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98 GMC Z71

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by JERRY-DEE, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. JERRY-DEE

    JERRY-DEE Registered Member

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    I just bought a 98 GMC Z71 I will be towing a ski boat this summer and I want to be sure I am towing in the right gear. It is a 4 speed auto with overdrive. I believe I should be towing in 3rd is this correct?
    Thanks Jerrid
     
  2. Twiz

    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    Yes. Check the owners manual if you have one.


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    MudNurI 1/2 ton status

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    Doesnt it have the tow/haul button? or did that start in 99?

    Brandy

    LOVING the new Duramax!!!
     
  4. JERRY-DEE

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    Thanks Guys,
    Owners manual actually said Overdive is fine unless I am towing a heavy load or uphill
     
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    fad2blk99 1/2 ton status

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    Be careful though... You'd rather spend a little extra on gas than on a new tranny! I towed a car on a dual axle trailer (all together over 5,000lbs est.) plus about 800 or so lbs. of tools and stuff in the bed from Louisiana to Connecticut with my '97 2wd 1/2 ton without any fuss. I only switched to OD on completely flat grades, which wasn't very often once I left Mississippi.

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