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4cyl auto towing

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Newtacoma19, Feb 9, 2022.

  1. Feb 9, 2022 at 3:44 PM
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    Newtacoma19

    Newtacoma19 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking to tow around 2500 - 3000lbs 1000 miles, GA to Upstate Ny, would the 3rd Gen 4 cyl 4x2 auto be sufficient to do so regarding that weight and distance without having a Transmission cooler? I’m aware it’s rated tow rating is up to 3500 and it has more to do with stopping power of the weight than the truck engine. Just not sure of the strain on the truck transmission without having a cooler added.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2022 at 3:47 PM
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    1776Taco

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    added rear seats access cab LEER 100R Curt hitch receiver Curt trailer lights Carthart seat covers 255/85/16 Toyo MT for trails 265/70/16 W/ OR wheels for DD TRD PRO skid OR fuel tank skid Warn tubeless winch bumper Smittybilt XRC 9.5k winch HS 1/4 inch coil spacers RCI rock sliders Wheelers 1.5 AAL Bilstein 5100 rear Decked
    itll do fine. I regularly tow 1500-4000k with mine. Between decked, shell, tools I’m around 700 pounds in the bed. This trailer weighs 2300, the cab somewhere around 7-800. Does fine.

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  3. Feb 10, 2022 at 8:16 AM
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    NewMexiMan

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    Nice to see somebody in North America tasking the 2TR the way it gets tasked in the rest of the world.
     
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  4. Feb 10, 2022 at 9:35 AM
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    added rear seats access cab LEER 100R Curt hitch receiver Curt trailer lights Carthart seat covers 255/85/16 Toyo MT for trails 265/70/16 W/ OR wheels for DD TRD PRO skid OR fuel tank skid Warn tubeless winch bumper Smittybilt XRC 9.5k winch HS 1/4 inch coil spacers RCI rock sliders Wheelers 1.5 AAL Bilstein 5100 rear Decked
    On a regular basis I do . Great little engine

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  5. Feb 10, 2022 at 10:43 AM
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    clownkillerloaf

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    you're good. Just stay out of 5 and 6 and keep the ect button on
     
  6. Feb 10, 2022 at 12:41 PM
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    NewMexiMan

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    Tell me about the hitch and receiver you're using--how much were they and where did you get them?
     
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  7. Feb 10, 2022 at 12:52 PM
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    1776Taco

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    I don’t have a pic handy, but it’s just a regular hitch and lights. I got the utility package in 2019 and it didn’t come with anything. So I bought a curt 5k pound receiver and light hookup. Installed it all in my driveway in 1 hour.

    hitch - CURT 13264 Class 3 Trailer Hitch, 2-Inch Receiver, Compatible with Select Toyota Tacoma , Black
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0193HXA7K


    Lights- CURT 56349 Vehicle-Side Custom 4-Pin Trailer Wiring Harness, Fits Select Toyota Tacoma
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074HBSQ5B
     
  8. Feb 10, 2022 at 1:09 PM
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    malatx

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    were you able to install the 2 bolts in the middle? I just couldn't get them to come out of the holes and gave up, just 4 bolts on the side holding the hitch, doesn't seem to go anywhere
     
  9. Feb 10, 2022 at 1:11 PM
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    1776Taco

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    Yes I was. Mine came with the little metal coat hanger looking thing that u fished the bolts in with. Had to hold your mouth just right
     
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  10. Feb 10, 2022 at 2:20 PM
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    LilTexan22

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    My 2.7 4 cylinder Tacoma towing a trailer with gear a quad and dirt bike, also with a dual sport KTM dirt bike in the bed. Towed up some pretty steep hills on the highway and it tows perfectly fine. Although I did add a transmission cooler to the truck I’m pretty sure it would have been fine without one. I like to put it on S mode and ECT button on when towing.
     
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  11. Feb 10, 2022 at 4:27 PM
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    gudujarlson

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    I’m skeptical that Toyota would rate the truck at 3500 pounds if 3000 would cause the transmission to overheat.
     
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  12. Feb 10, 2022 at 7:59 PM
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    NewMexiMan

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    Nice, thanks.
     

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