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Old 11-13-2007, 02:09 PM   #1
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SAE vs Manufacturer's Tow Ratings

Earlier this year I posted a blurb that the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) was working on a universal set of towing standards for truck/SUV manufacturers.

1. Has anybody seen any follow up on this matter?
2. If a vehicle manufacturer opts out, will non-compliance hurt sales?
3. If you're in the market for a new TV, how important will SAE ratings be in your final purchasing decision?

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Old 11-13-2007, 02:25 PM   #2
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i have seen anything.

probably not much.

me, i'd be very interested in the ratings and difference from prior ratings.

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Old 11-14-2007, 06:32 PM   #3
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PickupTruck.Com - SAE, OEMs, Trailer, and Hitch Companies Work to Define Standards for Tow Testing
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:01 AM   #4
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Road Ruler....thanks for posting the link. A set of standard towing specs will take a lot of fun out of some of the "my truck is better than your truck" threads!
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:42 AM   #5
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:09 PM   #6
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Interesting. I look forward to reading what the new standards will say.

Thanks for posting the link.

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