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4 or 6 cyl?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vtragweed, Apr 22, 2009.

?

what do i need

  1. 2.7, 4 cyl

    268 vote(s)
    25.8%
  2. 4.0, 6 cyl

    748 vote(s)
    72.1%
  3. other

    21 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. Apr 22, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    vtragweed

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    i have a 08 2.7 acc cab, ive been thinking of trading it and getting an 09 dbl cab, i like the auto for the city and the additional power for atv's, bigger tires, ive also have an 06 cummins so not really towing heavy loads. so , for hunting, city/everyday driving, light towing.
     
  2. Apr 22, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Are you talking about buying an '09 with a 4cyl or are you comparing what you have now vs. a V6 '09?
     
  3. Apr 22, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    vtragweed

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    well i have a 2008 2.7 so i would just keep the one i have VS. 2009 dbl cab 4.0
     
  4. Apr 22, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    Dustin03

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    If you have the cash, more power is better. That's my opinion.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    DMZX

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    I have a 07 2.7 and it works very well for me.

    Toyota has made some of the best 4 cylinder gas engine out there, and the 2.7 I4 is certainly one of them.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    -TRDMAN-

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    I got a 4 but i want a 6 !
     
  7. Apr 22, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    Untamed_SS

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    I say V6. You may want it later and not have it. :)
     
  8. Apr 22, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    I chose V6 but that's because I would never even consider the 4cyl. There's nothing wrong with it, just not for me.

    I don't know man, it's such a subjective decision. The bottom line is, if you aren't happy with it, get what you want because making payments on something that you aren't completely happy with SUCKS.
     
  9. Apr 22, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    well i was just thinking about mpg at the time and not really power, but for my heavier loads the the 4cyl struggles with the dodge dually is a payne in the ass to drag around, and i feel i should step up to the v6
     
  10. Apr 22, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    I got the V-6 because I want a truck with plenty of power if I want to tow or have the bed loaded with stuff. My taco isn't my daily driver so mileage wasn't a deciding factor.
     
  11. Apr 22, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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    I started shopping for my truck last summer when gas was $1.52/Liter (around $6/gallon). Since it's my daily driver, I opted for the 4 banger. I may upgrade to the v6 when the lease is up in three years.
     
  12. Apr 22, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    wheres the 4 banger love?
     
  13. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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    w8n4mud

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    6 is always better than 4! :D
     
  14. Apr 22, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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  15. Apr 23, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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    if it were me i'd trade it in for an 09 v6, heck i have a 07 v6 and have been thinking about trading it in for an 09 v60 4x4.
     
  16. Apr 23, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    5100 set to max, pending LSD and TRD CAI
    Dude in three years gas could be $10/gal for all we know.
     
  17. Apr 23, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    bobwilson1977

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    To me the biggest decision here as why trade in an 08 for an 09? You're basically going to be out some major cash on a trade like that. Keep it for another 3-4 years, then trade.
     
  18. Apr 23, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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    JeffRock

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    yeah, What he said..

    Here's an easy decision though. They do not offer a Double cab with a four banger.
     
  19. Apr 23, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    lsocoee

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    The bottom line here is that you were going to buy the double cab. They only put the V6 in the double cab.

    Unless you needed the double cab, then I wouldn't bother trading out your truck.
     
  20. Apr 23, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    raskal311

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    A 4 banger isn't even the same vehical as a v6 dub cab so I dont think it'll be a bad ideal to upgrade so earlly.
     
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