User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-17-2020, 08:21 PM #1
mrkhx4396 mrkhx4396 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: colorado
Posts: 9
mrkhx4396 is on a distinguished road
mrkhx4396 mrkhx4396 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: colorado
Posts: 9
mrkhx4396 is on a distinguished road
Towing Capacity

Currently have a bumper hitch and I'm going to install a hitch that attaches to the frame. I have an 03 V6 sport, what would the towing capacity be then ? I have a weight distribution hitch for my camper currently. The hitch I'm purchasing says the capacity says 7300 with weight distribution hitch and sway bars.but just want another opinion.
mrkhx4396 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 06-17-2020, 08:38 PM #2
Thebeastlives Thebeastlives is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Tucson
Posts: 401
Thebeastlives will become famous soon enough Thebeastlives will become famous soon enough
Thebeastlives Thebeastlives is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Tucson
Posts: 401
Thebeastlives will become famous soon enough Thebeastlives will become famous soon enough
Just cause you installed a new hitch with the capacity of 7300 lbs doesn't change the towing capacity of the 4th gen v6 4 runner which is 5000 lbs. You are limited to 5000lbs and everything else will help you control the camper better but not tow more. If you need to tow more sell the 4 runner and get a Tundra which due to brakes, weight, engine, transmission etc it can much more than a 4 runner.
Thebeastlives is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 06-18-2020, 03:04 AM #3
importman importman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Lake City,SC
Posts: 247
Real Name: Danny
importman will become famous soon enough importman will become famous soon enough
importman importman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Lake City,SC
Posts: 247
Real Name: Danny
importman will become famous soon enough importman will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thebeastlives View Post
Just cause you installed a new hitch with the capacity of 7300 lbs doesn't change the towing capacity of the 4th gen v6 4 runner which is 5000 lbs. You are limited to 5000lbs and everything else will help you control the camper better but not tow more. If you need to tow more sell the 4 runner and get a Tundra which due to brakes, weight, engine, transmission etc it can much more than a 4 runner.
Until a few days ago I would have answered the OP's question the same way you did. However, this same question was posed in another thread and someone brought up the owners manual. In it it clearly says that by using the frame mounted weight distributing hitch, as in the one that comes on the V8 models, the V6 towing capacity changes from 5000# to 6400 for 4WD and 6700 for 2wd. I had to look for myself cause I didn't believe it. This is for an 05 model. Not sure if other years have it listed the same. Here's a link to the owner's manual. It's found on PDF pages 314 and 327 or pages 304 and 317 of the manual itself. https://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/docu...f/OM35843U.pdf
importman is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 06-18-2020, 08:41 AM #4
Bossman's Avatar
Bossman Bossman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: North Bay, ON, Canada
Posts: 1,471
Bossman is a jewel in the rough Bossman is a jewel in the rough Bossman is a jewel in the rough Bossman is a jewel in the rough
Bossman Bossman is offline
Senior Member
Bossman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: North Bay, ON, Canada
Posts: 1,471
Bossman is a jewel in the rough Bossman is a jewel in the rough Bossman is a jewel in the rough Bossman is a jewel in the rough
What are you towing with your 4th gen, V6?

V6 Towing?

Towing with the 2005 V6 4Runner

Towing capacity from 2005 to 2006

V6 vs V8 Towing Capacity
__________________
2011 Limited 4WD with NAV: "CDN Package" (running boards, mud guards, all-weather mats, cargo liner, block heater).
Summer: Michelin Premier LTX 245/60R20 on OEM Limited 20" rims / Winter: Toyo Observe GSi-5 265/70R17 on 2018 TRD Off-Road 17" rims.

Previous: 2003 4Runner Limited 4WD V8; 1997 Lexus LS400; 1997 Camry CE; 1988 Celica Turbo 4WD; 1982 Celica GT
Bossman is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 06-18-2020, 09:03 AM #5
mrkhx4396 mrkhx4396 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: colorado
Posts: 9
mrkhx4396 is on a distinguished road
mrkhx4396 mrkhx4396 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: colorado
Posts: 9
mrkhx4396 is on a distinguished road
My manual also says 6400lbs with towing package
mrkhx4396 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 06-18-2020, 12:14 PM #6
71-Cruiser's Avatar
71-Cruiser 71-Cruiser is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 11
71-Cruiser is on a distinguished road
71-Cruiser 71-Cruiser is offline
Junior Member
71-Cruiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 11
71-Cruiser is on a distinguished road
You are safe at 5k but might want to add airbags if you tow anything much heavier.
__________________
03 Tundra 4x4, 03 4-Runner V8, 71 FJ40, 67 FJ45LV
13 CRF450R
TLCA #14378
71-Cruiser is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 06-18-2020, 10:23 PM #7
Fern Fern is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: San Diego
Posts: 412
Fern will become famous soon enough
Fern Fern is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: San Diego
Posts: 412
Fern will become famous soon enough
It's the stopping you should be worried about. That's too much weight. I tow with a 2500 duramax crewcab around that weight pretty often, and it's noticeable.
__________________
2005 4R V8 4x
Fern is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
capacity , distribution , hitch , towing , weight

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
V6 vs V8 Towing Capacity jkruer01 4th Gen T4Rs 70 08-25-2020 10:49 PM
Towing Capacity mag3 4th Gen T4Rs 16 02-09-2015 03:44 PM
Towing capacity mountainfreak 4th Gen T4Rs 4 12-26-2012 09:05 PM
94 Towing Capacity joshuabrady Classic T4Rs 4 04-07-2005 04:18 AM
towing capacity TJhilux 3rd gen T4Rs 8 02-16-2005 01:49 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:27 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2020