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Old 06-26-2019, 04:25 PM   #181 (permalink)
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I guess these guys didn't get your memo:
just because you can put a 2" hitch on your prius does not make it legal to tow 12,000 pounds

2016 Prius has a maximum towing capacity of 1,598 pounds that is a empty car and just a driver



CVTs are the weakest link in towing... you can ask people who blew up there transmission backing up a load in a tahoe hybrid... (reverse gear is powered by the CVT)..


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Old 06-26-2019, 07:28 PM   #182 (permalink)
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just because you can put a 2" hitch on your prius does not make it legal to tow 12,000 pounds

2016 Prius has a maximum towing capacity of 1,598 pounds that is a empty car and just a driver



CVTs are the weakest link in towing... you can ask people who blew up there transmission backing up a load in a tahoe hybrid... (reverse gear is powered by the CVT)..
Who said anything about towing 12,000 pounds? You keep moving the goalposts, and most cars (and trucks, and SUVs) can't tow 12,000 pounds.

That 1,600 pounds is the maximum recommended by Toyota; there's no law in any state that says an owner can't put more than that behind a Prius and have at it.
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:32 AM   #184 (permalink)
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Who said anything about towing 12,000 pounds? You keep moving the goalposts, and most cars (and trucks, and SUVs) can't tow 12,000 pounds.

That 1,600 pounds is the maximum recommended by Toyota; there's no law in any state that says an owner can't put more than that behind a Prius and have at it.
Yes, he keeps acting as if I'm wanting to move my entire setup with only the Prius' motor, I know that won't work.

I'm simply looking for the Prius motor(s?) to add an extra 20 or so ft-lbs to make taking off from still, and maintaining speed up hills a little easier. I know that asking 20 ft lbs from those motors will barely strain them at all; I'm sure I could ask for 100 ft lbs from them and they would still be fine.
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Old 05-10-2020, 05:10 PM   #185 (permalink)
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Old 05-10-2020, 05:15 PM   #186 (permalink)
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Who said anything about towing 12,000 pounds? You keep moving the goalposts, and most cars (and trucks, and SUVs) can't tow 12,000 pounds.

That 1,600 pounds is the maximum recommended by Toyota; there's no law in any state that says an owner can't put more than that behind a Prius and have at it.
that is all they can get it rated for don't expect it to last very long towing often..

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Old 05-10-2020, 07:52 PM   #187 (permalink)
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However i wonder if the Prius drivetrain would be an upgrade or a downgrade?
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VW XL1!

However i wonder if the Prius drivetrain would be an upgrade or a downgrade?
Most likely a downgrade. OTOH something similar to the HSD scaled-down enough to integrate with its stock engine (or with something else that could seem like an improvement) would be interesting to say the least.

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