Aftermarket hitch

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by bray_25, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. bray_25

    bray_25 Member

    Is it ok to get a aftermarket tow hitch for my 2018 Tacoma it didn't come with the tow package an I'm thinking about getting a aftermarket one.
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Yes but the OEM comes with a tranny cooler I’d look into that if you’re going to be towing much with it.
     
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    bray_25

    bray_25 Member

    I called Toyota a they told me they haven't released the hitch. An another one told me that they can't put the hitch on if it didn't come with the tow package. Only thing I will be towing is a riding lawnmower
     
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    bray_25

    bray_25 Member

    An probably a jet ski in the near future
     
  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Go to U-Haul and have them install one, or buy what you want and install it yourself. If it’s less than 3000 lbs and you’re not blasting up 15%^ grades you’ll be fine.
     
  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I want to clarify about the OEM. I wasn’t saying you should get the OEM installed. I was simply trying to let you know that a transmission cooler comes OEM and would be suggested if you where going to be towing much with it. They make aftermarket tranny coolers. I was just saying I’d look into them. Not actually from Toyota.
     
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    bray_25

    bray_25 Member

    Ok I sure will look into it. Alot of people been telling me uhaul would be cheaper I also need the wiring harness too.
     
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  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I’ve read that the wiring is there you just need the plugs and harness. So I’ve read.
     
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  10. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    There are aftermarket hitches like @OR17TRD said. And aftermarket wiring setups for the trailer lights.
    With a jet ski and lawnmower you should be fine without a tranny oil cooler.
     
  11. Scuzzy

    Scuzzy Well-Known Member

    How can they not have released the hitch? The frame has not changed since 2005...can these dealer come up with any more excuses to take money? #^^%}{%%#}^%#}%%#}}%%^*^%}#%^^++}*^##} cursing omitted for your protection. Author is a Marine.
     
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    bray_25

    bray_25 Member

    I know I'm not doing nothing extreme
     
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    bray_25

    bray_25 Member

    I thought that was pretty stupid when they told me that
     

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