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Old 05-29-2005, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
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TE50 and towing

My mate just bought a TE50 and reckons the manual says you cannot tow with the car.

Is this true? If so, why?

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Old 05-29-2005, 23:08   #2 (permalink)
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The suspension is not designed for it.
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Re: TE50 and towing

A Bloke I used to work, had a Te50, Lowered & 19" wheels..., and had a 2300kg Hayman Reese Hitch on it, and towed a 2.2 tonne boat...........!
So, It can be done... But at what cost? to the vehicle.
He only had the car 12 months, bought a 4wd to tow it with.
Dont know where it ended up.....or in what condition!
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Re: TE50 and towing

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The suspension is not designed for it.
Never heard that one before.

Ford only ever said they would not warrant the T3 vehicle's with a tow bar. It would be fair to say that the torquey nature of the engine was a worry for Tickford with the Diffs (M78) and the "older" spec autos (before the BA series strengthening) not up to the task.
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Re: TE50 and towing

i was told it was ride-height related and was later reviewed to be approved for towing......

although the ride height never changed...............
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Re: TE50 and towing

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The suspension is not designed for it.
So that means XR8s cant tow then, They use the exact same suspension. Your way off mate.......
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