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Towing Hitches?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 06BLUEDBLSPORT, May 4, 2009.

  1. May 4, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    How strong are the towing hitches on the 2nd gen Tacoma's? Will they take the blow of a rear impact from another car? Reason why I'm asking cause next year at school this girl who i hate soo much is gonna have to park behind my truck and she is the worst driver ever. First day with her license she rear ends my friends Grand Cherokee (she hit the gas instead of brake pedal) and then refused to pay for the damages. So I am gonna put on a trailer hitch on my truck so if she pulls to forward she will have a nice hole in her accord's grille and i wont have to worry about her hitting my bumper. Will doing this ruin or bend or weaken the towing hitch if she hits it?
     
  2. May 4, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    yes they are strong, they are bolted to the frame with 8 bolts.
     
  3. May 4, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    Dang 8 bolts to the frame, I had a feeling it was strong but my friend who thinks he knows it all says any rear blow to towing hitches will make them bend up ward and break off and cause more damage, I didnt listen to him but i still wanted to see it this will not hurt my truck
     
  4. May 4, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    You wont have a problem with the hitch, but if the impact is great enough there is a risk of bending the frame. Although a fender bender in a parking lot is not likely to cause such damage.

    Throw one of these four ways on your truck and it is sure to cause her some grief. Or you could go with a hook, then you would have a practical use for it when off road.

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  5. May 4, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    that four way is the way to go
     
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    ^^^ Thats what she said :laugh:
     
  7. May 4, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    Holy shit...where can i find both at lol
    Deffinetly
    HAHAHAHA
     
  8. May 4, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    I shouldnt worry too much about bending the towing hitch because she has a 97 pre wrecked accord coupe thats fixed now, but still her hitting me with an accord will do nothing to my truck
     
  9. May 4, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    Try any Truck shop. 4wheelparts.com


    Youre bound to find something in ATL
     
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    Dang she just needs to take her drivers test again. Im parking at school tomorrow.

    NOW this is in the back of my mind. Thanks Colin! :goingcrazy:
     
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    Yeah i found a couple of places already
    Heres my hitch right now, 28 bucks right there and another 15 for the light lol
    She sucks soo much at driving, in the school parking lot she hauls ass blaring loud overplayed rap music and honks the horn to get attention, everyone hates her, she doesnt realize that lol
    Mainly yes, but this summer i'm gonna try to hit up some trails with my brother before he goes to college
     
  14. May 4, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    I hate people like that. Just doing it to get attention. GAH!!!

    Hey Im gonna get some 5100s soon. So maybe I can hit some trails up with you guys.
     
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    Hell yeah man please do!!!
     
  16. May 4, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    Ill still probably have the stupid Duelers though. Oh well.:eek:

    Generals are coming up next:D
     
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    U decided to get the Generals? What did they look like again?
     
  18. May 4, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    Yeah they are inexpensive but GOOD quality. and have the same ratings as the BFGs

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  19. May 4, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    No picture
     
  20. May 4, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    dang let me try again

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