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Maxing out the FX35 Towing Capacity! PICS

Here's some pics I had of my old '03 FX35 AWD (I started off with a Hidden Hitch but later switched to the OEM hitch when it became available.)

I never had any concerns when towing the car or boat with the OEM hitch as it is built like a class III hitch and very sturdy.






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Nice! How much does the boat weigh? Debated using my FX to tow the boat but the boat is a bit over the max (~4500 lbs).


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Nice! How much does the boat weigh? Debated using my FX to tow the boat but the boat is a bit over the max (~4500 lbs).
I'm pretty sure it was close to yours in weight when loaded out

(2003 Crownline LPX 20')

I only had about a 3 mile round trip from the storage shed to the boat launch, but it handled it OK on the trip from Dallas to Austin and through the hill country roads a few times to the shop for maintenance.

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Re: Maxing out the FX35 Towing Capacity! PICS

Other than strain on the transmission, I think the FX will do fine towing over its capacity (even the brakes). THAT said, you will be in a world of trouble if you happen to get in an accident while being over the tow rating. Even if it is not your fault, there is some scumbag lawyer that will try to blame your towing of a 4,500 lb. boat for the accident.

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WOW and its an fx35 too!

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Nice toys, BTW!

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Nice toys, BTW!
Those pics are a few years old as I no longer have those "Toys"....

Just wanted to share my experience that the FX 35 has excellent towing capacity.....however, I could definitely "feel" the boat pulling on the chassis so it's not ideal, but it got the job done for the short distance I needed to tow. I wouldn't recommend it for long distances and windy roads - LOL

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Re: Maxing out the FX35 Towing Capacity! PICS

How is the OEM Hitch attached? I just put the curt hitch on mine and I'm not real thrilled with the hook-up... (However, it doesn't show much since the FX is black too..
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How is it attached? With a bunch of bolts...

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How is it attached? With a bunch of bolts...
oh snap! I shoulda seen that coming....

To be a little more specific... the curt unit bolts up through the bottom of the aluminum bumper strut/bar, which is not real sturdy... WHERE perhaps does the stock unit bolt to with the above forementioned bolts...
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