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How much can you tow?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by TheInvisibleMan, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Apr 29, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    TheInvisibleMan

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    I'm getting a hitch for the Taco. Its a 2.4. How much have you guys towed with yours?
     
  2. Apr 29, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    More than my truck can with it's lame ass TSB 3 leaf garbage, lol..........
     
  3. Apr 30, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    tacoma-king

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    I think the books said 3500 tow and 1100 in the bed I have not towed anything with my truck but I have had like 800 plus in the bed and it handle it just fine but my truck has the 2.7 in it
     
  4. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    OFFROADCARWASH

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    Well Running NOS OCTANE BOOST and 33inch maxxis mudders in a 2.7 4cylinder I pulled and E350 Diesel with a trailer hooked to it loaded down..

    With ECT Power (ON) OVER DRIVE(OFF) and a very strong 4banger
     
  5. Apr 30, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    TheInvisibleMan

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    the biggest thing i plan on towing is a car on a dolly. do you guys think it'll be necessary to upgrade my clutch?
     
  6. Apr 30, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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    john.308

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    I tow my 15 foot aluminum boat with my 2006 2.7 and i can't even tell its there. I hope that gives you an idea of what your 2.4 is capable of.
     
  7. May 1, 2009 at 5:05 AM
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    JDCPA

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    I don't think the 2.4 has the same limits as the 2.7 and would probably limit the total weight of what you are towing to 3000 lbs. I wouldn't worry about the clutch until you start having problems with it. Since upgrading it consists of replacing it wait until the original fails.
     
  8. May 29, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    jofish3

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    hi folks i have an 01 taco and i do lots of on the road work and i pull a 4x6 enclosed trailer with two tool boxes and all togather it weighs about 2100 pounds and other than the sag in the ass end it has no problems at all pulling it.
     
  9. May 29, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    tmantstud

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    My base 98 2.4L 5cyl has towed 6.5 X 10 trailers filled with building supplies and industrial woodchippers with no problem. Weights were around 2,000. I have loaded the bed with about 1,500 pounds of bamboo flooring (even though i didn't want that much in there) and it drove just fine but the back end was riding VERY low too a point where i couldn't take it on the highway. All this with an original clutch at 250,000 miles without any problems. Hope this gives kind of a perspective.
     
  10. May 29, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    dually

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    Not as many as the 98..
    Cant say ive ever towed anything.. im pretty much riding on the bumpstops the way it is now.. haha
     
  11. May 29, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    Incognito

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    I can haul my 18 foot bass boat with ease, and no problems at all. ;)
     
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