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Old 01-31-2011, 12:13 PM
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Max tow?

The Max tow gives you the Tow mirrors, 3.73 axle, Upsized Radiator, Transmission Cooler and Hitch. What kinda hitch does it come with it must be rated for 11,300lb is it a 12k hitch? What else do you get in the max tow? I have heard a stronger Steering Ratio Is there something else I am missing?
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:49 PM
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I think you also get upgraded rear springs with the max-tow package.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:45 PM
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I thought the tow mirrors were a seperate option. I had to pay 360 extra for the tow mirrors over the max trailer tow package.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:59 PM
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I believe that you also get a heavy duty rear bumper as well as the above.
Max tow package is for trailers over 5000lb. I also had to include trailer tow mirrors as a seperate item.(360.00). For some reason on my order the max tow package was $1000.00 and then $500.00 credit. So only $500.00.
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Tow mirrors are an option, mine has Max tow with larger radiator and oil cooler, trailer brake control, 3.73 rear axle and all the goodies but the mirrors are just regular mirrors.
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In Canada the big mirrors are optional, I think they are std in us with max tow.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:18 PM
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i have searched this out. all max tow gives you is the
A) upgraded trans cooler
B) 7700 lbs leaf springs
C) 20:1 steering
D) 3.73 gearing

now if you want true max tow get a lariat or platinum and i think king ranch. thay will come with thees extras up to 2010. i cant say any thing about 2011's as i know not!
the trailer brake controller is an extra on every thing south of the lariat.
the tow mirrors are also an extra on every thing south of the lariat.
the receiver and the 7 pin / 4 pin plugs come with a regular tow package or max tow!
this was told to me buy one of the head mechanic at local ford dealer. (mission valley ford trucks)
this is why some of us had to add the mirrors or TBC modules.
i dont know if the max tow receiver is rated for 12,000 lbs. but i guess it has to or thay could not clam 11300 lbs. but i also thought 12,000 lbs receivers had a 2.5" hole in them? i dont know that much about receivers so?
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Out of curiosity, what is the spring code for the heavier springs on the max tow?
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Are springs the same as what is on the heavy duty payload package. I am ordering the super crew so hd payload is not. Available. I am assuming so since the GCWR is the same on either truck.
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In an attempt to dispel some misinformation...

There are actually three separate Max Trailer Tow Packages per the 2011 F-150 Order Guide (published 09/03/10). However, the differences between them are pretty much limited to the mirrors themselves. (Package 60C is only available on Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum, and those already have the SelectShift transmission.)

This Order Guide may be slanted towards the US markets. Hence, some differences may be seen in other markets.

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MAX TRAILER TOW PACKAGE – MANUAL MIRROR (60M)
Availability:
  • Optional on XL Regular and SuperCab
Not Available with:
  • 126" wheelbase
  • Power Equipment Group (85A)
  • Max Trailer Tow Package (60P)
Requires:
  • 3.5L EcoBoost™ Engine (99T)
  • 3.73 LS rear-axle ratio
  • Heavy-Duty Payload Pkg. (627)
  • XL requires Fog Lamps (595) with XL Décor Group (86D)
Includes:
  • Upgraded rear bumper
  • Class IV trailer hitch receiver
  • 7-pin wiring harness
  • Upgraded radiator
  • Auxiliary transmission oil cooler
  • Trailer Brake Control
  • SelectShift Transmission
  • Side mirrors, black manual telescoping trailer tow w/manual glass

MAX TRAILER TOW PACKAGE – POWER MIRROR (60P)
Availability:
  • Optional on XL Regular and SuperCab, XLT and FX2/FX4
Not Available with:
  • 126" wheelbase
  • Max Trailer Tow Package (60M)
  • XLT SuperCab 145" wheelbase with P235/75R17 BSW A/T (T7B), L245/75R17E BSW A/T (T7E) or P255/65R17 OWL A/S (T73)
  • XLT SuperCrew with P255/65R17 OWL A/S (T73) or L245/75R17E BSW A/T (T7E)
Requires:
  • 3.5L EcoBoost™ Engine (99T)
  • 3.73 LS rear-axle ratio (XL, XLT and FX2)
  • 3.73 electronic-locking differential axle (XLT w/Off-Road Pkg. – 55A and FX4)
  • XL requires Fog Lamps (595), XL Décor Group (86D) and Power Equipment Group (85A)
  • XL and XLT Regular Cab requires Heavy-Duty Payload Pkg. (627)
Includes:
  • Upgraded rear bumper
  • Class IV trailer hitch receiver
  • 7-pin wiring harness
  • Upgraded radiator
  • Auxiliary transmission oil cooler
  • Trailer Brake Control
  • SelectShift Transmission
  • Side Mirrors, black manual telescoping trailer tow w/power glass (includes heat, turn signal & puddle lamps)
  • Memory feature included on side mirrors when order with FX Luxury Package (55F)

MAX TRAILER TOW PACKAGE – POWER, CHROME MIRROR (60C)
Availability:
  • Optional on Lariat, King Ranch® and Platinum
Requires:
  • 3.5L EcoBoost™ Engine (99T) or 6.2L V8 (996)
  • 6.2L V8 on Lariat and Platinum also requires SuperCrew 145" WB
  • 3.73 LS rear-axle ratio
  • 3.73 electronic-locking differential axle (Lariat or King Ranch® w/Off-Road Pkg. – 55A)
Includes:
  • Upgraded rear bumper
  • Class IV trailer hitch receiver
  • 7-pin wiring harness
  • Upgraded radiator
  • Auxiliary transmission oil cooler
  • Trailer Brake Control
  • Side Mirrors, Manual Telescoping Trailer Tow w/Power Glass (includes heat, memory, turn signal & puddle lamps & Chrome Skull Caps)
Incidentally, a class IV trailer hitch is rated for 12,000lbs with a 1,200lbs tongue weight.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:17 AM
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The 20:1 steering piece was puzzling me, and I went digging around. I can find references in the 2009 model year F-150 sales brochure & Order Guide that this was a standard component of the Max Trailer Towing Package. However, I have not seen that in any Ford literature before or since, and I went through sales brochures & Order Guides ranging from 2007 through 2011.

Maybe that steering change was dropped due to negative feedback? Or, maybe it was just dropped from the literature? It is hard to say at this point.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:28 AM
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Oh and they have the electronic power steering. For 2011 Maybe that is why the 20:1 ratio doesn't show up
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THANKS DELUXE05 i wonder where did you find this info? i have been thru all sorts of brochures / pamphlets & shop service manules.
now is it true that the max tow with the 3.73 gears allso comes from factory with a 7 lug or was that just 04-08 7700 lbs payload?
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Mine is coming with 7 lug wheels(17inch).
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THANKS DELUXE05 i wonder where did you find this info? i have been thru all sorts of brochures / pamphlets & shop service manules.
now is it true that the max tow with the 3.73 gears allso comes from factory with a 7 lug or was that just 04-08 7700 lbs payload?

Download a copy of the order guide, it will fill in lots of blanks that other Ford documents don't offer up.

http://www.profleetsales.com/pdf_fil...er%20Guide.pdf
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