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Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by ruckmanite1, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Feb 27, 2014 at 5:58 AM
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    ruckmanite1

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    Ok Guys, I'm a newbie here, about to buy a 2014 Access Cab Tacoma I4. My question is why does one style seem to sit up higher than another, both being access cab? What exactly is the suspension difference, and does this affect gas mileage since both window stickers seem to say the same thing 19/24?

    any help is appreciated!!
     
  2. Feb 27, 2014 at 6:02 AM
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    jake72

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    4x4 or 2wd, trd packages sit up higher different springs shocks.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2014 at 6:23 AM
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    ruckmanite1

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  4. Feb 27, 2014 at 6:41 AM
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    Speck

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    The lower one will get better MPG

    Look up 5 lug vs 6 lug
     
  5. Feb 27, 2014 at 7:48 AM
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    ruckmanite1

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    Wonder how bad the MPG is on the higher one? Because thats the one I have bought lol
     
  6. Feb 27, 2014 at 7:55 AM
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    AR15xAR10

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    People claim its all over the place for the I4. The 2wd regular cabs can get mid to high 20s and the 4x4s seem to get high teens to low 20s. Depends on what you need. I got the v6 for power and i live in a hilly area. You'll get better milage than me no matter what I4 configuration you go with.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM
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    ruckmanite1

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    You know, I need to put a hitch on the truck, and all I can find is 4 pin wiring harnesses. Do they not make 7 pin??
     
  8. Feb 27, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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    I have a regular cab 4x4 5spd and I was getting a steady 24mpg with ~60% highway during the summer with stock sized tires. I've only been 19-21mpg during the winter likely due to winter gas and a slightly different commute route.
     
  9. Feb 27, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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    You can't go wrong.
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  10. Feb 27, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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    AR15xAR10

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    They make a 7pin but it is like 3 or 4x as much as the 4pin. I bought a toyota 4pin. I'll never need a 7pin because i won't tow anything with trailer brakes so it was an easy decision for me.
     
  11. Feb 27, 2014 at 1:01 PM
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    Well my little pop up camper has a 7 pin, so I'm needing something. It doesnt have trailer brakes, and I don't care about charging the battery, but I do need lights when hauling so I need some way to hook it up.
     
  12. Feb 27, 2014 at 1:09 PM
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    AR15xAR10

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    Best bet is to order a truck with the towing package then.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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    Have you looked for a 4-pin to 7-pin adapter?

    -R
     
  14. Feb 27, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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    The difference is that the Access Cab PreRunner has the same suspension as the 4x4. I've had my 2013 Access Cab PreRunner with the 2.7/Auto since the end of August. I track my mileage consistently and the very best highway mileage is 22.4. My worst in-town mileage has been 16.9. Common wisdom says that the base 5 lug will get 1 to 3 mpg better than the PreRunner. I absolutely love my truck. I think you've made a good choice.
     
  15. Feb 28, 2014 at 7:03 AM
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    ruckmanite1

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    Man! thanks so much! THIS is the kind of info I needed! I go pick mine up today!! thanks!!!!
     
  16. Feb 28, 2014 at 7:17 AM
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  17. Mar 6, 2014 at 10:03 AM
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    Well, I went and did it! Me and the wife picked up our brand new Taco Friday night at the dealer and boy are we in love with it!!
     
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