f150 towing capacity

Old 12-28-2014, 07:08 PM
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f150 towing capacity

I'm looking at purchasing a 98 f150 supercab. I want to be sure it can tow my horse trailer 30 min-2 hours about 15 times per year. I don't have a ton of money, but I only hope it can last me 2-3 years.

Problem is I can't figure out it's towing capacity. Please help!

It's a 4.6 liter v8 supercab. I know it has bigger tires and is possibly lifted. It's 4x4.

What is the rear axle ratio?

Do you think it can pull a 2800 lb horse trailer with 1 or 2 thousand lb horses in it?

Thanks !
Old 12-28-2014, 10:29 PM
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If you live on flat country, you might be able to get away with it. Lifted trucks with big tires reduce the towing capacity unless the diff gears were changed to much lower ratios. If the gears have not been changed it will be documented on the sticker in the door jamb and on the rear diff cover tag.
Old 12-29-2014, 07:19 AM
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Ok thanks!

I plan to get regular tires on it and undo the lift.

We have a 2004 4 runner and I'm trying to figure out if I can put its tires on the truck as well.
Old 01-02-2015, 07:14 PM
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Official towing capacity of a stock truck is 6200# with 17 inch wheels, 6700# with 16 inch wheels. REQUIRES 3.55 gears, towing package, and a tranny cooler. However, you will exceed the truck GVWR before you reach those numbers. I wouldn't tow more than 5000# with a 4.6.

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