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towing and body work questions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by tacod, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:09 AM
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    tacod

    tacod [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Dan
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    been looking for a tacoma...found a '99 w/ 43k miles locally that *almost* fits the bill...it's got the v6, 5-spd, 4wd, trd, x-tra cab that i want, but is short a towing package and has some body damage.

    1. beside a hitch and wiring, what else do i miss out on without a tow package? what are the options to equip for such duty?

    2. the right rear quarter is pretty beat up. looks like someone tried to share a lane with this truck sometime ago. the question is, what is entailed in replacing that quarter? is it a bolt-on thing, or is the quarter welded into the rest of the bed?

    the truck's price accounts for the damage, but i want to better understand what it would take to repair...

    thanks in advance!!!

    dan
     
  2. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:13 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    I can't speak for the body work end of it, but as far as towing, the tow package comes with a transmission oil cooler for automatics (from what I understand it's not on the manuals). If you're just doing light towing, a hitch and wiring is all you'll need. Depending on the set-up, a brake controller might be required also.
     
  3. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:59 AM
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    twfsa

    twfsa Well-Known Member

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    Got the tow pkg on mine and no cooler that i could see.
     
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