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Towing with a 3rd gen

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by 98tacojunky, Mar 31, 2024.

  1. Apr 2, 2024 at 3:59 PM
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    0xDEADBEEF

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    Yep exactly. I was considering the part in the middle where they added a supercharger first. More power, more strain due to shitty gearing isn’t a great formula for transmission longevity
     
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  2. Apr 2, 2024 at 6:12 PM
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    Ah.

    I think the same can be said about the engine.

    Although, there is a TW member with a 3.4L supercharged 1st Gen with like 500k miles.
     
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  3. Apr 2, 2024 at 6:17 PM
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    Not the fastest, or most powerful, but they go and go.
     
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    funny when i see people towing pop up campers with subaru outbacks
     
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    Oh yes. Just like the good ol’ 2.7L.

    If I didn’t need to tow and the 3G was offered in DCSB MT 2.7L configuration, I would have highly considered it.

    I still haven’t test driven a 2.7L MT, ever.
     
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    Yep.

    The 2.7 MT is adequate for bumping around if you’re not in a hurry, feels old skool like how Toyota “should” feel. Sloooow but very hard to kill.

    Almost bought one a few years ago, but needed to tow.
     
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  9. Apr 3, 2024 at 6:51 AM
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    Man, I've seen an Outback with the 6x12 UHaul before, yeesh.

    I know they used to come with a 6 cylinder, but still, that trailer's a heavy pig. Hopefully they just had some couches or something in there.
     
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  10. Apr 3, 2024 at 7:42 AM
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    When driving stock for a while, then driving 33s for a while, then driving 35s for a while you won't really notice the big picture change because you've seen small changes over time. I'd bet if you went from your 35's back to stock you'd notice a significant difference. Its just like gaining weight, you yourself don't always see the gain because its subtle changes over time, but someone who hasnt seen you in a while will notice you've become a fat ass.

    That said, yes you came here asking what other people are towing, but you stated you're asking because you're not happy with towing performance. You also stated you otherwise love the truck and don't tow often. Folks gave you suggestions to improve towing performance but it seems you don't want to hear it, leading us to assume you're just looking for validation to get a new truck.

    If you want a new truck then get one.
    If you're hesitant to get a new truck because you genuinely like your Taco, then take the chance on a regear. Is it going to transform it to V8 or diesel pulling power, no, but it will be an improvement. The numerous shops and veteran wheelers aren't talking out their ass when they say anything over 33s needs a regear.
    Or don't do anything and keep driving what you got as-is.
    Either way you're taking a chance. At least a regear has the possibility to be the least expensive.

    Or, if you KNOW you're going to get a bigger camper at some point, and you know it's going to be too big for the Taco with or without 35s, tune, regear, etc., then why are you even here asking what others tow? Just get a damn truck, and make it a diesel while you're at it and don't worry about towing anymore.
     

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