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4 cylendar towing???

Discussion in 'Towing' started by TacomaRyan, May 2, 2007.

  1. May 2, 2007 at 11:02 PM
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    TacomaRyan

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    Can the 2.7 L really tow. I don't tow much but would like to add a tow package for maybe a small boat or jet ski, etc.

    I would appreciate your thoughts. ;)
     
  2. May 3, 2007 at 4:57 AM
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    2003greenbean

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    you should be alright with a jetski or something sim it alldepends on how far you are going how fast are you driving and will it be able to pull it out of the water on a slick ramp
     
  3. May 3, 2007 at 5:45 AM
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    I have pulled an 8 foot trailer with a Kubota tractor on it behind an 04 2.7L I4. The load was probably about ~3000lbs since the Kubota was old school diesel. I didn't have any problems except for getting up to highway speeds.

    After that, I felt confident that a 2.7L would do fine for me. I don't own anything that weighs more than 3000lbs.
     
  4. May 3, 2007 at 9:05 AM
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    RAPOM

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    I plan on towing a 2000-2500lbs camper, but it will be on all flat lands. I may have to keep it in 4th and keep the speed down. I will be going to the beach with my girlyOfriend so I won't be in a big hurry, well OK maybe I will but the 4 banger should do fine. I'm more worried about all the beer I will be carrying in the bed.
     
  5. May 3, 2007 at 9:56 AM
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    Tisk, Tisk, Tisk... You shouldn't bring such discussions here unless you have enough to share with everybody. :wave: :D
     
  6. May 3, 2007 at 11:13 AM
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    did i hear beer?????
     
  7. May 3, 2007 at 11:31 AM
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    Yes...

    And that's only a 2.4l with a 5 speed manual. Keeping the clutch from burning on the ramp was fun a couple of times.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. May 3, 2007 at 12:33 PM
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    Oh I have enough and if I run out the Class VI is right around the corner. I'll be at Camp Legeune this weekend Onslow beach, just look for the white Taco full of coolers!!!
     
  9. May 3, 2007 at 1:06 PM
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    Have fun enough fun for all of us, k? :D
     
  10. May 3, 2007 at 8:02 PM
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    I pull a 3000 lbs horse trailer, it bogs alittle but it does the job. I would def. buy some helper springs to save your leafs
     
  11. May 4, 2007 at 5:57 AM
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    I leave in 4 months so I have a lot of fun to have in a short time Ha Ha. I was thinking leafs or air bags, I will see how bad it squats first. The ride empty is stiff so bags may be the way to go.
     
  12. May 5, 2007 at 8:46 AM
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    im looking at a 2005 4cyl. 4x4 SR5. Silver in color. I am getting a really good deal on the pickup, so i am considering a 4 when i initially wanted a 6cyl.

    I don't intend on towing much. but i would like the option of towing something small down the road.

    *that pic of the small tacoma towing that bass boat was awesome. LOL
     
  13. May 5, 2007 at 9:14 AM
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    RAPOM what are you doing at Camp Lejeune? and where you headed in 4 months Iraq? I see you are AF I am going there too on Sept 13th Ramadi wonder if we will see any tacomas there
     
  14. May 5, 2007 at 9:32 AM
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    put it in 4low and it will pull just about anything up the boat ramp!
     
  15. May 6, 2007 at 9:32 PM
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    SWEET!

    I ended up buying the Tacoma yesterday. I have a 2.7L 4x4 SR5 Manual trans. The color is silver. pretty clean. it is used...2005. I am pretty excited. I want to look into a better shifter and the Maf kit w/ an intake. (or something like that). Im still pretty new at tacoma; but i know i will be learning a lot in the coming months.
     
  16. May 7, 2007 at 8:30 AM
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    Im at Seymour, Iraq in a few months. I will be all over the country on construction projects and driving convoys. I go to Legeune for the beach, you jarheads are a great bunch. I always end up partying with a few every time I go down there. Got a few friends at Cherry Point too. If I tow a camper down we should tip a few for our brothers already over there.
     
  17. Apr 9, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    Daughter wants to tow a small boat. She has a 1998 4cyl auto xtracab long bed. Very good condition, with girly wear on the engine--~100k. It already has a U-haul installed hitch, and has hauled little Uhaul trailers.

    The boat, motor, trailer, and gear shouldn't ever go over 3,000 lbs. It will be driven short distances monthly in the flat lands of Florida. Any one have any advice, experience?
     
  18. Apr 9, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    Bigger than the boat I posed above?
     
  19. Apr 9, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    I have a couple of small trailers I tow all the time, one is a 8' cargo trailer full of my wood working tools!! I find it does just fine with my 4 cyl.....Plus I have a 8' flat bed trailer with side gates for hauling construction waste to the dump, I have had 2500 pounds in it a numbers of tiimes and again no troubles...
     
  20. Apr 10, 2010 at 5:44 AM
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    I guess that I am most wondering about is that the truck is an automatic...
     
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