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Old 06-17-2019, 10:01 PM   #13176 (permalink)
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Beside feeling like the truck was going to break in half, the 2TR-FE did fine with dirty 5's and 4.88's. 14k Equipment trailer and a 4,200lbs car. Low range was required to reverse.
Assuming that trailer only weighs ~2500 lbs, your total weight is under 7000 lbs. Doesn't seem big or dumb at all.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:20 PM   #13177 (permalink)
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Assuming that trailer only weighs ~2500 lbs, your total weight is under 7000 lbs. Doesn't seem big or dumb at all.
It's a Toyota. I'm surprised he made it.
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:53 PM   #13178 (permalink)
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I goggles 2trbjsx69, it's a 150hp 4 cylinder, I towed a few times with a 4 cyl tacoma, not fun, not fun without trailer brakes when you get pushed into an intersection, so I'd call it a bdl if it went more than a couple miles
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Beside feeling like the truck was going to break in half, the 2TR-FE did fine with dirty 5's and 4.88's. 14k Equipment trailer and a 4,200lbs car. Low range was required to reverse.
If you're newish overpriced truck was having those problems with that kind of load I feel really good about my $1200 Ranger.
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My 95.5 Tacoma 2.7 had 150 hp. How the F have they only managed to get another 8hp out of it in 23 years?
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My 95.5 Tacoma 2.7 had 150 hp. How the F have they only managed to get another 8hp out of it in 23 years?
Because a large enough number of people are idiots who buy into the "hurr durr, muh reliability" circle jerk that Toyota doesn't actually need to offer a truck that doesn't suck in order to sell trucks.

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Because a large enough number of people are idiots who buy into the "hurr durr, muh reliability" circle jerk that Toyota doesn't actually need to offer a truck that doesn't suck in order to sell trucks.
I had a Tacoma and I loved it. Unfortunately it was expensive, couldn't haul shit, couldn't tow shit, didn't have any room in the interior and got the same fuel economy as the 3/4 truck that I replaced it with. Love Toyotas, just couldn't be inconvenienced badly enough to drive one. Granted, the car is fat for a car and the trailer is also heavy for its size (my 18ft 14k tilt weighs 3500lb) but still the overall load is not big for a modern "truck".
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The 3rd gens are having lots of issues, but I'd still take one over anything else. I wish I didn't sell it. I bought it brand new in 16' for $24,400. 4x4 2.7 5-Speed. Being a stick and in the Bay Area it sat on the lot over 4 months. After 4 hours of bs they took $1,500 off MSRP. Rode nice and quiet and got 24mpg stock and handled awesome. I couldn't find a nice used one for that price. Sold it over two years later with 25k miles for $29,500.

As for the trailer, it's a custom over built equipment trailer, I think it's pushing 3,200lbs. What makes it big and dumb is no trailer brakes and 2k + over tow rating. I wasn't going very far, and for that matter very fast.
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maaan.... there are some dumb dudes who will pay more than sticker price LOL
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As for the trailer, it's a custom over built equipment trailer, I think it's pushing 3,200lbs. What makes it big and dumb is no trailer brakes
That trailer is a custom underbuilt piece of shit if it has 7k axles and no brakes.

Where the hell do you even buy 7k axles with no brakes?
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:21 PM   #13186 (permalink)
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That trailer is a custom underbuilt piece of shit if it has 7k axles and no brakes.

Where the hell do you even buy 7k axles with no brakes?
While I do agree it is a piece, I meant the truck didn't have a brake controller, therefor no trailer brakes.
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Old 06-20-2019, 05:07 PM   #13187 (permalink)
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That trailer is a custom underbuilt piece of shit if it has 7k axles and no brakes.

Where the hell do you even buy 7k axles with no brakes?

There was some clown on here built a decent looking trailer with dual 7k'sa few years back, and specifically ordered it with only one brake axle.. When everyone with any common sense called him out on it, I believe the reason was "he had his reasons" So apparently if you try hard enough, you can get them without brakes...
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:57 AM   #13188 (permalink)
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Not sure if this qualifies for this thread, but it sure towed like shit.



For you guys that know about full hydro and flat towing, maybe you could enlighten me. I towed this about ten miles. I left the motor idling in newtral so the tranny gets lubrication. This would also give the hydro steering some pressure. Does that make any difference for the caster effect?

When I say it towed like shit, I mean it felt like it was trying to steer the Bronco. Kind of like a trailer that is loaded too tail heavy. I never went over 35 because it was scary. Note, although the rear truck looks bigger, I figure it is lighter than the Bronco. (Haven't weighed it yet)

I flat towed this project before with less problems. It had no body at that time, so no wind resistance and less weight. But not that much. The other thought was the angle of the tow bar. Last time it was angled down. Someone on this site told me that causes problems because everytime you pull, it lifts the rear of the Bronco. So I changed the angle by inflating the rear air bags on the project to bring the front down. Now I wonder if everytime the project pushed the truck, it takes some weight off the rear wheels.
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heres an idea

buy a trailer and a real tow rig
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heres an idea

buy a trailer and a real tow rig
That...

I know flat towing is all the rage if you're into meth, live on a reservation (except they use a rope instead of a tow bar), or you're Mexican (and then they tow multiples/C,D, or even E-train that shit), but if you're anyone else you just get a god damn trailer and do it at least a little bit more right.
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Pay 70 grand for a tow rig and trailer to tow something ten miles. That sounds real smart.
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Pay 70 grand for a tow rig and trailer to tow something ten miles. That sounds real smart.
Who said you have to buy a new 1 ton diesel?
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Pay 70 grand for a tow rig and trailer to tow something ten miles. That sounds real smart.
Iíll sell you my 06 F250 and 7k car hauler for half that.
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Who said you have to buy a new 1 ton diesel?
been driving my $3k 1st gen cummins towing my $4k pj trailer for 7+yrs now and thats towing in the sierra nv mountains

i should probably get rid of it and go spend 70k to look cool though
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I really should sell my $10,000 3rd gen Cummins and buy a $3000 first gen.

Bet I could get 15 for it.
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been driving my $3k 1st gen cummins towing my $4k pj trailer for 7+yrs now and thats towing in the sierra nv mountains

i should probably get rid of it and go spend 70k to look cool though
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I really should sell my $10,000 3rd gen Cummins and buy a $3000 first gen.

Bet I could get 15 for it.
So I guess what you all are saying is if I spend 3 grand on a tow rig and trailer to tow it ten miles, that would be smart?
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So I guess what you all are saying is if I spend 3 grand on a tow rig and trailer to tow it ten miles, that would be smart?
what im saying is youre a fucking dumb ass retard for thinking its a good idea to flat tow that thing behind a lifted bronco

your dumbass even posted it in the big dumb load thread


but youre the smart one so you tell us what you should do
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what im saying is youre a fucking dumb ass retard for thinking its a good idea to flat tow that thing behind a lifted bronco

your dumbass even posted it in the big dumb load thread


but youre the smart one so you tell us what you should do
Well first, I allready have a trailer and a tow rig. If you don't like it, you can spend 70 grand.



But what I should do is flat tow it ten miles without any real problem. Oh, that's right, that's what I did do.

What I shouldn't have done is ask a question about hydro steering to people that don't have a clue.
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Well first, I allready have a trailer and a tow rig. If you don't like it, you can spend 70 grand.



But what I should do is flat tow it ten miles without any real problem. Oh, that's right, that's what I did do.

What I shouldn't have done is ask a question about hydro steering to people that don't have a clue.
You're a big reason why I won't get within 100ft of a helicopter.
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Well first, I allready have a trailer and a tow rig. If you don't like it, you can spend 70 grand.


But what I should do is flat tow it ten miles without any real problem. Oh, that's right, that's what I did do.

What I shouldn't have done is ask a question about hydro steering to people that don't have a clue.
why would i need to go spend 70k when i already own a tow rig and trailer i bought for 7k?

youre a clueless fucktard if you think flat towing that thing for any amount of miles on a public road is a good idea, especially with that big dumb bronco

flat towing is for big vehicles towing a small vehicles, youre clearly in the correct thread
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