: SRX Towing Questions



trankin
01-05-11, 03:29 PM
I just purchased a 2010 SRX 2.8T that I intend to use to tow my bassboat which weighs under 2500 pounds.

Does anyone know if the Performance Turbo has a transmission cooler? I know the Aisin transmission in the 2.8T is an upgrade, but I am wondering if it has a trans cooler.

I would also be interested in hearing from anyone as to how the vehicle performs/behaves while towing and your towing experiences.

Towing is the only thing that makes me apprehensive about my purchase decision.

TheCaptain
01-05-11, 04:07 PM
I believe the 2.8T doesn't require any additional enhancements, only the 3.0L requires a Trans Cooler for 2500+ lbs.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o51/TheCaptain07/SRXTowingChart.jpg

trankin
01-05-11, 04:34 PM
Thanks Captain! That shot of the owner's manual is the best documented confirmation I have seen. I haven't received the vehicle yet as the trailer hitch is being installed, so I hadn't seen the owner's manual. That eases my mind a little.

PJ1520
01-06-11, 12:51 PM
trankin........for some added peace of mind, you may want to consider the towing "severe use" under the owners' manual description and change the trans fluid accordingly.

PJ

trankin
01-06-11, 03:06 PM
PJ,

Good advice. Thanks!