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Old 11-02-2015, 08:14 PM   #31
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We had to install helper springs right away . It was a shock you couldn't put much in the bed of truck . It was a long bed . That made a difference . You couldn't kill the truck though it keep going and going . Pat
My 2013 long bed 4dr, 4x4 taco does fine with my 21. I also fill the bed with all kinds of stuff for camping.

Factory tow package - don't know if that includes rear suspension difference, though.

And I live at the end of mile long gravel potholed hilly road!
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:27 PM   #32
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Problem is there is a difference between 'tow prep package' and 'tow package' and some is standard in Canada and optional in US.
Confusion reigns.
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Old 11-07-2015, 10:34 AM   #33
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I've been pricing and looking at 2016 Tacoma details and apparently they now have incorporated sway control as part of the tow package. (US version)
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Old 11-07-2015, 10:59 AM   #34
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Sway control is just another way of saying that there is one rear shock mounted forward of the axel and one mounted rear of the axel . simple but effective .
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Old 11-07-2015, 11:06 AM   #35
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Brochure says: 29. Trailer-Sway Control (TSC) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether TSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details.

And manual says: ■ Trailer Sway Control (vehicles with towing hitch and 7 pin connector)
Helps the driver to control trailer sway by selectively applying brake pressure for individual wheels and reducing engine torque when trailer sway is detected.
Trailer Sway Control is part of the VSC system and will not operate if VSC is turned off or experiences a malfunction.
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Old 11-07-2015, 01:05 PM   #36
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Sway control is just another way of saying that there is one rear shock mounted forward of the axel and one mounted rear of the axel . simple but effective .
That was called "stagger-mounted shocks" and actually uses as a selling point by some manufacturers (Ford, as I recall). In practice, I think they just found it easy and cheap to use the same bracket for mounting the shock to the axle on both sides
As thoer explained, that's not what Toyota means in this case.

Extending the tow vehicle's standard (required by U.S. regulations) electronic stability control logic (VSC is Toyota's term for this) to respond to trailer swaying motions is pretty common now - I would be surprised if any newly redesigned vehicle now with significant towing capacity would be missing this feature.
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Old 11-21-2015, 01:14 AM   #37
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This is the 2016 Tacoma's owners manual .

http://s3.amazonaws.com/toyota.site....U/OM04005U.pdf

Brake control plug in is on page 178 can't figure where to mount it ? The wire is under the dash .
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On my 2008 model, I removed the small storage door just to the right of the steering column and put the brake controller there - any place like that on the 2016? Looks like there is a small cubby on the left side - can the back of that maybe be cut out to fit the controller in there?
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:32 AM   #39
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Older Tacos had a TSB to have an additional leaf spring installed at no charge; the newer ones work fine as long as you observe the tongue weight limits although a WDH helps somewhat.

If you don't comply with the hitch limit specs you can certainly have an issue. It's just physics, not rocket science!
I complained and got the leaf spring upgrade on my 2010. The difference was noticible. The factory rep told me Tacoma's weren't built to tow, just to look good and have a good ride for buyers that prefer pickups over cars. Now, if they could put a small V-8 under the hood, they'd have a serious truck.

Im going to wait a year or so before I start hunting for a new one, maybe see how the new Tacoma shakes out or check out the new Nissan. Rumor is a V-8 and diesel are on the way.
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Older Tacos had a TSB to have an additional leaf spring installed at no charge; the newer ones work fine as long as you observe the tongue weight limits although a WDH helps somewhat.

If you don't comply with the hitch limit specs you can certainly have an issue. It's just physics, not rocket science!
whats a TSB?
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