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Old 12-30-2013, 01:30 PM   #41
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Ah yes. The site was changed to require a certain number of posts before you can post a link ( and perhaps a picture as well ). This was done to stop spam.
Nothing I can do, but you should contact an Administrator or the site Help to get a fix.
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:39 PM   #42
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could be a new member issue, send me a p/m and I'll give you info.
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:53 PM   #43
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I'm looking at trading for a 2014 Tacoma 4x4 V6 SR5 Four-Door Long-Bed for $29,800. I REALLY like the 5.0 Fifth Wheel. Have no problem with my FJ. Had it for 2-1/2 years, 66K. Just won't hook to a fifth wheel and rated at 2,000 lbs more towing ability. Wish I knew how to post a picture. When I click that "picture" icon above, it asks me for a URL? Why can't I just transfer it from a file? Rick
If you are going with the new 5th TA model you need to be aware of the lower capacity of the Tacoma vs a another bigger truck. I think it is somewhere around 1300-1400 lbs. With a pin weight approaching 900 lbs, you will be exceeding the capacity with more than 2 passengers.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:41 PM   #44
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I agree, the old 5.0 was pushing the limits of the Frontier and Tacoma, the new 5TA will almost exceed it. I had a Frontier, bit the bullet and bought a 2014 long bed RAM 1500. I now have capacity to spare...
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:54 PM   #45
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I have a 2010 FJ Cruiser... Has "DUAL" Variable Valve Timing. Means the exhaust valves vary also. Tacoma's have "Single" VVT-i (intake only). Jumps the horsepower up by 24. BUT, they rate it at only 4,700 lbs towing and the Tacoma at 6,700
Right, because towing capacity has almost nothing to do with the engine's peak power output. If that were the important factor, a Corvette would tow more than a Chevy 1-ton truck.

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Wheelbase?
Perhaps that's the limiting factor, for stability... but more likely transmission, or transmission cooling, or engine cooling, or gearing, or rear suspension...


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5.0 dually.
I know what you mean, but "dually" (or "dualie") means dual wheels (2 on the same end of the same axle); a trailer with two axles like the new 5.0 (or a truck with two drive axles in the rear) is a "tandem".
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:08 PM   #46
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Researching Toyota Tundra "SR" 4x4 5.7L Long Bed. A Tacoma loaded is the same price as a Tundra stripped?
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