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Towing - auto or manual?

I have a boat and trailer, total weight of around 4000lbs.

Does anyone know if the tow rating for the FJ (5000 lbs?) differs for the auto or manual trany?

Thanks for the feedback. This is the best site I've come across to get info on the FJ.

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Re: Towing - auto or manual?

Should be identical. It's just going to depend on what you are more comfortable with. Personally I like to tow with a stick, I feel I have more control. That's just me.

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I love the stick.
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Re: Towing - auto or manual?

Percy,

I agree. My 99' Trooper is a stick and I will probably go with a manual in the FJ.
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Re: Towing - auto or manual?

I am going to tow and plan on getting Auto to do it. Don't have any insight on manual towing, anyone?
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Re: Towing - auto or manual?

Really, it kinda depends on what you are towing. I towed a 8000lb boat out of China Lake in Maine with a 4 cylinder S-10. I did it with a manual. The auto of the SAME truck couldn't get it out of the water.

That's my take on towing with a stick. I towed giant artillery pieces with a manual 5-ton in the corps. I towed the same thing with the automatic 5-tons and the manuals seemed to handle the task a bit better. Granted - it's probably all in my head - I want a manual, even for towing.

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I also can't deal with auto. My reasons include the ability to control powerslides more easily with manual, and the whole four wheelin experience is more fun with a stick IMO.
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