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Old 11-11-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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Toyota Tacoma towing

I haven't seen a tocoma as a toad here. Is there a reason? I would like tow a small pickup and that seems like a good choice. Are there complications? 4 x 4..

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Old 11-11-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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Toyota does NOT recommend that their Tacoma be towed. Of course with a Remco kit on the drive shaft(s), they are towable. Now, I have seen people tow the older Tacoma's with a transfer case able to shift into neutral and they say they have had no problem but to my knowledge, it is not recommended by Toyota.

I had wanted to have another Tacoma but ended up buying a 4X4 Ranger 5 speed instead. This truck can be towed.


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Old 11-11-2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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I can not improve on Burfurd's answer.. I don't know about the 4x4 however.. I do know the rear wheel drive (2wheel drive) models you need a drive shaft disconnect from RemcoTowing.

So you understand.. With the drive shaft disconnect..

It is the same as if you crawled under and removed the drive shaft when you tow. NO connection between the transmission and wheels.. Also makes the ride hard to drive off with

No miles rack up on the odometer either.. All around best soultion to towing.

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Old 11-12-2011, 12:02 AM   #4
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I wonder why, if you put the truck in neutral on thransfer case that it can't or shouldn't be done. I suppose they have their reasons.
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I tow a 2002 Tacoma 4X4, Put the transfer case in neutral and the 5 speed in neutral and so far (knock on wood) have had no problems. Right now I have new truck fever so called Remco about towing a new Tacoma and they said no, as they do not have pumps or disconects available.

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Old 11-12-2011, 02:06 PM   #6
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I have been informed that Tacoma 4x4's should not be towed 4 down. Guess I don't pay attention to what I am told. I have a 2000 Tacoma 4wd standard shift, with manual hubs and have towed it in excess of 10K miles. Transfer case in neutral, hubs disengaged and transmission in 5th gear (this is what I was advised to do by a Toyota 4wd engineer). I also subject my Tacoma to severe rock crawling and off road trails as a hobby. It is still functioning normally with no harm done by towing 4 down.
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We have a 2011 Tacoma 2wd V6 auto that we tow using the Remco driveshaft disco. Works fine, no load on trans, it's in park. FYI Remco no longer makes the disco, they sold the rights to another company. You must do a little Internet searching to find it.
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