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Payload increase?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FreidTaco, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    So i am deciding what is better to pull something home with. Our 2007 chevrolet silverado (automatic) or my 2006 tacoma with a Toytec 2" AAL (6spd manual)? Does anyone know the the payload increase with my AAL?
     
  2. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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  3. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    Isn't that the same as an increase?
     
  4. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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  5. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    Well my decision comes into play because the tongue weight is 1,200lbs for what i will be pulling.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    silverado for sure
     
  7. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    Have you ever seen the "silverado squat"? That wonderfully luxurious ride squats like a son of a gun with any sort of load at all. When compared to my tacoma, my tacoma hardly squats at all.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    If you are pulling something with a 1200lb tongue weight, you need to rent a bigger truck than a half ton with a class III hitch (silvarado). A tacoma with a class III is not going to cut it either.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    This would be the correct answer. If the trailer is loaded correctly with a 1200 lb tongue weight it will gross 12,000 lbs, way far over and above what either of your options can handle. Borrow, beg, or rent a one ton with a WD hitch, it's not worth killing your truck, yourself, or someone else over.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    He hasn't listed what the gross trailer weight is yet. Odds are, the trailer weighs too much for either truck.
     
  11. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    Having owned a 5.3 Z71 Silverado, I can attest that the Chevy will pull a whole lot more than a Taco.
     
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    how do you plan on stopping!!!

    i often tow my rockcrawler and i have trouble stopping, even with trailer brakes..and thats being around the 500lb tongue limit
     
  14. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:47 AM
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    And who said that the thing I would be pulling is even a trailer? People jumping to conclusions. Tisk. Tisk. The weight is only 7,650 lbs.
    Its a grain cart. http://www.jm-inc.com/specifications/grain_cart_spec_750-16.html This one, to be precise.
     
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    isn't that over the limits of the chevy also? It is definatly way too much for the taco for sure.
     
  16. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:54 AM
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    And top speed with one of these bad boys is about 35 before they get a lope going.
     
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    Poorly designed trailer. That said, I'm sure the taco will pull it but it's over the limit. No matter what vehicle you use, slow down and use extra breaking distance for sure.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2011 at 2:43 AM
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    I had 1200 pounds of concrete in my bed and was an inch off my bumpstops. That was WITH and AAL and balanced on all four wheels. That much weight on the back of either vehicle will more than likely bottom out the suspension and remove way too much weight from the front of the vehicle to drive home safely.
     
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    The legal limit for a truck pulling any trailer, in most states, is 1000lbs without trailer brakes.
    I don't care what you are pulling. 7600 will push you through whatever you are trying to stop fast for. I have pulled fully loaded hay wagons with a gmc 3500 and a chevy 1500. The gmc handled it better than the chevy, but neither would stop on a dime. The chevy was overloaded, but it was necessary.
    Leave the big stuff for the one ton trucks. That's that they are made for. Anything smaller, and you will either find a ditch, or the middle of trouble.
    Get a bigger truck!
     
  20. Dec 28, 2011 at 3:04 AM
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    Shit, forget everything I have posted on this, you need a much bigger truck!
    Did you read the specs? Tongue weight loaded is 2700 lbs. You need a friggin tractor; I forget which class it is, but you're looking at a 4500+ truck for that load.
     
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