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We just purchased a 2004 Titan XE Crew Cab Endurance... we purchased it to pull a band trailer for our HS.... (tandem axle, fully enclosed, 2 5/16 hitch)... The question we have is will the truck pull the trailer. Trailer should not weigh more then 6,000 Lbs loaded....

How do we know if the truck has a tow package? (it has a class three hitch- drawtite... we have a tow button, the gear selector has the manual switch on the end...) We do not see a trany temp gage... :huh:
 

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First off since it's an 04 XE it will not come with a tow package. All Titan has the "tow mode" button" use it when towing. It will hold the shift point a little higher preventing your truck from searching for the right gear. You max towing rate 6500 lbs.
 

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None of the 04 Titans have a tow pkg? Or is it just the XE's?

Does it have a transmission cooler at least?
 

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I can quote from the 04'manual: XE Model
Tow Capacity - 6500 lbs
Gross Combined Weight Rating(truck & trailer weights):
2wd - 11,600 lbs
4wd - 11,800 lbs

Althought there is no Tow Package for the XE for that year, you do have the trans cooler, same as the tow package.
Keep it under 6500 lbs, and don't tow in 5th(OD) gear, I'd use the Tow Mode even though it doesn't do as much as other trucks do...
 

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loufish said:
I can quote from the 04'manual: XE Model
Tow Capacity - 6500 lbs
Gross Combined Weight Rating(truck & trailer weights):
2wd - 11,600 lbs
4wd - 11,800 lbs

Althought there is no Tow Package for the XE for that year, you do have the trans cooler, same as the tow package.
Keep it under 6500 lbs, and don't tow in 5th(OD) gear, I'd use the Tow Mode even though it doesn't do as much as other trucks do...
Ditto what he said...Helper springs will help keep the truck seem firmer on the road if needed.
 

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That's what we needed to know. We looked in the manual, but it didn't make sense to us at the time. Thank you very much. We'll follow the recommendation to not tow in 5th gear; and we'll be sure to use the tow mode button.

It's nice to know that it's got the transmisison cooler.
 

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scorpion12 said:
None of the 04 Titans have a tow pkg? Or is it just the XE's?

Does it have a transmission cooler at least?
The 04 and 05 XE did not have the BT option, starting in 06 you can get BT on the XE. All Titan have two transmission coolers.
 

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so why is it only 6500#? and not the advertised on tv 9400#?
 

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so why is it only 6500#? and not the advertised on tv 9400#?
First there is the rearend gear difference, and I think the stock XE tires have a lower weight rating then the SE or LE...
 

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my speedo has been off since new on my xe. just installed my qx56 wheels and tires now the speedo is correct?
 

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rsw007 said:
so why is it only 6500#? and not the advertised on tv 9400#?
I honestly never figured out whether there are any major mechanical differences between an XE non-BT and an SE non-BT (SE Titans can tow slightly over 7000, can't recall the exact number) I have towed a horse trailer that was easily over 7000 lbs. The truck can easily do it, I think that 6500 is a conservative number, but I'm also of the opinion that if you are REGULARLY (a few times a week for more than 20 miles) towing more than 8000 pounds, then you should get the BT package (or a 3/4 ton). You should be fine towing 6000.
 
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