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TRD OR Towing Package Weight Mileage???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by northlite, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Feb 7, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    northlite

    northlite [OP] Active Member

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    Does anyone know how much weight the factory towing package adds to the weight of my new-to-me 05 TRD OR 4x4? I ask because the mileage I'm getting is lower than the book/epa mileage. The vehicle also feels heavier than my other Taco, an 06 4x4 i4 manual, but maybe that's just the effect of the Bilsteins. Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Total weight over a non tow package equiped truck is closer to 200#.
    The hitch weighs 65# alone. ;)
     
  3. Feb 7, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The factory one has some plates that reinforce the frame area. The box with the hitch, plates, and nuts and bolts said on the side "65lbs.". I didnt weigh it my self, but its pretty heavy. Made one guy grunt when he picked it up. One of the reasons I tell people to buy the OEM hitch is because it comes with all the reinforcing plates, and such. Seems like a much stronger unit than the aftermarket ones.
     
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