post #31 of Old 10-03-2006, 05:20 PM
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I'm moving to Utah in 5 months, so if I get one, it will be going over Parley's Canyon every other day (I-80, which I believe has one of the steepest inclines of a freeway).

I have an Alison C-250 turbine engine with a transmission adapter for sale if you want it. It will cary it's rated torque and HP all the way up to about FL240 before it starts falling off.

If your going to be pulling all of that stuff the weight alone is bad enough for that little 3.8 but add in all of the wind drag and parasitic drag and you'll be wishing you had a truck with a V8 or diesel.

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<snip>.......going over Parley's Canyon every other day (I-80, which I believe has one of the steepest inclines of a freeway).<snip>
What's the grade on I80? I thought the truckers were boycotting I64 outside of Beckley, West Virginia because of it 8% grade? (at least when it first opened. They whined and whined a lot about increased brake wear, fuel costs, etc. etc. because of the steepest grade in the nation.)

I am waiting for the supercharger, or AEV or Burnsville Offroad to offer the 4.7L conversion for the JK. I think the 3.8L will have similar performance to the 4.0L in the mountains. Gutless.

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What's the grade on I80? I thought the truckers were boycotting I64 outside of Beckley, West Virginia because of it 8% grade? (at least when it first opened. They whined and whined a lot about increased brake wear, fuel costs, etc. etc. because of the steepest grade in the nation.)

I am waiting for the supercharger, or AEV or Burnsville Offroad to offer the 4.7L conversion for the JK. I think the 3.8L will have similar performance to the 4.0L in the mountains. Gutless.
Most of it is 6%, but the very top is 12%, I think.
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I have an Alison C-250 turbine engine with a transmission adapter for sale if you want it. It will cary it's rated torque and HP all the way up to about FL240 before it starts falling off.

If your going to be pulling all of that stuff the weight alone is bad enough for that little 3.8 but add in all of the wind drag and parasitic drag and you'll be wishing you had a truck with a V8 or diesel.
Tell you what, I'll buy the turbine off ya if you buy me gas for 3 years.

Deal!?
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there is a serious error, there is no way a mazda6 can tow that much.

Towing cap for the "swb" wrangler is 2000 lbs, and unlimited is 3500 lbs
It is not an error. A 626 CAN tow that much.

Look at Edmunds.com's top tow vehicles for 2006.

#8 is a Hyundai sedan.

Lots of people buy Crown Victorias, or similar cars w/ big v-8's to tow with.

Doesn't mean I'm going to run out and buy one as a tow rig, but cars can tow very well.
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yea it show an elantra with a 3000lbs rating with trailer brakes, thats insane. my gf has an elantra and i cannot imagine putting anymore stress on that little 4 cylinder

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The Mazda6 can tow NOTHING according to Mazda, so where ever those numbers came from that it can tow 5000+ lbs is bogus. here is the response i got from them...

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Thank you for contacting Mazda North American Operations. I appreciate
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In regards to your question, the MAZDA6 is not designed for towing, as
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components of the vehicle. I hope this information is helpful to you.

Again, thank you for contacting Mazda. It has been my pleasure to
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umm I wonder whether its a US thing. Because I'm willing to bet you can tow with it, in fact I'm willing to bet Mazda even offer a dealer fit tow pack with the hitch and lightboard sockets.

Does seem strange. But most cars are rated for towing of some sort, Caravaning is very popular in Britain and Europe and family saloon cars are the most common choice as tow vehciels.

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Most of it is 6%, but the very top is 12%, I think.
Now that is some grade. I think the V6 is gonna get winded doing that. (Though I towed a 4x6 UHAUL and 7 passengers in my minivan in the mountains of WV some years ago. Was no pocket rocket and spent a lot of time in second gear, but it did make it to Spencer WV and back to TX)

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Now that is some grade. I think the V6 is gonna get winded doing that. (Though I towed a 4x6 UHAUL and 7 passengers in my minivan in the mountains of WV some years ago. Was no pocket rocket and spent a lot of time in second gear, but it did make it to Spencer WV and back to TX)
You're not kidding! I hate going over the summit when there is a lot of traffic, because you always get the guy going 40 who tries to pass the guys going 30, and ends up blocking the fast lane, and ruining your momentum.
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