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how does the 2.7 4x4 perform off road?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by gumshoes, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Jun 5, 2011 at 2:01 AM
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    gumshoes

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    Does it hold its own pretty well? Anyone have videos of pics of some 2.7s off road?
     
  2. Jun 5, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    n fabs,window visor tonneau ,bilstein 5100's all round.245/75R16Toyo A/T II
    I got a 2009 2.7 and had it offroad an was quit happy with it's performance.no heavy mud or anything like that.sorry no offroad pics.

    later tig1
     
  3. Jun 5, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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  4. Jun 5, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    whose the boss?

    later tig1
     
  5. Jun 5, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    BlueTaco07

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  6. Jun 5, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    maxpower29

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    Ya I dont do serious offroading but I fucking love the feel of the 5 speed. Gears are perfect for all my driving. Couldnt be happier
     
  7. Jun 6, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    wmdpowell

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    Great off road, pulls like a tractor!

    Not a speedy vehicle but makes up for it functionality.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    Excellent on the beach. 5 speed kills it.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    bjmoose

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    What kind of off roading?

    Does fine on steep and technical low speed trails.

    Not so sure about high speed desert running...
     
  10. Jun 7, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    My buddy and I got his F250(2wd) stuck up to the axles and the end of a forestry service road. We hiked out caught a ride back to my place and went back in with my 4X4 4cyl Taco. It pulled out the 250 with no problem. I wish I had made a video of that.
     
  11. Jun 7, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    It does fine.
     
  12. Jun 7, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    i offroad/mud my truck all the time and it surprises the shit out of people. Someone will ride with me and say "dont go through that, we'll get stuck" and i tell them not to worry about it, i go through it with no problem in 4lo and then they say "damn this trucks a beast!" Thats with pretty much stock suspension, no lockers, and mud tires. I got a video on my phone from when me and 7 other trucks went out, theres a few trucks on 44s, a jeep on 48s, and a jeep on 56s, they all were stuck or broke and nothing happened to me truck!! I just dont know how to load videos otherwise i would put it on here
     
  13. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    Well thats simple. Its because the 4 cylinder is the best tacoma ever. And if someone doesnt agree with me I will fight them
     
  14. Jun 7, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    I appreciate everyone's input. Makes me feel better about going with the 2.7 vs. the 4.0
     
  15. Jun 7, 2011 at 9:09 PM
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    You won't be dissappointed. My 09( FS BTW), does exceptionally well. I find that the 4.88's and 33's are matched perfectly offroad. Plenty of power, but with the gears it makes crawling that much easier. Well, that and the ARB air lockers lol.
     
  16. Jun 7, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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  17. Jun 8, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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    Probably one of the best 4x4's available stock. The 4cyl is a great motor teamed up with the 5spd for off roading. Been a winning combo for many years
     
  18. Jun 8, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    i do pretty much every kind of off roading besides mudding in my 2.7 it does great! but when prerunning ( high speed desert stuff ) i wish i had the v6, once i red line at 2nd and go to 3rd, it just holds it if its at a slight incline but doesnt gain any speed.
     
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    by Frank Sinatra

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    (Next time you're found with your chin on the ground)
    (There's a lot to be learned so look around)

    Just what makes that little ole ant
    Think he'll move that rubber tree plant?
    Anyone knows an ant can't
    Move a rubber tree plant

    {But he's got hi-i-igh hopes, he's got hi-i-igh hopes}
    {He's got high apple pi-i-ie-in-the-sk-y-y hopes}
    So, any time you're gettin' low, 'stead of lettin' go, just remember that ant
    Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant
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    {He had high apple pi-i-ie-in-the-sk-y-y hopes}
    So, any time your feelin' bad, 'stead of feelin' sad, just remember that ram
    Oops, there goes a billion-kilowatt dam
    (Oops, there goes a billion-kilowatt dam)
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    Oops, there goes another problem ker-plop
    (Oops, there goes another problem ker-plop)
    {Oops, there goes another problem ker-plop}

    (Ker-plop!)

    4banger!! FUCK YEAH!!!

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled program. :)
     
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