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Whats the + side of having a 4 engine in a Tacoma ?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Ghost Rider, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Jan 10, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    Ghost Rider

    Ghost Rider [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Whant to know the + side of having a 4 cylinder engine in a Tacoma.
    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 10, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    better gas and less speeding tickets.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    2 less spark plugs to change.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    Better fuel economy in general, cheaper, not compensating for anything... :rolleyes:

    Actually I've owned both in Manuals, and my 6MT 4.0L did about 19.5 on hwy at best, 2.7L has done an honest 23.5, both 4x4s.

    But I do miss the power of the 6cyl, although I personally don't miss that transmission. Thought 1st gear was TOOOOOOO low, and shoulda turned over slower at highway speed.

    My .02.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    Ghost Rider

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    Ok Guysssss very funny :D
    I hope there is more than that ??
     
  6. Jan 10, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    MY50cal

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    Yes.
    you never have friends call you for a tow or help pulling them out...
     
  7. Jan 10, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    On the reliability side ???
     
  8. Jan 10, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    Only engine available on regular cab :(

    ohh wait thats a - side :p
     
  9. Jan 10, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    i had a 2000 V6 taco, and i think my 2010 4 banger has more balls... i suppose its geared different. i like it!
     
  10. Jan 10, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    08pretaco

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  11. Jan 10, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    not having to change your sparkplugs every 30k miles. O and legendary reliability.
     
  12. Jan 10, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    Thats what I heard about the 4 cylinder. Very realible compare to the V6 (sorry for my english !!)
     
  13. Jan 10, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    All of the above statements are true, but every time a 4.0 Tacoma blows my doors off, I wish I could have afforded the V6.
     
  14. Jan 10, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    you can call it a 4 banger or 4 bangher ;)
     
  15. Jan 10, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    LOL... touche! ;)
     
  16. Jan 10, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    More open engine bay. Easier to maintain. Half the work, and half the price if you want to put on headers. Lighter front end.

    Oh and did I forget to mention you can get A THOUSAND HORSEPOWER out of them!?

    Yeah, that means that they're DAMN strong and freaking reliable.
     
  17. Jan 10, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    I wont pull very heavy equipement. Only my Honda XR650R in the box... :D
     
  18. Jan 10, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    main reason is you get better mpg....and it costs 10k less almost than a v6 model if you get a regular cab...the main reason is gas mileage....i mean how many 4x4 trucks get over 20 mpg?...also i like the looks of a reg cab...hate the looks of double cabs...too long of a wheelbase....reg cab can fit through tighter spaces like parking lots as well as off road in the woods and such
     
  19. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    The 2.7 may just be the most reliable engine of all time...
     
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