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Towing and gear ratio question
#1
I notice that with other manufacturers, different gear ratios have different tow ratings. For example, a 4.10 rear end might tow 500 lbs more than a 3.73.

Different models of Frontiers have different gear ratios, but they are all rated the same (assuming same cab, drive train, and bed size). Anyone know why?

Either Nissan is being conservative and using the lowest gear ratio's tow rating for all vehicles, or it's being liberal in publishing only the maximum numbers.
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#2
I thought it was a manual vs auto tranny thing?
06 nismo CC 4X4: SOLD and replaced with 2017 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon; Teraflex 3" lift, 315/70-17 Cooper STT PRO tires on Fuel Trophy wheels, JCR bumpers front and rear w/Warn 9.5cti winch in front, Ace sliders, GraBars, Weathertech window deflectors and floor liners
98 Jeep Wrangler in the garage, 2" lift, 33X12.50 BFG MTs on 15X8 MT Classic Locks, Pioneer/MTX/RF P3 Sound, Borla Header w/Flowmaster
63 and 67 Nissan Patrols (under construction)
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#3
I know the 4wd will tow less than a 2wd due to extra weight. It's normally about 500 lbs dif.
2013 Crew Cab Pro-4X
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