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Old 08-21-2010, 07:16 PM   #1
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Does anyone out there know how large you can bore a 2.7 liter? Tried towing through very hilly country and I was not impressed with the lack of power. Pushing the extra power button helped some but I kept losing speed just towing a 500cc Honda Shadow up hill. 4 speed auto was down into 2nd and I was still losing.

Can the 3.4 be switched out using the same 2.7 transmission, with a mod kit, if available of course?

I love the truck and it has every imaginable option I could want but we're heading out to the Rockies next spring towing a lightweight Casita camper and now I'm concerned whether or not I should be looking for a different truck? It pulls seemingly without effort on flatland.

I ordered a performance chip to see if that might help. ????????

Any advise would be appreciated.

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Old 08-21-2010, 07:22 PM   #2
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just an option but you could just trade up and try to get and xtra cab with the 3.4
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:44 PM   #3
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03 Tacoma 2.7

Might come to that but I've read where the newer 2.7's weren't really new they were just tuned differently. I'm doing some checking on that.
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What happens is as you get higher up the mountain, oxygen is less = less power. You will need a supercharger. That's about the cheapest major power gain at this point. Unless you can afford to trade for a v6 taco or tundra.
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