1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Towing my Tacoma

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Dsolis1022, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Nov 20, 2011 at 11:19 PM
    #1
    Dsolis1022

    Dsolis1022 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    Member:
    #66606
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Daniel
    Menifee ca
    Vehicle:
    03 PreRunner TRD
    I have a 03 Tacoma PreRunner I installed a tow bar to pull it but not to sure how strong that bracket underneath is it looks like it enters into the frame but looks like a little seperation between them but there is a bolt holding it. :)
     
  2. Nov 21, 2011 at 12:04 PM
    #2
    wolftree

    wolftree Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011
    Member:
    #64877
    Messages:
    684
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma 4x4 Regular cab automatic trans,
    Rear Leaf TSB, Bilstein 5100s, extra leaf added
    For myself, I would want at least 2 bolts for each bracket. The bolts being at least 3/4 inch and be sure they are at least grade 5 automotive grade bolts, with washers, lock washers and ideally double nutted. Welding the brackets to your frame would be nice insurance.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2011 at 12:57 AM
    #3
    Dsolis1022

    Dsolis1022 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    Member:
    #66606
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Daniel
    Menifee ca
    Vehicle:
    03 PreRunner TRD
    Thanks for your feedback. The bracket only has one bolt it's about 4 1/2 inc long and it's 3/4 inc I put a washer plus lock washer and double nuts they're grade 8 automotive bolts
    I'm still alittle iffy on the front bumper bracket that inserts into the frame but I guess that's the only place I can put it but you do make a good point I think I'm going to get it welded just to be double secure.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2011 at 3:30 AM
    #4
    wolftree

    wolftree Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011
    Member:
    #64877
    Messages:
    684
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma 4x4 Regular cab automatic trans,
    Rear Leaf TSB, Bilstein 5100s, extra leaf added
    When you get it welded, disconnect the truck battery while being welded. This diconnects all of your electrical. Do not assume he will do it, either do it yourself or watch him disconnect it.
     
To Top