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Old 07-30-2017, 01:20 PM
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I hear the new fords with half a lift kit are cheap? Maybe even could find some discontinued white wheels on clearance to really finish it off.
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Old 07-30-2017, 01:31 PM
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Ya I seen the weights on the searches and was not sure how accurate they were. I pulled a 2011 X2 once and it pulled a lot easier than our Star. Thank you tho.
Back to the point. When you say easier you mean better fuel mileage or Less weight on back of truck? Tows smoother? You have the 5.7 engine?
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Back to the point. When you say easier you mean better fuel mileage or Less weight on back of truck? Tows smoother? You have the 5.7 engine?
I didn't look at the fuel mileage. Tongue weight seemed about the same. Both boats were on tandem trailers. I think the truck has 5.6. X2 just felt like a much lighter boat back there. Both boats had 5.7. The truck pulled the X-Star just fine the 8 miles round trip from the boat garage to the ramp. Now were are looking at 750 miles round trip to visit family and friends a few times a year and were going to upgrade to a more surf friendly boat. I was quite surprised to see that they all weighed about the same.
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Let the butthurt flow lol
Just flipping a little back at ya Aric. That will happen once and a while.
You have been very helpful in the past and I appreciate that.
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Just flipping a little back at ya Aric. That will happen once and a while.
You have been very helpful in the past and I appreciate that.
Someone has to!! Lol.
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Old 07-30-2017, 03:53 PM
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I didn't look at the fuel mileage. Tongue weight seemed about the same. Both boats were on tandem trailers. I think the truck has 5.6. X2 just felt like a much lighter boat back there. Both boats had 5.7. The truck pulled the X-Star just fine the 8 miles round trip from the boat garage to the ramp. Now were are looking at 750 miles round trip to visit family and friends a few times a year and were going to upgrade to a more surf friendly boat. I was quite surprised to see that they all weighed about the same.
Ya. Think about a 10 year newer trailer maybe you had a bit of stickiness on your trailer brakes or bearings that didn't spin as freely as possible, Im sure it's gonna be a little easier, And the boat being more arrow dynamic. Tower being able to fold down. Wind resistance can effect towing pretty quick.
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Old 07-30-2017, 05:51 PM
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You shouldn't have trouble towing any of those 4 - 4.5K lb boats. Maybe need to upgrade trucks. I've read hundreds of complaints about tow vehicles from all of the manufacturers. Sometimes it is just about making sure you have the right gears. I had a 1500 Avalanche, Silverado, and now Sierra. They all had the tow package and I tow my X14 fine. It only weighs 3300 ish, but I can't even tell it is behind me. But it will easily step up to 4500. Not saying i'd want to tow one of the newer large boats with it. But for an X2/ X10/ 22' Xstar, a half ton should do the job fine if properly geared.
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My 2008 ccsb duramax and 2013 xstar weight 16000 lbs. 7500ish for truck and 8500 for boat. Boat has about 750 lbs of lead hidden in it. I have towed boat once with my wife's newer 1500 suburban and I realized it's easier to put car seats in my truck.
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