Originally Posted by kev m
As a follow up to that, it appears that you may be mistaken. Unless you were specifically talking about the 2006 H6 (as I can't find data on that right now).
But using the comparison function on Subaru.com you'll see that the 2009 H6 Outback and the redesigned 2010 H6 Outback and both rated at 3000 lbs, while at the same time the 2009 2.5 Outback is and the 2010 2.5 Outback are rated for 2700 - so in both of those cases the chassis wasn't the limiting factor.
Having towed more than ton of stone with the NA Baja I can tell you the chassis was not the limiting factor. The NA motor could handle it, if you weren't in a rush, and as long as you didn't start from a dead stop up at a step hill...
when you compare towing it doesnt make sence to compare the chassis of a 2003 and a 2009
there is no comparision how many improvments did the car go through when it was redesigned in 2005? so yes i used the outback that most closely matched our chassis.
and how much over a ton did you tow? the designed factor of safety will cover you to a point but if for any reason something went wrong you would be liable for not following the factory limits.