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Towing with a Base Model Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 07TacoRidah, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Mar 18, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    07TacoRidah

    07TacoRidah [OP] SHHHH, this is interesting

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    I found a parts truck for my Blazer, is my Tacoma able to pull another vehicle with a 4.3L engine on one of the smaller U-Haul flatbeds? As of now the suspension is all stock, haven't touched any of it yet, engine is the same thing as well.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    bmgreene

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    Without the tow package or an after-market class III/IV hitch you can put a ball in the rear bumper that's rated for 3500 lb tow (350 lb tongue).

    Sounds like you'll be using a 4-wheel trailer, so the tongue weight shouldn't be a problem, but you'll have to do the math on the weight of what you're towing to know if 3500 lb capacity will get you there. Otherwise, U-haul can usually do a reciever install (no idea if their pricing and/or quality are competititve) which should give you a capacity of 5000 or 6500 lb depending on what class you go with.

    I wouldn't worry too much about the suspension with a 4-wheel trailer, but make sure you allow plenty of extra braking distance when towing.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    07TacoRidah

    07TacoRidah [OP] SHHHH, this is interesting

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    cool, it's a small S10 single cab, I will try to get some specs on it. thanks man
    I was worried since it's a 2.7L but one of my friends (he has a 2001 taco) says that it can haul, but nothing bit I think. Yeah I have to use a 4 wheel trailer, the tires are all blown from dry rot, some of the suspension is missing, this thing has been in the sun for QUITE some time lol.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    U-haul won't rent to you. Base isn't rated for in with the combined flat-bed with truck... At least they wouldnt rent to me ( trd sport with tow package) towing a 88 4runner with no engine or tranny lol
     
  5. Mar 18, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    07TacoRidah

    07TacoRidah [OP] SHHHH, this is interesting

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    WTF?! :mad: Damn, well my little cousin has a Pre-Runner with that on it. I'm just gonna have to borrow his for a day.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    Yeah man, Just them a call in advance they'll let you know right off
     
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