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

  1. ruckmanite1

    ruckmanite1 [OP] Member

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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. jake72

    jake72 Well-Known Member

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    4x4 or 2wd, trd packages sit up higher different springs shocks.
     
  3. ruckmanite1

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    The lower one will get better MPG

    Look up 5 lug vs 6 lug
     
  5. ruckmanite1

    ruckmanite1 [OP] Member

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    Wonder how bad the MPG is on the higher one? Because thats the one I have bought lol
     
  6. AR15xAR10

    AR15xAR10 Aka: "RainbowPuke"

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    "More than you can afford pal, TACOMA" WeatherTech Floor liners (front and rear), AVS vent visors, OEM Bed Mat, TRD (oiled) air filter, OEM Front Skidplate, OEM bed extender brackets, black plasti dipped grill emblem, ultragauge plus model, remote start, reese hitch, Grom Ipod interface, quickfists on custom bedrail mount to hold axe/shovel, EBC stage 5 super street brake kit, rokblokz mud flaps, superbrightleds map and dome LED lights (warm white), rear diff breather relocation mod, redline tuning Elite stainless hood struts, AFE Mach Force XP 2.5" stainless catback, Ionic Soft Trifold Tonneau, pop&lock, OEM LED tail lights, 35watt reverse light mod, full synthetic fluids, and STEEKERS Adding 4pin receiver harness, an unmolested OEM bumper with tow package hitch, painting afe tip flat black
    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. ruckmanite1

    ruckmanite1 [OP] Member

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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. kylenotjon

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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.
     
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    You can't go wrong.
    Buy one.
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  10. AR15xAR10

    AR15xAR10 Aka: "RainbowPuke"

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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. ruckmanite1

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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. AR15xAR10

    AR15xAR10 Aka: "RainbowPuke"

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    Best bet is to order a truck with the towing package then.
     
  13. rdinatal

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    Have you looked for a 4-pin to 7-pin adapter?

    -R
     
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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. ruckmanite1

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    Man! thanks so much! THIS is the kind of info I needed! I go pick mine up today!! thanks!!!!
     
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  17. ruckmanite1

    ruckmanite1 [OP] Member

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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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