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Does the 4cyl have enought power?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tex, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Oct 8, 2007 at 8:46 AM
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    tex

    tex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking at alot of tacomas and have found a few that I like. After looking and reading I want an extended cab v6 auto 4x4. I have found a few in the colors and options I like but they are 4cyl.
    I don't pull anything on a regular basis and when I do it is usually not very heavy.
    Looking at every day driving and light offroading when I go hunting.
    For the ones that have a 4cly 4x4 is the power adequate?
     
  2. Oct 8, 2007 at 9:19 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    I have a 4 cylinder PreRunner that gets used beyond what it was intended for. I would say that in your case, a 4 cylinder would do just fine. You may also want to send a PM to surfponto. He has a white 4WD 4 cylinder.

    I regret not getting a 4WD, but it won't matter if you keep the stock tires (unless they give you the BFG A/Ts). That would be my only concern.

    Cheers!
     
  3. Oct 8, 2007 at 10:15 AM
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    I do light offroading too from time to time, and mine is a daily driver.
    Plenty of power, revs up to and beyong 5K pretty easy now. Just broke
    1k miles and teh engine is more ready and willing than before.

    No problems in traffic either, jumps right out and hauls ass to highway
    speeds in just a few seconds.

    Plus the mileage is AWESOME! 3 rd tank and i'm averageing 27.8 mpg!
    Going to Michigan in a few weeks and looking forard to getting out there
    and seeing what it can do a a long distance traveler.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2007 at 10:39 AM
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    Mudbug also has a 4WD 4 cylinder, but his is a regular cab.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2007 at 6:52 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    It will have plenty of power, remember, Toyota was built on the I-4, and it's not always about POWER, it's torque !! and these trucks have it like no others.
     
  6. May 6, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    I have a 07 Tacoma access cab 4cyl and I love it but I will admit to it being the most gutless vehicle I have ever owned. The wind will make it drop gears while in cruise control going up slight incline on way to work.
    My car pool friend says "crank the e brake bro" code for turn on the air.....
     
  7. May 6, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    stunt man hans

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    no! haha my 4 banger eats it lol although i do believe it will run foreva
     
  8. May 6, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    Yep, lots of Torque and powerful,I especially like the manual transmission!!
     
  9. May 6, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    My 4 has plenty of power; stock.
     
  10. May 6, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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  11. May 6, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    My V6 is slightly weak. Im getting the supercharger for it. A 4 banger? You must be joking...
     
  12. May 6, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    i call bs. i have a 2010 4x4 access cab. before i got lifted and went up to 265 tires my 1st 2 tanks i averaged about 19 mpg at best. i am now lifted 3" with 285 tires and average 16- 18 mph and almost all of it is highway miles.

    original poster your good with the 2.7 if your going to remain mostly stock. you can upgrade to 265 tires and have no problems getting up to speed on off ramps to highways etc... and moderate 4x4ing.
     
  13. May 7, 2011 at 6:19 AM
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    You did see the part in his signature where it says it's a 4x2 right? I had an 05 access cab 4x4 with the 2.7 for 5 years. Got 23-24 mpg until I put real A/T tires on it in 265/70/16 then it dropped to 21. I never had any issues with power but my daughter started getting to big for the access cab so I sold it and bought a double cab V6/auto. That gets 20mpg and would absolutely suck the headlights out of my old truck it's got so much more power. I don't think I could go back. My only problem now is that my 5.0 mustang doesn't feel as quick as it used to in comparison to my truck.
     
  14. May 7, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    I am quite surprised (happy) at all the positive comments about the I-4. As everyone has said .... it is all about torque and Toyota built their following with a 4 cylinder.

    Buy for what you are going to use the truck for. I have had a 4 cylinder since 1984 (four trucks) without a hint of troubles.

    Hell, I have a belt taken off my '94 with 122,000 miles on it .... not that that was a good idea to go that long but it is on display in my garage.

    Bottom line .... go with the four.

    Plus .... check out my mileage (click on below).
     
  15. May 7, 2011 at 6:45 AM
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    For what you have stated as your primary uses of the truck, you will be well served. I just purchased the truck you are describing and enjoy it. This is the 4th Toyota 4x4 I've owned and the 2nd 4-banger. I've no aspirations to tow 8000 lbs with it; I have a Sequioa for that. I've no aspirations of driving faster than 70 MPH with it; I have an M3 for that. Hunting, fishing, daily driving, some light 4x4 work and getting to the ski slopes is what I bought this new Tacoma for.

    You'll enjoy your new truck.
     
  16. May 7, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    A 4x4 Tacoma 4cyl 5spd would be ideal for most who need a 4x4 for "whatever", unless your needs also include a tow option or payload option over 3500 lbs. :D
     
  17. May 9, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    Dang! Look at my old thread get revived.
     
  18. May 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    Well i must say that for years i have been a huge fan of the tacoma 4cyl. I just baught my own but still have another 3 months before i can drive it :-( My wife is picking it up for me in a week or two. How ever i did grow up around alot of the older toyota pick ups with the 22r engines and they are bulletproof. I hope the new gen stays true to the old. My plans for the truck are daily driven do anything go any where i feal like kinda truck with SAS in the future. Dam glad i baught the truck.
     
  19. May 9, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    I can say that the 4CYL manual has about the same acceleratign power as an economic car (hyunday accent, toyota echo...). It really is not SLOW, just not a fast vehicle.
     
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