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First week with a 2012 5spd, 2.4L, 4x4, AC.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Owl, May 11, 2012.

  1. May 11, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    Owl

    Owl [OP] Active Member

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    Eric
    Portland, OR
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    '12 AC 4x4 2.7L 5spd
    I bought my 2012 Access Cab 2.7L 4x4 5spd Tacoma last Friday after driving it and several others multiple times. I also researched them on this and other sites before buying. My main concern with the 2.7L was having enough power. I was also on the fence between a manual and an automatic. I previously had a 2008 V6 Prerunner automatic, which I loved, but always regretted not getting 4wd. And while the power was nice, it was definitely overkill for someone who never tows anything.

    Well, after spending a week with my new one, I'm certain I made the right choice.

    It's no speed demon, but has plenty of power. I really like the 5spd as opposed to the automatic. I haven't driven one in several years, so it's taking some practice, but I love feeling more connected to the truck.

    It all comes down to personal choice, but if this post helps someone decide which Tacoma is right for them, then it has served its purpose.

    Happy motoring...

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  2. May 11, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    BenJammn5

    BenJammn5 RN

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    TRD cat-back with Spintech prostreet muffler, AFE Pro dry S intake, 16" SCS F-5 305/70 GT Radial MT, 2.5 RaceRunner Coilovers: Maxtrack Spindles 4": Sway bar delete,Rear Bilstein 5100+TSB leaf pack, DSM UCA, All Pro IFS skid, Cab mount chop, bed cab locks, Black badges, 3K fogs, 6K FX-R Morimoto projectors with 55watt ballast, color matched eyelids, fog mod, cheap rear dust lamps from autozone, Color match Satoshi Grill, Hood scoop, rear bumper by BTF, color matched Glassworks bed caps, Wet Okole seat covers
    Happy to hear you enjoy the truck. Why did you go with the 2.4 over the 2.7?
     
  3. May 11, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    sooner

    sooner Well-Known Member

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    6-inch pro-comp lift-,n-fab 6 step nerfbars,extang touneau cover,go rhino grille guard,aftermarket fogs,3.5 driving lights,7-inch off road lights.pro comp skid plate,train horns,reese tow hitch,escort 9500ix,blend mount wireless radar mount.avs bug deflector and window vents,5%window tint.28-led back up lamps,sock monkey 3rd brake light decal,magna flow exhaust.klein train horns.nitro,nitro 4.56 gears,pro-comp traction bars,volant super scoop air intake.
    i like it
     
  4. May 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    Owl

    Owl [OP] Active Member

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    Doh! That should be 2.7.

     
  5. May 12, 2012 at 6:21 AM
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    PSJ

    PSJ Prerunners Work

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    Rear Leaf spring TSB, Bilstein 5100's all around w/ front set at 1.75", 265/75R/16 Mickey Thompson Baja STZ's, Trailer hitch w/custom wiring, AFE drop in dry filter, Rear Diff breather mod, Debadged truck, customized stock TRD wheel center caps, added factory fog lights, bed mat, door sills, tinted windows
    Toyota 4 cyl 5 spd 4x4 = proven legendary off road performance
     
  6. May 12, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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    GuapOh

    GuapOh Well-Known Member

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    Skid Plate, Hood Protector, Wheel Locks, Snugtop XV, Yakima Rack, Weathertechs, Sick Speed Shifter, Avid Bumper, Avid Sliders, Bilstien 5100's, TSB Spring packs
    Glad you enjoy it. 4x4 4-bangers UNITE!!!!
     
  7. May 12, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    Bill in Ky

    Bill in Ky Well-Known Member

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    Bright White 08 Reg 4X4 2.7 5spd SR5
    I got my first 4x4 in 1972...haven't been without one! I still like Chrome!
    I'm glad your happy with your truck. I love mine and especially the 5 speed.
    I got my drivers license in 1966 and I have never been without a straight shift.
    Ole Farts still like Chrome too !!
     
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