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THEY SAID IT COUNDN'T BE DONE

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kerns 2495, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Jun 17, 2012 at 5:25 AM
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    kerns 2495

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    Well just came back from my trial run. No problems at all. Toyota says no possible way to flat tow my 1st generation tacoma/ w the auto matic tranny. After lots of disscussion and a little nerve, I decided to set the record straight once and for all. Although my trip was only for twenty miles , no heat build-up was found in any of the drivetrain. I do intend on taking a much longer trip this week. I simply remove the rear shaft , set xfer case to neutral , dis connect battery, turn key one click for steering and start rollin. I had to add the extra bulb in my rear tail light housing ,because of the way toyota builds with the flat 5 wire system. Any way I think there should be a section somewhere in our forums ,maybe in towing where people can understand you can flat tow the trucks , with out worry. I have done quite a bit of research on this topic and found that no one really ever tried. I'm going 400 miles next week, If that does'nt prove something , well I don't no.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2012 at 5:34 AM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    you're not the first. . but congrats, glad it all worked out for you.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2012 at 5:39 AM
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    People flat tow 1st gen trucks all the time. As you disconnected the driveshaft, there is no need to put the transfer case in neutral.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    He does not mean towing on a flat bed...I think.
    Talking about towing it behind something.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    yeah, that's called flat towing. four wheels on the ground.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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  7. Jun 17, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Good job! many folks wonder what the correct method for flat towing these trucks is.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:48 AM
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    I thought the general concensus always has been that if you removed the rear drive shaft you could flat tow the Tacoma :confused:
     
  9. Jun 18, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    That's what I figured, most people wouldn't go through the hassle of removing the drive shaft every time they needed to tow a vehicle. So is it just me or have we not broken any new barriers here... :anonymous:
     
  10. Jun 18, 2012 at 6:50 AM
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    Pulled my 2nd gen on a dolly for 400 odd miles. Trick is to disconnect the rear drive shaft from the axle. Same effect for flat pulling
     
  11. Jun 18, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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    So whyt does'nt Remco offer a simplew drive shaft disconnect. Like it does for thwe pre runner
     

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