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ok lets calculate:
If the car is empty: 6300kg-1560kg = 4740kg (4.74ton)
This what Toyota says, not me, i only read whats on the official papers.
dont over load i flattend out my old springs(went from saggin to flat and fawked) by loading the bj60(N/A at this time) with too much lumber (3500lbs approx) the truck woulndt go over 90km/hr in 4th but the truck had no problem on hills slowed to 60-70km/hr these trucks haul ass but ill never overload my truck again
my dad replaced the rear springs (fronts are good) i was stuck with the labour (2 person job) but doable by one person and a few ice packs, cold ones and four letter words and you get through it
not questioning your tag, just questioning the bloody engineer that figured out the tow rating...
once again all that 'book knowledge' verses real life experience.
Tow rating's are about the chassis, brakes and suspension strength. The engine power isn't a factor.
Then ther are poeple who need to pee on the electric fence themselves.
Life must suck having to experience all the mistakes yourself.
are you sure of this statement? are you willing to put your career on the line for it and your reputation?
maybe you need to go pee on an electric fence and wake up.
RV University,a site providing safety and maintenance information for using a RV
"reasons for strong tow ratings were due to factors like the engine, transmission, and rear axle ratio to name a few. "
Pop-Up Trailer Camping
RV Lifestyle - Hitch Hints
and on and on...
now i do not expect you to admit you made an incorrect statement but really, for a person that likes to be perfect this was a bad mistake, one that could cost someone their life.
Is that the only source you've got? Those are blog sites for RV owners.
hummm, since the actual vehicle manufacturers relate the engine to the tow capacity (as shown above and in hundreds of links elsewhere, which i have no desire to look at) there must be a reason for it.
since the manufacturers use an engineer to figure out the tow rating and that person feels the engine size helps determine the tow rating then i guess there is a division amongst the engineering folks... them and you, so it seems.. but that is not important enough for you to change your statement...
since common sense is not one of your atributes this might be a waste.
a 3B is not an engine to move itself and 4 ton down the road safely and comfortably, even if it does have a trailer with trailer brakes. the cooling system is not designed for the heat being generated, the clutch is not designed for that added stress, the EGTs will be through the roof in stock settings (hell, they are when not towing anything in most cases), the stock exhaust system will not dump the excess exhaust gasses quick enough to keep the EGTs down. to ask a 3B to move 4 ton plus itself down the road at highway speeds (and on hills) safely and reliably is foolishness.
some engineer got paid to back the stupid idea that a BJ42 can tow 4000kgs safely (and you are buying it).
the engine does make a impact on the tow rating of a vehicle. but if you want to tell the mases that it is safe then by all means. my advice BASED ON EXPERIENCE, not books, is no more than 1500 lbs safely. (at least i will sleep well at night knowing i did not give foolish life threatening advice.
BTW, there is not a huge different between blogs and forums... both allow people to post up **** as fact.
how about we do it another way, why not phone up Ford and ask them why they feel an engine does make a diffence.
so if a clutch can not tow the load and slips on a mountain road, that is not a concern? maybe to you it isn't.
like i said, common sense is not in your makeup...