What are you doing your towing with?

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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#41 Post by GGR 65 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:58 pm

What do you guys think about a 2007-08 Tundra Double Cab 4x2 5.7L V8....?
Do I need a 4x4?

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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#42 Post by dant » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:01 pm

If all you want to do is tow your Boxster you don't need 4x4.
My Chevy 3/4ton Duramax Diesel with Allison 6 speed automatic is not 4x4....
The truck you are looking at will tow open trailer or enclosed trailer with no problems...

if you aren't going off road, or going to the snow, what would you need 4x4 for?
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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#43 Post by GGR 65 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:21 pm

I was just thinking the 4wheel drive hugs the road better... I never driven anything that big. The biggest thing I drove was a mini-van.

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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#44 Post by dant » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:24 pm

4x4 will only give you more weight you will be lugging around as you drive up and down highway 5 to the races.
More weight gives you less towing capacity.
and more weight along with more rotating mass of machinery (second drive shaft, half shafts, transfer case etc) will give you lower MPG for your tow vehicle...and gas ain't cheap these days....and the diesel fuel for my truck is even worse... :(
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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#45 Post by maitaiken » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:55 am

Dan is correct you do not need a 4X4. I have a V6 Tacoma extended cab. I can pull 6500 lbs. and still get 15MPG. By the way if I score a RV the Tacoma will be up for sale.
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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#46 Post by GGR 65 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:16 pm

Thanks guys! I will look for a 2WD then...

Racing Spec car with the boys, our cars are very similar. The only thing we can compare is the size of our trucks. (just kidding).

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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#47 Post by Orchid914 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:41 pm

Clemson,

Do you have a trailer?? My two axle flat trailer is now for sale.

John

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#48 Post by GGR 65 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:10 pm

John, I don't have anything.
Can you PM me the spec and price, please?
Thanks.

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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#49 Post by dant » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:18 pm

will a boxster fit on your trailer John?
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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#50 Post by Orchid914 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:00 pm

I don't know....I will have to go out and measure. It will take the weight just fine with two axles and new springs a few years ago..

John

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