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trying to increase towing

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ness005, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Dec 28, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    ness005

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    I have a 2002 toyota tacoma 5-speed 2.4l with the 2RZ-FE engine. it only has 3500 towing. from what ive seen that if it had towing package it could pull 7500. If that the case where can i get a towing package so i can install it or what can i do to increase towing with out going to crazy?
     
  2. Dec 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    shampoop

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  3. Dec 28, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcome to TW! Your not going to get that kinda tow capacity with the 2.4.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    You cant really improve PL. You would have to essentially replace everything, engine power, drivetrain, suspension, frame, brakes. Everything.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    7500 pounds is waayy too much for the 4 cylinder. This out of the v6 territory too.

    Best to find a different rig for that job.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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  8. Dec 29, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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  9. Dec 30, 2011 at 6:30 AM
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    7500 is way out for that truck. Our company trucks pull 3000-3500lb all day, everyday from dealership til we wear them out and sell them. This is about the "safest" limit. Try stopping a 1st gen reg cab on a wet road with 3500 lbs behind it..... it doesn't. You go through what ever is in front of you.
     
  10. Dec 30, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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    Exactly. There's a reason why I don't tow my Tacoma with a Tacoma.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Dec 30, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Your trailer must have built in jack stands...... :D
     
  12. Dec 30, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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    Close! I managed to break the suspension hangers and it was on jackstands for about a month as I found time to cut, grind, and weld in the evenings after work. :)
     
  13. Dec 30, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Haha ur a pretty good sport kiddo :thumbsup:
     
  14. Dec 30, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    but 7500? where did you get those numbers from? the 2nd gen v6 with tow package is only 6500. do yourself and other motorists a favor and dont exceed 3500 lbs towing. remember your first gen is still a mini truck.
     
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