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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
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2WD Reg Cab 133" Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 133" Work Truck N/A N/A $22,380 $24,460
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $25,167 $27,505
4WD Reg Cab 133" Work Truck N/A N/A $25,263 $27,610
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $25,441 $27,805
2WD Reg Cab 133" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $25,766 $28,160
2WD Crew Cab 153" Work Truck N/A N/A $26,493 $28,955
2WD Crew Cab 167" Work Truck N/A N/A $26,768 $29,255
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $27,953 $30,550
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $28,049 $30,655
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $28,227 $30,850
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $28,323 $30,955
4WD Reg Cab 133" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $28,648 $31,310
4WD Crew Cab 153" Work Truck N/A N/A $29,376 $32,105
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $29,609 $32,360
4WD Crew Cab 167" Work Truck N/A N/A $29,650 $32,405
2WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $29,883 $32,660
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $29,883 $32,660
2WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $30,158 $32,960
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $30,835 $33,700
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $31,110 $34,000
2WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $31,457 $34,380
2WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $31,732 $34,680
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ N/A N/A $32,299 $35,300
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $32,491 $35,510
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ N/A N/A $32,574 $35,600
4WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $32,761 $35,805
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $32,761 $35,805
4WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $33,036 $36,105
2WD Crew Cab 153" LTZ N/A N/A $34,147 $37,320
4WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $34,339 $37,530
2WD Crew Cab 167" LTZ N/A N/A $34,422 $37,620
4WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $34,614 $37,830
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ N/A N/A $35,181 $38,450
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ N/A N/A $35,456 $38,750
4WD Crew Cab 153" LTZ N/A N/A $37,030 $40,470
4WD Crew Cab 167" LTZ N/A N/A $37,304 $40,770
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2WD Reg Cab 143.5" WB 60" CA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 143.5" WB 60" CA N/A N/A $20,976 $23,175
2WD Reg Cab 167.5" WB 84" CA N/A N/A $21,143 $23,370
2WD Quad Cab 163.5" WB 60" CA N/A N/A $23,341 $25,925
4WD Reg Cab 143.5" WB 60" CA N/A N/A $23,513 $26,125
4WD Reg Cab 167.5" WB 84" CA N/A N/A $23,685 $26,325
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $25,439 $28,790
4WD Quad Cab 163.5" WB 60" CA N/A N/A $25,869 $28,865
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $27,374 $31,040
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $28,143 $31,870
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST N/A N/A $28,616 $32,420
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $30,194 $34,255
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $30,981 $35,170
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST N/A N/A $31,123 $35,265
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $32,800 $37,285
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $33,613 $38,160
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $33,673 $38,300
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $35,260 $40,075
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $35,531 $40,460
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $36,283 $41,265
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $38,072 $43,345
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SXT N/A N/A $38,130 $43,360
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie N/A N/A $39,229 $44,760
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SXT N/A N/A $40,812 $46,450
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie N/A N/A $41,022 $46,775
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $41,269 $47,010
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $43,951 $50,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,380
$20,976
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,460
$23,175
Monthly Payment Estimate
$408 / month
$386 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado HD is a focused work truck with excellent capabilities.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
62.5 65.0
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 40.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 67.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.6 8.5
Cab to Axle (in)
55.9 60
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.9 79.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
36.9 NA
Overhang, Front (in)
39.4 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 33.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
116.5 122.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
224.7 235.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
11.3 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 112.4
Height, Overall (in)
76.4 78.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
52.1 51.2
Wheelbase (in)
133.0 143.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.6 -
Tailgate Width (in)
61.6 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
97.8 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
62.5 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.0 -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
75.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x 0.79 13.9 x 1.39
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.8 13.9 x 1.39
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
34 52
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 12.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45.3 44.9
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 649
Spare Tire Size
LT245/75R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
QIZ TPY
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3042 3085
Spare Tire Order Code
ZIZ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 649
Rear Tire Size
LT245/75R16E LT235/80R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2205 3085
Rear Tire Order Code
QIZ TPY
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
LT245/75R16E LT235/80R17E
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10400 11000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10400 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1560 1100
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
2600 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4200 5200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
18500 17000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2931 3125
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
9200 12500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6084 9350
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2189 2736
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.6 16.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 136
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
373 @ 4400 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LY6 EZA
Displacement
6.0L/366 5.7L/343
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
353 @ 5400 330 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA NA
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 3.28
Trans Order Code
MYD DEG
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.30
Trans Description Cont.
HD Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 .74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 5.94
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.98
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 5.42
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Dodge Ram 3500
Body Code
E63 143.5" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 8' Fleetside Reg Cab
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6900 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
4800 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 4.10
Axle Type - Front
Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4800 5200
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6084 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 NA
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent NA
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed Ladder

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