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Old 10-08-2013, 01:28 PM
Fjrmann Fjrmann is offline
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hey folks, need to clairify. i was out the door witht the labor protion of the install @ $450, maybe a few bucks less. i located the hitch from a dealer up on the east coast, New Jersey if i remember. they were running a spring sale, my dealer matched the sale price of $400.

so sorry for any confusion
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:23 PM
04prox2 04prox2 is offline
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Originally Posted by FL-inga View Post
I want to tow my 3 seater jet ski. Can my little X-3 SUV handle it?
You will be just fine with a little jet ski. I pull a 21foot boat no problem just not at the speed of light. Only a 15 mile trip.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:39 AM
RhoXS RhoXS is offline
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With respect to towing ability, I think the transmission is typically the weak link in the chain. Is the 35 transmission more robust than the 28 transmission (I don't know if they are the same) with better cooling provisions? It is my understanding transmission temperature is the critical and limiting parameter when towing. If the 35 transmission is the same as the 28 transmission, with no supplemenatry cooling provisions, then the 28 is probably the better choice.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:22 AM
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If you wanna tow get one of these....... Otherwise keep your X3 Tranny happy.

A Ram 3500 with 17000 lbs of Towing Capacity !
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