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The 4 cylinder Highlander more HP than the Taco???

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Soundwave, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Jan 11, 2009 at 10:52 PM
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    Soundwave

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    Toyota now offers a Highlander with a 2.7L 4 cylinder producing 187hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. What is different about this engine compared to the Tacoma 2.7? How do we get those same hp ratings? Is it a simple computer re-programing chip? Or is it a different engine all together? ( I doubt that) Anyone know anything about this? And Ideas? Maybe there is simple mod to get the Highlanders power?
     
  2. Jan 12, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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  3. Jan 12, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    hRmmm... Thats alot of power for a stock 2.7L. The research begins.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    all the power developed on that engine is in the higher RPM ranges not really suited for a truck where you need your peak torque at a lower RPM range.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    It's a larger version of the Camry 2.4. Not for trucks.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    Probably as simple as a different camshaft profile. You could easily squeeze that kind of power out of the top end by changing up the cams. Smart thinking.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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    Way different engine. Different bore and stroke. Different valve sizes. The only thing it shares with the Tacoma 2.7 is the displlacement.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    Glad that I sparked some research! I didn't realize the bore, stroke, and cams were different. That does make sense that its the Camry 2.4L with .3L more displacement. When I saw 2.7L I assumed it was based of the Tacoma engine. The Highland is a heavy SUV so I thought it might make sense.
     
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