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Looking at a 4.6...

Discussion in 'Tundras' started by NorthWoods, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Feb 1, 2014 at 10:13 AM
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    NorthWoods

    NorthWoods [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, last year I bought a 2011 tacoma, but I got 4cyl auto. There are quite a few hills around where I live and the 4cyl just doesn't cut it, shes a dog. I have been looking for a 6cyl Tacoma for about 4 months now, but nothing to my liking has come around that I had time to look at before it was gone.

    I was browsing the other day and came across a black XC 2012 Tundra with a 4.6L in it. It would definitely be enough for what i would use it for. It looks like a base model, no sr5 or trd badges/stickers that I can see but it is a 4x4. It has 50,000 and they are asking 24500, so probably 23000-23500.

    Is the 4.6 a good engine? Would it be worth it upgrade?
     
  2. Feb 5, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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    Chas of MRT

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    The 4.6 is going to be a lot more torquey than the 4.0, but it is a bigger truck. Its improved even over the 4.7 in the first gens though, which is a motor I think is great.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2014 at 3:35 AM
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    tonto340

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    I had a 2012 Tundra with 4.6L. I think the 4.6L with the 4.10 gears isn't a good combination since the transmission was constantly searching for a gear while driving on rolling hills. The 2012 searched for gears a lot more than my 2009 Tacoma with 4.0L or my current Tundra with 5.7L.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2014 at 9:08 PM
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    smmarine

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    Should have got a manual transmission. 4 bangers are no fun with automatics. I miss my 5 speed
     
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