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2004-2014 Toco What happened?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by BillyG, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Jun 25, 2014 at 2:21 PM
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    BillyG

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    My 2004 3.4 4dr can carry 1625 payload. My friends 2014 4.0 4dr can carry 1150 payload. Why did Toyota mess up the truck?:confused: Bill
     
  2. Jun 25, 2014 at 3:20 PM
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    omg, your truck has a max towing capacity of 5000lbs and your friends has 6500lbs. why didnt toyota give you more?

    who cares, just drive you truck n00b
     
  3. Jun 25, 2014 at 4:28 PM
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    1625?
    Over rated, if you look at all the complaints on this forum about saggy springs.
    Maybe Mother T got realistic is all.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2014 at 1:35 PM
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    There is a guy who wants to carry a camper in his bed. His camper has the same weight as mine. My 2004 said "OK" his 2014 said "OH MY BACK" thats 500lbs more than I can handle. He said I should have bought a bigger truck.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2014 at 1:38 PM
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    Is that a story problem?
     
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    CRU

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    How much payload do you think this can one carry?

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  7. Jul 7, 2014 at 4:19 PM
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    sk8rjess

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    Seriously? Why are you guys giving him shit for asking a question. Don't become the toyotaholics of facebook, kids.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2014 at 4:20 PM
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    YotaOverAll

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    This. So much.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2014 at 4:23 PM
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    neither of which would affect those OEM load numbers.
    his question was why did toyota do this. nobody knows this answer. I was not being rude at all, but stupid questions get stupid answers. :)
     
  10. Jul 7, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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    Definitely a question whose answer solves nothing.

    I think the better question is "How can I increase the payload of my friend's 2014 Tacoma?" and it would probably get better answers in the 2nd Gen forum.
     
  11. Jul 7, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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    There's no such thing as a stupid question. I would rather ask and get a decent answer than just wonder a " why " on something . My opinion would be that they upscaled the truck from the first Gen to the second and didn't change much in the suspension to make up the difference.
     
  12. Jul 8, 2014 at 4:07 AM
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    I have seen this quoted a lot but yet in my owner's manual it states 6000 lbs (w/ tow package denoted by a green fan shaft). I have even seen the 5000 lbs listed in the "towing bible".

    Not that I am going to be getting even close to that number, I am just curious as to the difference in numbers.
     
  13. Jul 8, 2014 at 6:50 AM
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    "Up to" 15hp. .0000000000000000001hp is in that "up to" :)
     
  14. Jul 8, 2014 at 4:12 PM
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    Thank you for all the serious responses. I did tweek my 2004 Toco a bit to handle my 1000lb slide in camper. Extra leaf, trannie cooler & used an idea I got from this site to increase intake air. My friend did the same thing I did to his 2014 with very poor results. Even with his bigger engine and I would guess stronger drive train to pull 6000lbs. The 1000lb slide in popup camper which would give you a lower center of gravity than mine had his toco crying for help. I don't know if this problem can be corrected. We do like our trucks thats why we had hoped it would work. Bill
     
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