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285s???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 03 Tacoma TRD, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Jan 4, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    03 Tacoma TRD

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    Im currently running 265s on my 03 tacoma, it has the v6. I was wondering what kind of power/ mpg loss i was looking at if i added 285s since i just got my lift.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 4, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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    Power loss was enough to make me buy a supercharger and regear to 4.56.
    It was that or blow my brains out.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    damn, i might reconsider them then.
    Thanks
     
  4. Jan 4, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    It really depends on your needs.
    I built my truck to go as fast off road as on road. I mean, I got by with 285's before putting in the s/c or regear, but I hated driving anywhere that had something even remotely close to a foothill or mountain. Constant downshifting. The 3.4 isn't exaclty known for it's speed to start with. It's better than the old 3.slow, but still.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    ok. I was just thinking it would look better. but i cannot stand having to gear down constantly.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    I have an auto 3.4 with 285 toyo AT's and I didn't notice much of a power loss. It seems your an auto 3.4 as well and Jberry is a manual. The manual owners will notice power loss much more than us auto guys.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    Ok thanks man. how did your mpg drop?
     
  8. Jan 4, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    x2 i didnt see much power loss
     
  9. Jan 4, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    Well I guess I'm just a drama queen then.
    Good excuse to buy a supercharger tho. :D
     
  10. Jan 4, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    a supercharger would give it a big power gain over stock so thats a good excuse to me!
     
  11. Jan 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    I lost 2 mpg's not all that bad and on the highway I get them right back lol.... if you accelerate like a granny you do just fine.
     
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