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Old 07-21-2014, 04:24 PM
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Towing your MasterCraft with or w/o overdrive

I have a 06 Nissan Frontier with 4.0 liter V6 and was wondering if I should tow with the overdrive on or off. What are you towing your MasterCrafts with and do you use the overdrive?
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:25 PM
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I have a 06 Nissan Frontier with 4.0 liter V6 and was wondering if I should tow with the overdrive on or off. What are you towing your MasterCrafts with and do you use the overdrive?
With a Frontier, overdrive off. Unless you want to be doing trans work soon.
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:31 PM
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With a Frontier, overdrive off. Unless you want to be doing trans work soon.
I would agree. I have 99 F350 7.3, my X-Star is hardly noted. I'm in OD.
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:38 PM
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i would say overdrive off. and if u ever get rid of that boat and go to a v drive prepare for a new rig lol. enjoy
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:45 PM
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OD while towing is going to kill your tranny in that truck.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:49 PM
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If you stay in OD, it might be worth double checking to see if you have a transmission cooler. If not, have one installed. Even then, I'd only tow in OD on flat surfaces. Get into any sort of incline at all, and I'd lock it out of OD.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:30 PM
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As everyone has stated.... no OD!
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:37 PM
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Read the owners manual. It will tell you. Typically for a truck of that size, OD is off.

On the 2500 Dodge Diesel... I use OD... even with 15,000# - but it's designed for it.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:29 PM
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I just pulled 6.5 hrs with F150 5.0L and I put mine in tow/haul mode

with a SUV I would pull with overdrive off
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:36 PM
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2001 Expedition. 5.4. Transmission cooler. OD = OFF when towing.
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