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Opinion on towing my toy with my frontier

I need opinions on towing my play truck with my frontier. Its a 79 bronco on 35s. I would be pulling it with a trailer that has trailer brakes on it. My frontier is the 6 speed manual with 3.69 gears on 35s. Cold air intake. My rear lift is an adjustable shackle. Do ya'll think I would be able to tow the bronco with my frontier? I'd mostly be towing it just 30 or less miles. Or if I ever go to sell it I might be taking about a 90 mile trip max. Is there anything else I could do to increase my towing ability? Like stiffer springs or lower gearing? I'm in georgia and dont really have steep or long hills where I would be towing it.
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Suspension wont be rated for that unless you have a sweet aluminum trailer...if it is steel i bet your are over by 2000lbs+
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Add the weight of the Bronco, the trailer, the gear, and the people. See what it comes to, and figure out the tongue weight. Then go from there. I wouldn't tow it I don't think, but without numbers I'm just guessing.
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Airbags yes.
I think the manual + the 35" is going to hurt. If it is very level you might be ok.

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Also you did not say what year Frontier you had , or if was V6 or what body style , if your ball was bumper mounted or if you had hitch mounted to the frame style.
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Also you did not say what year Frontier you had , or if was V6 or what body style , if your ball was bumper mounted or if you had hitch mounted to the frame style.
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A 6 speed is only offered in a second gen 4.0 frontier. I wouldnt even consider towing something with bumper. It would be on my schrockworks rear bumper.
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I still wouldn't trust it. Rough on transmission, suspension and brakes.
What is the trailer weight? Loaded weight? I am betting you need a bigger tow vehicle.
As someone who hauls heavy equipment for a living, i personally would not drive it
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3.69s with 35s, and a near/over capacity load? Nope, wouldn't do it.
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Not a good idea for a regular tow vehicle. However I will say I towed the FronTerra with my Fronty a few months ago. Prob about 6k load. It's pulled extremely well but I also have a full Alcan set of leaves that help with the tongue weight.
It was about 140 miles and mostly flat. A couple passes. Never dropped below 55 and cruised at 60 most of the time. I was sketched out when I first hooked it up but after driving for about 15 min I was extremely impressed!!
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