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engine power.

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by jbandt, May 15, 2012.

  1. May 16, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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    jbandt

    jbandt [OP] Active Member

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    Great responses guys. I know the weight thing can be an issue that's why i want the RC so that i minimize weight. Definitely want the manual for better responsiveness.
     
  2. May 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    I never have trouble passing on the highway. In fact I never even downshift to pass on the highway...5th gear at 65+ has plenty of power available. I also use the truck to haul quite frequently and have no regrets. Just this past week I built a deck with my Dad and I hauled 1400 lbs in my 4 banger twice that week.
     
  3. May 18, 2012 at 4:45 AM
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    ecoterragaia

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    Agreed. I've hauled several similar sized loads (1100 lbs in the back) and have never felt like the engine or drivetrain was straining at all. In fact, other than the nose being a little higher and the ride softer, it's hard to tell that there's anything back there. The truck is more capable than you'd think with a 4 cylinder, but I'd recommend helper springs/air bags for those heavier loads.
     
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