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Old 09-28-2011, 08:03 AM
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My rig , 7.3 Diesel 1 ton & the M/C

I know the platform needs attention . .
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:40 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?
I have a 2011 X-14V with the 2011 MDX. According to the website, X-2 is 300lbs more than X-14V.

The MDX is "Super Handling AWD", essentially the Subaru AWD system. Works great. I did put in air shocks in the rear to lessen the rear-end sag, but it pulls like a champ. Towed the boat 250 miles for vacation, from sea level to 3000', at 70 mph. Braking is great, including hard stopping, no dipping and lifting the front. Only negative is about 12 mph towing, but since it is only 2x / year, I'm ok with that.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:43 PM
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X-14V is 300 lbs heavier, correct?
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:52 PM
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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.
i would love to see toyota use the diesel's here in the usa!
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:53 PM
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I have a 2011 X-14V with the 2011 MDX. According to the website, X-2 is 300lbs more than X-14V.

The MDX is "Super Handling AWD", essentially the Subaru AWD system. Works great. I did put in air shocks in the rear to lessen the rear-end sag, but it pulls like a champ. Towed the boat 250 miles for vacation, from sea level to 3000', at 70 mph. Braking is great, including hard stopping, no dipping and lifting the front. Only negative is about 12 mph towing, but since it is only 2x / year, I'm ok with that.
Thanks Skipa! Have you posted on a MDX site before? I think I might have seen your pic there before. I REALLY don't want to get a bigger towing vehicle, and if you're able to tow w/o any problems that's great. Good tip about the air shocks in the rear. How did you go about doing that? I assume you meant 12mpg? That's okay with me also, we won't be towing very often it will mostly either be stored off season or in the lake during the season. Thanks for the pic.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:53 PM
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:17 PM
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Thanks Skipa! Have you posted on a MDX site before? I think I might have seen your pic there before. I REALLY don't want to get a bigger towing vehicle, and if you're able to tow w/o any problems that's great. Good tip about the air shocks in the rear. How did you go about doing that? I assume you meant 12mpg? That's okay with me also, we won't be towing very often it will mostly either be stored off season or in the lake during the season. Thanks for the pic.
Yes, 12 mpg. MDX goes up 6% grade on freeway at 65mph.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/air-lift-10...erid=d5y2011j1
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You can do the install yourself, or I paid the Acura dealer to do it.

The pics are on this forum topic on page 250, but I was unsure how to reference it.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:05 AM
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Yes, 12 mpg. MDX goes up 6% grade on freeway at 65mph.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/air-lift-10...erid=d5y2011j1
Manufacturer number 60815
You can do the install yourself, or I paid the Acura dealer to do it.

The pics are on this forum topic on page 250, but I was unsure how to reference it.
That's pretty dang good mileage! Pulling my 205 with the 8.1L 2500 suburban, I get about 8 mpg. Has no problem holding any speed but does like the gas.

I do love the classic MC look of your boat though. Tasteful, blue......very nice. No "tribal" stuff!
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:08 PM
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Hey, Please excuse my ignorance but What do you use that river boat for? It looks crazy!
My best guess is fishing? What kind of motor is in that?
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:32 AM
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the boat is built for running very shallow rocky mountain rivers.8 degree variable hull.it has a 1/2" thick keel and 3/8" bow and wings,covered by 1/2" teflon that is doubled up on the keel.motor is a 175 sportjet with a scott trim nozzle.gets me too great hunting areas that are otherwise unaccessable.but i mainly just run in small creeks and skinny back chanels trying not to get stuck.
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