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4 cylinder hauling another vehicle?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by tacoman101, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Dec 1, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    tacoman101

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    I was thinking of picking up a small trail rig to beat around on, something like a suzuki samuria or a small toyota pickup, but was wondering if my 2001 2.7 4 banger could tow that much wieght. Im running 33 inch tires so i know it would be pushing it, but has anyone hauled a small vehicle with their 4 cylinder? And can it be done?
     
  2. Dec 1, 2009 at 12:30 PM
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    Yes it could. It's going to be doggy up hill though.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    what do you think the largest vehicle that I could tow would be?
     
  4. Dec 1, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    I think the Taco is rated to pull 3500 lbs with stock tires. I would try not to exceed that, especially with over sized tires.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    Alright guys...thanks for the help
     
  6. Dec 1, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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  7. Dec 1, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    well, i'd love to keep it legal and inspectable, but Im only 16 and can't afford to pay for to insurance payments
     
  8. Dec 1, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    Would you plan on flat towing or putting the trail rig on a trailer?

    Flat towing would work best weight-wise but you'll have to mount the draw bar to the front of the vehicle. Also, you'll be screwed if you bust an axle on the trail or do some other type of damage that keeps it from rolling properly.

    A car hauler trailer will be the most reliable means of moving your trail rig around but you'll have to expect it add an extra 1000-1500lbs to the weight being towed.

    Just some food for thought.
     
  9. Dec 16, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    A samurai weighs in at around 2100lbs in stock trim, a steel 16' utility trailer is around 1500lbs.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    Perfect!
     
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