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I was saddned to learn of the paltry 1500lb towing capacity of our vehicles and have a hard time believing that. Does anyone know what the achielles heel is that gives such a horribly low rating? I would hope that there are some tried and true methods to boost this capacity.

Springs?
Extra fluid coolers?
Reinforcements?

I really would love to know if anyone has any experience with getting this number to a far more usable figure of around 2500-3000 lbs.
 

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I believe, from other discussions on the board, the main difference is the lack of a transmission cooler.

The odyssey has a base towing ability similar to our CTs, but there is a "towing package" that increases the rating significantly. The main thing that package adds, aside from the hitch, is the transmission oil cooler.

In the end it's not so much that the vehicle is incapable of towing more lbs... it's that you run the risk of overheating the transmission if you do so... so they keep the limit down.
 
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