 4x2 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 153 in. WB

SLE1 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 167 in. WB

SLE2 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 167 in. WB

SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 167 in. WB

Work Truck 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 167 in. WB

SLE1 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 133 in. WB

Work Truck 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 133 in. WB

SLE1 4x4 Extended Cab 6.6 ft. box 143.5 in. WB

SLE2 4x4 Extended Cab 6.6 ft. box 143.5 in. WB

SLT 4x4 Extended Cab 6.6 ft. box 143.5 in. WB

Work Truck 4x4 Extended Cab 6.6 ft. box 143.5 in. WB

SLE1 4x4 Extended Cab 8 ft. box 157.5 in. WB

SLE2 4x4 Extended Cab 8 ft. box 157.5 in. WB

SLT 4x4 Extended Cab 8 ft. box 157.5 in. WB

Work Truck 4x4 Extended Cab 8 ft. box 157.5 in. WB

SLE1 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 153 in. WB

SLE2 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 153 in. WB

SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 153 in. WB

Work Truck 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 153 in. WB

SLE1 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 167 in. WB

SLE2 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 167 in. WB

SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 167 in. WB

Work Truck 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 167 in. WB

What is a 2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD maximum towing capacity?

When organizing energizing trips into the great outdoors, you have to bear in mind the 2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD towing capacity, that is the most important quality for such endevour. The towing capacity is a the vehicle's greatest amount of weight that it will safely tow. This data can usually be located on a sticker positioned on the inside of the driver's door next to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the highest functional weight (such as freight and passengers) and must not be violated. As a good rule of thumb, the weight of the trailer being towed is suggested to be 10-15 per cent of the GVWR.

Below, the information on the towing capacity of the 2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD with all trims and generations. Take note that the maximum towing weight may vary depending on the braking system of what is being towed. If your trailer features its own brakes then it is "braked capacity". On the contrary, it would be unbraked capacity. When purchasing your RV, you must consider its weight and ranking is obtained from the trailer's maker plus all of the added payload you are going to place into it must never go beyond the 2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD towing capacity. Violating this significant tip will impact what you can do to handle and stop just in time and may eventually cause long-lasting damage to your vehicle or even cause accidents on the streets.

PAY ATTENTION

Drivers must not exceed the GMC Sierra 2500HD towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.