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Pro on the interstate

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by banjovol, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. Jul 12, 2020 at 2:05 PM
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    banjovol

    banjovol [OP] New Member

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    Had an off road for 11 years, saved up and treated myself to a 19 Pro in October. It feels like I really have to gun it on the interstate to maintain 70 mph. When I do, it will definitely jump up there, but feels like it is working hard to do so. The off-road didn’t feel like this. Guess this is what a Pro is like?
    It’s got 8k miles now. Wondering if I trade it in for a 20 or 21 Sport, would it feel better on the interstate? I bet I would take a bath on value. I’m not a purist, just a family man with a commute and bills and I never go off-road, just always loved the idea of having a pro and now have buyers remorse.
     
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  2. Jul 12, 2020 at 2:06 PM
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    Bend, Or
    That’s just the 3.5. You had a 4.0 which had a decent amount more power
     
  3. Jul 12, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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    2nd gen to a 3rd gen....Toyota says it’s normal.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    You're in a modern vehicle, geared and programmed for low emissions and high(is) fuel economy, so it's got 2 overdrive gears and an engine that doesn't make torque until the revs get up. It's got nothing to do with being a Pro, other than an inch taller upfront will cause a little more wind resistance.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2020 at 2:14 PM
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    Grossomotto

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    4.0 has less HP at all rpms

     
  6. Jul 12, 2020 at 2:16 PM
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    This engine likes the RPMs.
     
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  7. Jul 12, 2020 at 2:18 PM
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    su.b.rat

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    it has more than you need in terms of potential, but most of these trucks are tuned down to death and run like weak crap. if you wake it up it's an amazing highway machine and beyond. but for me, being performance-focused, it took me a while to find the zone. a simple tune would probably be enough for normal usage if you have complaints with the stock configuration.
     
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    JaCado

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    Push the "ect" button
     
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    SearArtist Player Hater #001

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    Oh really?

     
  10. Jul 12, 2020 at 2:21 PM
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    McRib

    McRib Thy Sauceynezz!

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    Hstone556

    Hstone556 Ain’ters gonna ain’t

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    Not Pro specific, all 3rs gens are weird. You get used to it or trade in for something else.
     
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  12. Jul 12, 2020 at 2:26 PM
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    8 out of 11 posts here are not even trying to be helpful. all you guys are regulars and it's a new member. [​IMG]
     
  13. Jul 12, 2020 at 2:27 PM
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    Anchovy

    Anchovy Rule #1: Never take me seriously

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  14. Jul 12, 2020 at 2:28 PM
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    Should I say trade it in and get 2nd gen?

    or step on the dam gas, it will freaking go.
     
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    They subconsciously come to the rescue when someone has a different opinion or experience. Some weird psychological defense mechanism. "Stop saying mean things about my 3rd gen Tacoma." :angrygirl:
     
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    But not less torque...
     
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    lol Define "decent amount more power." 3.5 makes 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. 4.0 makes 236 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.

    OP, the difference in feel is gearing and drive by wire throttle. The 3.5 also makes peak power about 800 RPMs higher. Toyota wants fuel efficiency, so you have to stand on the gas and get the RPMs up. This engine likes higher RPMs and that will be the same with any 3rd gen. There's a huge thread on the OV Tune that might be worth checking out, as others have said. Another thing, if you're using cruise control, it will drop multiple gears when it doesn't need to. My wife's 4Runner does it and my Tundra would even do it and I live in GA where it's pretty flat.
     
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  19. Jul 12, 2020 at 2:39 PM
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    It's basically the same peak torque with 3.5L and 4.0L with 4.0 being slightly more at 400 less rpm. The chart is somewhere on here.

     
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  20. Jul 12, 2020 at 2:40 PM
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    Actually had less power. They just have it in different places.
     
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