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4 cyl advantages?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by AnJ, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Mar 19, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    wags

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    Overall lower costs to operate. Period.
     
  2. Mar 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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  3. Mar 21, 2012 at 12:50 AM
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    AnJ [OP] I LOVE MY TACOMA!

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    Good point! Haha!
     
  4. Mar 25, 2012 at 9:19 PM
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    First time around, I bought into the typical v6 4x4 fanboy superiority attitude discrediting the 4 cyl. second time around, I used my head and got the 4cyl 5 lug because I don't off road , commute over 400 miles a week, and use my truck for home improvement and recreational use only. The 4cyl requires less spark plugs, longer intervals, less oil, better Mpg's and reliable as hell. Honestly there's nothing that I dislike. Gas prices are only headed in one direction.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    Congratulations, smart decision. :cheers:
     
  6. Mar 25, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    I have a v6 manual trans and wish I had gotten the 4cyl.

    There, I said it. Someone quote this, you won't hear it everyday.
     
  7. Mar 25, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    MadTaco461

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    Kinda stock
    Unless you are a 5 lug first gen.
     
  8. Mar 25, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    Another great reason, the 6-speed stick is poorly gear both low and high among other complaints, while the 5-speed stick on the 2.7l is a proven winner.
     
  9. Mar 25, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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    I can't understand why so many people claim the 5 speed manual transmission is clunky. Sure it was clunky at first, but now I can shift smoothly even going from 1st to 2nd. it's a learning curve and just takes a little practice to learn the right technique.
     
  10. Mar 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So far I'm loving everything about my 4cyl.
     
  11. Mar 25, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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    jobrien shit happens then you die

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  12. Mar 26, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    I got the auto PreRunner and have been extremely happy with my truck. No regrets about not going with the 6. I commute 75 miles per day and the mileage counts. While the 4 does not throw me back in the seat, it has far more power than I expected when I bought it. I have driven it high into the Sierra without issues. I am very satisfied with my choice.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    I have the 4 speed auto in an AC 4x4. It moves along just fine. Do I think a 4 speed auto is kind of pitiful these days? Yes. 5 forward gears should be the minimum. But, honestly, I really don't have any complaints. It keeps me in the right part of the power band 99% of the time.

    20+ MPG in a 4 wheel drive is awesome too.
     
  14. Mar 26, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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  15. Mar 26, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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  16. Mar 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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  17. Mar 26, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    Not to ruin your post man but those chips don't do shit for performance. just a gimmick. you can squeeze out a tiny bit more power with an AFE pro dry air filter and removing the secondary air filter.
     
  18. Mar 26, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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  19. Mar 27, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    He nailed it right on the head, a Toyota inline motor will outlast any V motor I am willing to bet, look at the old 22RE motors, usually the old Toyota pickups rusted apart before that motor quit! I never knew the block was iron, interesting!
     
  20. Mar 27, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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    my 22re has 280,000 miles and purrs like a kitten
     

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