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Power Loss

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by betardfoosier, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Feb 4, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    betardfoosier

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    I just picked up a 00 TRD SR5 extra cab with 105k on it. It has been lifted 3" and has 33x10.50 AT/TAs on it. My question is, are these 33s way too much tire? It seems to be a complete dog, does on through 1st and 2nd, but when I shift into 3rd, it falls flat on it's face. Also barely getting 14mpg, and I can literally watch my gas guage go down as I'm driving. I do think my numbers could be skewed since the speedometer reads pretty slow, that could skew the odometer as well right? Other than this the truck is in pristine condition, just hidelously underpowered. Also, it starts hard when it is hot, but perfectly when cold. Could I have a funky sensor? Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 4, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    It would help if we knew what motor you are referring to, 2.7 or 3.4.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    memario1214

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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Just for reference... my 03 started much better in the cold than when it was warm out
     
  4. Feb 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    betardfoosier

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    Oh sorry, it's a 3.4. I meant that the engine starts good at ambient temp, but starts hard at operating temp. Regardless of outdoor temp.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    mikracer

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    If you want a little better acceleration, consider swapping out the rear diff gears for something a little shorter.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Or going down a tire size. You might also want to look at a timing belt change and tune up too.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    betardfoosier

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    Yes I figured a tune up was in order, I just wanted to know whether 2 inches in tire size made that big a difference. Probably go to 32s when I replace down the road.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    mikracer

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    2" outside tire diameter is definitely noticeable. Couple that with the fact that the motor just isnt that powerfull and you have yourself a much slower (feeling) truck.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    There are two differentials on the vehicle... Can't just replace one.

    OP.. TRD SR5? One or the other buddy :D
     
  10. Feb 4, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    Unknown

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    I have 33x12.5 and its just fine... or maybe im used to it:eek::eek:
     
  11. Feb 4, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    jvallin

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    SR5 is a trim level, TRD is an offroad package. There are SR5 TRD's. Good point on the two diffs though.:p
     
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