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2008 Taurus Towing

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JerryRathman
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2008 Taurus Towing

Post by JerryRathman » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:07 pm

Hi everybody,
I have a 2008 FWD Taurus with a hitch on it. I know the owners manual states 1000 lb limit for towing, but I'm just wondering who has towed more and what was your experience?

I have a aluminum trailer that I put 2 4wheelers on that I'd like to pull. The 4 wheelers are on it nose to tail, so there won't be much frontal surface area and the total weight will be about 1800 lbs.

I plan to run about 10% tongue weight and I have a scangauge II to monitor trans temp.

Anybody have any thoughts on this? Any experience with towing with these cars?

thanks!


lambdapro
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Re: 2008 Taurus Towing

Post by lambdapro » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:11 pm

I would not recommend it, but if you are going ahead, add a Hayden 689 stacked plate transmission cooler. That is what I did with mine, but for other reasons.

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