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Back bumper hole .....

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by OSUjake, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Mar 13, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    OSUjake

    OSUjake [OP] Dave

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    I have a 02 TRD 4X4 with a hole on the back bumper in front of the license plate. Can I tow with this ???? I have a trailer that I transport my Big Dog motorcycle with and I need some help on whether or not I can tow with the bumper on this vehicle ....... Thanks, Dave

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  2. Mar 13, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    focotacoma

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    Im getting there......
    hey man just my two cents its a really good idea just to spring for it and get a towing package.....! Those bumper pulls are not a good bed especially if you have a plastic rear bumper like it looks like you have
     
  3. Mar 13, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    topgun155

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    You can do it but it isn't recomended. If you do just be sure not to exced any of the bumper specs.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy Wo die weißen Frauen an?

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    I have no idea if it can be done but do you really want to tow your megabuck chopper with just a bumper?
    I would say go get a frame mounted hitch and do it that way.

    good looking truck by the way.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    Idrivetoys

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    go with a class hitch
     
  6. Mar 14, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    Good point..... I will get a trailer hitch now. Just wonder if I should buy one on-line or just go to the U Haul people ??? Thanks, Dave
     
  7. Mar 14, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    SigSense

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    Don't tow with it. It could be used for light stuff, but the hitch allows you to use bike racks etc.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    borderbrat

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    your bumper should be rated for 3500lbs. And there is a big bent hunk of steel that attaches to the frame. go take a look behind the bumper you will see what i mean.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    i would go spend the money just to be safe and buy a reese hitch type of deal. you dont want that motorcycle to be totaled just because you wanted to save 200 bucks just my $0.02
     
  10. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    dexterdog

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    Wait a second, sorry to thread bastardize but Toyota made a stepside bed Tacoma? I just don't know how I feel about this thread now.
     
  11. Mar 14, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    NONE.....yet!
    Yeah......not too many out there either.
     
  12. Mar 14, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    towing with the bumper, you can tow a max of 2500 pounds.
     
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