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So now I know - Tacoma 4 cylinder review

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by MountainEarth, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. May 18, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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    MajKong

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    Seatbelt Buzzer turned off, Bed Mat, Illuminated 4X4 switch, Intermittent Wipers, Fumoto drain valve, LCE header, fog lights
    I like your truck, too. I think the smaller the cab, the better looking the truck. I just needed the Access Cab space.

    I baby my truck, too. That's probably why I don't think it's underpowered.
     
  2. May 19, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    maxpower29

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    All season mats, 2nd filter delete, DT header, Jardine cat-back, URD shifter, Bilstein 5100's all around at .85 front with Eibachs + .25 passenger/.5 drivers spacers and 1.5 AAL, 0w20 synthetic, Scanguage II, extra D rings, OEM backup camera+Mirror, bed mat, Extang Solid Fold, Popnlock 5300, Pro Comp 7089's 4.5bs 285/70/17 Revo 2s, De-badged
    I think it's crazy to complain about the power from a 2.7 lol. If you need power you just get the v6. Pretty simple. I could have got one but I drive my truck more then anyone I know as my daily driver son it just didn't make sense. Ideally I should own 1/2 ton truck for my toys and other loads, and a small car to rip around in. But it made more sense to me to meet in the middle. I haul everything I need with this little beast and it goes through everything
     
  3. May 19, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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    newertoy

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    I have a 6cyl and HAD a 4cyl--need the power-get the 6. Especially in hilly country.
     
  4. May 19, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    NorthWoods

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    My little 4 banger is fantastic. It' not a v8, I knew that when I bought her. She hauls me and all my work crap(construction) around just fine. Do I have to press the pedal a little harder going up big hills and when I wan t to pass? Yeah, but I do sure like getting 21-22 MPG. I could have waited longer and put useless money into my old crap cavalier, got a v6, but I'm happy with what I have.
     
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  5. May 23, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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    ChrisGralnic

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    Previous owner used to haul heavy loads, so he put an AAL on it and TRD front suspension with a lift and custom rear suspension for added weight capacity. I recently installed a tow package (Curt with lifetime warranty) So i will definitely see what this thing can handle as far as weight goes.
    I don't like having no room. However, when i get out of it and turn around, i find myself staring for a good 45 seconds to a minute. No shame. Lol!
     
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  6. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:12 AM
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    JHG57

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    For me the 4 Banger gets me everywhere I need to go with minimal downshifting. It is a 5 speed Manual Tranny, they are made to shift gears as needed.
    That said, they make a bigger engine for those that feel they need more power. :)
     
  7. Dec 23, 2016 at 10:28 AM
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    alexcox

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    I agree that my 4 banger would need to be in 3rd to make it up to the Eisenhower Tunnel. But so what? It's a relatively small engine and that's what the stick is for. Even with 850 lbs of camper on the back the truck has enough power for all my needs. Just slow down a bit and enjoy the journey!
     
  8. Dec 24, 2016 at 7:46 AM
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    OhioTaco68

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    Wow .. you woke up a thread that was last posted on June 10, 2013 :D
     
  9. Dec 26, 2016 at 3:06 PM
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    Slowly I turned...
     
  10. Feb 25, 2017 at 2:14 PM
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    I owned a 1996 Tacoma 4x4 2.7L 4 cylinder 5 speed manual transmission. It had over 400,000 miles when I sold it. That 4 cylinder engine worked great. It didn't have the most power but it worked hard and pulled when you needed it. I then purchased a 2011 Tacoma 4x4 2.7L 4 cylinder 5 speed manual. The 2011 truck was larger and heavier than the 1996. This engine would not work as hard or pull as well as my 1996. The larger truck probably explains some of the difference but it seemed to me that the engine emissions restricted what that engine could do. When you got into situations where you needed pulling power it was like the engine flattened out on power.
     
  11. Mar 17, 2017 at 2:31 AM
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    butsack

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    I hear the new prius is peppy. :thumbsup:
     
  12. Mar 17, 2017 at 10:09 PM
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    M21henry

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    We don't buy these rigs for MPG,
    If your running the 4cyl look at 4.56 or 4.88
    Helps with wheeling and Hilling
     
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