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The SR thread, let's see them!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by jeepinoutwest, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    Snoopy48

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    Comparing to a V6, maybe so. I have driven V8's & V6's all my life. I have also driven many 4 cylinders, my wife's new Equinox is a 4 cylinder and has a decent amount of power. These Tacoma 4 bangers are simply dogs for power comparing to any other 4 cylinder out there.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    The 2tr is wasted on a double cab with an automatic. It’s going to be the trans that dictates the drivability in this scenario.

    Op of that post needs a car. In theory, everyone needs a “Home Depot” vehicle, but it’s not a need.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:27 AM
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    Very well said. I agree totally. The 4 cylinder with a STD tranny would be decent but with the automatic it is a joke.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:33 AM
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    It hurts to say but yeah- I cannot recommend a 4cyl after ‘17, unless a person completely drops all expectations.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    AGREED! I love the Tacoma truck except for this 4 cylinder drive-train package. I drive mine like I stole it every time I get in. I turn on ECT and shove it to the floor, LOL.
     
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  6. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:58 AM
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    Well here is the deal.

    I have had a 2004 Tacoma double cab, 2008 double cab, 2011 double cab and a 2014 double cab. I never tow anything anyway so never have even used my tow hitch on any of them besides using the tow hitch for my t bone bed extender for my kayak. So I could do that in a 4cyl anyway. My wife has never had a nice car and since my family owns Toyota dealership I have had 13 Toyotas in total. I leased her a Rav4 back in 2016 since her piece of crap pathfinder was costing more than it was worth to drive. So I leased her a fully loaded rav4 with no money down for 180.00 a month. Well I was still driving my Tacoma when all of a sudden I had to cover another area for work and was costing me a ton in gas over over 150 miles a day back and forth so picked me up a brand new camry le and drove it for a year when all of the sudden she comes to me and says I really really want the 4runner so I said well if we are going to do it lets do it know and I will just trade back in my camry ( broke even anyway on it so wasn't upside down ) since I didn't want the 4runner to change to the 3.5L like in the taco. Plus I didn't want TSS. I know I cant get around TSS now on the taco but she will have the last pure 4runner with no TSS and the 4.0L :)

    So I started driving her Rav4 for the past 3 months and just want my truck back to do small projects to home depot and lowes, or carry stuff to the dump that I don't want in my 4runner ( stinky stuff or things with bugs from outside, mulch etc etc ), and can use hers to tow if we ever got a small boat or anything.

    I am going to run down to the dealership this weekend and grab me a 4cyl off the lot and keep it for the weekend to see how it is. My brother the new car manager/ co owner ( dad is the owner ), said man trust me the 4cyl is rock solid and is a better engine than the 3.5L anyway ( he loved the 4.0L ), and still holds value wonderfully.

    But since I have been on here since 2008 I figured I would ask the major taco enthusiast what they think of the 4cyl of people who run it everyday, unlike my brother who drives a demo tundra lol.

    now the other side of me ( Since I work for Toyota finance ) says don't buy a taco again and just buy a utility trailer for the 4Runner and buy me a practical corolla hybrid or even possibly a redesigned Rav4 adventure and wouldn't need the bed if I had the utility trailer. But I think just having the truck to take on the kids to the beach on the weekend with a tri fold cover the sand would be kept in the bed that would be easily blown out and not all in the nice 4Runner and would still be a decent fun little truck I could just buy this time and not lease since with hold back and all could grab it around 24,500.00 or so.


    Thoughts???
     
  7. Mar 12, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    I would say there is nothing wrong with the 4 cylinder quality wise. Like I said above, powerwise, it is an embarrassment to Toyota as far as I am concerned. But, like you said, just grab one off the lot, drive it and decide for yourself. "Power" can be a very relative term. I am trying my hardest to trade mine off but it is proving difficult being upside down. Some lessons in life can be very expensive.
     
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  8. Mar 12, 2019 at 10:27 AM
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    Congrats on gettin in the 4Runner before TSS. Good call.

    Your brother is right, the 2.7 is the better engine for tacomas, basing that on the notion that you don’t typically buy a Tacoma to tow or race. That being said, it’s built more stout and will probably last longer than the 3.4. Since 2018, they (2.7 tacomas) are all autos. You’re on the right track, take it for a weekend and feel it out, that’s more than enough time. If you don’t like the engine/trans combo, like you said, get a trailer. You already have a 4Runner, a car wouldn’t be out of the question as far as practicality goes.
     
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  9. Mar 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    I mean the 2018 camry 4 cylinder, my 2016 rav4 4cylinder, my 2007 camry 4cylinder and 2009 corolla where all 4cylinders and to me I didn't have one problem with them but they don't way what the Tacoma does except for maybe the rav will have to check the specs on it. I am not a lead foot person anyway and also a wildlife photographer so most of my time is spent slowly driving around or making my trips to walmart, grovery store, home depot or lowes. :)
     
  10. Mar 12, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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    Sounds like it would float your boat then!
     
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    Hey guys,

    I have a '18 sr in MGM, with the plastic black bumper. Anyone in the same camp with one of the TRD-faux grilles? want to get an idea for how it looks/installation with the TSS. Thanks!
     
  12. Mar 13, 2019 at 5:56 PM
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    Got the new wheels and tires on today. Defiantly changed the whole look of the truck. Didn’t notice any power difference as I went with a C Load tire.

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  13. Mar 14, 2019 at 5:03 PM
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    The thing about the Taco 2.7 is that it's a global engine design. The Camry, RAV4 and Corolla's engines have had decades of refinement to American tastes and are paired with gear ratios that suit American driving styles.

    The 2.7 was shoehorned under the hood to offer an inexpensive powertrain that works for trucks. Ironically, when you look at the applications of the 2.7 and the 3.5, the 2.7 is the actual truck motor (just not by American standards).

    I've been riding the fence on buying a Tacoma for a few years and the debate between 2.7 and 3.5 is something I wrack my brain with myself.
     
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    I currently own a 2016 4 cylinder automatic double cab SR with 47K miles on it. At first I wasn't sure about the truck as it drove and shifted differently than my 2003 V6 Ranger. With time I have grown to really love the truck and it does well for me as a daily driver. It does much better on gas than the old Ranger did. I recently pulled a 5x10 cargo trailer completely packed with a 150 year old antique wooden furniture set from Central Florida up towards the North Carolina/South Carolina border all while driving in bad weather. The truck did an excellent job considering old furniture is heavy and made from real wood. There were no issues even at highway speeds.
     
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    I think I’m just going to go v6 and do my usual 3 year lease and enjoy my sub 275/mo pmt. The good thing is at least if I get a crappy one it’s under warranty and I can give it back without paying high payments and having to give it back. If I like it then will just keep it. I’m not sure what model I’ll chose yet will have to see which model has the most port hold back and the best residuals along with the invoice.

    But we are expecting the Tacoma to be on ground late July early August so will just grab a 2020 model with power seat and full led headlights.
     
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    Figured I’d post my SR

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    How do you like that bumper on it?
     
  18. Mar 15, 2019 at 2:04 PM
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    Oh man that 2.7. It’s made in Japan. With forged internals. It is the biggest inline 4 in production at IIRC 95mm by 95mm stroke. Iron block, closed deck. Any leftover weaknesses, like a plastic cooling pipe, were ironed out last gen. The simplicity and stoutness of build mean this engine will last.
     
  19. Mar 15, 2019 at 3:02 PM
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    Love it. Been on there a long time now and holding up very well.

    I only really use it to hold dog leashes in busy camp areas, quite overkill for that ... but it will eventually get a winch once it is no longer my daily driver.
     
  20. Mar 15, 2019 at 3:49 PM
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    That is a very sweet truck brother... what kind of set up you got?
     

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