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Toyota applies new Towing standard 2 years early

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Scott K, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Aug 1, 2010 at 9:40 PM
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    Scott K

    Scott K [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Toyota will adopt the new towing standard that was developed recently for their 2011 trucks (Tacoma/Tundra). This standard is supposed to offer a fairer/more realistic approach to max tow ratings for all trucks, and will be applied to all manufacturers who must adopt it by 2013. So Toyota Canada just listed the specifications/features/options for the 2011 Tacoma and the Tacoma V6 outfitted properly only lost 200 pounds, so it now has a max rating of 6300 pounds. That's pretty damn good if you ask me - I thought the Tacoma would have lost more.
     
  2. Aug 2, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    From my reading, Toyota was one of the big backers of the new standards and supplied much of the testing methods. It doesn't surprise me that the new and old ratings are very similar. The Detroit crowd, on the other hand....
     
  3. Aug 23, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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