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Old 06-01-2011, 08:33 PM   #21
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Where's dhk?

OP, go for the 2.7L and 5 speed manual. It will be just fine if you're not into speed.
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OP, go for the 2.7L and 5 speed manual. It will be just fine if you're not into speed.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:37 PM   #24
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:41 PM   #25
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4.0 all the way. More torque, more power, and similar MPG's. I wouldn't even consider the 2.7 on an access cab (had an auto 4.0 access cab 2wd TRD Off-Road before). 2.7 on the reg cab is ok, but it will bog with larger heavier tires. Honestly unless you're really pushing pennies, I wouldn't hesitate on the 4.0
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:12 PM   #27
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2.7 and I would get the Automatic. Shifting gets real tiring, real quick.


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Old 06-01-2011, 11:15 PM   #28
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Never gets tiring for the diehard manual enthusiasts
Oh yes it does. I love manual transmission vehicles but I know what vehicle they are needed in and what vehicle they would be annoying in.
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Down in your world .. flat and low elevation .. the 2.7L would be just fine. Like others mentioned, go for the manual to get the best power and overall reliability. The 2.7L and 5-speed manual is great, though if you don;t like sticks, again down in your world, the 2.7L and auto should be fine too. It just depends on how much you're going to tow. Now if you were to go with the 4.0L and fuel economy is important, then I would say auto because the auto actually gets better gas mileage in many (but not all) situations compared to the 6-speed, and the auto & 4.0l is a nice combo.
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I drove both 4.0 & 2.7 and ended up getting 2.7 + 5-speed Access Cab.
With 2.7 + 5speed it feels strong and comparable to 4.0 + auto.
Love the smooth shifting of 5 speed and proven 2.7 engine.
The great MPG is hands down winner here.
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Oh yes it does. I love manual transmission vehicles but I know what vehicle they are needed in and what vehicle they would be annoying in.
Thats a very subjective remark there whippersnapper, it all depends on personal preference. whether an Auto or manual is your thing, both have their place regardless of vehicle types. I personally will never ever drive an automatic again, I hate them, doesn't mean one Is superior to the other though.
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Thats a very subjective remark there whippersnapper, it all depends on personal preference. whether an Auto or manual is your thing, both have their place regardless of vehicle types. I personally will never ever drive an automatic again, I hate them, doesn't mean one Is superior to the other though.
I just don't see how someone can hate a trans. My friend was the same way and now all he drive is auto after years of saying auto is lame and if you race all you do is push the gas and blah blah crap like that.
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A manual enthusiest would hate the 6spd with rev hang, throw out bearing issues, crappy feeling clutch peddle thay wears out fast, and crappy gearing ratios...
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so ill be choosing between a 2011 extended cab with the 2.7 or a used 2009 4.0 extended cab with the TRD package. question is, is the 2.7 powerful enough to push around the extended cab truck, or do they struggle? looking mostly for fuel economy and reliability. i can get the the brand new 2011 for 21,000 and the used TRD for the same price. i plan to keep this truck for many years, and looking for the best fuel economy and power, also a little bit of towing here and there.
I am in a similar boat trying to decide between the I4 & V6. I am in no rush and figured I'd wait to see what the 2012 model year brings before making my purchase. Like you though my main criteria are fuel economy and reliability (with a bit of light towing)... and to me I am leaning heavily toward the I4/5spd combo (4x4 Access Cab when the time comes). Toyota's I4 platform is bulletproof! The V6 is a good motor too, but the maintenance costs of the I4 and the inescapable logic of the fact there there is just less moving parts to fail make the I4 the logical choice IMO... and in the end I am sure that is what I will end up getting.

But... as always... YMMV.
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You guys do realize the 2.7 and 4.0 v6 are about the same age and both are just as proven as the other....

I don't know about the i4 but the v6 is also a sleeved motor, hydrolic lifters, and pretty much completely solid all around.
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You guys do realize the 2.7 and 4.0 v6 are about the same age and both are just as proven as the other....

I don't know about the i4 but the v6 is also a sleeved motor, hydrolic lifters, and pretty much completely solid all around.
actually the 2.7 is quite a bit older.

my 2.7 does great around town but it gets old driving up and down an mountain everytime i wanna go somewhere. it will haul dirtbikes and/or a small trailer fine. i get 21 to 22 mpg with 265/75 16 e rated tires and about 400lbs in armor. i like the feel of the v6 with 6speed and would love it in the reg cab. if i were to do it again the AC with auto would be better for serious offroading but for more serious offroading this little cast iron block 2.7 with a crawl box would be perfect

ask yourself what do you need and test drive both (keep in mind the 4 banger power will increase after break in) go for your gut instinct...
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actually the 2.7 is quite a bit older.

my 2.7 does great around town but it gets old driving up and down an mountain everytime i wanna go somewhere. it will haul dirtbikes and/or a small trailer fine. i get 21 to 22 mpg with 265/75 16 e rated tires and about 400lbs in armor. i like the feel of the v6 with 6speed and would love it in the reg cab. if i were to do it again the AC with auto would be better for serious offroading but for more serious offroading this little cast iron block 2.7 with a crawl box would be perfect

ask yourself what do you need and test drive both (keep in mind the 4 banger power will increase after break in) go for your gut instinct...
The 2.7 2TR-FE has been around since 2004 (2005 in the US) and the 4.0 1GR-FE has been around since 2003...
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They both started in 2003... (the families, 4.0L 2004 as said above)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...nes#Straight-4

I4 = 2TR-FE
V6 = 1GR-FE


Also any motor will see very slight gains in power over a proper break in cycle... emphasis on very slight
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They both started in 2003...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...nes#Straight-4

I4 = 2TR-FE
V6 = 1GR-FE
Good to know, everything i found said 2004 for the 2TR-FE and 2003 for the 1GR-FE for some reason lol
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Good to know, everything i found said 2004 for the 2TR-FE and 2003 for the 1GR-FE for some reason lol
Sorry updated info after you quoted, but the GR family started 2003, the actual 4.0 started 2004... Same basic motor design of course so, you could make the claim both designs are just as old.
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