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Sport Truck towing and payload capacity

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Am considering a Silverado Callaway Sport Truck -- the ones where Callaway lowers the truck, not the raised Rocky Ridge edition. Does the work done by Callaway affect (negatively) the towing and/or payload capacity?
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Never heard anything about lowering their trucks!
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I have an SC540, Crew Cab-Short Bed - 4WD with 22" 10 spoke Rims, the Callaway 2" Drop Front/Rear with the recalibrated Bilsteins and Lemans Brakes. I have not run into any issues with Payload or Towing (an 18' Open Car trailer) with mine. It does handle excellent and stops on a dime.
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BIGJOHN wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:58 pm Never heard anything about lowering their trucks!
Actually, I may have answered my own question but I don't see any specifics. @callaway chris -- can you advise perhaps?


https://www.motortrend.com/cars/chevrol ... porttruck/

"Updated dampers, springs, and anti-roll bars are at the the core of the Callaway truck's suspension upgrades, which are chiefly responsible for delivering improved handling and body dynamics - a particularly challenging task with such massive vehicles. As a part of the suspension system's implementation, the truck's ride height has also been reduced by 2.5 inches at the front and 5 inches at the rear axle, primarily to decrease spring and damper displacement and lower its center of gravity.

Although this predatory stance makes for flatter cornering, it admittedly impedes towing and hauling capabilities. For those who require a rig that can handle a trailer and other pragmatic applications, a 4WD version based on a 2500HD Silverado with a stock ride height is available as well."
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I guess any modifications that would reduce the capabilities of a truck; is just not for me.

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MN6NH wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:40 pm I have an SC540, Crew Cab-Short Bed - 4WD with 22" 10 spoke Rims, the Callaway 2" Drop Front/Rear with the recalibrated Bilsteins and Lemans Brakes. I have not run into any issues with Payload or Towing (an 18' Open Car trailer) with mine. It does handle excellent and stops on a dime.
Thank you, sir, for sharing that info. Would love to see a pic of your truck if you get a chance.
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Fletch,

None of the SportTrucks reduce payload with optional Level I Suspension, but with Level II, it's diminished.

Callaway does not change the payload of tow ratings up or down, but my experience is the trucks tow a whole lot easier than base. I Ince towed a 24' enclosed trailer from New York to Illinois - and back. No issues through the mountains.

Good luck with your choices.
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*89x2* wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:05 pm Fletch,

None of the SportTrucks reduce payload with optional Level I Suspension, but with Level II, it's diminished.

Callaway does not change the payload of tow ratings up or down, but my experience is the trucks tow a whole lot easier than base. I Ince towed a 24' enclosed trailer from New York to Illinois - and back. No issues through the mountains.

Good luck with your choices.
Thank you! Is there a way to visually know whether it is equipped w/ the Level I suspension or the Level II?
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Here are a couple shots, looks like we have matching 606's...
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MN6NH wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:53 am Here are a couple shots, looks like we have matching 606's...
A fellow yellow SC606er -- a rare sight indeed! Cool!

Beautiful truck -- that is the body style I am considering. Do you know if you have a Level I or Level II suspension? (see discussion above)
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I think it's the Level 1 but not 100% sure, I do know that I did not want the full drop in the rear so made all 4 corners the same. The Truck gets just as much attention as the Vette, especially with the hood open.
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MN6NH wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:52 am I think it's the Level 1 but not 100% sure, I do know that I did not want the full drop in the rear so made all 4 corners the same. The Truck gets just as much attention as the Vette, especially with the hood open.
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Fletch wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:30 pm
*89x2* wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:05 pm Fletch,

None of the SportTrucks reduce payload with optional Level I Suspension, but with Level II, it's diminished.

Callaway does not change the payload of tow ratings up or down, but my experience is the trucks tow a whole lot easier than base. I Ince towed a 24' enclosed trailer from New York to Illinois - and back. No issues through the mountains.

Good luck with your choices.
Thank you! Is there a way to visually know whether it is equipped w/ the Level I suspension or the Level II?
Level II is a flip of the axle and very low. Most of the SportTrucks were Level I, and then some were lifted by either Callaway, or in conjunction with Rocky Ridge during that time.
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*89x2* wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:37 pm
Fletch wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:30 pm
*89x2* wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:05 pm Fletch,

None of the SportTrucks reduce payload with optional Level I Suspension, but with Level II, it's diminished.

Callaway does not change the payload of tow ratings up or down, but my experience is the trucks tow a whole lot easier than base. I Ince towed a 24' enclosed trailer from New York to Illinois - and back. No issues through the mountains.

Good luck with your choices.
Thank you! Is there a way to visually know whether it is equipped w/ the Level I suspension or the Level II?
Level II is a flip of the axle and very low. Most of the SportTrucks were Level I, and then some were lifted by either Callaway, or in conjunction with Rocky Ridge during that time.
Thank you, sir!
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Recently spied in SD

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Dakota Aero wrote: Mon May 02, 2022 6:53 pm Recently spied in SD

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Fun seeing one out in the wild. They are few and far between.
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Dakota Aero wrote: Mon May 02, 2022 6:53 pm Recently spied in SD

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I spied a Callaway Escalade the other day but was unable to get a pic :cool
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