- August 6, 2015
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- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2017 F150 XLT Sport 4x4
Thanks for posting. Just make it more confusing.
As I said before, I only did research on my specific truck/year/model
I have ordered the factory shop manual, that should shed some light on this issue
Fords trying to keep you from overheating and blowing up your transmission when overloaded, that's why they made a tow option. They assume you are driving up steep hills etcs, if you are only towing on flat roads and not in very hot climates it shouldn't be a problem but not advised.
Does anyone know if the tow option changes the rear springs or shocks?
Although I can't be sure, I doubt he just pulled those measurements out of thin air.that is a blanket statement with no fact to support it's application to all years/models
100% sure that in the case of MY truck the radiator is exactly the same
Correct, there is even a 3rd one ,EB5Z-8005-E for 3.5, non turbo, non AWD, with oil cooler. But for my 4WD/AWD truck, there is only 1 radiator. Oil cooler or notAlthough I can't be sure, I doubt he just pulled those measurements out of thin air.
There is also a different radiator than the one you mentioned. EB5Z-8005-A is shown as being for 3.5L non turbo, without awd, without oil cooler. 3.5L non turbo, without trailer tow, from 9/02/13.
Correct, there is even a 3rd one ,EB5Z-8005-E for 3.5, non turbo, non AWD, with oil cooler
According to page 3 of this brochure of 2016 Explorer models, the XLT Class III Trailer Tow Package consists of:
Class III Trailer Tow Package: includes class III trailer hitch receiver, engine oil cooler and 7-/4-pin
wiring harness (requires 3.5L Ti-VCT engine)
It does not explain any other difference to the vehicle, like transmission type, trans cooler, brakes, etc. Strangely, page 1, under Standard features: Mechanical: states that Trailer Sway Control is standard equipment (?).
The way I read it the Limited, Sport and Platinum models may have other Class III Tow Package descriptions or package options, like engines & axle ratios.
The Platinum models have an axle ratio of 3.16 vs the XLT's standard 3.39 un-limited slip.
I wonder if the engineers and the brochure writers got all their facts straight...
Can't argue with real world resultsI tow a 20' center console with my 2011 XLT, 3.5 NA 4WD using an aftermarket 2" Draw-Tite receiver with no issues. 3500 lbs give or take. All this hand wringing over factory vs after market, 2000 vs 5000 is just that....hand wringing. No issues, no concerns, temps are normal. I simply manage the transmission where necessary to not let it lug in OD. Currently at 95K miles.
very good because I'm using all the necessary factory parts and they already provided all the wiring and electronic.
To deny warranty they will have to prove the direct relation between what I did and the issues and if it is due to a FORD part that i installed, they will have to prove that it was not installed correctly or that it is not the correct part for the application.
You can't deny a claim on a transmission because you put an after-market radio.
I believe this site will tell you; https://www.etis.ford.com/vehicleRegSelector.do;jsessionid=7F13BD8C4EFE84CE23F7244BF63F28B8.fcvas507I have a 3J under axle on my data tag. What ratio is that?