94 f150 -- towing with an inline 300
I recently purchased a 94 f150 (long bed) for a tow rig and farm truck. It's 2wd, with the 300 inline 6 and a 5 sp. the plan was to use it to pull a 18' deck over tandem car trailer, with my 98 ZJ loaded for trail debauchery.
I pulled the ZJ about 200 interstate miles this weekend, on a tow dolly. The truck performed flawlessly, better than I had hoped for. However, the 300 seems to be lacking the horsepower to effectively deal with hills at 60 mph.
According to the dealer, my truck has a 3.07 rear gearset. With this in mind, my mod list has changed priority, from headers and possibly cam, to a rear with at least 3.73 gears.
Does this sound like a good idea? And can anyone help me to know what to look for in the local junkyards? (or, is my local dealer wrong again? 3.07 seems awfully tall for a 6 cyl, 5 sp 1/2 ton truck....)
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Originally Posted by 4.0H.O.XJ
Ill have an XJ please, with a side order of 4.0, hold the catalyctic converter and the 02 sensors, thank you.