OK i know its not good my truck can either pull 2500LBs (3.42) or 3500Lbs (3.73) at this point im not sure what gear ratio my truck is. I was super suprised that this is all it can pull and actualy think I would pull more if i had to. IM planing on getting a boat and thinking the weight will be around 3500Lbs Anyway what am i driving? 98 Chevy 4x4 with only the 305. here is the kicker and why the tow rating is low its a 5 speed. Tow ratings with an automatic same motor and year are 5000 and 6000lbs. I am guessing I would be ok towing closer to 5000Lbs with only a risk of burring up the clutch. I will not be pulling to far and i can always drop it in low pulling boat up the ramp, I also live near the coast so there is very few hills and no steep hills. Would some upgrades to the clutch once it goes out help or even avalable?