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Which is a stronger, 3.4 or 4.0?

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3.4 77 21.81%
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:42 PM   #81
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they didn't make 1st gen DCLB, so that would make it a DCSB
Actually, they did. Obviously rare, but they exist in the Pacific Northwest.
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Toyota engine's are like the Duracell bunny......
Almost true. The 3VZE(3.sl0w) was a piece of junk.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:10 PM   #82
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Actually, they did. Obviously rare, but they exist in the Pacific Northwest.

Almost true. The 3VZE(3.sl0w) was a piece of junk.
No DCLB for 1st gen, and the 3.slow was the worst engine they ever put in a truck.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:25 PM   #83
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No DCLB for 1st gen.
Yes, there is. This has been debated more that once before.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:26 PM   #84
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Yes, there is. This has been debated more that once before.
Really? I am interested in seeing a picture of one.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:32 PM   #85
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Really? I am interested in seeing a picture of one.
Me too
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:43 PM   #86
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Yes, there is. This has been debated more that once before.
x2 I have seen one before myself. They aren't very common though at all
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:37 PM   #87
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Really? I am interested in seeing a picture of
one.
I remember seeing one in the 1st gen section. Here's a link to the thread and a pic from RelentlessTaco.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...dnt-exist.html

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well since guys are boosting the 4.0 to the mid 400's range in the ponies, i would say 4.0.
I know it's a little late, but just sayin lol

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3.4 is stronger all the way around. Might not be as efficient as the 4.0, thus the lower power output, but it is definitely an engine that was build with strength and durability in mind.

Iron block, closed deck is a good starting point.

4.0, is all aluminum, open decked with sleeve liners. Powder cast steel rods, and weak ring-lands.

2rz,3rz,5vz > 1GR
This.

Plus isn't like the stoke of a 5vz like modeled after f1? Or some other race motor?

3.4l takes boost better too I think I've read.

I've experienced both many time. Including my dads supercharged beast 1gr. It's a great motor. But I still think the 3.4l is more durable.

But for real the 22re was the most damn bullet proof motor ever created on the face if this earth other then a 12valve Cummings.

Either way. Fuck em both. 3uzfe swap for me
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:47 PM   #90
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Iím going to say 4.0 like others. more many reasons more power. itís also has a timing chain instead of a belt, and is said to last 2x as long.

If anything i would say they are at least the same. but with the 4.0 being a little newer, and having a very better set up parts(i.e chain over timing belt.) i have to say the 4.0 is stronger. it sure as hell is not a weaker/ less reliable engine.
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4.0 > 3.4 + TRD supercharger

I tested this with my 4.0 and my co-workers 3.4+blower
did the same with my buddy who had a 3.4 TRD supercharged 4 runner
blew me away... he also had a lift and larger aftermarket rims and tires as my 4.0 DC Taco... I was a little jealous but at least its still a Toyota
That supercharger kicks ass!
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theres no replacement for displacement
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:37 AM   #93
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My brother and I have arguing bout which moter is stronger. i say the 3.4 is and he says the 4.0 is, so what do yall think?
Depending on what "stronger" means in this case, but overall I'd say your brother wins, the 4.0 is not only faster/higher performance but it gets better gas mileage too...
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4.0 by far. I've owned both.
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very tough moter for sure.
I just purchased my first pickup truck 1996 Tacoma V-6. 212,000, probably original engine. Gas mileage 26 - 27 mpg. Last fill up pulled 29 mpg.
(5 speed manual transmission with a driver who knows how to use it properly)

The gas mileage suggests the engine is in great condition.

The thing about durability. It depends on design, quality or parts, etc. But REMEMBER, the harder you stress something, the quicker it wears out.

So an unloaded stock, 4.3 liter = low stressed engine Add a turbo charger, more cubic inches and guess what ?

Horsepower comes with a price.
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The old saying holds true: There's no replacement for displacement!
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:28 AM   #98
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The old saying holds true: There's no replacement for displacement!
F/I comes real close if it isn't a replacement.
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I would say the 3.4 over the 4.0 by a narrow margin. The 4.0 seems a lot more sensitive to knock and failure than the 3.4. The turbo 3.4 I had was making more power daily driven than most of these 4.0's are failing at. Also the 3.4 can be built to hold more power than the 4.0 per a post I read gadget posted somewhere.
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There is a 4th gen 4runner who claims to have over 500k miles on his 4.0. I think his username is 8007m, or something like that.
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