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Old 12-14-2003, 08:39 AM
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New 04 Heritage Owner Here

Hey guys,

Will this truck pull my Mach 1? New to pull about 5-5.5K. Just want to make sure I don't burn up the tranny or motor.

Have a class III hitch on it too.

Any of you tow with your 4.2s?
 
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Old 12-14-2003, 10:47 AM
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It depends on what transmission and axle ratio you have.
I own a 98'F150 w 4.2L/5speed/3.55 axle ratio, and without a doubt the weakest link in this drivetrain is the M5od 5speed tranny.
This truck has served me well, but once when I was pulling a friends camper with it, I realised right then and there that it was not something I'd want to do again. It had to weigh over 4000lbs
but I cant say for sure. You could smell the clutch burnin-though not real bad, but enough to make me worry about it a bit. Stopping the load took too much a toll on the whole truck as well.
I've also pulled many cars on tow dollies with this truck and it did those without a hickup.
With the stick I'd say keep your tow weight below 4000lbs for sure and prolly closer to 3000lbs to be safe, with the automatic you can probably go to a little better than 5000lbs with the 4.2L engine. Hope that helps.
 
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Old 12-14-2003, 10:57 AM
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Problem is my Mustang weighs 3500lbs and the trailer weighs just under 2000. This motor is supposed to have 202 HP and 254 Torque. The 5 spd tranny is the same tranny the V-8s have. Not sure what the 98 F-150 has.

I'm still concerned they sold me a vehicle that is questionable to do what I told them I wanted it to do.

I only tow my car a couple times a year on a 2,000 mile round trip. What do you think?
 
 
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