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2011 Tacoma

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Hikerfam, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Sep 11, 2010 at 12:32 AM
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    Hikerfam

    Hikerfam [OP] Member

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    So my wife is insisting on getting a truck, well I told her the only brand I will buy is Toyota, we have decided to save a massive down payment and buy a 2011 Tacoma next spring. Tell me what you think! we dont having anything that needs to be towed, I want to just lift it maybe 3" or 4" TRD beadlock wheels,skid plate etc. I decided to go with the 2.7L 5MT combo, mainly for fuel economy, I do live at the base of MT.Hood so my question is..Will the 2.7 deliver enough power for us? loaded with camping gear ETC, since we have endless hills and mountains. I just have no use for the 4.0L which is an awesome engine. Yes it will be the 4x4 access cab and SR5 package. I just need something reliable and do what is necessary..mild trails and occasional wheelin, but mainly a camping/backpacking hauler. I know alot of people with the 2.7L and thier rigs do great around here. I will upgrade it after a while,bull bar,winch,rack rails etc. So I guess my question is really the 2.7L or the 4.0L
     
  2. Sep 11, 2010 at 12:37 AM
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    oh yeah, and I will want to do a header and full exhaust,AFE intake. Possibly a snorkel:D
     
  3. Sep 11, 2010 at 12:39 AM
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    2.7 should do fine.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2010 at 1:12 AM
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    if say I did a 3" rough country lift, and rode on 32s would I need to re gear it? I wouldnt think I would since its not much of a difference from factory. My buddy lifted is FJ with the rough Country 3" was easy as hell and it worked out great.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2010 at 1:55 AM
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    If you could only first drive the V-6 with the hydrulic brake booster (available only on the Off Road 4WDs) that gives you 'unreal' traction in 4-High with TRAC, and unbelievable traction in 4-Low with A-TRAC... then your mind will be made... That is, if you are serious about going into the wild with the finest mid-size truck made!
     
  6. Sep 11, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    K Williams

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    Are any companies making stainless steel cat-back exhaust systems for 2011 model yet? I sent Banks a few e-mails with no response as of yet.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    I'd go for the 4.0L. Thats just IMO though, it seems like everyday I read a post from someone who thought the 2.7 would be enough but now they are looking for mods to give them more HP.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    It should be the same for the 05-10's I would think... :confused:
     
  9. Sep 11, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    memario1214

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    Go with the v6 if you can afford it. In the mountains, you're going to be kicking yourself and begging for more power. I live at about a mile high here in Montana, and I have a buddy with the 4cyl. He hates it up here powerwise.
     
  10. Sep 20, 2010 at 1:00 AM
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    Eurosport

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    it's all relative imo the 4.0 is underpowered for the truck :D mountain passes most noticeable...
     
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