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Posted: 07/15/20 06:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

travisc wrote:

Take it to a scale see what it weights so you no, do a couple of panic stops with it in a controlled area, see if you comfortable with it. The decision is really yours. Good luck and enjoy it,
This is exactly the plan before our first trip. Thank you!

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Look up the price of the front bumper for the Sorento. Bet it cost more than the axle. And than bumper would not always be the only cost if did not get stopped in time. What is that kid on a bicycle worth?

Why would i do that? I said they would be close to capacity already. I stated the fact that it wasn't built with breaks, listed the brochure showing the weight under 900 lbs and said it wasnt break ready. I never said breaks are not safer, or will help you stop better. Only that it didnt have them, and wouldn't be required.


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midnightsadie wrote:

just my .02cts, no 4 bang auto was made to be a tow truck. but thats just me. the engines not made for towing,, brakes not made for towing,,tranny not made for towing. ok I,m done.I feel much better

So according to you all Subarus (4cyl) can't tow. Interesting. I wonder why I can?


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Posted: 07/15/20 09:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bet it pulls, handles and stops better than my 1985 S10 V6 with a slightly higher rating.


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Just FYI here. My Sorento has a great trans in it with a factory external cooler. Has a Asin Trans. Same company that Rams use.
235K on it and runs great.


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My 1.9 TDI and 1.6 EcoTec both had automatics and have no problem towing 1500 lbs. At the 2000 limit, I avoid mountain passes. Conservative driving will get you there and back multiple times safely. Try driving the car like it is empty and you will wear it out or break something quickly.


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