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Old 08-20-2013, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Thunderhorse View Post
I'm not even sure that would be useful to have 500 ft/lbs in a 1/2 ton. By the time you beefed up the suspension, diffs, etc... enough to give it a tow rating that took advantage of all that power you'd basically have a 3/4 ton
My current supercharged truck has just under 550ftlbs and it is a hoot to drive. From a towing standpoint I think you are right, 500ftlbs for towing is allot of stress on the other components unless they just choose to underrate the towing, but for dumb-assing around it would be a good time. BTW, I ended up needing a built transmission to handle the power, first one was not happy and died an untimely death.

I would rather have too much engine than not enough, well, that is my philosophy anyway.
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