2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Overview

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Best Diesel Hd Truck by peteanddaze
 — I like everything about this truck except the fuel consumption and initial price, but I knew what to expect when I bought it, so no tears. Make sure you want/need a diesel because fuel is 20% more ex... Read More
The Is One Awesome Truck, I Love It. by tschadler
 — I'm a sales professional who also has horse. I had always driven a car and kept a truck for farm duties. I rolled both vehicles into one. Viola! Chevy 2500 HD Duramax. I love the LTZ package for luxur... Read More
Its Well Worth The Money If Your A Trucker, But If Not.. You May Want To Consider Something Smaller by Jesse
 — I love chevy trucks.. the 2008 / 2009 2500HD LTZ is beyond a doubt one of the best chevy has made.. if not the best.. it handles really well for a big truck, even taking this truck off roading it hand... Read More

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Overview

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

The heavy-duty Silverado 2500 sees only minor feature changes for the 2008 model year, namely the inclusion of satellite radio as standard  equipment on all trim levels.

The Silverado has earned considerable praise for its combination of driving refinement and serious hauling capabilities. A properly equipped 2500 can tow an impressive 13,000 pounds and carry 3,458 pounds in payload. The rugged heavy-duty pickup benefits from superior build quality, which translates to a quiet and controlled ride at any speed. Many owners and reviewers have also noted the Silverado's inviting and functional cabin, highlighted by very comfortable seating. The primary criticism of the 2500 is its lack of standard and available safety features, including side-impact and side-curtain airbags.

The Silverado is available in the three pickup body styles: Regular cab, Extended cab, and Crew cab. Chevy does not vary the truck's bed length; every variant comes with an 8-foot bed. There are three main trim levels, ranging from the sparsely equipped Work Truck to the very well-appointed LTZ. The midlevel LT trim is further divided into two tiers: LT1 and LT2. Buyers will find most of the comfort and convenience essentials at this level. The 1LT offers a chrome grille trim, alloy wheels, a CD player, cruise control, full power accessories, keyless entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The 2LT adds dual-zone automatic climate control, foglamps, front bucket seats, and steering wheel audio controls. The availability of options is dependent on the trim level.

All styles are available with two- or four-wheel drive. The 4x4 system on the two upper trim levels features Autotrac, which automatically shifts into 4WD when slick surfaces are detected.

The Silverado is powered by a 6.0-liter V8 that makes 353 horsepower and 373 pound-feet of torque. This powerplant is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Chevy also offers an optional 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8, good for 365 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque. The Duramax also receives a transmission upgrade: an Allison six-speed automatic.

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Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Questions

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Will A 2008 Silverado 1500 Bed Fit On A 2008 2500 Hd?

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dknight903
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2008 Chevy 2500 Crewcab 4x4 Doesnt Seem Like It Has Very Much Torque

I have a Travel trailor that I pull around on holidays that weighs about 7500 punds and my truck struggles with it. When I pull it it has to run in 5th gear and about 3500 rpm just to stay at 60 mph. ...

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2008 Chevy Silverado 6.6l Duramax Fuel Problem

I am only getting 10-12 mpg in my 2008 Chevy Silverado Duramax when other folks claim their getting 16-17+. What could be wrong? I had a certified tech put the monitor on it and it checked out with...

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My Driver Side Window Wont Go Up. I Didn't Hear Anything Snap Or Break, But...

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2008 Chevrolet 2500 Hd Towing Ability

Can my 2008 Chevy 2500 HD Extended cab long bed 6.0L 3.73 tow a 5th wheel trailer weighing approximately 11,000 fully loaded? The truck has the Allison Automatic/Manual Shift 6 speed transmission, a...

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