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My new '13 DC 4 banger

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by peteacher13, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Jun 27, 2013 at 7:05 AM
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    tooter

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    Built for maximum low end torque, tooter II.VII intake manifold spacer, LCE long tube header, Injen long tube intake, 2,900 rpm torque peak.
    There's always plenty of time to personalize your truck. I slowly plan each step one at a time, look at the all of the components offered, choose the ones I think are the best for my uses, and only do changes when I have the extra money.

    I can offer some advice on exhaust. If you open up your exhaust system with after market mufflers and pipes, you'll give up some low end torque just to hear more sound. I tried that, and went back to the stock muffler because for me it wasn't worth losing the low end pull. The 2.7 is a very slow turning high torque engine, It's not a high revving big horsepower race engine. 60 mph on the freeway is only 2,000rpm.
     
  2. Jun 27, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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    thanks for all the info tooter.

    here is a not so great photo off the engine for wildlandtaco
     
  3. Jun 27, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    oops here it is...

    IMG_20130627_193827_8541339287392.jpg
     
  4. Jun 27, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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  5. Jun 28, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    Thanks T Sarcasm.

    I was surprised as well when they started making the 4 cyl DC prerunner... super excited because it was exactly what I wanted. I have realized that there isn't a perfect truck to do everything (mpg,tow, carry passengers, etc) but this truck can do 99% of what I need really well :)
     
  6. Jul 11, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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    Save a lot gas hehe! One thing I love about it.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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    good looking truck, im interested in how many MPG's you get im wondering it the 4cyl actually gets any better numbers then the V6 with all the weight of the DC
     
  8. Jul 11, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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    Looks awesome! I am waiting for my Super White 2013 DC PreRunner 4 banger. I also have the SR5 package and the alloys! Your truck looks great!

    Be sure to find the Double Cab 4 Banger thread and post up there, please. :cheers:

    From my half assed research the DCSB PreRunner with 4 banger should be fully capable of low to mid 20s MPG.

    Are your alloys derped or did you paint them? I plan on derping mine.

    Sexy truck, man.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2013 at 7:53 AM
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    Very nice!!!!
     
  10. Jul 22, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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    Is that with the 5 spd and stock diameter 245/75x16 tires? If so, I'm relieved to hear it, what with the 4.10 and comments on the forum about 5th gear being too low.
     
  11. Aug 7, 2013 at 4:06 PM
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  12. Aug 25, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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    Sorry guys, didn't get any notifications there had been some replies. As far as the canopy I didn't really notice a difference. I have been keeping my Thule box off when I don't really need it because I did notice a solid 1-2 mpg difference with it on.
     
  13. Aug 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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    OP...can you describe the installation of your Curt hitch? I am thinking of installing one on my soon to be bought I-4 2013 Tacoma.

    Thanks
     
  14. Aug 25, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    It was super easy. I did it by myself but an extra set of hands would have been nice. You basically loosen the bumper brackets and slide the hitch in. It was extremely simple. The T wiring harness was also a breeze, you just remove the left tail light and snap it in place
     
  15. Aug 25, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    Oh and I also used a place called hitchanything.com
    Their reviews weren't great but everything went smoothly for me. The cost for the hitch was $150 and it came with the wiring harness. Also no shipping cost and it came from Florida and I am in Oregon... pretty screaming deal
     
  16. Aug 25, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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    Thanks. Loosening the bumper brackets involves what? Can you please be a little more specific on the install? I would really appreciate it. And...how long it it take you? Special tools? Etc.
     
  17. Aug 25, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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    Never mind...I found a very helpful youtube video on installation of this hitch.
     
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