pesos said:so with a modified hitch, and assuming I took it easy, could the 2005 tow a 3200 lb load (boat) 45 miles one-way on a flat road?
What you have is what you've got.freezer said:The towing capacity of the SSR is not limited by the hitch! The capacity is limited by the cooling capacity. The electric fan and front grill styling limits the maximum cooling capacity of the SSR. The Trailblazer has a much larger grill and a mechanically driven fan. The new engine has also not been validated for heavier trailer loads. Think about the trailering capacity of a Corvette.
Avoid torque converter slip while towing as this generates heat. I boiled a 4L60 in a 1998 Chevy p/u. It blew 1/2 the fluid out, enough to lose speed. After stopping was able to limp to an exit, let it cool down and added 3 quarts of ATF. There was no damage. This was because I was trying to keep the rpm's low and stretch mileage. WRONG!06 with 411 gear drove 600 mi this weekend no problem but if I hook my 2500 lb camper drive 60 mi trans gets mad very hard shift and slip code torque ? trany hot ?