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Should i trade 4Runner for Tacoma

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Jdhermit, Jun 11, 2019 at 5:48 PM.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:33 AM
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    chaotic_taco

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    I'm calling baloney socks. Tried to build a 4runner with a MT when I was looking and it wasn't an option.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    HAIRYTACO

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    Ok well call it one and a half, auto stick and my transfer case stick.
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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    TacomaSport86

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    I've driven both and HANDS DOWN the 4Runner is better buit, drives way better and has a better engine and transmission. If you need a pickup truck get a 2nd gen Tacoma a 2014 or 2015 not a 3rd gen tacoma
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    Body on frame part time 4x4 is a truck to me. Lot's of TRUCKS don't come with an open bed. That's called a pickup truck.
     
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  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    Get the Pro with the manual and never look back. I love mine. Much better than the 4Runner IMO. The manual makes the biggest, and most fun, difference.
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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    I have a '17 4runner SR5 for my wife and I have a '17 TDR OR (auto) both 4x4. Love both of them. Very different driving experiences between the two. More headroom and upright driving position in the 4runner as well as way more rear seat room. 4.0 is smooth but doesn't get it moving very quick. As everyone has mentioned, the tacoma shifts a lot, can hesitate figuring out what gear it wants to be in, but once you hit 3500 RPM there is a rush of power that you are not going to get in the 4.0 (good or bad your call). My tacoma gets better mileage on the highway. I have blindspot monitoring and rear sonar in my tacoma that I don't believe you can get in a 4runner. That being said, both great vehicles.
     
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  7. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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    It's amazing how many people own 4runner's on this forum... and stick around this forum, waiting for threads like this so they can tell everyone about their 4runner.
     
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  8. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    swoly

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    I can't type for crap. I was trying to say my wife has a 4runner and I have a Tacoma. Only reason I would give an opinion on both.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    Running Man

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    water speed and concrete nothing on the runner yet
    bs no manual available today
     
  10. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    No worries, you weren't one of the 4runner bro's I was referring to. :crapstorm:
     
  11. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:46 AM
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    Well Toyota does not list it under trucks. They list it under SUVs, so I guess they don’t know what they are selling.

    https://www.toyota.com/

    Anyways....,,I gotta go jump in my “rig”......there’s a sale on dictionaries at Chapters and I don’t want to miss out.
     
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  12. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the engine, It is just under geared from factory.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    The very first 4Runner was a toyota pickup with the rear window/sheet metal removed, carpets and seats bolted into the bed with a removable camper shell.
     
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  14. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    What does that have to do with anything?
     
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  15. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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    I'm arguing semantics with stockocker. Why do you care?
     
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  16. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:33 AM
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    Arguing that the current 4runner is a truck because the first one.. nah, I mean you go hard man. I'll stay out of it.

    :popcorn:
     
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  17. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:38 AM
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    He said that the 4Runner has NEVER been a truck. That was my point.

    Who cares, I have better things to do anyways. Call it a ham sandwich if you want.
     
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  18. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    Fair enough.

    It kind of is a ham sandwich.
     
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  19. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    Nope. Keep the 4Runner and get yourself a 1st Gen if you want a Tacoma.
    4Runners have a solid drive train and they are still built in Japan.

    We have a 5thGen 4Runner and first thing to go is that squishy ride.
    Get better tires. (Duratracs 255/75R17 @ 35 psi) Replaced the shocks with 5100's front's set at .85" and Eibach coils for the rear (+1").

    Much better ride after that. You can go 275/70R17 and will fit without a lift and zero rubbing but tires at this size tends to be E load which is stiff.

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  20. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    Freegolf

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    How come all the newer generation 4runner owners liberally regurgitate the word "refined" around like they are talking about fine wine palates or something? This is the situation everytime a 4runner bro chimes in. Guess who the 4runner bro is :rofl:

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