ok so from the start i have got the runaround from toyota,factory,mechanics etc.
i didn't get the tow package with my truck.so far the magic ingredient they say i can't duplicate easily is: a factory wiring harness with heat sensors in the transmission.(they say it wasn't installed on mine.)
but the towing bible on here say's that i can install an aftermarket tow package.(6500 max towing weight). which is what i want to do.
so what i would like to know is:
1. what else do i need to install?
2.how much can i haul?
3.has anyone else done this?and what is your experience with it?
i want to be able to haul a trailer that is 4500 lbs. unloaded and 5500-6000 lbs fully loaded.
so far i have installed:
a frame mount hitch from you haul.
a dorman transmission cooler.DORMAN #: 918-241
a tekonsha prodigy brake controller and 7 pin conector plug.
the mechanic told me i already have the bigger battery.
so i am still missing. the engine oil cooler and the bigger alternator.
btw my truck is the 4.0 6 cylinder 4wd axcess cab.
he says that's a lot of weight for this truck.but i don't have money for a new truck.
so i'm not buying one.
worse comes to worse i'll get a smaller trailer.but i want one with a double axl.(that doesn't cost 20,000). i'm only going to spend 5 to 10 k max.
sorry for the rant.and any info on this project will be greatly appreciated.