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Old 06-17-2018, 04:57 PM   #1
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Tacoma super charged V6

Forgive me if I'm beat'n a dead horse.
I own a 2010 Tacoma w/tow package, 4L v6 and supercharger.
Look'n at a 19' and don't want to "struggle" drawing 3000 + lbs.
Any experience with this truck w or wo supercharger would be great.
Only interested in responses pertinent to Tacoma and 19' Escape.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:21 PM   #2
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Can you provide the spec's shown on your vehicle's door jamb as far as capacities, also explain supercharged Tacoma, I was not aware there was such a combo.There are several non supercharged Taco owners of 17/19/21 Escapes.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:36 PM   #3
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Without heading to the garage... tow capacity is 6500lbs.
Supercharger is factory installed.(TRD)
HP is 304
lb.ft.trq is 334
Has plenty of towing ability for 2400 + lbs Casita
Am not interested in struggling with a 19 footer plus cargo.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:56 PM   #4
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Forgive me if I'm beat'n a dead horse.
I own a 2010 Tacoma w/tow package, 4L v6 and supercharger.
Look'n at a 19' and don't want to "struggle" drawing 3000 + lbs.
Any experience with this truck w or wo supercharger would be great.
Only interested in responses pertinent to Tacoma and 19' Escape.
Thanks
I'm assuming you have the dealer installed TRD supercharger and auto transmission.

Since I own a 2013 TRD supercharged 4.0 DBL cab long bed Tacoma and a 19 I guess I am qualified to answer. Towing wise you will have no problems. Going up inclines, high altitudes and such are no problem ( other than monitoring engine and transmission temperatures ).

I'll assume you do not have a tuner so you run only on premium
When I leave mine at factory setting on premium I get just under 15 mpg average doing around 65 mph towing the 19. ( I do have a smaller pulley and slightly larger injectors so that lowers it a bit) This is assuming you drive at a normal pace. If I were to keep it around 55 mph and really granny it I could probably raise the mpg some more.

You will want to get rid of the wallet size transmission cooler for a larger cooler and consider either a Scangauge or Ultragauge MX with the pan and torque converter temperatures and transmission lock monitored. Doing that when you are on level ground or slight uphill or downhill or have a tailwind you can leave it in drive and shift down when the transmission unlocks. It's obvious, you start seeing the torque converter temperature climb.
Per the Toyota people that is safe to do

So no you will not struggle pulling a 19.

I bought the supercharger when I was talked into a large trailer by the folks at one of the mega trailer dealers on I-4 near Tampa Fl. My truck on paper could tow it but in real life the often single digit gas mileage and snail pace acceleration and crawling up steep hills meant one of the two had to go. Sadly I did not know yet how big of a POS the trailer was so I started looking at trading the truck. And quickly decided I needed another option, The supercharger was considerably less than trading it in and made the trailer towing acceptable. Then the trailer started showing its faults so I dumped it and went with the 19.

One thing to note, check the carry capacity of your truck. Mine is 1150 Lbs driver, passengers and cargo. That is not much. Your hitch will weigh around 95 to 100 plus pounds and then there is the hitch weight of around 450 to 500 pounds. And whatever you have on or in the vehicle like a topper and step bars etc. We have a topper so I carry myself and the wife and a small cooler in the truck and load everything else in the trailer so I do not need to worry about exceeding the capacity. You will run out of carry capacity long before you run out of towing capacity. And a lot of other truck brands have the same problem.
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:25 PM   #5
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wetzk.. thanks for the very helpful No nonsense response.
My carrying capacity is a bit higher, do have a topper.
Will carry a canopy and light weight odds and ends in the bed.
Also two Ultra light canoes on top. (at times)
We go very spartan.
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Mmmmm can that supercharger be added after market?

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Old 06-18-2018, 05:52 AM   #7
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Mmmmm can that supercharger be added after market?

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They were discontinued when the Gen 3 came out in 2016.

If you could find one yes your local dealer could install it and reflash the ECU. The nice thing was since it was Toyota the warranty covered it. There are aftermarket versions too but I never looked at them.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:54 AM   #8
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Are you using a WDH on yer Tacoma?
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:42 AM   #9
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Are you using a WDH on yer Tacoma?
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Yes the Fastway E2. I had a Blue Ox swaypro and sold it as it weighed a lot more.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:54 AM   #10
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I'm hoping not to need one, what are your thoughts?
Have you towed 19'/Tacoma combo without WHD?
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