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The 2.7L Single Cab Thread

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by BabyTaco, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Aug 2, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    Greenbean

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    Has anyone seen any differences between the 2013-2014 models?

    I am wondering if holding out for a 2014 is my best/smartest option?
     
  2. Aug 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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    No Better Time than now to join the RCN!!! :)

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  3. Aug 2, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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  4. Aug 2, 2013 at 2:58 PM
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    only thing I ever saw bad with em while I mechaniced at the dodge dealer was that a couple 2500's came in with bad heads...and one of them had a couple of lobes collapsed on the cam
     
  5. Aug 2, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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    Wouldn't be the first time, and won't be the last time both of those sources have been completely full of shit.

    Pickuptrucks.com was one of the sources that reported an alliance with Ford and an Ecoboost for the 2014.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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    The first '14 won't be delivered for another month.
    But Toyota has indicated no changes for the new model.

    So... If you buy a '13 now, or you buy a '14 in September, the only difference will be in a year, you will have a 2013 with 15k on it, or a 2014 with 15k on it.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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    Chrysler has nothing special in the Hemi.
    Hemis have been around forever, and they are now around in many engines other than Chrysler products.
    Chrysler simply trademarked the "Hemi" name, but they did not design it and do not have a patent on the chamber shape.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    it ain't even that much of a hemi shape anyway...only slightly less flat than most other combustion chambers...and the two plugs dead in the middle of the chamber too
     
  9. Aug 2, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    No doubt the hemispherical chamber design is solid.
    That's why more and more manufacturers are moving to it... your Tacoma has a "Hemi"

    I'm just saying that Chrysler has nothing special in it. It is no more powerful than any other hemispherical head equipped engine of the same displacement.

    Low end torque is a function of bore and stroke. A long stroke produces more low end torque. A shorter stroke moves the peak power up the band, and the reduced piston velocities allow for higher peak RPM.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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    I found one close but may wait for the 2014...

    I am really wanting to get rid of my MT and find an Auto,

    and especially now with the really bad noise from 5th gear on the freeway...

     
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  11. Aug 2, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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    That's a newer thing for auto engines.
    Motorcycles have run dual plugs on various designs for a long time... Kawasaki did it on the Vulcan 1500 in the late 90s.

    But the legendary 426 Hemi of the 60s and 70s (including the Ford 429 SOHC) only had 8 plugs.
     
  12. Aug 2, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    Axle wrap.
    Traction bars will help that.
     
  13. Aug 2, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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    Bilstein 5100's up front at 2.5", bilstein 5100's in rear + Wheelers 3 leaf AAL and overload left in.

    Add two 57" 2x8's, a sheet of 3/4" plywood on top, a 4" thick sleeper sofa mattress (perfect fit, holy crap), a few camping supplies and an enormous 100lb floor jack =

    REAR SAG SWAG

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  14. Aug 2, 2013 at 9:41 PM
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    You're 4x4?
    Torque on the front end in 4wd can flex the tie rods and cause steering issues.
    I've seen 4x4 Silverados launch and end up with the front wheels looking like /...\
     
  15. Aug 3, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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    nice, its getting there!

    yeah i painted over the plastidip so i had the option to peel it off if i didn't like it. ended up liking it alot so its staying bronze for awhile.
     
  16. Aug 3, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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    Few Pics of my regular cab! The sunset last night was insane so I figured why not :rolleyes:

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  18. Aug 4, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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    WOW! What a backdrop for your Tacoma,
     
  19. Aug 4, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    Hey Gabe! I met you out there at the big meet in OW lqst night with the only other 2.7L! man... your truck is truly awesome and watching you climb those hills out there was so damn cool! It was good to finally meet you and see your truck in action because i have been lovin your Monster ever since i got on here!
    Will definitely look into the LCE header soon, was it a straight bolt on up to your exhaust or did you have to take it in to an exhaust shop for install?
     
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