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Old 08-12-2014, 03:05 PM   #1
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Add Tow Package to 2011 Tacoma V6

Looking for exactly what is required to equip a 2011 Tacoma PreRunner V6 with the tow package. From what I can tell, tow package includes the following: 1) class IV receiver hitch with wiring 2) engine oil cooler 3) trans cooler 4) high output alternator 5) tow/haul mode switch on the gear shift knob. This truck will be used to pull an 18-19ft bowrider - mainly short distances - so at minimum I think the trans cooler should be installed (there is already a hitch installed). Don't know that the engine oil cooler is necessary. Any thoughts? Also, it looks like it's hard to find the OEM Toyota trans cooler. When I finally found one it was $330. Instead, I'm considering the plate fin coolers on etrailer.com. Any thoughts from those who have been through this process would be appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:36 PM   #2
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Check the towing bible...the work has already been done. In many cases there are already good pics and how-to's for installing your own. If you want to add a brake controller, there are good write-ups there. Hope this helps.

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