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Old 12-17-2016, 05:54 AM   #21
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The Tundra only has 1 rear end gear ratio- 4:30
The 6 speed transmission gears are slightly different depending on if you have the 4.6L or 5.7L.


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Old 12-18-2016, 10:35 AM   #22
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The Tundra only has 1 rear end gear ratio- 4:30
The 6 speed transmission gears are slightly different depending on if you have the 4.6L or 5.7L.


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Thanks for setting that straight. I don't know if I confused the ratio with an old '71 Chevrolet step-side pickup or just spaced it with my aging memory, but the concept is the same... the gearing makes a difference.
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Old 12-18-2016, 01:44 PM   #23
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tow vehicle

thanks to all for the helpful advice.
watching you tube video on weight distributing hitches was a great heads up.
this is gonna be fun.
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Old 12-18-2016, 02:57 PM   #24
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We had great success pulling a 19' Bambi with our Tacoma. Across Colo, and some of Utah. No issues. I ended up with a 23FB, and a Tundra, because I want to also take a dirt bike in the bed of the truck. We miss the Tacoma for 4 wheeling, once we camped. No comparison between the Tacoma and Tundra for 4 wheeling capabilities.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:48 AM   #25
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I have a DCLB 2012 tacoma with tow package and the following specs:
GVWR:5500
CGVWR: 11000
Payload:1280
Curb: 4220
Max tongue: 640
Towing Capacity 6400

23FB Flying Cloud Specs
Base weight: 4806
GVWR: 6000
Tongue (empty/estimated at 10% GVWR) 467/600

This leave the GVWR of the tow vehicle with 680 lbs.
a remaining CVWR of 100 lb with the tow vehicle carrying its remaining 680 lbs payload
A remaining towing capacity of 400lbs
and a remaining tongue weight of 40lbs

the capacities of the truck seem pretty well balance, like for instance the tongue weight is rated for 10 percent of towing capacity. It's almost like Toyota has engineers or something?

Seems like pretty much nothing will go over weight unless one of the core GVWRs, trailer or tow vehicle is overloaded. The only models this will work with is the 4x4 access cab and double cabs with towing prep. Be sure to evaluate for you own vehicle, however if you have one of these vehicles it seems like it should be a great fit.

I don't have a 23FB yet so I can't personally attest to how within margin it feels but this is the setup I plan to be running soon.

Other notes from previous posts:
4.10 gears are not a factory option on Tacoma. East Coast Gear Supply has these and many more ratios offered, however. I have 4.10's in my rig (but it's also on 33 inch tires which makes the 4.10's only a little lower ratio than the factory 3.73's)

Yes the Tacoma will downshift carrying this much load but you should not let it into 5th gear with this much weight anyways. Even if it does manage to get into fifth it is probably slipping the torque inverter the entire time which builds up a bunch of heat. Keep it in 4 instead of D. You'll be pulling 3000 rpm around 65 but the V6 in the Tacoma is fine with it all day.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:48 PM   #26
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We are pulling a FC 20 with 2011 Tacoma. No issues after many trips, all out east. I usually slow to 60 up long hills. I like the Tacoma size and handling, overall a good match for us. I am interested in looking into the Colorado diesel at some point.
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Thank you all. Very helpful information.

Am not going to abandon the idea.

Where do I find someone competent to properly install weight distribution hitch and other needed gear? So far it seems everyone I talk to is primarily trying to sell me his version of things. Are there independent mechanics out there?
Hey there! I have been reading this and trying to determine if the Tacoma would work for us also.

I am considering pairing a new 2020 Tacoma (6600 Max tow weight) or 2020 Ranger (7500 Max tow weight) with my new 2018 International Signature 23CB (6000 GVWR).

How did your situation work out?
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Hey there! I have been reading this and trying to determine if the Tacoma would work for us also.

I am considering pairing a new 2020 Tacoma (6600 Max tow weight) or 2020 Ranger (7500 Max tow weight) with my new 2018 International Signature 23CB (6000 GVWR).

How did your situation work out?
We met folks from FL at the International Rally last year that have a 23D (now 23CB) and are pulling it with a Tacoma. They were very happy with its performance. Their trip to VA included mountain highways through NC.

If you’re in the market for a truck, pay close attention to GVWR and Payload. This will vary with the configuration of the specific truck. Look at the sticker inside the driver door jamb. Remember that trailer hitch weight counts against payload.

Good luck to you!

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