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nyg052003 10-21-2011 07:59 PM

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab VS. Chevy Silverado 1500........I am definitely getting one
 
I am definitely getting one of these trucks , between a 2007-2012 and have priced some and definitely the GMC that I want with leather, 20 inch wheels, chrome package as far as grill, tow hooks, door handles, mirrors, tailgate handle, I can get that same Chevy 1500 crew cab for maybe 5-6k cheaper.

Basically look like the same vehicle so what is the differences? I know the thing about Name factor when it comes to GMC being that name, but what's really the differences in the truck. I will be pulling my 2 horse trailer sometime but not often, and utility trailer sometimes but other than that it will be just a pretty truck, a cruiser for me . I'm probably gona get the tow package too.

irydehorses4lyfe 10-21-2011 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by nyg052003 (Post 1208051)
I am definitely getting one of these trucks , between a 2007-2012 and have priced some and definitely the GMC that I want with leather, 20 inch wheels, chrome package as far as grill, tow hooks, door handles, mirrors, tailgate handle, I can get that same Chevy 1500 crew cab for maybe 5-6k cheaper.

Basically look like the same vehicle so what is the differences? I know the thing about Name factor when it comes to GMC being that name, but what's really the differences in the truck. I will be pulling my 2 horse trailer sometime but not often, and utility trailer sometimes but other than that it will be just a pretty truck, a cruiser for me . I'm probably gona get the tow package too.

They're both pretty much identical. My dad has an 09 Chevy Silverado 2500 and one of our friends has a GMC Sierra half ton. They look almost identical both externally and under the hood if you didn't know the specific companies.

2muchcoffeeman 12-19-2011 04:27 AM

Same truck.

Minor differences in trim levels (although only GMC gets the fancy-schmancy Denali models), minor differences in front fascia and rear taillights. Other than that, they're the same truck.

Joe4d 12-19-2011 08:34 AM

You may wanna look at how much 20 inch tires cost.

LetAGrlShowU 12-19-2011 09:02 AM

I just wanted to pop in here and say that we have a 2005 Chevy Silverado, its an awesome truck. I'm sure the GMC would be too, as they are the same trucks. Just thought id give you my 2 cents. We love our truck.

nyg052003 12-19-2011 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe4d (Post 1271555)
You may wanna look at how much 20 inch tires cost.

YEAH comes with the territory. I mean the looks are nite and day difference to me with the wheels that look more full on the truck

InStyle 12-19-2011 10:51 AM

We have a 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 and we love it! It easily pulls our camper trailer loaded.

On our farm its Chevy/GMC nothing else ;)
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MicKey73 12-19-2011 11:03 AM

Along with what Joe said, besides the price of the tires, check the load rating. Big street-type wheels and tires just can't tow as well and are much more likely to have a blowout or other problems.
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nyg052003 12-19-2011 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by MicKey73 (Post 1271713)
Along with what Joe said, besides the price of the tires, check the load rating. Big street-type wheels and tires just can't tow as well and are much more likely to have a blowout or other problems.
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oh no, i wont put aftermarket wheels and tires on it. I will buy the truck , hopefully new, with the factory setup 20 inch wheels. Maybe even the 22's if they give me the price i want and so that is a world of difference between putting aftermarket rims and stuff on and the gear ratio and computer not being setup for it

caleybooth 12-19-2011 12:31 PM

I have a 2011 GMC 1500. It's awesome. The GMC's have more heavy duty suspension and brake pads. You can also get the GMC in a 6.4 liter. I had this same dilema when I bought my new truck. I test drove about 20 GMCs and Chevys. I finally decided on my 2011 GMC 4x4 crew cab 1500. It's got a 5.3. It's very peppy and pulls a loaded two-horse trailer great. Also, this time of year if you buy brand new you can use dealer rebates and 0% 72 month financing on a 2011 model. They are really trying to get rid of them to make room for the 2012's. This time of year you can just about buy a brand new one for the same price as a used one.


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