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Old 04-02-2011, 02:39 PM   #11
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Installed a transmission cooler. Easier than I thought. Fitting adapter (found on at NAPA) and a trans cooler from O'Reilly, and I've got a cooler for less than $100.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:42 PM   #12
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trailblazer & other TV'S

Another always overlooked item, concerning towing is, The rated frontal area your TV is rated for. The frontal area is square footage of your tv & tt looking at them from the front. All this about what gross vehicle rating is goes out the window as soon as you hitch up & travel down the road. If there is no wind at all and you going 50 mph your pulling against a 50 mph head wind, this is where mini vans, v6 suvs and evan some 1/2 tons with 3:00 to 3:40 gear ratios suffer. I hate to be bad guy buT if your under powered & maxed out on weight you are a danger to yourself, your family and mine. if you can't buy the right TV don't buy the TT. Sorry to be so blunt.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:07 PM   #13
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I had a 2006 Trailblazer with the I6, 3.42 axle, it towed my 3,000 LB landscape trailer ok. It would not be a good TV for a TT over 5,000 lbs. The rear springs are too light, plus the rear axle and drive line is light duty. The engine /trans are bullet proof, had 230k on mine all original before trading it. Should have kept it and ran it another 200k miles. Great car
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:15 AM   #14
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Since you brought up an old thread I'll add my 2 cents.

I just sold our '03 Trailblazer that had specs very similar to the OP. It towed our old Kiwi 17a (GVWR 3500#) beautifully. Got 12 mpg towing most of the time too. They were made for each other. The X20E, not so much. The TB was adequate at best. The X20E is 4750# GVWR and was really pushing the limits of the TB. Our Sierra has no trouble with the X20E at all. We would have kept towing with the TB if not for the fact that it had 160k miles on it and we had it 8 years. Its was time to get something else.
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