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tow package?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by maui808, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Oct 27, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    maui808

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    where did u g=buy your from the factory or aftermarket if so can i see pics pls i really dnt wanna buy it from the dealer
     
  2. Oct 27, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    larryde09

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    I bought a drawtite, simple to install and only a couple hundred bucks. Check out my build for some pics. DrawTite and Hidden Hitch are the same manufacturer. Uhaul and Valley are also the same. There might be some others, but those are the ones I know.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    factory tow package also comes with a trans cooler i believe, thats probably what makes the price look alot bigger
     
  4. Oct 27, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    Higher output alternator as well
     
  5. Oct 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    ahh yes , i thought there was something else , and battery too i think
     
  6. Oct 27, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    Yep its bigger battery and stronger fan to cool everything down
     
  7. Oct 27, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    BIG Difference between getting a factory Tow package and getting Uhaul to instal a dratite.

    Factory Tow Package Includes:
    1. Transmission Oil Cooler
    2. Engine Oil Cooler
    3. Larger Alternator
    4. Larger Battery
    5. 5 Pin Harness
    6. Class IV Hitch (goodluck finding that aftermarket)
    7. Increases (legally) your Tacoma's towing rating from 3000lbs to 6000lbs.

    Because I tow a boat with mine, I would never buy a tacoma without the FACTORY TOW PACKAGE. There are some people on here that have tried to install all the above equipment on their truck. It cost them more plus it is NOT covered under warranty. It is also not as reliable as toyota equipment and is bootleg.
     
  8. Oct 27, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    I have a Hidden Hitch. So far it's worked very well. I don't tow very frequently but it's nice to have when you need it.
     
  9. Oct 27, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    wat?
    fixed :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    I am having an issue with my truck with the towing package, i have no power at the 7 pin plug under my bumper. Replaced the harness and still no luck. Any thoughts?
    Jet
     
  12. Oct 28, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    My DrawTite is a Class III/IV, so that's not entirely accurate. I have a manual so I didn't have to worry about the trans cooler. Also, larger alternator might not be necessary if you typically tow a trailer with LED lights (e.g. no significant extra load on the battery). However, this stuff is certainly worth it if you tow a lot and/or a trailer with more electrical demands and weight requiring more engine/trans cooling. It all depends on your needs.
     
  13. Oct 29, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    Ha! Thanks!
     
  14. Oct 29, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    Makes it less of a drag on your electrical system if you put a nice stereo in your truck.

    I hate my factory stereo, cant wait to put a new one in.
     
  15. Oct 29, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    Fuse? I think it may be a "under-the-hood" fuse.
     
  16. Oct 29, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    For the record, the bigger 27F battery is standard on all V6 Tacoma's sold in Canada, and maybe the Northern States?

    Also my non tow package fan is the same as the tow package (pink clutch).
     
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