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Enough Already! Your Truck's T, HP and RPM Explained

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by hiPSI, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Nov 21, 2018 at 5:44 PM
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    Vanderjdm

    Vanderjdm Well-Known Member

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    I had an old 88 Silverado once that had less torque, far less power and got 15mpg empty. I seem to rememebr getting about 10 mpg when towing or hauling heavy loads. It's pretty amazing what trucks these days can do.
     
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  2. Nov 27, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    Sleezer

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    We need some more folks at the butthiss thread.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2018 at 6:10 PM
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    dre5491

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    Wow, something I can agree with you on . My old beater (99 pathfinder 3.3L V6) was 180 hp back in the day, it was rated at 5000 lbs. A half ton in the 90s had way less hp than 278, and also about the same torque, rated to tow at or more than what our trucks are.

    No it's not going to be a power house, and obviously not going to be the same as your 3.5 ecobewst. But it's perfectly fine out of the box and does what it was designed to do. If you want more ass out of your truck you should have gotten a Tundra, Silverado, F150, Ram, etc. These trucks weren't designed to be a half ton truck. They also aren't designed to make neck breaking power.

    As for the gear hunting eh. I do think it's a little excessive. But I plan on the OV tune to fix that. I can see if you're towing 4k+ lbs where that can cause overheating problems. But it also says in the manual you should use the ECT button and put it in 4th gear manual mode when towing heavy loads to keep the truck from going in and out of OD.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2018 at 2:52 AM
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    Buckmaster63

    Buckmaster63 First-Time Taco Owner

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    SS PRO V2, EXTANG Solid Fold 2.0 Tonneau Cover

    EIGHT WORDS TO MAKE EVERYONE LOVE THIS TRUCK:

    DRIVE YOUR TRUCK LIKE YOU JUST STOLE IT
     
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