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Old 07-17-2016, 03:06 PM   #161
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Originally Posted by Vermilye View Post
... a standard length stinger (if there is such a thing - both mine, different brands are the same length) ...
There isn't, but they are typically at least 8-1/4" (210 mm) from pin hole to ball hole... and commonly up to 50% longer than that. Curt has a typical selection: table of 2" Class 3 of ball mounts.

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Old 07-17-2016, 04:39 PM   #162
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:11 PM   #163
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The ECT power button is for the transmission . The auto down shift happens sooner allowing the engine to maintain a higher RPM . I use it all the time when towing in the mountains .
I don't know if the stick shift models would have this option . ?
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Old 11-02-2016, 07:05 PM   #164
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Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
Just checked the specs for the 2016 Tacoma's. They've dropped the tow rating to 3500 lbs. I think mine (2011) is somewhere over 6000.
The 3500 lbs is for the 2 wheel drive model. 4WD with tow package is 6400 lbs.
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Old 11-02-2016, 07:23 PM   #165
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I love my 2016 TRD Sport with tow package.

Originally Posted by kmk7580 View Post
Has anyone towed with one of the new 2016 Tacomas? I'm shopping for a new tow vehicle for a 17B I'll be picking up next year. After reading all the posts from you fine folks on this forum, the Tacoma has become my first choice. Wish it were possible to test drive while towing.
I have the 2016 TRD Sport that I picked up March 5th 2016. I added the Sumo springs and have used it to tow my 2014 Aliner popup with no issues. I will be picking up my (new to me) 2013 Escape 19 on Friday. I expect that the Taco will handle that TT just as easily as the weight difference is only a 1000 lbs and still 2000 lbs less the the Taco GVW rating of 6400 lbs. One note for those on the forum that have Tacos from earlier in the year. Get the T-SB0077-16 service bulletin done by your dealer if you are having shifting issues. It is a software fix that made a big difference on my performance. Here is a thread that talks about it.


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