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Adding tow Towing Receiver Hitch

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dre22, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Mar 23, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    dre22

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    I'm adding the hitch and wiring harness on my 09 taco double cab v6 4x4. I saw that the trucks that came with the tow package have an alternator of 130amp. All the parts I got are from Toyota.
    I got the 7-pin to 4-pin and 2" ball with mount

    Is that all the parts, that I need to install on the truck?
    :burnrubber:
     
  2. Mar 23, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    There is an oil cooler, trans cooler,heavy duty battery, and the heavy duty alternator that go with the towing package. I'm not sure if there are any differences between the suspension hardware...but that oughta cover it.

    I wouldn't expect to be covered by Toyota if you try to tow in excess of your rated weight from when you purchased the truck...
     
  3. Mar 23, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    Thanks, 4 the INFO.

    I'm not planning to tow any thing heavily, one ATV. It should be all good
     
  4. Mar 23, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    There is an oil cooler, trans cooler,heavy duty battery, and the heavy duty alternator that go with the towing package. I'm not sure if there are any differences between the suspension hardware...but that oughta cover it.

    Depending on what you are towing- you may NOT need any of the above. I towed a 16 ft boat with a Dodge Caravan and had no issues. My Tacoma is more than up for the task. Add the above only if your towing really heavy.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    Are you adding a hitch or just a bumper ball?
    I know you said hitch but then you said 2" ball with mount. I guess you mean the receiver?

    Is so, how much was the hitch, I want to get one too. I know they're like $140 on ebay without the wiring harness.
     
  6. Mar 23, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    There isn't a need for trailer brakes. They are nice to have, but not necessary. I tow a 4000 pound bass boat without trailer brakes & never have any problems.

    Downshifting the automatic to 4 then 3 helps for sudden stops.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    could I put a tranny cooler on a 6 speed?
    I'm try to make it look stock
     
  8. Mar 23, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    You dont need a transmission cooler on a manual :)
     
  9. Mar 23, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    Check out JC Whitney for hitch prices- their shipping was cheap.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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