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Old April 14th, 2004, 10:54 PM
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how much can a d90 auto tow

still looking for a d90 but i really need a truck to pull my car with, So the wife said well what will the D90 pull? I said i have no clue but it does have a V8.

So on a 97 auto hard top what is the towing rating.

Any info would be grate. I searched and ended up getting stuff on a trailor hitch with a bike carrier. I guess i just suck at the web.
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Old April 14th, 2004, 11:04 PM
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Not exactly sure about a 97 but going by my 94 manual

Unbraked Trailers....................1650lbs

Trailers with over run brakes

Low Range On Road..............5000lbs
Low Range Off Road..............2200lbs
High Range On Road.............3500lbs
High Range Off Road.............2200lbs
Max tongue weight.................350lbs
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Old April 14th, 2004, 11:05 PM
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How much can a D-90 tow?

Is this a trick question? Where's the punchline? My answer is:

NOT MUCH.

You want to tow something, get a full-size diesel pickup.
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Old April 14th, 2004, 11:16 PM
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I remember seeing a guy towing jet skies with his 90 and it wasn't pretty. I mean he was doing fine but the rear was sagging and every time he hit an incline you can see him lose speed.

I would say get a 110 and put a 4.6 and you should be fine.

My 03 Disco can tow my big 90 and a heavy trailer and hit 90-95 mph but as soon as I hit a long incline and high elevation to say goodbye to the 90's and say hello to the 40's.
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Old April 14th, 2004, 11:50 PM
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I agree with Mike, the D90 isn't a good tow vehicle. Besides the power, a short wheelbase can make for a lot of thrills when towing.

It's light weight also makes it easier for the trailer to push around.
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Old April 15th, 2004, 10:42 AM
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yea i didnt realize that the towing was that low.

Thanks again guys.

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If you are just going around townwith something not too heavy its not that bad at all.
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Old April 15th, 2004, 03:12 PM
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yea well i was talking more about a trailor and toyota supra. so that like 7K.
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Old December 10th, 2004, 01:37 AM
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I have towed a boat and trailer weighing about 6,000 lbs for 8 hours both ways. It sags, its slow up hills, it guzzled gas and averaged 60 MPH. Don't expect to go anywhere fast, just sit back and try and enjoy the ride. If you're looking for speed follow the advice from above.
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Old December 10th, 2004, 09:19 AM
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I've towed long distances successfully with the 90, both with a car on a tow-dolly, and a very light vehicle (Alfa Romeo) on a full trailer.

Nope, it wont go fast, but I drove very conservatively and the 90 did great. Even with the heavy trailer, it didnt get squirrely or anything.
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Old December 10th, 2004, 10:53 AM
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thanks guys, lol... you all brought this back for the dead! I had my heart set on a wagon but it got sold.... long story short i just bought a trailer hitch for the wifes suv. Ill just pull with it. Cheaper than buying another car! lol...
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