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Unread 06-06-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
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looking at tow rigs

hey guys, well i'm looking to get a tow rig here for my heep and a friend of mine was making me a great deal on 2002 toyota tundra 4.7L 2wd sr5 with trailer package. Has anyone personally towed with this vehicle or could send me some links on reviews on its towing characteristics. Is the frame strong enough to help fight trailer wobble or is it one of those trucks that can tow well but a handful to tow? Any info will be great.


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Unread 06-06-2008, 01:12 PM   #2
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Well there Grandpa, you've asked a question that you will get no answer that you can depend on.

Toyota owners are the most loyal, enthusiastic owners there are, and every one of them will swear that their Tundra is the best tow rig they every had. But when you look at what people actually buy, they aren't even a tiny speck on the radar screen.
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Unread 06-06-2008, 01:30 PM   #3
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I recently bought a tow rig for my CJ5. I got a 5.4L V8 expedition, 4wd. I personally would not go much smaller than 5.4L, but then again, it is quite hilly here in Seattle.

Are you trailering or flat towing? The additionally 1500 lbs of a trailer plays a roll.

You need to look up weight distributing tow ratings vs weight carrying. Weight carrying is the max weight if you are not using a weight distributing hitch, and is usually much less than the weight distributing tow rating.

clear as mud?
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Unread 06-09-2008, 12:55 PM   #4
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the yota 4.7L is a decent engine for a smaller truck/SUV, but i wouldn't look to it too much for towing a ZJ.
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