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Increased Towing Capacity For TRD Supercharger?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by YayAreaTaco0311, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Jan 15, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    YayAreaTaco0311

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    On Toyota's website, it states that a supercharged Taco has increased towing capacity. I have a supercharger and was just curious how much more could I tow? My Taco is a 2009 Crew Cab with TRD off-road package and trd supercharger.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 16, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    skistoy

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    What ever the hitch is rated at
     
  3. Jan 16, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    It might be a little bit higher in the amount you could pull technically, but in practice I don't think you would have much of an increase in tow capacity because you'd run into braking problems even nearing the regular v6 tow weight capacity. The truck simply isn't heavy enough and not designed to be stopping with really heavy loads being towed like a big F250 or something would be.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    towing is rated on more then just power and your hitch... everything from suspension to brakes frame streingth and so on
     
  5. Jan 16, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    Link to said increased towing capacity? Sounds like an error since engine power doesn't dictate towing capacity.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    If the towing capacity increased, the supercharger would have to come with new GVWR stickers for the truck. As far as I know that's not part of the kit. Otherwise, those stickers dictate what you can tow legally.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    From here, click on the TRD supercharger pic:
    http://www.toyota.com/tacoma/accessories.html

    My Taco has the upgraded Toyota towing package.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    I went to the actual TRD website and it says nothing about increased towing capacity with the TRD supercharger on a V6 Tacoma.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    This is most certainly NOT true.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    they should've said "ability" instead of "capacity", in other words it'll make a given job a lot easier. Not sure if it was an idiot slip or them trying to be clever in suggesting ,and letting you/us assume what we want
     
  11. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Sure you can get the load going a little bit easier but you are still going to have trouble trying to stop the load and have issues driving with that load
     
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    I figured I would chime in on the matter. I am a self employed carpenter and mason in mass. I bought my yota around the same time I started taking side jobs and it was great because I got decent gas mileage and I could carry my tools, some stock, dirt bikes, etc. not knowing in a short time down the road I would start taking on large projects where I thought I needed a truck with more capability and capacity than the tacoma. For the last 4 years I have done stuff with that little truck that you wouldn't believe. I regularly tow a 16x8 enclosed trailer that houses anything and everything needed to run a building crew. Frequently tow a 16x8 dump trailer loaded with debris or a pallet or two of stone. I've got nearly 190k of hard miles on the truck and its never once not tackled what I throw at it. Have done front wheel bearings a few times and a clutch at 160k. I am not supercharged but am considering making the investment now that the loans just about clear. I'm keeping the tacoma for life but will be upgrading to a tundra within the next year to give the poor truck a break. Tacos rule...most dependable truck on the market hands down
     
  13. Jan 30, 2013 at 7:38 AM
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    You didn't read the whole thing... Lol.

    "You can also count on immediate throttle response, along with substantial increases to towing capacity and acceleration."

    I believe this is what he was referring to.
     
  14. Jan 30, 2013 at 7:43 AM
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    I wouldn't expect much of a response... you quoted a banned member with something he said 2 years ago :rolleyes:
     
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    I always forget to check dates...
     
  16. Jan 30, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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    Supercharger would make it easier to tow, but that does nothing for the Suspension, Frame, brake limitations. etc
     
  17. Jan 30, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    Leave it to someone with 4 posts to bump a dead thread...
     
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    Holy shit - just realized the dates...dammmm
     
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