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pulling power for a tacoma trd

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by swellrider, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Apr 12, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    swellrider

    swellrider [OP] New Member

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    Hey, I was wondering if it was possible for me to pull a 4000# trailer with my 2007 trd completely stock? I love my truck and dont want to hurt it! Has anyone attempted this? I will be encountering hills going from sea level to 4000 ft. Also, in temps of up to 110 degrees. What do you think. Am I going to kill my truck? Appreciate any and all feedback!
     
  2. Apr 12, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    Black Taco

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    Search the Towing forums. There's alot of info. there. If you have the tow package, your towing capacity is 6500lbs. Just tow in "4" and don't try to make any land/ speed records.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    Black Taco

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    Assuming it's an auto. The more information you supply, the more help you are liable to get. FYI.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    The manual lists it all out. Like the post above said, with the towing package 6500lb is rated for the auto. I've towed near/at/just above that or so... and it's not exactly the most pleasant drive but she pulled great and never complained.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    It is an automatic and it also has the tow package. I also wonder about what is the real truth about tow ratings. It just seems to me a little high for the truck.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2010 at 10:53 PM
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    NAYo2002

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    It'll two 6500 just fine in a straight line... you have to be careful on corners though since you don't want "tail that wagging the dog" situation.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    RogueLeader

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    I don't know that the towing capacity for the '07 is the same as the tow capacity for my '10. I do know that with the tow package I have, it's rated at 6,500 lbs. Without the package, the tow rate is 5,000. A 4 cyl. is rated at about 4,500. I would also consider anti-sway and a trailer brake for this type of towing.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    lrak

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    If the trailer has no brakes I wouldn't do it behind a Tacoma.

    If you have the tow package and surge brakes you're all set.

    If you have the tow package, electric trailer brakes, and a brake controller you're all set.

    If you do not have the tow package and do have surge brakes you need to add a hitch. The bumper is only rated for 3500lbs. If it were my truck I'd add an aftermarket transmission cooler as well. They are $80, 1 hour install time, and 1 quart of transmission fluid.

    If you do not have the tow package and have electric brakes you'll also need to wire up a 7-pin trailer connector and get a brake controller. Again long climbs in those temps I'd want a transmission cooler of some sort.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    Isthatahemi

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    Owners manual should clear this up......... Whatever it says, the truck can do. Make sure the trailer has it's own brakes.
     
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