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Old 09-22-2011, 04:32 PM
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Very nice setup! Is the Aussie Prado the same as what us Yanks call the LandCruiser? You have the newer version of my setup, '97 LC and an '89 PS 190. I only get 11-12 mpg, pretty much the same when towing.
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:57 PM
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Anyone pulling an X-2 or boat of similar weight with a 2007 or newer Acura MDX? I'm looking to pick up an X-2 and one of the 'conditions' will be that it can be pulled by our 2007 MDX. It has a transmission cooler and the stock hitch has a capacity of 5000 lbs. The 3.7L V6 puts out 300hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. I know a V8 would be preferred but I think pulling a 3500 lb boat should work, even full of gas. Thoughts?
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:38 PM
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Very nice setup! Is the Aussie Prado the same as what us Yanks call the LandCruiser? You have the newer version of my setup, '97 LC and an '89 PS 190. I only get 11-12 mpg, pretty much the same when towing.
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No the Land Cruiser Prado for us comes as the Lexus GX, and also shares underpinnings with the 4Runner.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:13 AM
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Anyone pulling an X-2 or boat of similar weight with a 2007 or newer Acura MDX? I'm looking to pick up an X-2 and one of the 'conditions' will be that it can be pulled by our 2007 MDX. It has a transmission cooler and the stock hitch has a capacity of 5000 lbs. The 3.7L V6 puts out 300hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. I know a V8 would be preferred but I think pulling a 3500 lb boat should work, even full of gas. Thoughts?
Isn't the MDX FWD (front wheel drive)? If it is, it will be hard pulling the boat out of the water. You might be ok pulling short distances, but I wouldn't expect it to do very well on a long distance trip.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:31 AM
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Isn't the MDX FWD (front wheel drive)? If it is, it will be hard pulling the boat out of the water. You might be ok pulling short distances, but I wouldn't expect it to do very well on a long distance trip.
Second generation MDX is all- wheel drive so he should be ok,
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:12 AM
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My 2011 F150 6.2L Platinum and my 2012 X25 6.0L
DeeeeJay, Sick set up! I don't know what I'm talking about, but you might want to try raising your ball a bit. This could help level the trailer and get rid of your truck sag. Did you ever consider the ecoboost?
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Old 09-23-2011, 03:11 AM
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DeeeeJay, Sick set up! I don't know what I'm talking about, but you might want to try raising your ball a bit. This could help level the trailer and get rid of your truck sag. Did you ever consider the ecoboost?
It's funny you mentioned that. After I took the pic I realized that too and put some more air in the rear airbags to level out. I did not consider the EcoBoost, I thought if i really wanted a truck with turbos I wouldn't have sold my 08' Ford 6.4 diesel and the other reason was, subconciously I can't own a truck with a V6 and not once have I thought that I made the wrong decision. I am pretty happy with it too, I am getting 19.8 mpg on the highway turning 34 inch tires and stock gearing, for a V8 that's awesome IMO
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:22 AM
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Kevin 89 MC,

The Prado is a smaller version of the LC that is available worldwide, nontheless 7 seats and an effortless drive. This is my third one and would not have anything else. The 3 lt diesel has it's work cut out with 4 + tonnes but the trade off is I can get well over 1000 miles to the tank if I'm not towing and will go forever. Rock solid and quiet as a mouse.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:26 AM
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Funny how Toyota use their parts bin,

Here the Prado is stand alone. The 4 Runner was previously based on what is the commercially based hilux chassis. Whats in a name??
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:30 AM
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Anyone pulling an X-2 or boat of similar weight with a 2007 or newer Acura MDX? I'm looking to pick up an X-2 and one of the 'conditions' will be that it can be pulled by our 2007 MDX. It has a transmission cooler and the stock hitch has a capacity of 5000 lbs. The 3.7L V6 puts out 300hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. I know a V8 would be preferred but I think pulling a 3500 lb boat should work, even full of gas. Thoughts?
3500 lb boat
1000 lb trailer
500 lb worth of gas and gear

you'll pretty much be at the 5000 lb MAXIMUM towing capacity
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