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You don't need crazy power to tow. It helps. But it's not the only factor. Size and weight are also important factors in your tow rating
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I had a TRD supercharger on my Taco,cost $2,900 and took 6 hours to install. Two hundred thousand miles later when I sold it, it was still pulling like a mule. To bad Chevy does not have a performance division to develop things like this.
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I can see transmission trouble down the road.
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It has a 35'+ trailer hooked up to it, I'm not surprised by the squat.
28 foot trailer, under recommended weight rx. Balance the load, pulls very nicely. Has leveling kit which raised front end, plus chains need to be tightened up.
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I can see transmission trouble down the road.
The Mallett Supercharger was carefully designed to stay well within GM's HP limits, so transmission is easily capable of handling it with no issues.
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How will this affect the transmission's life?

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I can see transmission trouble down the road.
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How will this affect the transmission's life?
Many variables can affect a transmissions life, the Supercharger will not be one of them. General Motors gave Mallett Performance Cars a rating to stay under, which they did.
That is why the Mallett Supercharger does not void the factory warranty. Supercharger will have no ill effect on the transmission for the life of the vehicle.
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That is why the Mallett Supercharger does not void the factory warranty.
Do you have this in writing from GM? That is a fairly bold claim. That is if you mean that they will not deny warranty repairs to directly affected parts, based on the additional 100hp and aftermarket tuning you are adding.

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Do you have this in writing from GM? That is a fairly bold claim. That is if you mean that they will not deny warranty repairs to directly affected parts, based on the additional 100hp and aftermarket tuning you are adding.
Not to mention the added torque.

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Do you have this in writing from GM? That is a fairly bold claim. That is if you mean that they will not deny warranty repairs to directly affected parts, based on the additional 100hp and aftermarket tuning you are adding.
See statement straight from their website...

"No! The factory warranty remains intact on all components not altered by Mallett Cars, LTD. This means that if you have trouble with the radio in a Mallett 435, for example, any Chevrolet dealer can fix the problem under the terms of the factory warranty. In addition, Mallett Cars, Ltd. provides a 2-year/24,000 mile warranty on all the components we install, including the engine and shock absorbers. If, under normal usage, these components fail, they will be repaired or replaced by Mallett Cars, LTD (vehicle shipping not included)."

In the engine thread on here I stated that I thought their warranty was similar to Callaway but since then I have researched the issue further and that DOES NOT appear to be the case. Based on info from Callaway when they modify a vehicle they work with GM to rectify any warranty issues. I do not see that type of clarification from Mallet. I also believe Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE formerly SLP) is the same as Callaway and Hennessey and Mallett are more "standalone" warranty programs. Please correct me if this statement and my understanding of this are wrong.
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You don't need crazy power to tow. It helps. But it's not the only factor. Size and weight are also important factors in your tow rating
True, but all things being equal, the truck with the Mallett Super charger is going to tow your 5000 lbs trailer with allot less effort than the stock truck due to that extra 100 ft pound of torque, probably allot easier than the Duramax.
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Do you have this in writing from GM? That is a fairly bold claim. That is if you mean that they will not deny warranty repairs to directly affected parts, based on the additional 100hp and aftermarket tuning you are adding.
No company that sells Superchargers including Mallett Performance Cars makes a claim that issues directly caused by the unit itself is covered by factory warranty. The fact that the unit has been installed does not void factory warranty. Mallett Performance Cars stands behind their product and will support issues that arise as a direct result of the unit. You can purchase a Colorado from a dealer on the lot with the supercharger system installed. If you are planning on purchasing a Mallett Supercharger, call Chuck and his team, they can explain the details of this issue. They have many satisfied customers out there!
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See statement straight from their webs
"No! The factory warranty remains intact on all components not altered by Mallett Cars, LTD. This means that if you have trouble with the radio in a Mallett 435, for example, any Chevrolet dealer can fix the problem under the terms of the factory warranty. In addition, Mallett Cars, Ltd. provides a 2-year/24,000 mile warranty on all the components we install, including the engine and shock absorbers. If, under normal usage, these components fail, they will be repaired or replaced by Mallett Cars, LTD (vehicle shipping not included)."

In the engine thread on here I stated that I thought their warranty was similar to Callaway but since then I have researched the issue further and that DOES NOT appear to be the case. Based on info from Callaway when they modify a vehicle they work with GM to rectify any warranty issues. I do not see that type of clarification from Mallet. I also believe Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE formerly SLP) is the same as Callaway and Hennessey and Mallett are more "standalone" warranty programs. Please correct me if this statement and my understanding of this are wrong.
The information you posted from the website is pertaining to complete conversions on Corvettes and other high performance vehicles. The installation of a Supercharger is a completely different service offered. If you are planning on purchasing a Mallett Supercharger system contact Chuck and his team, they can address your concerns about support following an installation of a Supercharger system.
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No company that sells Superchargers including Mallett Performance Cars makes a claim that issues directly caused by the unit itself is covered by factory warranty. The fact that the unit has been installed does not void factory warranty. Mallett Performance Cars stands behind their product and will support issues that arise as a direct result of the unit. You can purchase a Colorado from a dealer on the lot with the supercharger system installed. If you are planning on purchasing a Mallett Supercharger, call Chuck and his team, they can explain the details of this issue. They have many satisfied customers out there!
Right, so you are just restating the Magnuson-Moss act as a selling point. Realistically, no bolt on item should void your warranty on other components of the vehicle. I always assume that is a given.

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From my experience towing with the stock V6 up steeper hills with a trailer near the limit of the truck (6Klbs range) I am thinking that the stock motor may do more harm to the trans than a more powerful motor that required less shifting.
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From my experience towing with the stock V6 up steeper hills with a trailer near the limit of the truck (6Klbs range) I am thinking that the stock motor may do more harm to the trans than a more powerful motor that required less shifting.
Yes that is true. With a supercharger you are in the power band of the motor, the transmission doesn't have to shift up and down as much. That is what really stresses the trans, clutch engagement and disengagement.
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Is the only reason that there is only a 7000lbs towing capacity on a gasser is because of the power band? If that's the case i might just have to get a supercharger some day.
It's a combination of several things: engine power, wheelbase, brakes, and more.

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It's a combination of several things: engine power, wheelbase, brakes, and more.


But the Duramax has the same wheelbase, brakes and transmission and has a 500lb uplift on the tow rating. So I would suggest that comes from the motor alone and the chassis and drivetrain can handle 7500.


Still - it's a small truck for a heavy load, I've towed ~6K lbs with it and regardless of engine things get squirrely with any wind or road surface irregularities, etc. I would not personally go much above a 6Klbs trailer with one of these trucks no matter which motor it had.
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