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hi i have an 02 frontier ka24de 2.4l 4 banger. 5 speed...i have searched google ad for threads on this forum,but i cant seem to find the towing capacity if anyone was any info on this that would be great
 

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Max trailer weight: 3001 lbs
Max tongue weight: 300 lbs
Gross Combined Weight Rating: 7000 lbs
Note: Sway Control Device recommended for towing above 2000 lbs.

This is from the 2002 Owner's Manual. If you don't have one you can download it for free from nissan owners manual download
 

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All 4 cyl 1st gens are 3500lbs with a manual tranny ,and 2000 lbs with a Auto.
Probably the same for a 2nd gen 4 as well.
 

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can that 4 cyl with a 5 speed really pull that much? and what about when it comes time to pull a boat out of the water on a steep hill at a boat launch?

does anyone know if this rating is the same for the 2.4 that comes in the mid to late 90s hardbody?
 

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can that 4 cyl with a 5 speed really pull that much? and what about when it comes time to pull a boat out of the water on a steep hill at a boat launch?

does anyone know if this rating is the same for the 2.4 that comes in the mid to late 90s hardbody?
Yes it can pull that much,
Will it do it fast? NO but it will do it.

The ratings are the same for a 4cy 2wd Hardbody.
My jetski with a full tank of fuel and the trailer is probably very close to 1000lbs ,and my Frontier 4cy pulls it fine.

I have no problems getting up the ramp.
 

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seems like you would burn up the clutch with anything more then jetskis..

i have a '94 hardbody. std cab, 4 cyl 5 speed. no options except air conditioning. i mean this thing doesnt even have power steering. i pull a small motorcycle trailer with 2 bikes every weekend, and pull a double jetski trailer to the lake twice a week with a 3rd standup jetski in the bed and it always does fine. im looking to upgrade to a first gen frontier, i see a lot of good deals on the 2002-2004 models. i *may* get a boat in the future, a small 18' i/o motorboat and wanted to know if i chose a 4 banger ext cab if it would pull it out of the water. i live 10 minutes from the lake, and its the only lake i would go to, so no hills, no interstate, no serious drive time. i dont understand how the auto's tow less though, as i previously stated i think anymore then the 2 jetskis i have now would cause me to burn the clutch up to get them out of the water..

i was thinking auto 4 cylinder so the wife could drive it, trying to stay away from the 6 because of gas prices and insurance. gotta save every dollar i can.
 

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seems like you would burn up the clutch with anything more then jetskis..

i have a '94 hardbody. std cab, 4 cyl 5 speed. no options except air conditioning. i mean this thing doesnt even have power steering. i pull a small motorcycle trailer with 2 bikes every weekend, and pull a double jetski trailer to the lake twice a week with a 3rd standup jetski in the bed and it always does fine. im looking to upgrade to a first gen frontier, i see a lot of good deals on the 2002-2004 models. i *may* get a boat in the future, a small 18' i/o motorboat and wanted to know if i chose a 4 banger ext cab if it would pull it out of the water. i live 10 minutes from the lake, and its the only lake i would go to, so no hills, no interstate, no serious drive time. i dont understand how the auto's tow less though, as i previously stated i think anymore then the 2 jetskis i have now would cause me to burn the clutch up to get them out of the water..

i was thinking auto 4 cylinder so the wife could drive it, trying to stay away from the 6 because of gas prices and insurance. gotta save every dollar i can.
if you are planning to pull a boat i would get a v6 auto. the v6 auto can pull 5k lb. and the I4 auto can only pull 2k lb. thsupercharged v6 auto can only pull 4950 lb. standard I4 and v6 trucks can only tow 3500 lb. your best bet is to get a v6 auto.
 

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hi i have an 02 frontier ka24de 2.4l 4 banger. 5 speed...i have searched google ad for threads on this forum,but i cant seem to find the towing capacity if anyone was any info on this that would be great
You can get a PDF version of your owner's manual from Courtesy for FREE... LINK

Hauling and towing specs are published in the OM. Keep in mind, if you're using a ball on the bumper, you're limited to 2k.

FWIW, I pull a 15' open bow boat with 50HP motor out of the water (and around town) no problem with my '04. Now with the AC on or going up a grade, the 4-cyl will definitely groan.
 

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Max tongue weight is 350lbs for both manual and auto, right?
Answered my own question. Owners manual page 9-19 says tongue weight should be 9-11% of the trailer weight.


Then, owners manual page 9-20, for 4cyl KA24DE engine

M/T
Max trailer weight 3,001 lbs* (1361 kg)
Max tongue load 300 lbs (136 kg)

Auto
Max trailer weight 2,000 lbs* (907 kg)
Max tongue load 200 lbs (91 kg)

* over 2000lbs trailer weight a "sway control device" hitch is recommended

Final note, for trailer weight over 1000lbs (454 kg) they recommend trailer brakes


For the OP My manual says the 2004 Frontier with highest tow capacity is the non-supercharged V6 with auto transmission. A/T has like 1500 lbs edge over M/T, over the boost the V6 has over the 4cyl. So that makes the max possible weight on a Frontier frame/body/best-engine 5,000 lbs

Is that part about A/T a misprint? I don't get it.
 

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seems like you would burn up the clutch with anything more then jetskis..

i have a '94 hardbody. std cab, 4 cyl 5 speed. no options except air conditioning. i mean this thing doesnt even have power steering. i pull a small motorcycle trailer with 2 bikes every weekend, and pull a double jetski trailer to the lake twice a week with a 3rd standup jetski in the bed and it always does fine. im looking to upgrade to a first gen frontier, i see a lot of good deals on the 2002-2004 models. i *may* get a boat in the future, a small 18' i/o motorboat and wanted to know if i chose a 4 banger ext cab if it would pull it out of the water. i live 10 minutes from the lake, and its the only lake i would go to, so no hills, no interstate, no serious drive time. i dont understand how the auto's tow less though, as i previously stated i think anymore then the 2 jetskis i have now would cause me to burn the clutch up to get them out of the water..

i was thinking auto 4 cylinder so the wife could drive it, trying to stay away from the 6 because of gas prices and insurance. gotta save every dollar i can.

A 4 cyl should pull it fine!!
Ive pulled a boat close to 4000 lbs once for a very short distance and didnt have much trouble.
My manual does state 3001 lbs for a trailer behind the 4cyl manual ,but my window sticker clearly says 3500 lbs.
Weird.

If your only 10 min away with no hills I would not hesitate to pull that boat.
Now granted my Frontier is a heavier extended cab, I will say that my 93 reg cab Hardbody equiped just like yours is a better puller hands down.

The hardbody 4cyl and Frontier 4cyl make the same peak torque but the Hardbody makes it 400 rpm sooner and 85% is avalible at 1000 rpm.
I dont know what the frontier makes at 1000rpm but probably not 85%

I think the main reson the 4 cyl autos are rated less is that they are simply gutless!!!!
The manuals arent fast but the Autos are that much slower.

I pull loads like this fairly often with my Hardbody and it does a very respectable job for a 4cyl truck.
You might want to keep your Hardbody around for the boat towing duties ,but I still think the Frontier would be fine based on your conditions.

 
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