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Gen 3 Towing Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoJonn, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Jun 6, 2018 at 11:09 AM
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    melikeymy beer

    melikeymy beer Hold my beer and watch this

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    Search TW for Shift Sense Pro. I'm sure thats propably it.
     
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  2. Jun 12, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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    The Tacoma handles the 6x10 dump trailer full of firewood with ease (only about 1/2 a cord of wood). Better than the Ranger I upgraded from :)
    Now to find a way to engage lo range without 4x4 for backing up in tight spaces.... hard on clutch and wind-up on hard surfaces!

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  3. Jun 12, 2018 at 3:38 PM
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    At least one member has tackled the 2lo mod, good info in here:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/lock-stock-and-2wheel-low-3rd-gen-diy-mod.536677
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2018 at 7:13 PM
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    So first time towing anything. We have had the truck for a month and I picked up a freebie little riding lawn mower and the guy had some tires he was looking to get rid of so I took those of his hand as well.

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  5. Jun 13, 2018 at 11:08 AM
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    06 taco has cruise, camper shell, back up camera and trailer brakes 2017 has new husky liners, leer shell, taco tunes stereo set up
    Pulled my 5x8 cargo trailer from the St Louis area to North little rock and back. 13.9mpg empty using cc and maintaining 65-70mph ect on, s4. 16mpg returning not using cc and staying 60-65mph ect on and s5, little downshifting with about 2400lbs total behind me. Can't complain about that.

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  6. Jun 13, 2018 at 11:42 AM
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    This is my project car.20160925_090118.jpg
     
  7. Jun 13, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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    CoastieRon

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    Too much.
  8. Jul 3, 2018 at 6:08 PM
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    It is less than 10 miles from our house to the lake where we launch the boat. Boat plus trailer are about 6000 lbs. Yes it towed easier with our 2011 f150 Ecoboost, but I prefer the taco for Everything else. The truck was working hard, but it was only 10 miles, Andersen WDH, trailer brakes. The best part of a sailboat on a trailer that draws 5 feet is no towing mirrors required.

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  9. Jul 3, 2018 at 6:10 PM
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    Do you not have to use a crane to launch that? Also if it’s surge brakes you shouldn’t use an WDH
     
  10. Jul 3, 2018 at 6:18 PM
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    Yes local boat club has 2 ton hoist. 4 wheel electric brakes. I don't think that float launching an Olson 30 is going to work veey well at any ramps on Lake Champlain.
     
  11. Jul 3, 2018 at 6:21 PM
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    I literally just float launched my parents 27 foot sailboat about 15 minutes ago. Winged keel FTW
     
  12. Jul 3, 2018 at 6:28 PM
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    Does it draw 63"? I would need 7ish ft of water to float launch and the hoist is free, just don't monopolize it on race night.
     
  13. Jul 3, 2018 at 9:17 PM
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    I might as well contribute since I upgraded from my old 4 cylinder 2nd gen to the third gen so I had something that towed the race car more comfortably. I'm typically hauling around 3,300lbs gross trailer weight with the camping gear (not that heavy), tools (heavy), and wife (heavier than a few years ago) about a dozen times a year. Hauling this load (and occasionally a motorcycle in the bed too) around New England I average between 14-16mpg depending how hilly things get. The truck handles it great with no issues, even when having to brake suddenly or traveling down steep hills. I also have plenty of power with the 3.5/6-speed manual combo. I have also pulled much heavier cars with the truck lightly loaded and it has still performed excellent.

    Here it is with the race car:IMG_20180610_164318993_HDR.jpg

    And here it is one of those "followed me home" buys:IMG_20180120_123604121.jpg
     
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  14. Jul 3, 2018 at 9:18 PM
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    06 taco has cruise, camper shell, back up camera and trailer brakes 2017 has new husky liners, leer shell, taco tunes stereo set up
    What kind of trailer is your car hauler?
     
  15. Jul 3, 2018 at 9:23 PM
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    It's an Aluma 7816, really high quality and very light. Only 1150lbs empty.
     
  16. Jul 4, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    Question for you guys towing

    Based on my reading is ect on and tow in S-4

    But do you tow in 4hi or 4lo?
     
  17. Jul 4, 2018 at 8:46 AM
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    4 hi on dry pavement is not good.
     
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  18. Jul 4, 2018 at 3:43 PM
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    Do the trd cai and exhaust have an effect on towing?
     
  19. Jul 4, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    I always use 2wd unless I am pulling a trailer into a muddy field. I go to 4wd just before I go in so I dont get stuck with 5k load.
    Ect and S4.
     
  20. Jul 4, 2018 at 5:43 PM
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    OpelGT

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    No. The TRD CAI has no effect on performance without a tune. And I doubt that would even cause a noticible power boost. I call all cold air intakes placebo air intakes. I install them because they sound cool. I’m well aware they have zero (and sometimes negative) effect on HP despite the manufacturer claims.

    The TRD exhaust may have a minimal hp gain above 5000rpm, but you wouldn’t notice it and it won’t help towing. Sounds good though!
     

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