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Can I Pull it???

I have a 2003 Explorer with the 4.0L V6 engine, control trac 4x4, with a class 2 trailer tow package. I have a 1920# trailer while empty. How much can I actually pull witht my explorer without causing problems? Any input or suggestions would be great!! Thanks!!
 






JDraper

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A lot more than that, the Class II receiver is rated at 3500 lbs with a 350 lb max tongue weight. I'd suggest putting a good sized tranny cooler on the truck though. The transmissions are one of the weak points in the Explorer.
 






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ThankS! Should I put a class 3 reciever on the truck or just stay with the class II? I know the truck is rated for more than 3500 and if I put a big tranny cooler on it that would help as well. As you can tell I am pretty much clueless.... :)
 






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If you need to tow more than 3500, then you need a class III. The tranny cooler will not give you more towing capacity, it will help with the tranny life expectancy.
 






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Which rear end does it have in it?

With the OEM class 2 hitch, you'll be limited to 3500 lbs. However, the max rating will still be determined by the engine, trans, drivetrain (4wd/2wd), and gear ratio it came with from the factory. It's listed in the tables in your owner's manual.

-Joe
 






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