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Something Seems Seriously Wrong

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoguy, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    Tacoguy

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    My 1998 corolla seems to be just as fast as my 03 V6 3.4L tacoma.

    03 Tacoma V6 190hp

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    Also Just changed Fuel Filter


    98 Corolla 1.8L 120hp

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    Also use Quite a bit of Fuel Injector Cleaner (Lucas)


    What I have noticed is that if I stomp on the gas, both will get me to 60 at around 9-10 seconds. The truck has always felt inadequate in power to me. Like once you get out of first or 2nd gear, it seems to take a while to get going to 60.

    IDK maybe its just me, but is a 0-60 in 9 seconds slow? Shouldn't My Tacoma definitely be able to take my old 98 corolla?
     
  2. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    cole47

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    slap 285s on that beast and REALLYYYY watch the power drop :thumbsup: just give yourself PLENTY of time to pull out...or boost it....if its any consolation ive always felt mine has been on the sluggish side to...but i came from supercharged v8 (99 yukon)
     
  3. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    fireturk41

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    think about how much lighter the corrola is. my taco can beat a V8 dodge Dakota so im pleased with it
     
  4. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    chris4x4

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    X2......On both counts. :)
     
  5. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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  6. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
  7. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    Tacoguy

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    Yeah I did consider that, but I just thought an 11 year old 120hp corolla would not be able to touch the taco.

    Plus after putting in the deckplate and Dynomax, I expected more of a rush. Which I got a bit of.

    I also think I really dont floor the taco as much. I think its just that the fact of the gas mileage that I can not seem to get myself to do it. :D

    Could it be that I am running single ground NGK Iridiums rather than dual ground?
     
  8. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    i hardly ever "get on" mine..... i learned my lesson with my old yukon....dawged it and threw a rod....so i pretty much baby this thing
     
  9. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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  10. Nov 10, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    i honeslty have no clue at the 1/8 mile i was going 66.83mph so i would guestimate around 8-9 sec?
     
  11. Nov 10, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    I had a 2002 Corolla CE 3 spd auto that would skeedaddle from 0-60. It felt a lot stronger from a dead stop than my truck does. I'll bet it wouldn't tow my boat or haul a load like my truck does though.
     
  12. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    Pink slider.
    Lighter weight, plus being closer to the ground will make it seem like it is quicker.

    My dad's 04 corolla seems peppy, until you need to accelerate and you can feel the torque.
     
  13. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Maybe it just seems like your going faster cause your closer to the pavement lol
     
  14. Nov 10, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    Yeah my little corolla definitely has some pep. It seems to have gotten better with age.

    Right now it seems to be running the best it ever has been.

    Any of you corolla owners think a dynomax like the one on the tacoma would be good for the corolla?

    On corolla forums, most recommend magnaflow. But I like the dynomax on my tacoma.
     
  15. Nov 11, 2009 at 4:01 AM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    My 2.7 Automatic Taco, can beat the hell out of the 2.8 5 speed S-10 I drive at work. And my Taco has 3 times the miles on it(140K). And the S-10 is a reg cab, reg bed.
     
  16. Nov 12, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    :confused:
    what does that have to do with a 3.4 tacoma...or a corolla?
    lol
     
  17. Nov 12, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    I want to race my wife, 2004 trd dbl cab with my 2008 Tundra 4.7l long bed but she wont go for the pinkslips.
     
  18. Nov 12, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    4 cyl vs. 6 cyl, AT vs 5-SPD.....:facepalm:Normally a 6 cyl will have more power, and with a 5 speed even more power... Mine is a 4 and it has more power than my 6cyl work truck. It's not hard to figure out if you pay attention and read what I said..... I'm not trying to be a dick either.
     
  19. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:37 AM
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  20. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:49 AM
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    gotcha..i thought the older 4cyl s10's were 2.8... 2.2 or somethin.
    still doesn't have anything to do with a 3.4 tacoma or a corolla, but you already knew tacoma>s10
    :thumbsup:
     
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