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2004 tahoe lifted vs 2007 AV 5.3 towing


New Member
Jun 30, 2007
I have a 2004 tahoe z71 with 6" lift and 35" tires with 5.3 and 3.73 gears. Will the stock 07 AV 5.3 3.73 gears tow better than the tahoe. Only towing about 5k lbs. but lots of inclines in Arizona.
Yes as it has no lift and smaller tires
ygmn said:
Yes as it has no lift and smaller tires
I agree. My thoughts exactly. One addition, new gears for our differential are cheaper than a new truck. If you were to put 4:10's in your Tahoe with the 35's, it would be roughly equivalent to the 3:73's. If you go all the way up to 4:56, it's roughly equivalent to a stock 4:10 which is much better for towing than the 3:73's are anyway. Just my 2 cents.