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Old 23 Sep 2008, 12:46 am
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Default Is there anyway to increase my 2003 Honda CR-V's towing capacity?

I keep hearing that my car can only tow 1500 pounds but people keep saying it will be fine towing 1600-1700 pounds. but im concerned because i will be towing wave runners and backing them down a boat ramp with the boats and trailer weighing in at 1600 pounds. i was wondering if there were ways to increase the towing capacity in my car so i won't be worried about getting pulled in the water or ruining my transmission
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Old 23 Sep 2008, 01:01 am
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Yes , get a real truck to tow them and leave that underpowered roller skate at home. You can`t make it do something it`s not capable of doing without spending a lot of money.
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Old 23 Sep 2008, 01:16 am
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The CRV is the torquest motor honda has made. But 100- 200 lbs will not be much of a difference on the tranny is built strong on these motors and wave runners have barely any tongue weight. The only part I can see ruining your tranny is pulling it out from the boat ramp make sure you take overdrive off when pulling it out of the water thats all. I would cruise with overdrive on though this way you don't forget about if and overrev the motor. Torque= lowend pull you have plenty for what you do. You don't need a gas guzzler I do i tow 3500 lbs for 8-10 hours a day...F150 hope this is a better answer than what was posted.
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