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Old 04-13-2009, 03:00 PM   #21
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This might be able to pull a Miata and you can even sleep in it at the track too.

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holy ******* **** I want that. I need a shop or something so I can expense this ****.
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Gary's Tacoma tows his Miata and a fully loaded bed with stands and tires just fine at 75-80mph.
I've had one back in '98, also had two (4Wheelin') Toyotas before that. I never thought of them to be "Tow" rigs per se.
Bought an '02 Quad cab with the 3.4 sixer in it about 4 months ago. It will do just fine.
Mine is also an autotragic - but that just means power mode stays on and overdrive is off.
I opted for the TRD package because it has a locking rear diff. and plenty of clearance.
I'm just sayin.......
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You yanks are just mental with your huge *** trucks.

Seriously, this is my no compromises daily driver that will do 100mph loaded with trailer if it has to. This diesel is 3700lbs has 210bhp and around 300lb/ft.
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I DO like that setup!!!!!
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^^^^that's what I'm talking about!
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:20 PM   #26
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Gary's Tacoma tows his Miata and a fully loaded bed with stands and tires just fine at 75-80mph.
I've had one back in '98, also had two (4Wheelin') Toyotas before that. I never thought of them to be "Tow" rigs per se.
Bought an '02 Quad cab with the 3.4 sixer in it about 4 months ago. It will do just fine.
Mine is also an autotragic - but that just means power mode stays on and overdrive is off.
I opted for the TRD package because it has a locking rear diff. and plenty of clearance.
I'm just sayin.......
Machismo, you cannot tow a miata with anything less than a Peterbuilt. Its never been done before, and Gary is lying. He tried to tow a miata once with the Tacoma, and it burst into flames and he had to buy another. Obviously another link in the chain of lies.
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:22 PM   #27
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You yanks are just mental with your huge *** trucks.

Seriously, this is my no compromises daily driver that will do 100mph loaded with trailer if it has to. This diesel is 3700lbs has 210bhp and around 300lb/ft.
man, everytime I see **** like that I want to put a manual trans in my subaru and pull the miata to the track.

Is that trailer Aluminium?
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You yanks are just mental with your huge *** trucks.

Seriously, this is my no compromises daily driver that will do 100mph loaded with trailer if it has to. This diesel is 3700lbs has 210bhp and around 300lb/ft.
If I could get a 300ft.lb diesel in a Tacoma this thread and its anime-levels of ------ry wouldn't even exist.
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Hustler, in the last two threads you wanted to buy or use no less than four different tow vehicles. Make up your mind, man!
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man, everytime I see **** like that I want to put a manual trans in my subaru and pull the miata to the track.

Is that trailer Aluminium?
An auto subby will pull just fine, now won't it?
Trailer is steel, like Real(tm) steel so it won't rip off the tow hooks. Just needs a little Hammerite every year after winter. Weighs around 1000lbs empty.
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Hustler, in the last two threads you wanted to buy or use no less than four different tow vehicles. Make up your mind, man!
yeah, I need to just sit tight and buy nothing until my student loans are gone, but I'm not looking forward to blowing my car up at the track.
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Oh, it has a 6spd auto slush box by Aisin... daily drivers with automatics FTW!
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My $.02 - I was looking into a 96 - 00 4Runner about 1 1/2 years ago. They are terrific trucks, but terribly underpowered. I ended up picking up a '01 Pathfiner. They went to a VQ35DE that year that has loads more grunt than the 3.4 Toyota engine. Still not fabulous for towing, but better than others.
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Interesting. Did the Frontier get the same motor at some point?
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I'm not looking forward to blowing my car up at the track.


A bit suprising since it's all you ever talk about.
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Get a diesel and NEVER look back.

I use to pull my bud's 7M Supra on some gigantic steel trailer completely loaded with all sorts of **** and even sometimes people, lol, with my duramax. Never even flinched. Like it wasnt even there.

Plus gettin 20+mpg and whipping on WRX's is really fun Especially in a truck.
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You should get a police package crown vic. They're rated to tow 5000lbs. Get 24ishmpg, and make people slow down around you.
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Get a diesel and NEVER look back.

I use to pull my bud's 7M Supra on some gigantic steel trailer completely loaded with all sorts of **** and even sometimes people, lol, with my duramax. Never even flinched. Like it wasnt even there.

Plus gettin 20+mpg and whipping on WRX's is really fun Especially in a truck.
I don't want to drive one every day. That is literally the only thing stopping me from buying one. If they made a Diesel Tacoma, I'd have one already.
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Option 1: CAR CAMEL, as seen at Targa Newfoundland


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Option 2: E39 540i, I bought the car for this specific purpose. 4400 lb braked towing capacity FTW.

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What about one of the older Dodge Dakota R/Ts..small truck with a 5.9L V8? Easy and small to drive.. and has 345+ft lb of tq.

And Spooky..... **** off with your fancy Alfa tow car...




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