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A question of power between 05 and later taco's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tgor, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Aug 3, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    Tgor

    Tgor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I am looking to make a purchase soon on a 05 or newer tacoma with the 4.0L. I was doing some model research at edmunds.com when I read that...

    "What's New for 2006 For 2006, a tire-pressure monitor is now standard on all Tacomas. Revised SAE testing procedures have dropped horsepower and torque ratings."


    So I looked back at the 05' and is says it has 245hp and 283lb-ft or torque. The 06' and later show 236hp and 266lb-ft of torque.


    My question is: Was Toyota generous with the numbers they gave? or is there a significant power change between model years?


    Also has anyone used one of those 'bully dog' or the like; chips for their Toyota? I hear they make 'em for Gas engines but has anyone tried it out?


    BTW I am hoping to get an extended cab 6cyl with 6-speed manual.


    Thanks.:)
     
  2. Aug 3, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    welcome to tw. toyota didnt change anything horsepower wise with the 4.0.......i think it had to do with tests with different fuels and such.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    W/e the horsepower and torque... These 4.0's are fast a hell.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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  5. Aug 3, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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  6. Aug 3, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    There is no power difference between the 05 and newer models. The SAE changed the way engines were tested and rated, resulting in a drop in numbers. The engine did not change.

    FWIW, on 91 octane or higher the 1GR-FE is rated at 239hp and 278ft/lb of torque.

    The 4.0L is an adequate engine for these trucks. It is not "fast as hell" but it is exceptionally pleasant to drive with torque down low for hauling, towing, and crawling.


    Please do not waste your money on some Chinese-made engine chip scam on ebay. They do nothing except put your expensive and exceptionally well-engineered motor at risk.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    I have a 05 4Runner and an 08 Tacoma both have the 4.0. They are equally responsive when I put my foot into them. Only difference is the 4 runner gets 4-5 more miles per gallon.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    I wouldn't chip your truck.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    Thanks for your responses. I was hoping that I didn't have to scout out a 05' I am wanting something newer.

    As far as the chips though I am familiar with those cheap ebay units that connect to your air temp sensor and nothing like that would end up on any of my vehicles.

    the reason I asked was that I had watched something the other day on Speed TV called Truck U where they were using a chip on Gas engine. It had a LCD screen where you would enter numbers into different prompts to change things like the rev limiter/ speed limiter / speedo ratio for different tire size and such.

    Hey Thanks again
     
  10. Aug 4, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    Dont chip; tune. Tuning devices/software is pretty expensive, but well worth it if you're looking for power and reliability.

    The only device I've ever found is this: http://www.aprpower.com/ECU_mainpage.html

    Buy that and go to a reputable tuner near you, and get a custom tune for your elevation/octane/performance parts/etc..
     
  11. Aug 4, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    ^ thats good or you can buy japanese made superchargers that will make everything better.
     
  12. Aug 4, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    ah yes the supercharger...Definitely on my to do list.
     
  13. Aug 4, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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