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another first gen vs 2 gen

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by azzurri, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Jun 28, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    azzurri

    azzurri [OP] Well-Known Member

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    what are the driving differences between both trucks
    also does a 02 ext have good power to it i guess the 3.7 v6
    i test drove a 08 access cab and fell inlove with uit but i cant find a 2gen thats in my price range
    also can whats the biggest size wheel i can put on it
    i fell inlove with these rims havent picked a tire of it any recomends
    or what else that would look good
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  2. Jun 28, 2008 at 8:36 PM
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    Buy your truck in America. I just found out the other week how expensive Taco's are in Canada:eek:
     
  3. Jun 28, 2008 at 8:51 PM
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    azzurri

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    ya but the time i spend looking for a truck ,then drive 1000kms to view the thing ( gas anit cheep) getting it shipped , paying tax then duty then canadian tax ill be saving 1000$ even if i pay 17000$ us im still looking around the 22000$ canadian is it woth it ?????
    we have 13% SALES TAX
     
  4. Jun 28, 2008 at 8:58 PM
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    roxspin72

    roxspin72 Enjoying my addiction

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    Can't blame you for loving those wheels. I got 16x8 w/285/75/16's & only a 2.25" level up front.
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  5. Jun 28, 2008 at 9:08 PM
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    azzurri

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    THATS SO SWEET want to sell you truck exactly how it is
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  6. Jun 28, 2008 at 9:11 PM
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    so can anyone tell me how a 1st gen drives power and caben noise compared to a 2nd gen?

    would i need a lift to fit 16" wheels like th ones posted ( not sure what i going to do for rubber yet ) but they will be some sort of AT'S maybe
     
  7. Jun 28, 2008 at 9:21 PM
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    i have plenty of power in my 1st gen...its the 3.4l V6...as for cabin noise...well...hard to say...its been so long haha...i have skid plates underneath that make mine sound louder inside and i like my windows down...

    as far as lifting to fit 16inch rims...thats a negative...it all depends on what tire and how big it is as to whether or not you'll need to lift

    1st gens come with 15" and 16" rims from the factory
     
  8. Jul 6, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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    With those taxes and some here still want universal health care. :eek:
    OK back on the subject. By the time you paid all the duty taxes to buy in the US it probably wouldn't be worth it.
    Without looking it up I recall you gain an additional 50 HP and 50 # of torque going from the 3.6 to the 4.0 V6. And you also gain another gear manual or auto.
    My '99 was an Xtra cab and had less wind noise than this '08 Access cab. The DC's may seal better. I think the paint and some things were better quality on the '99. However this new one is more comfortable and roomy and getting 2-3 mpg better gas mileage with quite a lot more pep. I was happy with the '99 and it never gave me any problems. I was just ready for a change and wanted a little more power to occasionally pull a trailer in the mountains.
    I only ran the stock wheels on each. 15" on the '99 with 31x10.50" and still have the 16" with the stock 265/70-16 tires on this new one. Never raised the '99 and have only slight lift of 1" on this new one with the TSB and Bilstein 5100's.
    I haven't had a I-4 since my '84 but they are a great engine and get quite a bit better mileage than the V6. Being in Canada make sure you closely look over the frame for severe rust and corrosion problems due to road salts especially on the earlier trucks. Hope this helped and good luck.
     
  9. Jul 6, 2008 at 12:15 PM
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    Well, the engine on the first gens is a 3.4, and you cant go wrong with them.
    The 5VZ-FE is a 3.4 L (3378 cc) engine. Bore is up to 93.5 mm (3.7 in) and stroke is 82.0 mm (3.2 in). Output is 190 hp (142 kW) at 4800 rpm with 220 ft·lbf (298 Nm) of torque at 3600 rpm. It has a cast iron engine block and aluminum DOHC cylinder heads. It uses MFI fuel injection, has 4 valves per cylinder with bucket tappets and features large cast connecting rods, a one-piece cast camshaft, and a cast aluminum intake manifold.
    The 5VZ-FE also continued the 3VZ-FE's trend of being far overbuilt for its intended application & many stock, semi-modified non-turbo and non-suprechargered engines continue to be considered one of the more reliable small truck or SUV V6 engines ever made. A handful of built versions exceed 900 hp (670 kW), and some stock engines can produce 450 hp (336 kW) or more. This has become a popular engine to consider when doing engine swaps with the availability of the 3.4 L TRD supercharger and custom turbocharger setups.
    Also, as it is an cast iron engine block, if there is ever a problem with a scored cylinder wall, or the like, it can be easilly bored out, and re biult. The 4.0 (1GR-FE) is aluminum, and can not be rebiult.
    The 3.4 is a smooth running engine, and with regular maintinance (the big one being 90,000 miles timming belt replacement), it will last longer than the chassis its mounted in. :)
     
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    I ate that up like it was my last meal:D thanks for that COOL testimonial on our engine Chris!
     
  11. Jul 6, 2008 at 12:35 PM
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    You're welcome! :)
     
  12. Jul 6, 2008 at 12:49 PM
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  14. Jul 6, 2008 at 1:05 PM
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    Ya I like the part about the Military applications! I didn't know about that!
     
  15. Jul 6, 2008 at 6:14 PM
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    Great info Chris! I've loved both of the 3.4L engines I've had and the trucks they powered, the first in my '98 4x4 TRD, and of course the engine in my current '03. They are incredibly reliable (dare I say almost "bullet proof"), and you simply can't go wrong if you keep up with recommended service requirements..
     
  16. Jul 6, 2008 at 6:18 PM
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    I would say they ARE bulit proof! I havent seen an internal failure in one yet!
     
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