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Old November 29th, 2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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Heres how I cart my POS beater XJ around. '04 Canyon, 3.5l/auto 4x4 and a tow dolley.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 06:33 PM   #2
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How was that 3.5L with towing? I drove a Canyon at the dealership I was wrenching at and I must say the thing's a dog. No offense or anything.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 09:42 PM   #3
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It's the S-body's bigger brother... Nothing good can come from it !!!
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Old November 29th, 2005, 09:56 PM   #4
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It's the S-body's bigger brother... Nothing good can come from it !!!
Yep bigger truck, smaller engine. :tonka:
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Yep bigger truck, smaller engine. :tonka:
Couldn't have sad it better.. the engine in my Sonoma aint bad (4.3) Its the truck itself im not a fan of ! Nothing on it holds up !! the engine's performance issues are largly related to my catalytic so to blame the motor would be unfair !
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I don't know where the whole under powered talk comes from with these trucks?! Even the Car and Driver show on TV said the same thing. The 3.5 has 220hp, and tows like it does too (yes, thats a good thing). I've even towed an F-250 on the dolley with it, braking became and issue more than the power. I've towed cars, trucks, and SUV's all over the lower half of the state (towed from Detroit a couple times, Ionia, Indiana, ect.) and not had any issues with being under powered. It's been one helluva work truck for since I got it in Sept of last year. LOL, the day I picked it up from the dealer I drove to Albion to tow back an S-10 Blazer! Nothing like starting them young It tows just as well as my old 4.3 Silverado did. BTW, I did the same type of towing with my old 2.8 powered XJ too, I miss that Jeep.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 04:47 PM   #7
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I drove a crew cab Colorado this summer when my boss was looking at them. It thought the power of the truck was decent...nothing great. But it was an unloaded vehicle not towing anything.

I actually like the truck and wish my bosses would buy me one, when I hit 140k miles on my Explorer....but rumor has it, I only get a CRD Liberty.
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but rumor has it, I only get a CRD Liberty.
I drove one of those early last spring. I really liked the torque curve, it pulled strong even at upshifts. I'd love to see how it pulls some weight! You can't even tell it's a diesel when it was running, pretty quite. It's really a good vehicle, just way over priced for what it is!
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The reason they are called underpowered is because they launched a brand new truck that came with the smallest engine and least power in the segment. An unusual move.

Its like the 4.0 in the Jeeps.. most people like the motor and think it has good power.... until you go drive the competition thats making 270hp and 290 ft-lbs of torque with their 4.0 liter..
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The reason they are called underpowered is because they launched a brand new truck that came with the smallest engine and least power in the segment. An unusual move.
Yea, competing with the Dodge Dakota that offers a V8 and H.O. V8 with 260 HP and 310 lb-ft with an inline 5 cylinder is very unusual.
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I drove one of those early last spring. I really liked the torque curve, it pulled strong even at upshifts. I'd love to see how it pulls some weight! You can't even tell it's a diesel when it was running, pretty quite. It's really a good vehicle, just way over priced for what it is!
We already have two of them at work....I didn't think they where all that bad in price compared to everything else on the market. The two we have are fully loaded, leather, sirius radio, overhead computer, etc...I think we paid about $25k each.

Funny thing is they are only rated to tow the same as gas powered Libby.

Today at work, we had a truck break down on the highway. So we went out with one of the CRD Libby's and hauled back our 20' enclosed trailer weighing roughly 4800# pulled it easy...just as easy as the F350 w/351ci we've been using lately. Just something I wouldn't want to do all the time tho'.
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Funny thing is they are only rated to tow the same as gas powered Libby.
Which seems dumb because it's a diesel, but it's not the powertrain limiting the max towing, it's the uni-body.
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Which seems dumb because it's a diesel, but it's not the powertrain limiting the max towing, it's the uni-body.
your just jeolous because that v8 dakota has 260hp and a inline 5 has 220hp
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Which seems dumb because it's a diesel, but it's not the powertrain limiting the max towing, it's the uni-body.

Ya I know that, plus it's the braking on the vehicle.
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your just jeolous because that v8 dakota has 260hp and a inline 5 has 220hp

Horsepower really doesn't mean shit when it comes to trucks...it's the torque and where that torque comes in on the power curve..
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Which seems dumb because it's a diesel, but it's not the powertrain limiting the max towing, it's the uni-body.
And the braking system and the Suspension...
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