How do i determine towing capacity on 2012 Suburban 1500? specs show it could be 5700# or 8100#. I have RPO codes but they don't identify towing capacity.


Asked by Feb 09, 2015 at 01:48 PM about the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban LT 1500 4WD

Question type: General

are these RPO codes relevant?: GU4=axel,rear,3.08 ratio; VR4=trailer hitch(weight
distributing platform)eqlzr hitch; Z82=trailering package(special)(reese type hitch)provision
for HD trailer equip

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The towing capacity can be determined via finding out the axle ratio. Any Chevrolet Dealership can find this information for you via the VIN number. Hope this helps. Stephan at Lipscomb Chevrolet Burkburnett Texas.


as shown above, axel ratio is 3.08. however, the info that i have found says that it takes and oil cooler and a transmission cooler. nothing on the RPO codes indicates that these are installed. do you know what i would look for?

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