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Comparing V6 engines and need help.

Discussion in 'New Members' started by stinkyfast, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Oct 27, 2008 at 6:04 PM
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    stinkyfast

    stinkyfast [OP] Member

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    Hello,
    I am new to this site. I am researching some different years of Tacomas. I want a v6 4by4 TRD package. I can't afford new, so I am looking at an 05 or an 04. My question is how different are the engines. The 4.0 has more power, and it looks to have better gas milage. That combo usually doesn't happen in real world driving. What are your experiences with either years of truck? I read a post on 4.0 gas milage and it seems to be around 20mpg. What are the 3.4? Thanks in advance for any help. Cheers, S.
     
  2. Oct 27, 2008 at 6:06 PM
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    Khaos

    Khaos Big Member

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    265/75/16 BFG A/T, 18" Magnaflow, K&N Intake Filter, Ultra-Gauge, Kobalt Toolbox, Metal Tail Light Guards, Cobra 19 and 4ft fiberglass antenna, Plasti dipped Badges/lower valance/rear bumper/grill/bullbar/ac controls, black DIN kit, JVC KD-X40, Wet Suit Seat Covers
    Don't know about MPG with the '04 V6, but I get about 20MPG on average with mostly city driving.

    The 4.0 is a beast.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2008 at 6:06 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    i have had experiences with both. i had an 06 with the 4.0, and it was great. plenty of power, and economy was nice. and with the 04 i have now........power isnt as good, but the truck is smaller and a bit lighter, and the 3.4 v6 can rev like hell. im happy with it. with the deckplate mod and my dynomax super turbo muffler, im right at about 19mpg.
     
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