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Standard package upgrade for tow duty question

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Fab, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Aug 30, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    Fab

    Fab [OP] New Member

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    New to trucks, I have been looking at Tacomas for a Tow Vehicle / daily Driver.

    Towing duty would be to tow an autocross car on an open trailer (~4,000 lbs for both)

    So I am looking at 05-10 4x4 models with the V6.

    What confuse me is that the Toyota Canada website show that the 2011 4x4 V6 model is rated for 3,500 lbs and that to get the 6,500 lbs towing capacity the TRD package is required (Unlike in the US the Canadian SR5 package doesn't include the towing package)

    If I get a standard package 05-10 4x4 V6, is it just a matter of adding a transmission oil cooler, beefier alternator to increase the tow capacity? or is there more to it?

    The towing bible mention something about having the rear spring TSB performed, but I have no idea what TSB stand for...
     
  2. Aug 30, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    Pugga

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    Not sure about Canadian models but not all TRD models in the US have the tow package, same with the SR5. It's an optional package that includes a class 4 receiver, HD alternator and a cooler.

    TSB stands for technical service bulletin. The Canadian trucks come stock with a 4 leaf suspension in the rear while the US trucks come with a 3 leaf. The TSB is for US trucks that actually haul and bottom out with a load. The TSB replaces the factory 3 leaf suspension on US trucks with the 4 leaf suspension that comes factory on Canadian models.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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  4. Sep 1, 2011 at 5:47 AM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    Some of the best written info I've seen.
    The factory harness is awesome. I'm forever taking "OTHER MAKES" out and redoing with factory.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    Thanks a million for all the informations guys, most appreciated.
     
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