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Towing capacity 90 Legacy?


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#1 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 11:48 AM

we have a 90 legacy , just wondering what the maximum Lbs. I can tow with it , what have you done?


forgot to mention its a 5 speed

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 02:04 PM

My 92 Legacy wagon automatic AWD would tow a HEAVY Iron Dog 5X8 trailer with 15" tires/heavy pine flooring with a Kawasaki Bayou 220 ATV (400 lbs.) at 70 MPH and you didn't know it was back there. Then when I went "up" to a Honda 300 Fourtax 4x4 (527 lbs.) I could tell I was towing a trailer.

Now towing the trailer with the Honda behind the 97 Legacy Outback wagon at 70 mph is a breeze.:burnout:

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 04:12 PM

we have a 90 legacy , just wondering what the maximum Lbs. I can tow with it , what have you done?


forgot to mention its a 5 speed


Listed capacity is 1500 pounds. Uh huh. . . Let me see, I have pulled to date: a Mustang 5.0 on a dolly (about 1K pounds more than the weight of the Legacy), a matching (well it was an LS, not the L I have) 92 Legacy wagon, both of these over hilly terrain. I have also hualed an engine/tranny combo, a pair of engines, and a refridgerator inside ( at seperate times). I have yet to find a load she has trouble with. I got my hitch at etrailers.com, and it is a class II hitch, which is rated for 3500 lbs. I plan on adding a stronger pressure plate and clutch, and AGX struts to the rear swaybar I just scored from the matching wagon I pulled recently, so towing capacity will only increase from what I have already done.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 08:40 AM

IMO, the biggest concern is stopping whatever you are towing, not actually pulling it.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 02:55 PM

IMO, the biggest concern is stopping whatever you are towing, not actually pulling it.


I will add a second to that. You should have seen my brake pads the first time I changed them (that reminds me, I should probably check them again. . .)

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 07:51 PM

The vehicle is only rated for just under 900 lbs. If you dont mind using up your vehicle, they will definiatly pull just about whatevery you want, as others have said already.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 10:56 PM

our lagacy has the 2.2 , has a 3500 lb hitch , i am hoping to use it to pull my offroder suubie , hoping the toy wont weigh anymore then 1500 , if it all works out could be the combo I use to go to the wcss8




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