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This 2001 ExplorerSportTrac as fitted at the factory, had only a HitchBall mount on the stock RearBumper, rated 3500\350Lbs Trailer\Tongue. Considering that a lighter utility Trailer satisfies my occasional towing
needs, & the high Mileage+Age on this original Engine+Tranny, I will likely never tow a Trailer heavier than
3500\350Lbs with this vehicle; however I have installed the items depicted & denoted below to reinforce the 3500\350Lb DeadWeightHitch capacity & allow towing up to 5080\508Lbs with a DistributingHitch.
An Aluminum 4RowRadiator has replaced the OE PlasticTanked 2RowRadiator, & a 2nd stock TransCooler has been installed parallel with the OE TransCooler, also reinforcing towing capacity & general durability.

As of this 2022 writing, still running the FactoryOE 4Leaf 1200LbRatedPerSide RearSprings shown below;
when required, will likely replace those with optional HeavyDuty 5Leaf 1650LbRatedPerSide RearSprings.

Links To Related Info

https://sporttrac.org/threads/class-3-hitch.123577 Tow Receiver2i000 Curt Vs DrawTite Vs ...

https://web.archive.org/web/20200531135239if_/http://www.onlymanuals.com/pdfjs/viewer.html?pdfUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fonlymanuals-pdfs.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fmanual_previews%2Fford_explorer_sport_trac_parts_catalogue_2000_2006%2FFord%2520-%2520Explorer%2520Sport%2520Trac%2520-%2520Parts%2520Catalogue%2520-%25202000%2520-%25202006.pdf%3FX-Amz-Content-Sha256%3DUNSIGNED-PAYLOAD%26X-Amz-Algorithm%3DAWS4-HMAC-SHA256%26X-Amz-Credential%3DAKIAWHINZ2MPFDWFT7HH%252F20200531%252Fus-east-1%252Fs3%252Faws4_request%26X-Amz-Date%3D20200531T135118Z%26X-Amz-SignedHeaders%3Dhost%26X-Amz-Expires%3D86400%26X-Amz-Signature%3Dcb980c1abcb7b0d42ff4f7e68245f3cbe1da00ceeff368aede567bcf61c5d9f2#page=1 Tow Receiver2i000 Curt#13407
https://youtu.be/WgYsbrPEYUM?t=6 Tow Receiver2i000 Curt#13407

https://web.archive.org/web/20220526202816if_/https://www.towingproducts.net/Application/support/instructions/N75112.pdf Tow Receiver2i000 DrawTite#75112
https://www.drawtite-hitches.com/products/Class_IV_Round_Tube_Trailer_Hitch_Receiver,75112 Tow Receiver2i000 DrawTite#75112

https://web.archive.org/web/20210217181239_/http://sporttrac.org/threads/hidden-hitch.121268 Tow Receiver2i000 Hidden#33020\41542\44718\51141\70670\87008
https://youtu.be/Ae9us951CS4?t=0 Tow Receiver2i000 Hidden#33020\41542\44718\51141\70670\87008

https://web.archive.org/web/20220526205653if_/https://www.reesetowpower.com/product-assets/install/N51141.pdf Tow Receiver2i000 Reese#51141
https://www.reesetowpower.com/product/51141_pro-series-51-receiver-round-tube-class-iii Tow Receiver2i000 Reese#51141

https://sporttrac.org/threads/ford-factory-hitch.121284 Tow Receiver2i000 Ford#?
https://web.archive.org/web/20210217192639if_/http://sporttrac.org/mysporttrac-archive/projects/hitch-writeup.gif Tow Receiver2i000 Ford#?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/382381753432 Tow Mirrors

https://youtu.be/OQsbboVwOKs?t=0 Tow Brake ETrailer#?

https://sporttrac.org/threads/if-you-want-something-done-right-%E2%80%A6.123578 FlatTow 4x4TCaseControl Modification

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