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6/23/2005
19:29:13

Subject: 3.9 towing
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I have a '98 dakota w/ a 3.9 in it. It has a manual trans. Should I have any trouble towing a 2,400 lb boat??.



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6/23/2005
20:19:35

RE: 3.9 towing
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What rear axle ratio do you have? 2WD or 4WD

My 92 service manual shows that for the V-6 and 5-speed, trailer weight is limited to 3500 lbs with the 3.55 axle ratio; 2250 lbs with the 2.9 axle ratio; 3500 lbs with the 3.91 axle ratio, all for the 4x4. For the 4x2, trailer weight is limited to 3500 lbs with the 3.55 axle ratio; 2500 lbs with the 2.9 axle ratio.

Payload for 5-speed with the 4x2 is 1250 lbs for the 112 in. wheelbase (regular cab), 1800 lbs for the 124 in. wheelbase, 2000 lbs for the 131 in. wheelbase (club cab). Payload for the 4x4 is 1450 lbs for the 112 in. wheelbase (regular cab), 2000 lbs for the 124 in. wheelbase, 1450 lbs for the 131 in. wheelbase (club cab).

Bumper hitch is only good for 2,000 lbs, so you'll need a frame hitch rated above what you're towing.



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6/23/2005
21:29:34

RE: 3.9 towing
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as long as you have a hitch you should be fine. it'll feel more sluggish though. and give yourself room to stop. have fun.



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6/26/2005
15:11:13

RE: 3.9 towing
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your '92 manual is a bit out of date for the '98 truck.
trailer ratings with the optional 10,500lb. GCWR ratings are for the short cab 4X2 with a 6, or 8, 6,800 lbs and with the CC 4X2 up to 6,400 lbs. 200 lbs less for the 4X4 models.
and with standard GCVR RC 4X4 4,100 lbs and 4X2 3,800 lbs with a 6 or 8. in all cases manual trannies are 200 lbs. less.



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