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4 or 6 cylinder?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by VixTacom, Aug 23, 2009.

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4 cylinder or 6 cylinder

Poll closed Sep 22, 2009.
  1. 4 cyl

    27 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. 6 cyl

    67 vote(s)
    62.0%
  3. Both, I just love my truck for what it is!!!!

    14 vote(s)
    13.0%
  1. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:43 PM
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    VixTacom

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    4 or 6 cylinder.

    i like the 4 cylinder because of the gas mileage but i like the 6 cylinder because of the raw power u get from the truck. 4 cylinder puts out good power and is a bit easier to drive (my taco's a 4 cylinder).
     
  2. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:45 PM
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    Timicha

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    i have a 4 cylinder but wish i had a 6 cylinder every day lol. im just counting the days till i get done with college and can buy a new truck
     
  3. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:03 PM
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    On the 1st generations the v6 was slow! My 2.4 has more spirit than the v6. But that new 4.0L is crazy nice.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    Jester243

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    I love my 6 cyl, and I pull good mileage too!!
     
  5. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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  6. Aug 24, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    6 if you are towing or hauling. 4 if you aren't. The 4 is no slouch, its just not quite enough for good towing or hauling.

    -Sam
     
  7. Aug 24, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    I would say if I had the regular cab 2wd the 4cyl would probably be adequate. The issue I have run into is that with more weight the smaller motor has to work harder to get things moving. I had a Honda Accord with a 190 hp I4 with iVTEC and it did okay but it had to work harder than the 270 hp 6 cylinder to get things moving. The fuel mileage for the I4 was only slightly better than the 6 cylinder.
     
  8. Aug 24, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    MY V6 is has tons of power, great when your in loose sand.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    My 4 banga does what I need the Taco to do......Plus when out and about it always brings me home...round trip out to Buffalo , rescuing my son from an "I got stuck" or bringing that 1/2 yard of landscape stone to the house for the "Boss";):).....


    If I really need to feel a V-6,the Camry more than fills the need :cool::cool:..


    S
     
  10. Aug 24, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    6cyl all the way. But i like the gas millage of a 4 cyl too bad they couldn't combined them and have power and good gas millage.
     
  11. Aug 24, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    1st gen. 6 cyl slow? The 3.4 in my 2000 TRD has plenty of juice,even pulls some V8's once in awhile. If I put my foot into it,it'll "CHIRP" the 32.5 BFG's in between 2nd & 3rd I'm running. & it's 4WD too. Definintly get a 6 :cool:

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  12. Aug 24, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    I love my 4.0
     
  13. Aug 24, 2009 at 11:18 PM
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    your high if you think a 2.4 has more than the v6. my friends raced one had the 4.0 and the other had the 3.4 and the 4.0 was barely faster
     
  14. Aug 25, 2009 at 5:45 AM
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    6 since I tow so much.
    4 if I go diesel. :devil:
     
  15. Aug 25, 2009 at 5:47 AM
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    These threads are getting kinda redundant. It always comes down to the same thing.

    If you need power then the six cyl is the better choice for you. If you want better gas mileage then you want the 4 cyl.

    If you need any more direction look at the power numbers of each and do your own research
     
  16. Aug 25, 2009 at 5:49 AM
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    love my 4.0! i average 21.5 mpg and that's running 75 to 80 on the highway too!:cool:
     
  17. Aug 25, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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  18. Aug 25, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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    Plus those trips to the mountains to hit up the slopes, 4 cyl is only good on the way down haha
     
  19. Aug 25, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    I've got my Subaru WRX 2.0T for getting to the slopes! On snowy roads with good winter tires its tough to beat, low COG, LSD, and a turbo for the high altitude. ;)

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  20. Aug 25, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    BTW, I think the "slow" comments are actually referring to the 3.0L v6 from the Toyota "Truck", pre 1995.5. That really WAS slow, only 150hp. The 3.4L in the 1995.5 - 2004 is a great engine, with good torque and power. Even the 2.7L 4 cyl in the Tacoma is more powerful than the 3.0L V6 in the Truck.

    -Sam
     
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