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hi i have a question regarding trailer hitch

i want to haul a trailer to carry my 240sx to track and i know it can tow up to 5000 lbs

since its automatic i heard that i need a tranny cooler

do i really need this?

and what is good trailer hitch that i can get? one from toyota?

let me know

thanks
 
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Your best bet is to get an OEM hitch. You can get one from TRDSource (Toyota dealer in So Cal, online) for about $180 including wire loom. It's easy to do, but takes a while. It is your best bet because it bolts to the bumper, and does not decrease your off-road approach angle in the rear. It also looks better.

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you only use the 4x4 when you have slippery conditions, such as loose dirt, wet, snow, etc. It basically engages the front wheels, providing more grip for those conditions. If you are towing, you can use 4x2, and only use the 4x4 when required for conditions and slower speeds.
 

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The FJ will pull it fine with no additional need for an oil cooler but you should be concerned about the ability to stop.

I haul a travel trailer on the oem set up that has a tongue weight of 285 lbs and a dry weight of 2800 lbs. When I load it up I pulling about 4200 to 4500 lbs. I added an electric brake system and a weight distributing hitch which makes a world of difference. I haul it with my 2wd FJ usually in 4th gear but depending on the road I may drop down into 3rd. The worst thing to do is lug the motor. My fuel economy drops to about 10 mpg when I tow the thing but it's like a brick towing a brick!

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CADavebert said:
you only use the 4x4 when you have slippery conditions, such as loose dirt, wet, snow, etc. It basically engages the front wheels, providing more grip for those conditions. If you are towing, you can use 4x2, and only use the 4x4 when required for conditions and slower speeds.
What he said :)

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The FJ will pull it fine with no additional need for an oil cooler but you should be concerned about the ability to stop.

I haul a travel trailer on the oem set up that has a tongue weight of 285 lbs and a dry weight of 2800 lbs. When I load it up I pulling about 4200 to 4500 lbs. I added an electric brake system and a weight distributing hitch which makes a world of difference. I haul it with my 2wd FJ usually in 4th gear but depending on the road I may drop down into 3rd. The worst thing to do is lug the motor. My fuel economy drops to about 10 mpg when I tow the thing but it's like a brick toiwing a brick!

Good Luck.
What He said :) install an electronic brake controller at the least - trying to stop an extra 4600lb (plus fuel and race gear) as well as your fj with the standard brakes would not be cool.
 
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