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Old 03-02-2010, 11:06 PM   #1
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Weight capacity and towing Toyota 4runner V6

I know the gross weight for 4runner 2008 V6 is 6005 lbs, is that the absolute max? Or can I put more in there.

On a separate note, how much can it tow (trailer), and how should it be done? For example: 4wd when towing a trailer, or something else Im not aware of.

Thank you for all your help

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Old 03-10-2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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Just my opinion:
Pushing a TV to it's limit is very definetly taking away from the life of that vehicle. It's also prone to cause more white knuckle driving.
You may also be surprised that the gas mileage for a big engine in a full sized vehicle is often better than a smaller engine in a smaller vehicle when towing the same weight. The reason is that you are pushing the smaller motor much harder than the larger one.
I started out towing with a 4.7 V8 in a full size Chevy 150. When I went to a 5.4 V8 in a Ford 150 the difference was astonishing as far as power and smooth shifting goes, and the gas mileage stayed about the same. I'm picking up my new FC23FB in a couple of weeks. It will be about 1,500 pounds more than my old trailer but still 1,5000 under GVW.
I say overpower is much better and easier on your TV than being underpowered and pushing the GVW.

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Old 03-10-2010, 09:35 PM   #3
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You can max it out BUT It's nicer to tow not maxed out. You will shorten the life of the 4 runner. I will put undo ware and tear on itl. I hooked my AS up to our 01 4 runner just for kicks. Man there was no way I would want to tow it anywhere. I can tow 1000 less than you.. The wheel base was just to short for it. and it had no power.

As far as towing in 4wd. You will burn it up if you do. It is for slippery conditions unless it is a full time 4wd. If you drive down the highway with it on you will ruin the whole transmission...

May you have at least one sunny day, and a soft chair to sit in..

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