I posted this thread over on FSC, but I figured I could ask you guys as well...
I have a 2003 sierra 1500 regular cab longbed 4.8 w/ 3.42 gears. I'm looking to tow my s-10 using a uhaul trailer.
trailer weight is 2200 pounds. S-10 after figuring in all the stuff on/in it I'm guessing is about 3500 pounds.
The listed max trailer weight for my truck is 6300 pounds. Even though I'm a hair under that, I would like to "beef" up my truck a bit to handle the weight.
I'm not looking to do extensive mods, basically I'd like to bolt on or upgrade as much as I can without having to do major changes.
Here's what I'm thinking:
brakes: rears have new ceramic pads with stock rotors. I was going to upgrade the front to better (drilled/slotted?) rotors and better pads. I'm looking for recommendations here.
fluids: change all the fluids out to synthetic. Engine oil, trans fluid, rearend fluid
suspension: change all the shocks out for heavy duty units, thinking about adding helper bags or add-a-leafs
engine: K&N filter already installed, but more power via airbox, exhaust and potentially other mods depending on usefulness.
That covers the basics. Obviously I'll do other things like new filters and other maintenance items, but basically I want to invest money into things that will do the most good.
Any help is appreciated. I'm looking for recommendations for everything. Brake rotors and pads, fluids, shocks, the works.
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