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Old 06-14-2005, 00:10   #1 (permalink)
mkm
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91 f150 towing capacity

got a 91 f150 4.9l efi 4x2, recently had aod tranny rebuilt w/ heavy
duty torq conv installed. any ideas what my towing capacity would be?
wanna get a travel trailer.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:10   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 91 f150 towing capacity

with an AOD ?

forget it

the AOD's infamous 'chug-a-lug' third gear will drive you nuts


"mkm" <mkm@idsi.net> wrote in message
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> got a 91 f150 4.9l efi 4x2, recently had aod tranny rebuilt w/ heavy
> duty torq conv installed. any ideas what my towing capacity would be?
> wanna get a travel trailer.
>



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:10   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 91 f150 towing capacity

On 30 May 2005 10:03:12 -0700, mkm wrote:
> got a 91 f150 4.9l efi 4x2, recently had aod tranny rebuilt w/ heavy
> duty torq conv installed. any ideas what my towing capacity would be?
> wanna get a travel trailer.


What gear ratio in the differential? It makes a big difference.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:10   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 91 f150 towing capacity

ever consider a pop up trailer?



"mkm" <mkm@idsi.net> wrote in message
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> got a 91 f150 4.9l efi 4x2, recently had aod tranny rebuilt w/ heavy
> duty torq conv installed. any ideas what my towing capacity would be?
> wanna get a travel trailer.
>
>



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:10   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 91 f150 towing capacity

Ask a trailer salesman. You can probably pull 42 foot fifth wheel
according to him.
"Joe G" <joeg@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> ever consider a pop up trailer?
>
>
>
> "mkm" <mkm@idsi.net> wrote in message
> news:1117472591.955021.254990@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > got a 91 f150 4.9l efi 4x2, recently had aod tranny rebuilt w/ heavy
> > duty torq conv installed. any ideas what my towing capacity would be?
> > wanna get a travel trailer.
> >
> >

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:11   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Re: 91 f150 towing capacity

"TranSurgeon" wrote:
>with an AOD ?
>
>forget it
>
>the AOD’s infamous ’chug-a-lug’ third gear will
>drive you nuts
>
>
>"mkm" <mkm@idsi.net> wrote in message
>news:1117472591.955021.254990@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> got a 91 f150 4.9l efi 4x2, recently had aod tranny rebuilt w/

>heavy
>> duty torq conv installed. any ideas what my towing capacity would

>be?
>> wanna get a travel trailer.
>></font>


It is more a matter of final drive ratio in rear axle than the "chug
a lug" tranny. If your rear axle ratio is around 3.55 or taller with
a OD and that 4.9, it will not tow well but it you gear it up to 4.10
or so it will do a good bit better. It will not be a barn stormer but
it should do okay up to 5000lbs or so with deeper gears (if you want
to go through the trouble of changing them) otherwise I would limit
myself to popup campers as it sits now.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:11   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Re: 91 f150 towing capacity

you're not REAL familiar with how the AOD is set up, are you ?


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> "TranSurgeon" wrote:
> >with an AOD ?
> >
> >forget it
> >
> >the AOD's infamous 'chug-a-lug' third gear will
> >drive you nuts
> >
> >
> >"mkm" <mkm@idsi.net> wrote in message
> >news:1117472591.955021.254990@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> >> got a 91 f150 4.9l efi 4x2, recently had aod tranny rebuilt w/

> >heavy
> >> duty torq conv installed. any ideas what my towing capacity would

> >be?
> >> wanna get a travel trailer.
> >></font>

>
> It is more a matter of final drive ratio in rear axle than the "chug
> a lug" tranny. If your rear axle ratio is around 3.55 or taller with
> a OD and that 4.9, it will not tow well but it you gear it up to 4.10
> or so it will do a good bit better. It will not be a barn stormer but
> it should do okay up to 5000lbs or so with deeper gears (if you want
> to go through the trouble of changing them) otherwise I would limit
> myself to popup campers as it sits now.
>
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:11   #8 (permalink)
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"TranSurgeon" wrote:
>you’re not REAL familiar with how the AOD is set up, are you ?
>
>


Probaly a lot more familar with transmisson and gear limitations than
you think! I actually have a working 83 AOD in the barn right now.
(pull from a vehical I junked out)
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:11   #9 (permalink)
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"SnoMan" <DoNotEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
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> "TranSurgeon" wrote:
> >you're not REAL familiar with how the AOD is set up, are you ?
> >
> >

>
> Probaly a lot more familar with transmisson and gear limitations than
> you think! I actually have a working 83 AOD in the barn right now.
> (pull from a vehical I junked out)


oh, wow

I'm impressed

so tell me what the power flow is in an AOD in 3rd................this bears
directly upon the problems found when towing with one



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:11   #10 (permalink)
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"TranSurgeon1" wrote:
> "SnoMan" <DoNotEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> news:1_600141_ecd294d1c55cefc9b0020c40a0b632f4@autoforumz.com...
> > "TranSurgeon" wrote:

> &nbsp;> >you're not REAL familiar with how the AOD is set up,
> are you ?
> &nbsp;> >
> &nbsp;> >
> >
> > Probaly a lot more familar with transmisson and gear

> limitations than
> > you think! I actually have a working 83 AOD in the barn

> right now.
> > (pull from a vehical I junked out)

>
> oh, wow
>
> I'm impressed
>
> so tell me what the power flow is in an AOD in
> 3rd................this bears
> directly upon the problems found when towing with one


Gee I did not know there was "bears" in a AOD. That is news to me!
You are just looking to start something here and if I answer your
question, and pass your "test" then what gonna be the next one?

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