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Old June 27th, 2007, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default 97 f150 2d v6 reg cab/reg bed.

would this be a decent tow rig for my 02 tj? just not sure. i know its half ton but didnt know what the bad side of this truck would be.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #2
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Cant answer the question till you know the weight of the trailer
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Old June 27th, 2007, 05:48 PM   #3
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fair enough. then school me whats an average car hauler flat bed weigh?

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Old June 27th, 2007, 06:47 PM   #4
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1500 lbs, so that with a 4000 lb tj... the truck will handle it. It'll be a bit slow with a V6.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 06:52 PM   #5
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not worried about speed just need to get home and there haha.
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depends on how much you are paying for it and the mileage.

the SWB probably wont be to good.

as i said before get a short bed xtra cab or a reg. cab long bed. with a v8.

unless ur getting this for under 2'gs and is has low mileage on it pass.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 06:44 PM   #7
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You'll be able to tow it, but the V6 will struggle and you more than likely won't like towing with it. You make get slightly worse mileage towing with the V6 compared to just getting a V8.
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v6 f-150 = no balls, then it depends on the weight of the trailer, how far your going, and how good you can haul a load
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even if it had a v8 I would say no.

your looking at 5,500 lbs min. with the trailer + 500lbs of shit in the truck bed most likely.


also the v6 drive train is not as heavy duty as the v8 i believe (not saying the v8 drivetrain is heavy duty :tonka:)
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http://detroit.craigslist.org/car/347755486.html

http://detroit.craigslist.org/car/364066164.html

http://detroit.craigslist.org/car/344606954.html (a real 6 cylinder engine )
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stake truck 950 bucks.

http://detroit.craigslist.org/car/363171790.html

600

http://detroit.craigslist.org/car/343965232.html
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we use a 97 F150 v6 5spd std cab long box for a parts truck at work, it doesn't haul any trailors but hauls loads of tires/enignes etc etc.......

This truck has had the hell beat out of it in every way, and it just rolled 360,000 miles on the orig engine and trans, has had 1 rear axle rebuild and 1 clutch install, but its never towed a trailor, but has been reliable as hell

if this truck has the 5spd (mazda trans) then i would pass, the mazda trans is a good tranny but doesn't respond well to heat being al. case and metal gears being lubed with tranny fluid
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even if it had a v8 I would say no.

your looking at 5,500 lbs min. with the trailer + 500lbs of shit in the truck bed most likely.


also the v6 drive train is not as heavy duty as the v8 i believe (not saying the v8 drivetrain is heavy duty :tonka:)
How do you figure that the V8 isn't capable of that? I've towed that much and have had that much shit in the back and my truck tows great.
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How do you figure that the V8 isn't capable of that? I've towed that much and have had that much shit in the back and my truck tows great.
swb.

i would rather tow a 6000lb load with a LWB truck over a SWB one anyday. if you are buying a vehicle with the intent to tow a jeep regularly why would you want a swb one. I am basing that on wheel base i dont care what engine it has in it.




nate with a stake truck you could tow my jeep at the same time too. :tonka:
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swb.

i would rather tow a 6000lb load with a LWB truck over a SWB one anyday. if you are buying a vehicle with the intent to tow a jeep regularly why would you want a swb one. I am basing that on wheel base i dont care what engine it has in it.




nate with a stake truck you could tow my jeep at the same time too. :tonka:
I've towed with SWB, and I've towed 40 ft enclosed with LWB trucks. I honestly have never noticed a difference. Unless it's SUPER windy, I've never had the tail wag the dog either.
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I've towed with SWB, and I've towed 40 ft enclosed with LWB trucks. I honestly have never noticed a difference. Unless it's SUPER windy, I've never had the tail wag the dog either.
no one cares about your brothers landscaping trailer.


and obviously you do not tow enough to know what you are talking about.
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wheelbase does make a really large difference
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ive towed my xj on a large car hauler behind a SWB v-6 f-150, it worked, but was pretty slow. you could flat tow it no problem, but for a car hauler to b e effecient, i would say a v-8 and longer wheelbase
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no one cares about your brothers landscaping trailer.


and obviously you do not tow enough to know what you are talking about.
Only just about everyday for a year.

I'm just going by what I've experienced. Yes wheelbase does make a difference, but there are other things with the vehicle that can counteract that.

Anywho, continue on your asshole path BJB.
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Didn't a 4cyl automatic S-10 have a higher tow rating than a a V6 full size ford?


i think i remember it being 3100 for the S-10 and 2600 or so for the ford.


and i'd say no, that ford is slow and has no power.
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