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Has anybody towed a car hauler with a lightning , I have to tow a 67 mustang fastback on a 18 ft car hauler about 450 miles, I know the truck will pull it am i going to have weight problems . The lightning is a 04 I,am pretty sure ford beefed the suspension up the last two years of production.
I heard lightnings can pull some weight, Idk how much though someone hear prob knows. I find it so funny that the Ram SRT-10 cant pull for ****, and lightnings destroy them with little bolt-ons. Towing a 67 fastback with a 04 lightning Id kill to own either one, lol. What kinda motor is in that stang?
Last edited by Ford4-life; 09-29-2006 at 08:08 PM.
I know several Lightning owners that use their rigs for towing, some use them to tow their race trucks. Like this one...
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You really shouldn't have a problem. Make sure you get a trailer brake controller that is compatible with your ABS system. I might even use a weight distrobution hitch to help keep the "the tail from waggin the dog".
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The actual rating is 5,000 pounds towing........but I honestly think the limiting factor is the tires.
The Lightning has a 1,000 pound payload (again, I believe because of tires) so if you factor in the 500 pound tongue weight of a 5000 pound trailer that leaves you 500 pounds for passengers, fuel, cargo etc...waaay artificially low ratings.
The trans is the Super Duty 4100R and we all know it has enough power.
I mean if a regular 150 has a rating of 8,000#.....
Glad you had no problems.....didn't think you would.
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