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2002, 4.0 V6, 5spd., 4WD, 3.55 axle, came with Class II hitch package...upgrade?

Discussion in 'Tow Rig Forum' started by Recoil Rob, October 20, 2018.

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    1. Recoil Rob

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      I installed an aftermarket Class III hitch, nothing else.

      I'm considering a boat purchase but the trailering weight of boat, engine and trailer is going to be around 5300.

      Will be trailering less than 15 miles one way, no big hills, maybe twice a week.

      At the very least i assume I will need a tranny cooler but...do I need a bigger truck?


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      Yes a trans cooler is the ticket
      I would just go to the scrap yard and get the cooler off another truck brackets hardware and lines / hoses
       
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      The only difference between the 3500# rating of the Class II and the 5500# of the Class III is the tranny cooler?
       

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