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Old 08-24-2011, 11:01 AM   #11
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Possible outcomes... 1) death, 2) damage to tow vehicle, 3) nothing goes wrong. Your overloading a vehicle so taking chances. I don't know what has a tow rating of only 2000#, is it a hybrid or something?

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Old 08-24-2011, 11:08 AM   #12
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Although I agree with everything said in prior posts in some cases a rated tow capacity is limited by engine size and gear ratio. Suspension and brakes are not in the the limiting factor.
case in point. 2005 2500 hd 6.0 gas tow rating 9200 lbs. 2005 2500 hd diesel tow rating 12,000 lbs.
brakes are the same andthe suspension is the same. So handling and braking would not be a factor if I pulled 10,000 lb trailer with my 9200 lb tow capacity truck? Correct?
just a random thought and I am in no way bashing anything said just making a point.

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