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I4 or V6?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by YotaDude01, May 12, 2010.

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What do you perfer?

Poll closed Jun 11, 2010.
  1. I4

    77 vote(s)
    27.0%
  2. V6

    208 vote(s)
    73.0%
  1. May 12, 2010 at 1:23 PM
    #1
    YotaDude01

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    What do you perfer? I4 or V6
     
  2. May 12, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    mwild

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    V6 by far. I need more power then th I4s have.
     
  3. May 12, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    YotaDude01

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    V6 all the way
     
  4. May 12, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    As in which engines? For the 1st gen's 2.4l (2rzfe) 2.7l (3rzfe) or the 3.4l (5vzfe) All very strong motors and can handle a beating but I pick the V6 5vzfe. :cool:
     
  5. May 12, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    2.7L I4 for mileage and light weight, V6 if fuel economy isnt a factor and the power is necessary.... but that goes for any engine choice pretty much.
     
  6. May 12, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    blackwatertaco

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    Hard choice...Since i have a I4, I'd say v6...I need more power on the trail.
     
  7. May 12, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    derekp

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    Is there that big of a difference in mileage between the 4cyl and 6cyl? I always thought it was fairly close, around 5mpg in the city.
    BTW...I love my 3.4L.
     
  8. May 12, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    GWL

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    I went from the 3.4L in my 4runner to a 2.7 in my new taco, and i can honestly say the taco has more pep than the 4runner and the 4runner had intake/headers...
     
  9. May 12, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    Barnone

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    2.4l has all the power I need.
     
  10. May 12, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    h_curtis

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    Most Americans are going to say they want the biggest motor they can get. That is why the size wars exist with all the hyped up V8's and Hemi's and whatever else excites people by marketing things they really don't need. For goodness sake look at all the SUV's running around with women going to get their nails done. Marketing is king and people all fall for it.

    I will take the I4 all day. My Audi A4 also has a turbo'd 4 and runs great. 30+MPG on highway and handles like a dream with that light motor. I have never been a big fan of a V6, but I do like a straight 6. When I was searching for a Tacoma, I only looked at 4's. If I wanted a race car, I would have bought one.
     
  11. May 12, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    Justin723

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    V6 you get the best of both worlds. Has alot of power for its class and i honestly dont think it gets bad gas mileage, Unless you wana play dumb and compare it to a friggin honda civic. Plus if you take care of it and do your routine maintenance shoot truck will probably last longer then you.
     
  12. May 12, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    I like the V6.
     
  13. May 12, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    gonathan85

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    2.7 I4 baby! I'm 24 years old, and I love driving like my grandpa...slow and steady wins the race (although @ higher RPMs...this lil motor gets goin!)
     
  14. May 12, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    jspadaro

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    My truck in v6 should be about 18 highway, I get about 22... True, only 4mpg, but that's a 22% boost!
     
  15. May 12, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    If it's a manual trans = I4

    If it's an auto trans = V6
     
  16. May 12, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    h_curtis

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    I was running my truck (4c) at 90 the other day and it was nothing. How fast do I need to go?
     
  17. May 12, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    gonathan85

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    not sure i completely understand this post.
     
  18. May 12, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    Dan893

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    i think hes saying that he was going 90mph the other day and why would he need to go any faster. but heres the other side of that the v6 vs i4 difference would be on how fast you want to get there.
     
  19. May 12, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    gonathan85

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    yeah i thought that's what he was saying...just didn't know. unless there is an emergency...i really don't need to do 90mph in this truck.

    yeah the v6 has better accelleration...would be nice....
     
  20. May 12, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    h_curtis

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    The only reason for a bigger motor in a truck IMHO, would be for towing. Then I could understand. To excellerate faster in a truck? I don't think I would get that. If I was trying to get a good 1/4 mile time, I wouldn't buy a truck. They don't handle for crap and have no aerodynamic properties. They sit too high to be safe and don't stop worth a crap. Just not a vehicle to get crazy in. I was doing 90mph for a brief time on an empty road to see what it was like in the truck. Once was enough. It rides nice at 75-80 as long as I leave plenty of room for other drivers errors.
     
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