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Old 02-18-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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I need to get me a hitch for my taco. 05 DC long bed. Didnt come with one from the factory. I want one for a good price and one that doesnt look ugly. Pics and sugg please. Also, will the alternator that comes in the V6 tacos w/ tow pack help out much? Should I up grade alternator also? thanx anything will help
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:07 AM   #2
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Before you go swapping out parts, what are you looking to tow and how frequently? The tow package comes with a transmission cooler also but, depending on your needs, you might not need these parts.

I added a class III Hidden Hitch. This is the only picture that shows the hitch. It's tucked up pretty well and looks clean in my opinion. I only wired in a flat 4 connection using one of those plug and play kits that T's into the tail lights. Some other brands to look into are Uhaul, Reese or even an OEM hitch.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:51 PM   #3
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I don't have a pic of it, but I got a really nice looking hitch (looks like a Valley brand hitch, nice curved tubing) from Uhaul for around $135. I sold it last summer before I knew I was going to order another Taco. I will be buying another one. The hitch itself installs in like 20 minutes. And you can use a non-splice wiring harness for a Tundra on it.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:22 AM   #4
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Before you go swapping out parts, what are you looking to tow and how frequently? The tow package comes with a transmission cooler also but, depending on your needs, you might not need these parts.

I added a class III Hidden Hitch. This is the only picture that shows the hitch. It's tucked up pretty well and looks clean in my opinion. I only wired in a flat 4 connection using one of those plug and play kits that T's into the tail lights. Some other brands to look into are Uhaul, Reese or even an OEM hitch.
I carry alot of tile for my dad. I also need the hitch to carry my john deere lawnmower. The one you sit on. Also just for little hitch attachments like the bbq pit, cargo basket, and stuff like that.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:32 AM   #5
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Are you in a rush?

I'm getting a new rear bumper and will be selling my factory hitch.

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Old 02-24-2011, 08:44 AM   #6
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I'm getting a new rear bumper and will be selling my factory hitch.

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Old 02-24-2011, 09:29 AM   #7
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I might be able to help you...

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Old 02-24-2011, 12:42 PM   #8
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I carry alot of tile for my dad. I also need the hitch to carry my john deere lawnmower. The one you sit on. Also just for little hitch attachments like the bbq pit, cargo basket, and stuff like that.
I, personally, wouldn't worry about upgrading the alt., battery, trany cooler, etc for what you're towing.

I tow my 17' center console behind my 06' DC 4wd, non tow package, without issue.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:35 PM   #9
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i have the oem hitch for sale for $100. i just dont know how to ship something this big and heavy. heres a pic with the bumper still on it.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:08 PM   #11
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