Join Date: Aug 2001
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I recently sold my old Toyota 4X4, and stepped up with a 96 Chevy extended cab Z71. I shopped around for ever and finally got exactly what I wanted. This baby is bad ass, 6" Dick Cepek lift on 35's. I bought the truck for a few reasons, one of which to tow my 19' jet boat out to the river, but's there's a problem. I'm hoping this can be remedied with some new gearing, and that the transmission is not going out. The truck runs great, but has no balls when trying to accellerate up a grade. It's an automatic transmission with overdrive and the truck has only 70k on it. As i begin to gas it to maintain speed the transmission will kick down, and you can still feel it pulling. This is reving between 2000-3000 rpm's. If i continue to accellerate, the tranny will shift even lower, raising the rpm's, but it will actually begin to lose speed. There's no way in hell I can pull my boat up some grades around here as is, I'm hoping this is a common problem with lifted trucks and this will go away with some new gears. Any ideas? Much appreciated boys!