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Old April 30th, 2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default upgrading towing capacity

Been thinking about this one for awhile, and I ask, Is it even possible?

I have a 99 GMC suburban (K1500) and would like to increase the towing capacity of it.
I was thinking of changing out the rear axle to a 14 bolt
possibly stronger springs
Trans cooler
Bigger Radiator
Weight distribution hitch

Anything else?
Would this in effect raise the towing capacity of the truck, or just make the current setup stronger?

Looking at purchasing a 28'-32' tow behind trailer

The burb is rust free, and in damn good working condition (after spending some coin making it that way)
I would hate to off it and search in vain for a good k2500 only to not be able to find one.
It does have the 350, and I wonder if that is also a limiting factor.

thanks!
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