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Iron Cowboy

Mid size Toyota 4x4 -- how much will it tow?

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Wodering if anyone has one of these they have towed a couple thousand pound boat with? If so how does it work? Is the 3.4 OR 3.0 v6 in the Tacoma or 4-runner enough power to get a boat out of a lake and up the landing?

Any idea what the official tow rating is?

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Quick Google search turned up this. This is for the 1999 year class, but probably accurate today too.

Toyota

Vehicle Engine Tow Limit Codes

4Runner 2.7 I-4 3,500 (a)

4Runner 3.4 V-6 5,000 (a)

Camry/Avalon All 2,000 (a)

Land Cruiser 4.7 V-8 5,500 (B)

Sienna 3.0 V-6 3,500 (a,c)

Tacoma All I-4 3,500 (a)

Tacoma 3.4 V-6 5,000 (a)

Tundra 4.7 V-8 7,200 ©

(a) Maximum hitch weight 10 percent of tow limit.

(B) Preliminary, subject to change.

© With optional towing package.

(d) Tow rating of 4WD is 200 pounds lower.

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I was just looking those up.

I had a 95 tacoma with the 2.7 4cyl. with the 5 speed manual. 1,200 pounds of landscape block in the box didn't phase it. Large u-haul trailer loaded to the gills was no problem. They will pull like there is no tomorrow and stop even better!

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wow! thanks guys, I knew the little buggers were pretty stout but man those are some good numbers for a smaller rig. must be why there arent a lot of good used ones out there.

I thought an 18ft fiberglass boat would be pushing it but guess not.

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I've got a 97 Tacoma 4x4 Extra Cab with a 3.4 V6 and I tow a Lund 1660 Pro V with it. I've towed it to Canada as well as my old 86 16' Pro angler and have had no issues towing. I've even pulled a 8x16 wheel house with it and that was pushing it! wink It has 190 HP stock and seems to do well pulling. Believe me, I'am a "liitle" hard on things and it has been nothing but reliable.

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