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How can I increase my towing capacity?
« on: May 25, 2017, 02:15:38 PM »
I have a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe with a towing capacity of 1600 lbs. What are some things that can be done to make towing easier on my vehicle? 

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Re: How can I increase my towing capacity?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 02:56:27 PM »
Legally....nothing. 

If you get pulled over and are towing 1,700 #'s and your Santa Fe is rated for 1,600 #'s they don't care that you put a larger motor, transmission, heavy duty suspension, etc. 
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Re: How can I increase my towing capacity?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 03:30:43 PM »
passenger cars as a rule do not have the GVW on the door so they wont have a clue.

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Re: How can I increase my towing capacity?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 03:33:11 PM »
For the 2008 3.3l, towing capacity (from hmaservice site)
748Kgs (1650lbs) is without trailer brakes
1588kgs (3500lbs) is with trailer brakes

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Re: How can I increase my towing capacity?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 03:44:13 PM »
check out hyundai-forums.com

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Re: How can I increase my towing capacity?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 07:41:49 AM »
Do you have a tranny cooler? It won't increase your capacity, but could keep your vehicle happy.
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