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Old 11-11-2009, 05:58 PM
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Default 2000 Tundra- need to make decision quick!

Are these good for towing a Land Cruiser? I have the oppurtunity to buy a 2000 tundra, its got 160,000 miles on it, new ish good year mud terrains, some big ass kangaroo tube bumper, 4 hella lights etc. for $6400. KBB is about $9400, but who knows how accurate KBB is with the economy today.

anyways, someone traded it in at work, and the bumper makes it to gawd awful to put on the lot so its probably going to wholesale. I'm going to drive it tomorrow and see how it is. but it would be great to get some oppinions...

Anyone interested in a 1997 4runner?
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:25 PM
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What's it rated to tow? What is the weight of your rig and trailer? Flat towing sucks big time.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:53 PM
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Not good for towing a land cruiser in my opinion. It may tow it, but not safely.
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:32 AM
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It's a full size pick up with a V8, it will tow your 40. You figure 1500 lbs trailer, 4500 lb truck = 6K load. I will guess it has a 7K tow rating.

If you buy it can I borrow the truck and trailer for Cruise Moab ?
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:44 AM
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well, decided not to buy it. I can always borrow my dads truck and trailer to tow it if I need. going to finish paying off the 4runner and trade it in on a 05 duramax, crew cab, short bed.. you know
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:42 AM
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Those 1st gen Tundras do have about a 7,000 lb. towing capacity. Unfortunately there have been reports that the transmissions don't hold up very well when used for regular towing service. I think they changed the tranny in about 2004 so that problem went away. If it's in decent condition that's not a bad price really, and yes KBB at least when I looked this past summer seemed pretty accurate. It's almost due for a 2nd timing belt change...

...and BTW there is a guy or two on MUD that flat tow FJ40s with their 1st gen Tundras. I would probably consider it if I really had to, but another problem with the 1st gen Tundras is that their brakes are considered to be undersized, especially to tow a load like that. That's one of the reasons why Toyota emphasized the better braking ability than its competitors in all the ads for the current generation of Tundras!

More power to you if you can afford a Duramax truck, that's what I would work towards personally if that's your plan. Me, I still drive my FJ40 out to Moab and would drive it wherever else I'm taking it to wheel, at least for now.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:41 AM
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Motor will barely tow it if you are using a trailer, but the biggest problem is the brakes. The won't last a trip to Moab. The brakes have gone through several recalls due to warping, now think what they would do with 6000# behind them.

Then there is the trannie but you already decided so no need to go into that.

Take my word for it DO NOT BUY A 1500-1/2 ton truck to tow your rig. You will slowly destroy it. DAMHIK
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