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Folks,

Got a 96 2.4l K24 w/160k on the odo. i've put 100k on her and did the little minor maint that has come along (oil, filters, distributer cap/rotor, plugs, wires, clutch, batts, MAF (not minor in $$) EGR valve cleaning, Seafoam every now and then through the brake booster and the tank) and really have no problems. she gets 23-25 Hwy mpg consistently. Strong engine, I can put anything I want in the bed and she rolls right along (w/the front end up of course).

I put something behind her and she's a dog.

For example, yesterday I drove about an hour away to buy a 6'x10' utility trailer w/wood floor. Mesh floor trailer specs in at 700#s so I'm guessing with wood your talking 800#s tops for this one empty.

I pulled the trailer home EMPTY and barely was making it up slight hills, at times having to downshift to third and this was on I-20.

Is this normal? I'd think not, but have nothing for comparison so am looking for your experiences.

I'm going to go ahead and replace the o2 sensors and check for vacuum leaks under the hoood.

Anything else?

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something not right...i got 24-26 in town in my 93 2wd and it would pull anything...but it also only had like 40k

my new one 93 4x4 runs great i hope to get good millage but even thow i haven't pulled anything with it i don't think it's up to it. i will hall balls to 60 but i just cant feel the torque.
 

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...where r you on 1-20? I've pulled pretty heavy trailers all up/down I-20 but can't say I remember anything so steep I had to shift to 3rd gear, but its not out of the question depending on if I could maintain good speed (60mph plus) or maybe I had to brake for traffic. These motors are solid but def aren't know for pulling power. You probably know this already but don't tow any in 5th gear...keep it in 4th. Blew out my trans that way...
 

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You probably need to remember there is only a little over 100 HP going to the rear wheels. Its been my experiance that Nissan is pretty optimistic when it comes to what they say their trucks will tow. I've had to tow trailers quite a bit with my truck and even though it will get the job done I've never felt like it was having a easy time doing it. Small trailers loaded with a couple of mowers it will pull ok anything much heavier and your probably going to really feel it back there and if I'm not mistaken I think two wheel drives have even higher gear ratios than four wheelers.
 

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...heaviest I hauled on that stretch was a 12ft trailer with my chopper on it...so probably close to 1000lbs. Like I said I don't remember going lower than 4th...
 

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91 2.4 5 sd w/add a leaf springs. Pulled a #4,000 boat from Fl to VA. Took a while to get up to speed, but pulled well in 4th the whole way. Truck had 60k then, has 200 now. Can't figure how others are having problems towing much lighter trailers.
 
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