View Full Version : Possible to tow on a 22re

06-18-2008, 06:40 PM
Hey, I'm thinking about trying to get an toyota 4runner with a removable hard top and I was wondering if the 22re would be able to tow a small boat. any information on towing capabilities of a 22re would be awsome.


06-18-2008, 06:42 PM
it should depending on the size of the boat,the 22re is a good strong little motor [cheers]

06-18-2008, 06:48 PM
If its a small boat I dont see why not. I see people towing small boats with there 1.7's or whatever in there honda civics [cheers] ....

06-18-2008, 07:43 PM
No problems! My 22RE tows just finne...and I tow a great deal of weight.....unfortunately...and no, I am not talkin bout the "gut"....LOL

06-18-2008, 07:55 PM
just remember the bigger the tires the harder the motor works the less you can tow. but if its stock it should tow a 16 foot fibreglass boat no problem.

06-18-2008, 08:29 PM
up hill or down hill ?

06-18-2008, 08:59 PM
budies toyo w/ the 22r had problems up really steep hills with my boat(17.5') but my boat is pretty heavy for it's size and he (at the time) was spinning 35"s w/ stock gearing

i would say 16' would tow fine though, his motor was 'tired' too

06-18-2008, 09:04 PM
what about the braking? does the trailer have brakes?

06-18-2008, 10:13 PM
what about the braking? does the trailer have brakes?

i agree,, the problem is never starting..... it's stopping that counts. i pulled a 17 ft fglass with a 140 up the island highway and back lots with my 82 yota.. no big hills..launching on a slippery ramp with a heavier boat is always pinchy.;)

Little Samurai
06-18-2008, 11:52 PM
I had a truck with the 22re in it, never towed but I do tow with my Samurai (1000lbs) and would have to say that the 22re should obviously way outperform the 1.3 injected 'zuki engine for pulling power. Also what is the weight of the vehicle you are towing with? safe towing Vs. stopping weight ratio is somewhere around, or just above, half the vehicle weight if I am not mistaken:dontknow:.

06-19-2008, 05:42 AM
sounds like it would do it then. the boat is a 14.5 foot fiberglass. I'm just in australia right now and I'm trying to figure out my options for when I get home and dealing with the gas prices.thanks for all the responses.

06-19-2008, 08:32 AM
ur in australia and ur posting about towing with ur toyota.. get a life man... go get some pussy for fuck sakes..

06-19-2008, 08:54 AM
no shit....at least go to the beach and check out some bitches....

Dont waist ur time on here... you can enjoy the computer when u get home to bc where it rains 90% of the time :D

Have fun

06-19-2008, 10:45 AM
Youll be fine, all I do with mine is tow. My boat and trailer gotta be at least 2000-2500lb. and when I head out camping, the utility trailer with quad gotta be 1000-1500lb. but as Dean said, everyones about the GO. Watch your brakes, I run larger rears with a variable proportioning valve, vented LC fronts, dual diaphram booster, 1.1/8 bore master. big diffterence! no fade, and can still lock them with the boat behind me. On the other end, the real steep hills are... .. . . s..l..o..w.....but oh well. I run dual cases and put the first box in low on the hills, works great. what I did before the duals is twin stick your single case, then you have a 2wd low selection. works awsome. can do about 55km p/hour in 5th.

dirka dave
06-19-2008, 07:31 PM
I have towed, pulled fulsize trucks and jeeps with my 22r...:D


06-19-2008, 07:49 PM
I have towed, pulled fulsize trucks and jeeps with my 22r...:D


that's funny, i've seen toyotas who can barely tow the rest of the vehicle..

06-19-2008, 09:30 PM
i have a 22r-e 35s 5.29s and i tow my camaro on my car trailer a couple times a month. i tow smaller cars all the time.its hard on it but whatever.

Metal Mulisha
06-26-2008, 06:19 PM
My buddy pulls a small cargo trailer with his.