2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Exterior Driver Side Front Angle while Towing

Can I Get More Towing Power Out of My Truck?

Truck owners are in a different league than other vehicle owners. There are a lot of things that trucks do that other cars can’t. Towing and hauling can only be done by a powerful and tough truck. Nothing else is going to have the power you need.

There might be a time when your truck isn’t powerful enough. As unlikely as it seems, there is a possibility that it might happen. If there is a project or job your truck can’t do, then what are you supposed to do? There is no need to despair, with a little bit of work you can get a bit more power out of your truck.

How to Increase A Truck’s Towing Power

Other than buying a new truck or installing a new engine, what are you supposed to do? There are a few different things you can do to increase your truck’s power. It is always dangerous to tow more than the manufacturer recommends, but some changes can help distribute the weight more evenly which will help you tow heavier things. You will have to make a few different upgrades to your truck.

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Starting with the exhaust and air filters, this can be a good way to get a bit more power from your truck. A new programmer could give your truck a boost in horsepower and towing capacity as well. If you do increase your truck’s towing power, then you should consider a new brake system as well. You may be able to tow more, but that means there’s also more weight to stop. Also, upgrade to a new hitch and suspension system to really take advantage of the increase in power.


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