Last post on Sep 29, 2003 at 10:13 AM
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Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, Exterior, Interior, Truck
Sep 16, 2003 (8:45 pm)
I'm with you. I can't believe for one minute any 1/2 ton PU can safely tow 9,900 lbs or carry 3,000 lbs of cargo. I have an F-350 dually and I saw just last week what 3,000 lbs of wheat did to it. My truck handled it just fine, but I wouldn't have done that to a single rear wheel truck!
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#22 of 23 150 towing
Sep 25, 2003 (6:08 pm)
I would like to believe Ford has really beefed their drive train to say the towing capacity is greater. I blew a tranny with very little towing and remarks by the insurance company were "What the heck have you been towing?" What real changes have they made?
#23 of 23 More info on tow rating
Sep 29, 2003 (10:13 am)
Looks like Ford did a little trick on Nissan regarding to the ever changing max. tow ratings on the two trucks. Ford did not actually beef up anything for the increased rating, they intentionally released a low number to bait Nissan into matching it (9500lbs.), then published the real number after '04 F-150 is already on sale.
Read this story in USA Today.