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Question - 1st Gen 2.7 liter - 4x4

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bcsnave, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. Jun 2, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    bcsnave

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    What can you tell me about the 2.7 liter in a 4x4?

    I don't tow and I do not off road. I want to get one for my dog to jump in and out of the back. I need 4 wheel drive to get through the snow.

    Is there enough power in a 2.7 with 4whl drive?

    Driving mostly highway miles at 65-70 will the fuel milage be at leat 22?

    Can you put a 32" tire on it without lift?

    Will a 32" tire decrease power and fuel economy greatly?

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
  2. Jun 2, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    jayheath2002

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    I drive an 01 2.7L 4X4. I lifted it 2 1/2" and run 33" tires just fine. I drive it everyday. I also rock crawl, mud hole, and trail ride it. I don't see 22 MPG. I get around 18 MPG. I don't believe you will fit 32s with out a lift. My lift is recommended to run 32s, but I have 285/75/16's that equals 33X11.3. Because they are narrower then the 33X12.5 I have been able to make them work with a $15 set of 1/4" spacers for the front.

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  3. Jun 2, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    What kind of lift do you have? You only needed spacers for the front? Thanks
     
  4. Jun 2, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcome to TW!

    What gears do you have in it? Your profile says its an 2004 regular cab TRD......The TRD package wasnt available in the Reg. cab modle.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    My lift is 2 1/2" spacers in the front struts and a larger shackle in the rear with Skyjacker shocks. Its actually quit simple. The spacer I mentioned are 1/4" wheel spacers to push the front wheels out away from the upper control arm. This could be accomplished by replacing the rims with rims that offset some.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    Hillbilly Zombi

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    thanks, how much did that cost?
     
  7. Jun 2, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    Hillbilly Zombi

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    i have been thinking of getting adjustable b5100's in the front and raising it about 2.5". Then getting belstiens in the rear with a 1.5" fabtech aal. Any suggestions?
     
  8. Jun 2, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Thats probably the BEST inexpensive lift route you can take. :)
     
  9. Jun 3, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    Magnaflow cat and cat-back exhaust, AFE Stage 2 cold-air intake system, 2.5" lift via Skyjacker leaf packs, Bilstein 5100s.
    My rig is a 2000 TRD with the 2.7L and 5sp manual trans. I run 31X10.50 tires with a 4.30 diff and get 22mpg highway, 17 city. My engine runs about 2750 rpm at 70mph though, so I am planning to go to 33" tires. The short answers are, "Yes, the 2.7 is plenty powerful for a 4X4, on or off road," and "Yes, you can fit 32" tires under the wells without a lift, but you might get a little rubbing at full-lock turning, or under compression, but not likely enough to cause any damage." For on-road driving it shouldn't be an issue. Good luck, have fun.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    Well, I ordered the b5100's all around and a 1.5 aal for the rear from DSM. Can't wait to get it. I have a quick question tho, my front springs dont really sag at all bc i only have about 49,000 easy miles or them, I was wondering if it will look bad having almost and extra inch of height in the front? If so what could I do about it besides setting the shocks at a lower setting?
     
  11. Jun 5, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    jayheath, how much lift do u have in the rear on ur taco?
     
  12. Jun 6, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    Sorry about the delay in responding. The rear of my Taco is lifted with a larger shackle. It is supposed to be 1 1/2" of lift in the rear and 2 1/2" in the front to level it. Unfortunately, the rear springs have sagged some over the years. So now the front is up 3/4" more then the back. I am installing 2" add-a-leafs in the next week or so. That will put the rear up 1" or so higher then the front. Similar to the factory stance.
    To answer another question. My original lift cost me about $250 with the shocks. I paid a friend (mechanic) $150 for his time and tools to help me install it. I think I got by cheap with professional help. I just got the add-a-leafs for $60. I am not sure if I am going to recruit professional help this time. I really need to replace the brake line first.
     
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