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Old 02-23-2011, 02:31 PM
pcityranger pcityranger is offline
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Default what can tow more

what can tow more, a 4.0 with a 4.10 rear end and manual transmission, or a 4.0 with a 4.10 rear end but an automatic transmission?
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:40 PM
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Default Re: what can tow more

the auto is rated to tow more than the manual
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:59 PM
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Default Re: what can tow more

Both can tow the same. Most manufacturers recommended tow ratings are lower on manual trucks to avoid warranty issues on clutch components from inexperienced users.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:02 AM
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Default Re: what can tow more

ohh, i saw that the owners manual said auto can tow more and it didnt make any sense to me
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:44 AM
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Default Re: what can tow more

A lot of manufacturers do that because of legal issues.

As an example, the max tow limit in a 1997-2001 Honda CR-V is 1,000 pounds in the U.S. In Europe, the limit is the same with a trailer with no brakes but it's 2,000 pounds if the trailer does have brakes. Europeans are less sue happy, so they can do that an not worry about the legal problems. Here, they have to cover their ass.
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