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Highway Speed for 4 Cyl 5-Speed Manual 4WD?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by jcman01, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. 2007 tacoma

    2007 tacoma Well-Known Member

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    I've got an auto so I'm at a disadvantage. My local small mountain is kind of steep. It's still a mountain per the park service. My guess it climbs at least 1600 feet at a heavy grade.

    I climbed it as fast as I "could carefully" without driving off a cliff to see how an auto could go up and over a mountain. My ears popped like crazy.

    Driving with this post in mind I stayed no more than 2200 RPMs, constantly accelerating uphill because I needed to with all my braking and my ears popping. My truck was empty, unloaded, and not pulling a load which it usually has at least one going against it.

    My RPMs are exaggerated as I was having to constantly lower my expectation of speed a little so I didn't go off the cliff. I was usually crapping my pants on the brakes.

    Short story long, a 2.7 can accelerate nicely up a grade and still maintain an economical RPM IMHO. As long as I just had my foot maybe less than an inch pressing the accelerator my TCM would gear me down actually, and I'd accelerate.

    I've tasked it pulling a load before for a longer period and it was different. I think I'll do it again being more controlled.
     
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    :eek: At 70mph you're only at 2.5k rpms
    I'm jealous: I'm damn near 3k rpms at 70mph with my 3.4 5 speed
     
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    My '94 with the 22re was the same. I installed an Audiovox cruise control and had to set it to 8-cyl because the CC would not run the engine at 3000, which was around 65.
     
  4. Kirk1589

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    Autos have 4:56 gears in first gens. Idk about seconds
     
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    ultra gage say i get 18.7 mpg at an 80 mph cruise on the highway with a three inch lift and 265/75/16 tires 2.7 5 spd stock gear. i make this run twice a day to work 24 miles each day
     
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    ...but it's wise to drive as if it does. ;)
     
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    Built for maximum low end torque, tooter II.VII intake manifold spacer, LCE long tube header, Injen long tube intake, 2,900 rpm torque peak.
    My 2nd gen 2.7 2x4 5 speed has 3.31 gears.

    60mph = 2,000rpm
     
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    I cruised 300 miles with some hills going 70-75mph and got 26.6 thats the best i have ever got... this little engine loves to cruise.
     
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    I just completed my first road trip in my new truck. I set the cruise at 75 mph and did a 260 mile journey across Pennsylvania on the turnpike. It never missed a beat and did not break a sweat. RPMs were at aprox. 2700-2800.

    The truck only had 1000 miles on it when I left and I got 22.1 mpg
     
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    Built for maximum low end torque, tooter II.VII intake manifold spacer, LCE long tube header, Injen long tube intake, 2,900 rpm torque peak.
    Your gas mileage is likely to improve as the engine breaks in. :)
     
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    Every vehicle benefits from proper treatment. :thumbsup:

    For example, I drove my last Tacoma for 17 years and sold it in one day for $4,000 to the first person who came to look at it because it was in such excellent mechanical condition. Getting top dollar for my old Taco brought the price of my new Taco down to only $15,000. So it's in my own financial best interest to take proper care of vehicles. :)
     
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    Oh heck ya I maintain my vehicles but any vehicle will be reliable if you take care of it. I'm an ASE tech so I go above and beyond in maintenance. Any little squeak or noise that I hear its fixed next day. But as far as the brand I figured I'd give it a try. It's a great truck I've always liked the look but even the with the 4 and 6 cylinders toyota needs to up the power and throw in a small block or a diesel. I'm a full blown Ford guy. I work for them know a crap too much about them, but ill tell you the flat out truth why I have a tacoma. I wanted reliably. Yes I paid $16,700 for a 10 year old truck with 70k on it but shit I've had one major issue and that is it. Ford has some weak spots on their vehicles but the newer stuff is much better.
     
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    Before I bought my 2011 Tacoma, I owned a 1985 Corolla for 26 years. Admittedly, I spent those years taking public transportation into the city, so my mileage when I sold it was only 110,000. I would have kept it, but I worried about safety for my kids (seat belts, no air bags, etc).

    I still got 32 mpg when I sold it.

    I got $1,500 for it.
     
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    That's how you get real value out of a car. :thumbsup:

    Last year, my wife sold her 19 year old Hyundai for $1,700 in only two days because it was in such good condition. And the recovered money from her old car lowered the cost of her new 2012 Toyota Yaris down to just $14,900. :)

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    This thread has been --->:threadjacked: :D
     
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    Built for maximum low end torque, tooter II.VII intake manifold spacer, LCE long tube header, Injen long tube intake, 2,900 rpm torque peak.
    Sorry about that... :eek:

    I've always wondered... is the final gearing on the 2.7 4X4's different from the 2.7 2X4's?
     
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    5-lug is definitely geared higher than the Prerunner and 4x4 to account for the tire size difference.
    I believe the Prerunner and 4x4 are geared the same, but that is just speculation.
     
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