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First Impression of 2011 TRD V6

Discussion in 'New Members' started by GeoTaco1, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Jan 9, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    GeoTaco1

    GeoTaco1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    NEW Toyo TIRES Bed Cage to hold 120 LBS of sand and fishing rod holder, window air deflectors, Bug Deflector, & finally Avid Light Bar and step rails....
    I am up to 150 miles and half tank; Assuming a 16 gallon tank, I am pushing 19MPG.

    Drives well on highway, but I noticed a slight engine/trannie vibration aroung 60 -65 MPH?? Is that normal? Accelerates well, and down shifts well when punched. Although there was strong side wind truck stayed on course (maybe the 240 lb sand bags help).

    I am also noticing that from stop the fisrt gear is not very smooth; I am not sure if it is caused by the tranny, rear end, or the ruggerd trail tires? It feels choppy, and the initial acceleration is not shooth. I wonder if the tires are doing this? It smooths out after the initial 5-7 seconds.

    Thanks for your input, as I am a Tacoma newbie! (Not a automotive newbie, as I have rebuilt many Camaros, T/As, Blazers when I was younger and had more free time!).
     
  2. Jan 9, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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    PLC721

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    welcome, but you have a 21 gal fuel tank
     
  3. Jan 9, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    Rucas

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    really 21? I thought it was 20.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    503TRD

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    yep, 21.1 to be exact! :D
     
  5. Jan 9, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    GeoTaco1

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    There is more vibration in the gas pedal than the brake pedal, which make me think it is more likely engine, trannie, mounts???:confused: It is not noticable, most drivers would not notice it....but I am a looking for perfection on a brand new turck.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    David K

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    Even closer... it is an 80 liter tank, so 80/3.785= 21.136 gallons! :rolleyes:

    The gauge has a reserve built in as well... below the first 1/4 tank.

    At 3/4 tank line, you are close to right on, down 5 gallons (vs. 5.25)
    At 1/2 tank line, you are only down 9 gallons (vs. 10.5)
    At 1/4 tank line, you are only down 13 gallons (vs. 15.75) with 8 gallons still.
    When the E Light comes on, you are down 17 gallons (4 still in tank)
    At the E line, you still have about 2.5 gallons in the tank.
     
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