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Old 06-05-2020, 08:03 AM #16
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I regularly tow a utility trailer around town and just recently had the whole family in it and about 2500lbs of trailer and gear and these little ute's go down the road really good. OD off and running around 65mph down the hwy just fine. My buddy with a 2003 single cab long bed 2wd Tundra with the 5VZ used to tow around a heavy arse trailer with his rock buggy on it all over the blue ridge mountains. It was slow up the hills but otherwise pulled it just fine. About 6k lbs total. I eventually want to put a trans cooler on mine but otherwise seems great!
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Old 08-07-2020, 11:06 PM #17
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Originally Posted by phattyduck View Post
Stick with OEM or a Denso brand reman. Basically all others are crap. (or at least a crap shoot).

If you are going to be towing regularly, get a trans temp gauge on there. You'll want to know what you are doing to your trans. You'll also want to drain and fill that trans way more often than the normal schedule to keep that fluid healthy when towing like that. Every time the torque converter is unlocked, you are really heating things up.

I'd also suggest keeping it at/under 60 with OD off for pulling the load you are, even on the flats. Speed is really killing your MPG.

For those that didn't click on the imgur link, here is his setup:



-Charlie
I saw a 3rd gen towing a trailer half the size of yours (6x8
uhaul trailer) going up i17 from phx to Flagstaff. The hwy is a brutal climb for a 3rd gen with no trailer so for those who tow with their 3rd gen your patience is admirable. I definitely don't have that type of patience
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