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V-8 Tacoma - Would You?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by harshest, Dec 29, 2008.

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Would you get the 4.7 if it was avaiable?

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  2. No

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  1. Dec 29, 2008 at 11:02 AM
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    harshest

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    I was looking at the 4Runner on Toyota.com and noticed that it has a V8 option. So it got me thinking, if the 4.7 was available for the Taco would you get it?

    I think I would. I once had a 1995 Dakota with the 318 and that thing was a rocket. Although looking at the output rating the 4.7 only has 24 more hp but has 40 ft/lb of torque.

    Remember a good rule of thumb - There is no replacement for displacement.
     
  2. Dec 29, 2008 at 11:04 AM
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    Probably not. There isn't a significant enough power advantage in the 4.7 to entice me, especially considering the Camry has more HP. 0-60 in about 7 seconds is pretty good for a truck the size of the Tacoma, IMO, and if you want to tow a lot you should probably go for the Tundra.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2008 at 11:09 AM
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    Joe B

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    Go supercharger over a 4.7L.It makes the V6 very quick.
    30 lbs more torque and 44 more HP than the 4.7L.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2008 at 11:12 AM
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    no, i personally wouldnt want a v8 unless i had a full size truck, my v6 is more than enough...although it definitely would be fast
     
  5. Dec 29, 2008 at 11:27 AM
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    1 cylinder is all I need the way I drive. If I had a V8, I'd just pull the spark plugs out of 7 cylinders and putz around like that.
     
  6. Dec 29, 2008 at 11:29 AM
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    how many clutches have you gone through?
     
  7. Dec 29, 2008 at 11:32 AM
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  8. Dec 29, 2008 at 11:36 AM
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    My wife has a 2007 V8 4Runner Sport and the difference in power and acceleration is night and day compared to the the Tacoma. I love my V6 Tacoma, but you would not believe the difference. It is hard not to speed it! Her V8 4Runner also consistently gets 20+MPG with full time 4WD and we live at 6,500 Feet!
     
  9. Dec 29, 2008 at 11:38 AM
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    I think at least it should be an option for the X-Runner since that is supposed to be the "street" version of the truck.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2008 at 11:43 AM
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    I would. Only if its the 4.7 V8 not the 5.7 thats in the new Tundra's. The gas milage isnt that much different than our V6. I dont care about the speed or acceleration, but it would be nice to have to be able to get better towing.
     
  11. Dec 29, 2008 at 11:49 AM
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    yeah if they made it for the reg cab. HELL YEAH i would get a V8
     
  12. Dec 29, 2008 at 11:58 AM
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    Its not all about Horsepower......Look at the difference in torque. Towing would be much easier and also there would be more of an advantage offroading.


    even though i have a 2.7. thumbs up for a V-8........and if they do it please make it available in the regular cab.
     
  13. Dec 29, 2008 at 12:01 PM
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    You're talking about 40 ft lbs. Not an impressive increase at all when you're talking about a V6 vs a V8. And, you know that Toyota would charge a premium to put that V8 in the Tacoma. Would the extra money be worth 24hp and 40ftlbs? I guess it depends on what that amount of money would be.
     
  14. Dec 29, 2008 at 12:05 PM
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    yeah, it would probably be cheaper to supercharge the v6 than to get the v8.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2008 at 12:11 PM
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    Yeah, I'd rather have a blown v6 vs a v8.

    Yeah, a v8 rumble sounds nice, but I like the whine of a blower a bit better :)
     
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    Only if it had a bigger towing capacity.

    With a bigger engine, requires beefier transmission, beefier axles, etc etc etc.

    If they slapped a 4.7L in the current tacoma with no other changes - the towing capacity wouldn't change much (if any) at all.

    So, why bother?
     
  17. Dec 29, 2008 at 12:35 PM
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    ^Yes, good points, all requiring money to do = a higher end price.
     
  18. Dec 29, 2008 at 12:47 PM
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    Actually, the 4.7 4 runner has the same auto tranny, and rear diff that the 4.0 Tacoma has. :)
     
  19. Dec 29, 2008 at 12:58 PM
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    My purpose in owning my Tacoma is to have an everyday vehicle that gets decent fuel mileage, is fun to drive and I can use as a truck. I believe that the V6 fits the bill for me. I currently own a GMC with the Duramax so towing while an issue, is not a big issue for me. I have owned a 4runner with the V8 and was not pleased with the mileage, but it was fun to drive.
     
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    More low end torque? Sounds like a deal to me. That and I love the V8 Rumble. Specially with a CAI and an exhaust it would sound excellent.
     
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