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tow package

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Whitelightning77, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Jul 22, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    Whitelightning77

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    i want a tow package for my 98 tacoma, any suggestions on where to look? and how would you wire it up, which plug ? thanks
     
  2. Jul 23, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    twfsa

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    There's is more to a tow pkg than a wiring plug, you may be talking a bigger radiator, cooling fan,trans cooler, a hitch class I, II, or III, with or with out a sway bar, tongue weight ect, this all depends on what you intend to tow.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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  4. Jul 23, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    Pugga

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    I added a class III hidden hitch to mine, there's a neat wiring harness that plugs into your tail lights and directionals and gives you a 4 pin connection. If you need a brake controller, this kit won't work for you, you'll have to wire one of those up to a 7 pin. In my opinion, unless you do a lot of heavy towing over long distances, adding a transmission oil cooler isn't worth the project.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    Pugga

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    As far as where to look, you can go to a local auto parts store, Autoanything.com, JC Whitney, etc. I'd stick with a reputable brand for hitches though, that's a part you don't want to fail on you. Hidden Hitch, UHaul, Reese, etc.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    Yeah I'm pretty set on a hidden hitch, they look pretty clean. And I'm not gonna do any coolers because I just want it for towing small stuff.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    What color is on your fan pulley assm. Green means you have the tow package :D
     
  8. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    STLharry

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    Somebody put a Class V (10,000lbs) hitch on my 96 that had a 4cyl...idiot. My 01 has a III i believe. Wiring is easy.
     
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