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The 4.0 has some jam!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by NMG, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    NMG

    NMG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I'm heading out to get gas tonight and in a spur of the moment type thing, after checking that no other vehicles were around, I figure "what the heck" and I mat the gas after turning onto the highway and OMFG did the truck ever take off!

    I typically drive really conservatively and try to get the best mileage I can, but once in a while I suppose you have to let the truck run as well. Well damn can she ever run, LOL :D:D:D I did let off as soon as I got up to the speed limit but man did it ever get there quick. I really wasn't expecting THAT much, but mark me down as impressed.

    I know this isn't anything you folks don't already know, but I figured it felt cool enough to post.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:35 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    I tend to do that.....like every other day
     
  3. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:38 PM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    toyota brand hitch and uhaul wiring harness, fog lamps on anytime, bed lamps, map lights on with dome, day time running lamps, remove secondary air filter, painted bumper grill, Double Din touch screen stereo, Sockmonkey custom SR5 decal, door & seatbelt bells disabled, painted engine cover, installed compass/temperature overhead console, failed mod: passenger side auto down window switches, weathertech front mats, RedLine hood struts, Cheap Beep piezo buzzer locking beep, 5100s in the front set at 2.5, 5100s in the rear, AAL, hitch safe, revenge fab sliders, bed bar, prerunner light, cb wired
    +2.

    I remember wehn i first got it and mashed the skinny.. i was so happy! I mean.. i know it can burn out cause theres no weight back there... BUT I CAN BURN OUT.. so i'm happy.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:39 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Yup, it has balls. Nothing wrong with giving it a little go juice every now and then.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    +3, kills my mileage..... LOL
     
  6. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:56 PM
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    brian

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    +4 not quite as fast now with the bigger tires, but still gets up to 60 nice and quick!
     
  7. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:59 PM
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    T-rev

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    Mine used to be pretty peppy but with the lift and tires it takes about 9.5 seconds to get it to 60:(
     
  8. Jul 2, 2009 at 11:12 PM
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    TheSchwartz

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    i give mine hell more then i should bc i know it will preform
     
  9. Jul 2, 2009 at 11:17 PM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    was trying burnouts tonite wasnt satisfied has to hold the brake to leave a mark even when turning
     
  10. Jul 2, 2009 at 11:27 PM
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    brian

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    Time for a tuneup or something, damn!
     
  11. Jul 2, 2009 at 11:52 PM
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    T-rev

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    Everything seems to be running pristine with the motor, but my flowmaster could be slowing me down a bit:( hopefully the TRD intake can fix that:D
     
  12. Jul 3, 2009 at 12:04 AM
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    StandingCow

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    Really fun to jam it with a manual, pretty damn peppy. :D
     
  13. Jul 3, 2009 at 1:16 AM
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    rossk35

    rossk35 Do Work Son!

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    adding a s/c is where its at!
     
  14. Jul 3, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    Yeah, even the stock 4.0Ls go very well for a vehicle this size. I had the TRD CAI and CatBack put one for a little extra umph. I am now considering, sometime in the next year or two, bolting on the super-C.

    That was one of the main selling points for the Taco for me over other trucks I shopped - a lot more responsive at all throttle levels.
     
  15. Jul 3, 2009 at 5:36 AM
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    Old Duckman

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    Yeah it runs wel...until you hit the rev limiter. Hit mine the first week of ownership...There went my gentle break-in I suppose..?
     
  16. Jul 3, 2009 at 5:42 AM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    :spy::spy: Yeah , lets just put it this way, I get really bad mileage and tire life. :spy::spy:
     
  17. Jul 3, 2009 at 6:21 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Sold my truck Jan '13... Still hang around.
    I drive like a granny most of the time... but like you, every once in a while I like to see what she'll do. Usually when some douchenozzle pulls up to me at a stoplight in a lane that he KNOWS ends just past the light.

    'Think you can jackrabbit and pull in front of me? Think again!'
     
  18. Jul 3, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    wmflyfisher

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    I'm just glad I can actually press the pedal going up a hill and the truck will do what it is supposed to do... accelerate!!! Toyota finally got it right with this motor that's for sure!
     
  19. Jul 3, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I agree about the power of this V6. It put my 4.7 Dodge engine to shame! Both were rated close in hp, but the dodge motor put down 185 hp to the tires, and the Toyota putt down 205! Close in torqe too. The most impressive moment for me was taking off in front of my house and getting some pretty good wheels spin with my 285's.....While pulling my boat! :)
     
  20. Jul 3, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    petersharp

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    It can't hurt to give it some gas every once in a while. I was on the redline a bit last week towing a trailer, with large load in bed, going up a hill from Flagstaff to Phoenix.
     
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