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Tacoma or Tundra Diesel - which would you choose?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by TacoD@n, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Mar 10, 2019 at 4:05 PM
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    Would depend on the tune - would need to remap it for higher torque and hp lower in the rev range if it’s anything like most sports cars.

    But if it developed more usable power than the 4.0 then I’d be game.
     
  2. Mar 10, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    I'd have thought the 4.5L V8 1VD diesel in the Land Cruisers is what Toyota would offer in a Tundra. The drivetrain is similar. The 1VD doesn't make the marketing numbers of the Big 3 but it's a reliable engine that is tuned to be a pretty good performer in Australia.

    It meets Euro IV standards, which is I think about the same as Tier 2 and would have been acceptable up to 2017 under the EPA's confusing standards. Even though the EPA doesn't just adopt the Euro standards, I think they are pretty close now so going forward the 4.5L would I assume also meet Euro V and VI and thus Tier 3+ as well.
    Hardly unproven. Most of the world's Toyotas use diesels. The Aussies beat the crap out of Land Cruisers and Hilux diesels and they don't break them.
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2019 at 4:25 PM
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    This is why I created this thread..I knew there were some world-minded motorheads that could shed some light on some diesel options that could work in a Tacoma or Tundra. I’d personally choose a Tundra myself, only because of towing capacity expectations and weight allowance in the bed.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2019 at 4:27 PM
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    Can with a diesel. :muscleflexing:
     
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  5. Mar 10, 2019 at 4:36 PM
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    Diesels unless you drive and/or haul a lot are not worth the extra money in any vehicle. Any maintenance is double a gas engine and they are fussy.
     
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    The gas engine is not the limiting factor.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2019 at 4:43 PM
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    To answer your question, you bet I would buy a diesel Tacoma in a heartbeat. It would be about mileage. You can order a 79 series Land Cruiser troop carrier that can carry 180 liters from the factory. They use around 15 l/100km when driving on dirt, some higher, some lower if built heavy. But that would give it a range of 1200 km or 745 miles, which would be awesome for off highway. Imagine a Taco that got 350 miles while in 4WD and low range.
     
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  8. Mar 10, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    That would be amazing.
     

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